CHHSM resolution to seek advocacy for quality affordable housing June 25, 2013
Responding to the growing need for more affordable housing for seniors, low-income families and people with disabilities, the Council for Health and Human Ministries is asking that all settings of United Church of Christ, in an act of hospitality, call on Congress in the immediate future to resume funding those housing programs so vulnerable people and families aren’t left without a home.
Don’t miss these events at General Synod 2013 June 24, 2013
There are so many activities and events during the United Church of Christ’s General Synod 2013 that demand attention, it can be challenging to take in everything that is offered. Here are some don’t-miss suggestions for the week.
General Synod honors hotel worker boycott in Long Beach June 24, 2013
General Synod delegates and visitors may have to build in a little more daily travel time to and from hotels and the Long Beach Convention Center this week, because General Synod is standing with a group of union hotel workers and honoring their boycott of the Hilton and the Hyatt hotels.
Proposed Synod resolution affirms full equality of women June 20, 2013
A resolution from the Connecticut Conference calls upon General Synod 2013 to “reaffirm the belief that societal distinctions which create an inferior-superior relationship between genders is contrary to the will of God.
Resolution asks General Synod to call for tax reform June 20, 2013
With constant changes to the United States tax code, the UCC Justice and Witness Ministries is asking delegates at General Synod 2013 to pass a resolution calling on all settings of the church to advocate, pray and work toward a tax system that is progressive, fair and redistributive for the benefit of all American citizens.
General Synod registration deadline draws near June 17, 2013
If you are planning to join the United Church of Christ in sunny Southern California next week, and have yet to register, the clock is ticking. Registration for General Synod 2013, which runs from June 28 through July 2 in Long Beach, will close at midnight on Wednesday, June 19.
Collegium candidates head to Synod with full faith from boards June 11, 2013
The leadership of the UCC is seen as steady, cooperative and professional. That’s why the chairpersons of the respective covenanted ministry boards have re-nominated the three officers up for re-election in the United Church of Christ with the full confidence of their boards in three unanimous choices for guiding the denomination.
Synod carbon footprint calculator continues UCC creation care initiative June 10, 2013
To continue the one-church creation care initiative launched by Mission 4/1 Earth, the United Church of Christ is encouraging General Synod attendees to recognize the environmental impact of their travel to southern California in late June and to take responsibility for it.
Seminary students could get financial boost from Synod resolution June 5, 2013
Delegates to the UCC's General Synod 2013 will consider creating a special all-church offering to help seminarians pay for their education -- something that could develop great leadership to ensure the future and the vitality of the denomination.