Video: Synod furniture will go to refugees after gathering

National staffers and volunteers worked to assemble furniture Wednesday, June 28 for the Exhibit Hall at the United Church of Christ’s General Synod, which began Friday, June 30 in Indianapolis.

But their efforts aren’t just for the benefit of delegates and visitors. The home goods will help a good cause once Synod wraps up.

“For the second Synod in a row, we’re going to be donating all the furniture that we have set up here in the exhibit hall,” said Michael Neuroth, director of the UCC’s Office of Public Policy and Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

National staff, along with the hosting Indiana-Kentucky Conference’s local arrangements committee, plan to donate to Exodus Refugee Immigration, an organization in Indianapolis that helps resettle refugees and asylum seekers.

“And so the couches, tables, all the things that we purchased for this year’s Synod are going to go to good use.”

Watch the full video below.

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