The United Church of Christ's General Synod has called for a review of "the processes for birthing, admitting, strengthening, revitalizing, and releasing congregations."
The streets of Minneapolis were filled with an estimated 4,000 children, women and men marching in solitary to say NO on Sunday, June 30.
An Iraqi man who took sanctuary in a New Mexico church two years ago returned home to his family last week without the threat of deportation.
June is Open and Affirming month in many of our churches and Pride month in many of our communities. (Both are recognized at other times in some places.) For those of us who are transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, bisexual, lesbian, gay, or queer, it is a chance to stand up and declare that we are still vibrantly and wonderfully alive, that we are beloved to God.
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.”
A painter, a poet, and a musician. The third theological reflector of the UCC Milwaukee General Synod, Sandra Champion, creatively shared her perspective on the experience by composing two original musical compositions.
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.