United Church of Christ

General Synod affirms review of Manual on Church

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


Commentary: We march in Minneapolis; immigrants are welcome here

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.


A celebration of sanctuary in New Mexico as Iraqi father heads home

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. 


Commentary: Vibrant and Wonderfully Alive

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.


UCC network helps Nicaraguan to freedom

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.


Look ahead, not back, closing worship preacher tells UCC Synod

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.”

 


Songwriter shares spirituality of Synod experience though music

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.


General Synod supports 'listening campaign' to address resolution process

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.


Private prisons should be abolished, church delegates say

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


Synod 2021 is ‘Goin’ to Kansas City’

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.