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.”
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.
Brooke brothers thank OCWM in sharing volunteer journey with delegates July 5, 2011
Last September, the two 23-year-olds set out on a yearlong journey to highlight – via photos, film, the “Twin Maps” blog, Facebook and other social media – UCC Volunteer Ministries throughout the country. Seventeen thousand miles, 36 states traveled through and two job offers later, they shared their passion – and their humor – with hundreds of delegates.
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.”
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 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.
AGM candidate Clark shares his enthusiasm for the UCC July 4, 2011
A self-described “church geek” addressed General Synod delegates on Monday morning, seeking to serve the United Church of Christ as its next Associate General Minister. W. Mark Clark told the assembly, “Our message and ministry of continuing testament, extravagant welcome and changing lives is so important in today’s world.