Facing the changing landscape of denominational life within the United Church of Christ — and across the larger canvas of Western Christianity — UCC leaders are seeking wisdom from the wider church to begin a discussion on the ways in which the UCC calls, authorizes and oversees ministers who serve God’s mission by creating a just world for all.
In its effort to streamline the leadership of the national setting of the United Church of Christ, the UCC Board of Directors has approved a set of suggested amendments to the denomination’s constitution and bylaws for consideration at General Synod 2017.
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from human plots; you hold them safe under your shelter from contentious tongues. Ps. 31:20 NRSV
A UCC coloring book is highlighting and supporting the 2016 Christmas Fund, which provides assistance to those who have faithfully served the church and find themselves facing unexpected financial needs.
After celebrating a historic decision that blocks the builders of Dakota Access Pipeline from running pipe to carry fracked oil under the Missouri River, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and their allies are staying the course in an effort to stop the project from further impacting their sacred lands and water sources.
General Synod promises to be an inspiring and engaging event. Our keynote speakers include Aaron Mair, environmentalist and the first African American president of the Sierra Club, and Glennon Doyle Melton, activist, philanthropist, and author of the best-selling Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior.
What shall we do post-election?
From my days as a college student 20 years ago, I can recall reading about the real or imaginary efficacy of moral appeals in seeking social change.
A spontaneous Skype call and the Holy Spirit brought the leaders of four progressive Christian churches from around the world together for a serious discussion on collaboration.
UCC churches in Minnesota are calling on the denomination to welcome immigrants, wholeheartedly supporting an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation resolution that could come before General Synod 31 in 2017.