The United Church of Christ will honor the late Rev. John Deckenback, long time spiritual leader of the Central Atlantic Conference, when the wider church assembles in Baltimore for General Synod.
In a warm up to General Synod, Wisconsin Conference becomes 'Immigrant Welcoming' with an overwhelming vote
Wisconsin Conference UCC congregations, which believe that publicly proclaiming love for their neighbors aligns with their mission, vision and values, overwhelmingly pass a resolution becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Conference.
Two outstanding ministers who have provided the United Church of Christ with their vision, hope and leadership during their lives and ministries will be honored as recipients of the Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Awards during General Synod 2017.
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ and the denomination have been advocates for the inclusion and well-being of people with disabilities for the better part of three decades. But the experience of those with disabilities has changed in that time, so the governing body will examine a resolution that reaffirms the UCC's previous commitment, while stretching the church to do more and include persons with disabilities in its social justice witness.
The UCC Cuban connection runs deep, prompting the ‘Bring Down the Wall in the Caribbean’ GS resolution.
The U.S. economy has essentially recovered from the recession of a decade ago, but not everyone in the country has enjoyed similar levels of prosperity. Two resolutions to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ will address that issue by calling for steps aimed at creating a just economy with living wages.
Building your congregation's mission around ways to "Be the Church" just got easier in the United Church of Christ with a new planning and assessment guide.
As Wendy's defies joining Fair Food Program, General Synod to consider boycott for farmworker justice
Wendy's acquiesced to a teenager's request for a year of free chicken nuggets. But the fast-food chain won't pay an extra cent per pound of tomatoes to support low-wage farm workers.
Philanthropy has evolved since the formation of the United Church of Christ 60 years ago, but the denomination's policy and patterns around giving have not. That could soon change.
Bolstered by the belief that gun violence has reached a crisis point in the United States, the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries is asking General Synod of the United Church of Christ to proclaim gun violence as a public health concern.