United Church of Christ

Dorhauer outlines new framework for pursuing love and justice as a unified church

Calling the United Church of Christ "one of the best kept secrets out there" and praising the work of local churches living into the call to build a just world for all, the Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president, outlined the denomination's shared purpose, mission and vision statements for General Synod delegates on Saturday morning, and previewed a common missional initiative called the "Three Great Loves."


Blackmon to General Synod: Call to justice 'belongs to us all'

The call to act justly is a call for all.


Committee merges General Synod resolutions on Pattern of Giving

Rather than bring two similar resolutions to the floor that would sunset the current "Pattern of Giving" in the United Church of Christ, a General Synod committee combined them and will send a single proposal to the floor of the deliberative body.


Her Final Months Filled with Grace: Daniel Diaz Testifies to Brittany Maynard’s Support for Medical Aid in Dying

For Brittany Maynard and her husband, Daniel Diaz, New Year's Day of 2014 brought stunning, tragic news.


Words of welcome matter

As General Synod 2017 discusses best ways to show love of neighbor, questions about terminology come up.


Lead By Example: HIV Testing at Synod

Clergy, delegates, visitors, and guests of General Synod 2017 are invited to "Lead by Example" by volunteering for HIV testing.


Celebrating ecumenical partnerships at Synod

At the dinner, the Rev. Carolyn Roberts accepted the Avery D. Post Ecumenical Award on behalf of her late husband, the Rev. John Deckenback, who served as conference minister of the Central Atlantic Conference before his death last July.


Traci Blackmon challenges Synod delegates to 'climb into the wheelbarrow' to wage peace

Traci Blackmon challenges Synod delegates to ‘climb into the wheelbarrow’ to wage peace.


Testing, learning, sharing and shopping in the Synod Exhibit Hall

In the corner of the exhibit hall at the Baltimore Convention Center, the United Church of Christ HIV and AIDs Network is asking General Synod delegates and visitors to practice prevention, not condemnation.


Many reasons to 'Make Glad' as General Synod begins

As hundreds of UCCers from across the country began to converge in Baltimore for General Synod on Thursday, one could say that gladness abounded.