United Church of Christ

Delegates celebrate Synod’s halfway mark with festival, food and music

UCC Synodgoers in Milwaukee mark the halfway point of the gathering with food, drink and dance at Sunday’s Shine! Festival. 


Sunday worship, a call to Shine!

During Sunday community worship the Rev. Traci Blackmon called for courage. “The call of Jesus, the call to discipleship, is to something much more dangerous than that, something much more risky than that, something much more challenging than that, something much more transformative than that,”she said. “The call to discipleship is a call to be changed."


What it means to be a refugee

Alex Awad, Palestinian American, is sharing his experience as a refugee, speaking to delegates and visitors at General Synod about global forced migration and the resolution of witness under consideration that calls upon members of the United Church of Christ to advocate for the rights and dignity of displaced people.


Repudiating 'Doctrine of Discovery' is life's work for Ho Chunk church member

For his entire life, United Church of Christ member Larry Littlegeorge has felt called to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and its effects on Native peoples. For his family, it's personal.


UCC plans rally in solidarity with migrant neighbors at ICE Office in Milwaukee

United Church of Christ clergy, delegates and visitors to the General Synod will be putting their faith in action on the streets of Milwaukee Monday afternoon, with a procession and rally outside the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office.


Michigan couple sails to General Synod

The power of the wind brought Harold and Marcia Beer on a “fast” slow trip to the United Church of Christ General Synod by sailboat.


Coalition of Immokalee Workers honored as 'Movement Makers'

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is honored at the UCC General Synod with the Movement Makers Award. 


UCC urges action on the opioid crisis

The United Church of Christ Saturday became the latest faith community to address the country’s growing opioid crisis.


United Church of Christ urges Congressional hearings to address violence in America

Saying violence in America has risen to “crisis levels,” delegates of the United Church of Christ General Synod are calling on Congress to hold hearings to uncover causes and receive suggestions for actions to reduce incidents of violence.


Acclaimed Trinity Choir shines in an event to support children

At a General Synod whose theme is Shine, the choir of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, helped shine a light on the needs of children during a sold out fundraiser.