"Shine" UCC General Synod 2019
The closing gavel came down on the 32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ Tuesday evening, June 25. Over five days, delegates and visitors considered subjects from climate care to opioid addiction, came together for a series of worship events centered by charismatic women preachers, celebrated the ministries of departing leaders and marked the elections of two national executives.
Shine was the 2019 theme, based on Matthew 5:16: In the same way let your light shine before others … That was evident throughout the gathering in Milwaukee. Here are several of those significant moments — how the UCC began shaping a just world for all at General Synod 32.