United Church of Christ News

General Synod – There's an App for that!

At General Synod 2017 in Baltimore, United Church of Christ delegates and visitors will have all the information they need about the five-day event right at their fingertips, with the General Synod Event App on their mobile device.


General Synod hotels won't be affected by Baltimore pipe blast

The cause of a downtown Baltimore steam pipe explosion near the Inner Harbor remains under investigation. But those traveling to the city next week for the United Church of Christ’s 2017 General Synod don't need to worry that the blast will affect their hotel accommodations.


General Synod resolution on climate fueled by change in U.S. position on Paris Accord

An emergency call to build a just world for all is coming to delegates of General Synod next week, in the form of a climate resolution which is quickly gaining support from leaders across the United Church of Christ.


New executive for East Asia and Pacific partnerships takes over July 3 

The historic relationships the United Church of Christ has forged during the last 100 years with partner churches and organizations in Eastern Asia will be in the custody of a new caretaker. Derek Duncan, with the church since 2000, begins his new role as executive of that region on July 3.


Commentary: Let’s Lift Restrictions on the CDC, Allowing Research into Gun Violence Epidemic

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Racial justice proponents at odds with Supreme Court ruling on disparaging trademarks

The NFL's Washington Redskins may have the legal ground to continue using their nickname — which has come under fire because of its derogatory nature toward Native Americans. But racial justice advocates of the United Church of Christ believe the team still lacks the moral standing to keep the racially demeaning name.


UCC church, part of Omaha Tri-Faith Initiative, now under construction

A United Church of Christ church going up in Omaha will be the third worship space in an interfaith community dedicated to collaboration and peace-building, as part of a call to build a just world for all. But the Countryside Community Church, now under construction in Nebraska’s largest city, also hopes to add earth care and environmental sustainability to that mix.


Four honorees to be recognized for justice commitment at General Synod 31

After a brief departure from General Synod recognitions and celebrations of the United Church of Christ's grassroots justice leaders, the denomination is planning to honor a few movers and shakers during the upcoming biennial gathering for their work on the ground in creating a just world for all.


UCC General Synod to honor John Deckenback

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 historic vote, three UCC Conferences move toward union

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences voted to unite, to create a stronger voice speaking for justice.