Rural Congregations of the South/Southwest

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In a continuing series regarding the state of rural congregations and ministries in the United Church of Christ today; join Conference and Local congregational leaders as they speak into the opportunities, challenges, and realities of doing church in rural and…

Synod Storytelling

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As we gather in for the first ever Special Edition Digital General Synod upcoming, we know that there are so many who will hold an ache for the kind of things that happen in person. General Synod in the past…

Sharing Leadership in UCC Community

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Some mistakenly believe that United Church of Christ faith communities resist leadership by-design. The truth is that UCC polity calls on communities to share leadership, voluntarily and covenantally. Sharing leadership is so countercultural, it’s easy to misunderstand. Join Dean Sarah…

Decision Day

DecisionDay will occur sometime between now and the end of June. The court does not announce which opinions will be issued ahead of time. Decision Day Schedule: 10 AM ET: Court begins to announce decisions; one every 10 min 11 AM…

Thursdays in Black: Toward a world without rape and violence

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Globally, 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to data from the World Health Organization. Such violence can increase during public health crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. We all have…

Polity Primer 101: How is our Polity Lived out at General Synod?

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The United Church of Christ has a way of governing itself (“polity”) that’s different than many other denominations. Bound together by covenant and freely entered into through congregational autonomy, the UCC gathers in many different expressions to be the church.…