Celebrate in 2013: General Synod heads to Long Beach July 5, 2011
Members of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ danced around the room waving signs that said, “Join the Celebration, Long Beach, 2013” as delegates and visitors joined in singing Kool and the Gang’s hit song “Celebration.”
Nuclear test ban treaty resolution approved by GS28 July 5, 2011
As General Synod 28 drew to a close on Tuesday afternoon, delegates voted to adopt a resolution encouraging UCC members, congregations, and settings to call on the United States Senate to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Synod resolution on aligning money and values affirmed unanimously July 5, 2011
Local churches and all settings of the UCC are requested to examine faithfully the business, lending and investing practices of the financial institutions they do business with, as a result of a resolution passed unanimously Tuesday morning by General Synod 28.
Synod delegates elect new officers to Collegium July 5, 2011
Delegates to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod on Tuesday morning elected three new officers to serve the denomination’s national setting. The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, the Rev. Jim Moos and W. Mark Clark were elected by near unanimous majorities.
Outgoing Collegium members released; new moderators installed July 5, 2011
Using liturgy found in the Book of Worship of the United Church of Christ, delegates and visitors to General Synod 28 were able to offer thanks, praise, and prayer one more time to outgoing Collegium members, and to witness to the installation of the moderators for the 2011-2013 biennium.
Synod tables Israel/Palestine resolution July 5, 2011
General Synod 28 delegates on Tuesday chose to table any discussion of the resolution resolution called “In Support of Effective and Constructive Peacemaking between Palestinians and Israelis through Positive Investment in Palestine.”
UCC General Synod 28 calls for international LGBT rights July 5, 2011
General Synod 28 delegates on Tuesday passed a resolution to raise awareness of international instances of systematic discrimination, violence and abuse targeting persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.