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.
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.