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General Synod News

Resources are available to help UCC members and churches act on recent General Synod resolutions on climate justice: two videos of encouragement from famous scientists, plus ways to take action to support concrete solutions.


The United Church of Christ's General Synod has called for a review of "the processes for birthing, admitting, strengthening, revitalizing, and releasing congregations."


Across the U.S., more than 200 UCC congregations are providing hospitality, accompaniment, and support for the resettlement of newcomers. Here's one example. Through Eden UCC and Ministerio Latino in California, The Good Shepherd UCC in Arizona, and Park Avenue Church, NYC, working together, the light of Christ just got brighter.


The Rev. Amy Butler brought the 32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ to a rousing close Tuesday night June 25, exhorting worshipers to “lift up your eyes. Don’t look behind you. There’s a new future dawning right ahead of you.”

 


Twelve UCC members believe that changing the resolution process could make the General Synod more effective in its Christian witness. So they just proposed a resolution  with very specific instructions for creating an action team to work on that.


Privately run state and federal prisons should be abolished in the United States, the United Church of Christ’s General Synod said Tuesday.


To the strains of “Goin’ to Kansas City, Kansas City, Here I Come,” United Church of Christ members from the Kansas-Oklahoma and Missouri Mid-South conferences formally invited the denomination to the 33rd General Synod, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., July 16-20, 2021.


The United Church of Christ’s 32nd General Synod wound to a close on Tuesday, June 25, with moments of levity and moments of tears, calls to prayer and calls to the street.


A day after endorsing a Green New Deal, the United Church of Christ's national deliberative body urged local churches and members to take two more earth-care actions: avoid the use of plastic foam products and support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act now before Congress.


Latinx voices will continue to be heard at General Synod as an official Historically Underrepresented Group of the United Church of Christ, as delegates overwhelmingly affirmed the recently formed Colectivo de UCC Latinx Ministries to take the place of the UCC Council for Hispanic Ministries (CHM).