General Synod

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...

Open Table UCC Shares Free2Be Support Group at Synod

by Rev. Ellen Guice Sims Pastor, Open Table UCC, Mobile AL On Sunday evening Justin Litaker and I welcomed a dozen participants to our General Synod...

Letting God Work

by Matt Lewellyn-Otten Circular Congregational Church, Charleston SC While important work has been happening today - proposals ratified, discussions sparked, and changes reviewed - I was able...

Awesome Attendance by the Southeast Conference at General Synod

The Southeast Conference of the UCC has a strong presence in Baltimore for the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ, with...

Living Across Religious Traditions: A Breath of Fresh Air

by Rev. Katie O'Dunne Kilpatrick Academy Chaplain, Woodward Academy; Atlanta GA What a wonderful two days at my very first General Synod! I have appreciated times of...

Synod: More of a Family Reunion than a Meeting

by Rev. Kim Sorrells Central Congregational UCC, Atlanta GA "So are you a delegate?" That's often the first question people ask me when we meet up...

General Synod: Surprisingly Exhausting — and Glad!

by Larry Gipson Kirkwood United Church of Christ, Atlanta I write this entry from the Baltimore Convention Center, where 2,751 UCC-ers from across the country have...