General Synod

Synod Approves Replacing Three Southern New England Conferences With One

6/24/2019

Jocelyn Gardner Spencer making the case for the new conference at General Synod 32 as Marilyn Kendrix looks on.    Photo by Drew Page Delegates to the United Church of Christ's national meeting on Monday overwhelmingly approved a request by its three conferences in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to dissolve and join together ...


Synod Delegates Can Glimpse Vision for New Conference

6/12/2019

General Synod 32 June 21 - 25, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Prior to considering the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to join together to form a new conference, General Synod voters will have a number of opportunities to glimpse the vision for what lies ahead. Right now, a resource paper developed by ...


Synod Wrap-up

7/12/2017

More than 50 people from the Massachusetts Conference attended the United Church of Christ General Synod June 30 - July 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Blackmon Speaks to Southern New England Delegates

7/1/2017

In what could be seen as a sneak peek of next year's Annual Meeting, The Rev. Traci Blackmon visited a joint breakfast of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island General Synod delegations Saturday morning,


Synod vote on fossil fuel receives widespread attention

7/3/2013

CoUpdated July 23, 2013 NEW: Jim Antal's blog post on Sojourners: Why We Divested, July 19, 2013 The General Synod vote on July 1 laying out a process for the United Church of Christ to divest from fossil fuels has received attention from media outlets all over the country. An Associated Press article (seen here on Boston.com July 3, 2013) was ...


Synod approves resolution calling for fossil fuel divestment and other strategies

7/1/2013

By Tiffany Vail Associate for Communication The 29th General Synod of the United Church of Christ today (July 1) voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution first proposed by the Massachusetts Conference urging divestment from fossil fuel companies and other strategies - from lifestyle changes to shareholder action - to combat climate change. “...


Compromise resolution on fossil fuels gets unanimous committee support going into plenary

6/30/2013

Massachusetts Conference Minister and President Jim Antal and representatives of the United Church Funds negotiated a compromise resolution on divesting from fossil fuel companies that has received unanimous committee support going into the full General Synod plenary. The original resolution called for the UCC and its instrumentalities to divest ...


UCC Collegium announces support for fossil fuel divestment

6/27/2013

The United Church of Christ Collegium of Officers today released an open letter advocating that the UCC’s resources not be invested in fossil fuel companies. The letter was addressed to delegates to the 29th General Synod, which begins tomorrow, who will be debating a divestment resolution first submitted by the Massachusetts Conference Board of ...


214th Annual Meeting affirms fossil fuel divestment resolution

6/15/2013

By Tiffany Vail Associate for Communication Delegates to the 214th Annual of the Massachusetts Conference this weekend overwhelmingly affirmed a Resolution urging divestment from fossil fuel companies - a resolution the Board of Directors had earlier voted to send to the UCC General Synod, the denomination's biennial meeting. “This resolution ...


Five UCC conferences join MACUCC in call for divestment

3/5/2013

Five United Church of Christ Conferences have now joined the Massachusetts Conference in its call on the denomination to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of an effort to combat climate change. The Massachusetts Conference Board of Directors in December voted to bring a Resolution urging divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies to the UCC ...


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