At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference we adopted a prudential resolution to be sent to the 32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Last week a committee of General Synod 32 considered our resolution and a similar resolution sponsored by the Southern California Nevada Conference. The two resolutions were combined after the committee added their wisdom. Delegates adopted the combined resolution titled Discerning, Articulating, and Resourcing the Nature, Purpose, Composition, Covenantal Autonomy and Definition of ‘the basic unit of life and organization of the United Church of Christ’ for the Twenty-first Century.Read More
Keeping with tradition, the Local Arrangements Committee of the Milwaukee Conference is organizing several General Synod Social Justice Opportunities. All this year's projects are inspired by the Church's Three Great Love initiative.
The host committee is also encouraging Synod attendees to visually share ways, via the Shine! Lighthouse, that they are living into the UCC's Three Great Loves in their own communities.Read More
Jack Evans, former Poet Laureate of the Southwest Conference, was asked to be one of three theological reflectors at Synod this year. He is to create a poem to reflect the atmosphere and respond to the theme (light) of the event, and is scheduled to perform his work on the evening of June 24th.Read More
Evicted, based on years of embedded fieldwork and data, points to eviction as a root cause of poverty. UCC congregations throughout the country are encouraged to organize book discussion groups around Evicted in ways and at times that best suit them and participate in the All Church Read.Read More
“I am officially calling all delegates, visitors, and friends of the United Church of Christ, to join us in Milwaukee Wisconsin for the 32nd General Synod, June 21-25, 2019!”Read More
I can tell you all the grand and challenging resolutions we tackled, all the breathtakingly inspiring worship and sermons from great speakers we heard, all the information from a denomination hard at work we received. But, what I appreciate most, perhaps, on this Sunday after Baltimore, are these three simple, new - yet very old - vessels that now shape us as a particular tribe of Jesus-followers. Our three Great Loves – Love of Children, Love of Neighbor, Love of Creation.Read More
This is your opportunity to review the resolutions submitted for consideration by the Thirty-first General Synod and to share your insights with the Southwest Conference delegates.Read More