July 1, 2015
Most of the Baltimore youth and young adults visiting General Synod in Cleveland, June 26-30, seemed content to be among themselves on the final day of the conference Tuesday, arriving in the Plenary Hall early for the afternoon session that would include the official announcement that their city will host General Synod 31 in 2017.
July 1, 2015
A hate-inspired tragedy like the murder of nine worshipers at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC, causes people of good conscience not only to grieve, but to reassess their attitudes...
- Although separated geographically, members of Moline CRC in Moline, Mich. and Mangulile CRC of Honduras are united by their shared passion for learning and serving with one another.
- Une déclaration appelant à un accord contraignant sur la crise climatique et à la limitation à 2 °C de l’augmentation de la température – cible convenue à l’échelle internationale pour contenir le réchauffement climatique – a été remise au président François Hollande par des représentants de la Conférence des responsables de culte en France le 1er juillet au palais de l’Élysée, à Paris.
For the time being, the leadership of the United Church of Christ will remain in its current structure.
Two actions taken Tuesday, June 30, by the United Church of Christ General Synod endorsed the need for an outer space environment free of man-made debris while defeating a call encouraging mandatory identification of genetically-engineered foods.
Completing their last business item on Tuesday, June 30, General Synod delegates chose the more ambitious timeline for an audacious task: converting the economy from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, energy conservation, and energy efficiency.
DVDs are available for order from the 2015 Biennial Mission Summit event!
The Rev. Ivy Beckwith, Faith Formation Ministries team leader in Local Church Ministries, was responsible for recruiting individuals for "the most intimidating job" at General Synod.
During the Biennial Mission Summit, June 26-28, 2015, the epistle was drafted and signed by members of the American Baptist family. The President of ABCUSA, Rev. Dr. Don Ng, read this letter before preaching the closing sermon of the event. The scope of this letter is broader than solely those who were at the Overland Park Convention...