Four preachers to lift up ‘the unexpected’ at General Synod 2015 September 8, 2014
When the General Synod of the United Church of Christ gathers next summer in Cleveland, delegates and visitors will celebrate the “Unexpected Places” they find God. To help illuminate those unexpected places, a quartet of pastors and theologians from the UCC and partners will unveil, in their own words, where the StillSpeaking God is found each day.
Call to General Synod 30 - Come to Cleveland September 5, 2014
Cleveland is once again becoming a very special place. Not only is it home to the UCC national offices, it is also the site of the upcoming Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Yes! The General Synod of the UCC will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-30, 2015, and you are invited! Together we will build beloved community around the theme, "Unexpected Places" -- finding God in "Unexpected Places."
Work for General Synod 30 gets a boost, Cleveland style July 30, 2014
The United Church of Christ General Synod 30 organizing committee kicked off fundraising efforts with an event at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), preparing for 2015 when the denomination's biennial event that will be held in Cleveland, June 26-30.
Resolution on seminary aid sparks most debate at General Synod July 8, 2013
It took a while to resolve, but the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted in favor of a resolution on Tuesday, July 2, which aims to address issues in offering financial assistance to seminary students who are swimming in debt.
UCC seeks entries for 'My Faith, My World, My Voice' video contest July 8, 2013
The "My Faith, My World, My Voice" video contest, introduced at General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif., challenges young adults to be visionaries for the future by creating a video representation of what faith means to them and how it impacts their world.
Closing worship, Hudson's sermon, invite General Synod to celebrate 'new life' July 3, 2013
Each of the four worship services at General Synod 2013 reflected the theme of God’s Vision in a different way. For the final night of the biennial gathering on Tuesday, July 2, God’s Vision was a call to new life after the church moved into a single board of governance from the previous five-board structure.
General Synod adopts statement on Supreme Court voting rights ruling July 3, 2013
The United Church of Christ’s General Synod decisively adopted a statement brought to the floor July 2 calling on the church to publicly support voter’s rights through public statements, advocacy and actions. The approved resolution was in response to the Supreme Court’s decision a week ago to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional.
United Church of Christ Board introduced to General Synod July 3, 2013
The leadership of the United Church of Christ stepped into the future at the conclusion of General Synod 2013. The church that proclaims “That they may all be one” completed its long-awaited transition into one board, the United Church Board.
Ohio Conference offers its welcome to General Synod 2015 July 3, 2013
See you in Cleveland! The United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 came to a close on Tuesday, July 2, but not before the Ohio Conference took the stage to extend an invitation to General Synod 2015 in the Buckeye State. The Rev. Phil Hart, incoming Ohio Conference Minister, surrounded by members of the Ohio delegation, invited the church to Cleveland, the home of the denomination's national headquarters.
UCC Synod calls for an end to mountaintop removal July 2, 2013
More than 800 delegates to General Synod 2013 completed their last item of business Tuesday afternoon and approved the resolution calling for an end to "Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia."