General Synod

General Synod 2019, Day 1

From the 2019 ONA National Gathering at General Synod A Reflection by Ugena Whitlock The National ONA Gathering is the biennial meeting of the Open and...

Synod Wrap-Up Video Blog: “All of Me”

Jess Chancey has been vlogging daily about her experiences as a member-in-discernment visiting Synod for the first time. Check out her final vlog: https://youtu.be/lltpushjOj0

National UCC Leaders Visit Southeast Conference Caucus

The Southeast Conference was honored over the course of the 31st General Synod to have a number of special guests visit each morning's early...

A Day of Independence… for All?

by James Bowman Harris Member in Discernment, Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA Today is our nation’s birthday. A day of celebration across our country. A day of...

Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Awards

by Rev. Charmaine Penn Johnson Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta GA Rev. Charmaine Penn Johnson was privileged to attend the Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Awards event during General Synod in...

Duck, Duck, Duck… Nativity?

One of the more popular giveaways on the General Synod exhibit hall floor was from the various ministries that make up the Local Church...

The PATHWAYS Experience

by Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver, PATHWAYS Faculty, SECUCC Guest for Synod As I said during my speak out in the Monday afternoon plenary session, "I’m the...

Unexpected Gifts

by Cindy Barto Central Congregational UCC, Atlanta, GA Sometimes it’s the unexpected gifts that become the biggest blessing. As a child, my mother used to...

Blessed… and a Bit Surreal

by Rev. Marie A. Bacchiocchi Interim Conference Minister, Southeast Conference UCC Blessed, and a bit surreal. That's been my answer as I've been asked what it felt...

Who is the 3 to 5 Percent?

by Rev. J R Finney Pastor, Covenant Community Church, Center Point, AL My first General Synod has been very interesting to observe. Being the Southeast Conference...