General Synod News

General Synod News

Optional dining events available during General Synod 2017

Visitors and delegates to the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ this summer will have a chance to reconnect with friends and ministry colleagues, and meet new companions at one of the biennial gathering's two dozen dining events.


Bring a toy, send some treats to General Synod to benefit Best Friends Animal Society

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ is taking on a service project this June in Baltimore to serve people’s best friends.


ONA Coalition plans 45th anniversary celebration at General Synod

The National Open and Affirming Coalition will celebrate the 45th anniversary of its founding this summer during its National Gathering, the organization's signature event, and will set a future course for the ONA movement in light of the 2016 presidential election.


General Synod resolution seeks to open doors to ministry to under-represented groups

Among the upcoming resolutions for consideration by the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ is a call from the host conference, the Central Atlantic Conference, to break down barriers and increase the presence of under-represented groups in pulpits across the denomination.


United Church Board approves leadership structure proposal for General Synod consideration

In its effort to streamline the leadership of the national setting of the United Church of Christ, the UCC Board of Directors has approved a set of suggested amendments to the denomination’s constitution and bylaws for consideration at General Synod 2017.


Call to General Synod 31 — Join us in Baltimore!

General Synod promises to be an inspiring and engaging event. Our keynote speakers include Aaron Mair, environmentalist and the first African American president of the Sierra Club, and Glennon Doyle Melton, activist, philanthropist, and author of the best-selling Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior.


UCC conference bringing immigrant welcoming resolution to General Synod

UCC churches in Minnesota are calling on the denomination to welcome immigrants, wholeheartedly supporting an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation resolution that could come before General Synod 31 in 2017.


Best-selling author and blogger and environmental leader will speak at General Synod 2017

Glennon Doyle Melton, a New York Times best-selling writer and speaker, and Aaron Mair, president of the Sierra Club, and will address the biennial gathering scheduled in Baltimore in 2017.


Revamped Youth@GeneralSynod program debuts in Baltimore

There will be a new emphasis on integrating youth into the heart of the United Church of Christ’s General Synod next summer in Baltimore. Through activities designed to connect faith with daily life and issues of justice, along with leadership opportunities as part of the new Youth@GeneralSynod program, young people will be directly and visibly involved in the denomination’s biennial event.


General Synod planners put out a call for workshops in Baltimore

Organizers of the 31st General Synod are seeking the best ideas for effective ministry that are worth sharing with the wider church next summer. The General Synod Program and Planning committee is putting out the call for workshops, looking to select the best of the bunch to educate, inform and inspire delegates and visitors to the United Church of Christ's biennial event in 2017.