United Church of Christ

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.


Synod’s final plenary in Milwaukee concludes with joy and tears

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.


Avoid foam coffee cups, support Carbon Act, church body urges

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.


Colectivo de UCC Latinx Ministries Becomes Historically Underrepresented Group

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).


Three trailblazers honored with 2019 Antoinette Brown awards

The United Church of Christ Monday presented the 2019 Antoinette Brown Awards to three women who have been trailblazers in the Church, and one organization that has nurtured hundreds, particularly women, on their path to becoming prophetic witnesses.


Synod Recognizes Mental Health Network as a Historically Underrepresented Group

Delegates enthusiastically welcomed the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network (UCC MHN) as an official Historically Underrepresented Group in a June 25 vote at the denomination’s General Synod. The measure, originally submitted by UCC Disabilities Ministries (UCCDM), grants the group representation at future Synods, bringing their voices to the table.


Synod calls for bylaws to be revised with non-binary gender language

When a young person in the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ declined an invitation to be a delegate to General Synod, saying the language of the denomination’s bylaws was too exclusionary, Conference officials knew they had work to do.