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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global partners share stories, ideas, and dreams visiting General Synod July 2, 2013
UCC delegates and visitors to General Synod may fly thousands of miles, and they may find themselves in a setting where the business occurs in a language they do not understand. They remain, however, in their own country and in their own church, in contrast to representatives from overseas partners. They travel even farther to a more foreign place, bearing witness to the power of shared ministry over the decades and over the seas.
General Synod resolution advocates for tax fairness July 2, 2013
The United Church of Christ has frequently called for a system of taxation that is fair and just. General Synod 29, meeting this week in Long Beach, Calif., added its voice by calling for a tax system that addresses current flaws in order to make taxation “fair, adequate and equitable.”