In June 2015, thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 30 in Cleveland, Ohio — the birthplace of the United Church of Christ. Together, we will discern resolutions of witness, church structure, and function. We will stand up for issues that demand a faithful witness. And we will join together in worship each day to lift up the Stillspeaking God.
At General Synod 30, we will explore some of the "Unexpected Places" where we hear God’s voice, encounter the Spirit, and find the United Church of Christ lifting up its witness in the world.
Information for Delegates and Visitors (doc)
UCC Constitution and Bylaws
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws
Notice of Amendments (pdf)
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution (pdf)
Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws (pdf)
The Nomination of Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer for General Minister and President
Report of the General Minister and President Search Committee (pdf)
Notice to the Board of Directors of Feb. 13, 2015 (pdf)
An Open Letter from the Board of Directors (pdf)
The Nomination of Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer - A Formal Motion (pdf)
Nomination of Rev. Dr. James Moos as Executive Minister of Wider Church Ministries
The Re-Nomination of Rev. Dr. James Moos - A Formal Motion. (pdf)
The First Report of the General Synod Nominating Committee
General Synod Videos
General Synod Logos
Parking Map for Downtown Cleveland
General Synod Festival Choir Invitation
Childcare and Children's Programming Information
Resolutions Submitted for Consideration by the Thirtieth General Synod
General Synod Sponsorship Opportunities (pdf)
Synod Advertising Opportunities (pdf)
General Synod Poster (pdf)
Ohio Conference Volunteer Opportunities at General Synod
Past General Synod Resolutions
Optional Dining Events
General Synod Standing Rules (pdf)
Delegate Electronic Voting Tutorial. Report of the Nominating Committee. Report of the UCC Board. Introduction of New Business.
Rev. Molly Baskette preaching.
Introduction of Ecumenical Guests. Introduction of Honored Guests.
Keynote Speaker: Connie Schultz
Musical Reflections on Henri Matisse's Jazz Series (Amistad Chapel)
Bishop Dwayne Royster preaching.
Budget, Nominating Committee, Constitution and Bylaws, Relationship with Canada, Fossil Fuel Implementation
Committee Reports, Keynote Speaker: Paul Raushenbush
Committee Reports, Worship
Committee Reports, Keynote Speaker: Winona LaDuke
Committee Reports, Local Arrangements’ Recognition, Invitation to the Thirty-first General Synod, Installation of Moderators
Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins preaching.
Housing for General Synod 2015 is OPEN! Click here to book your room. The United Church of Christ has contracted discounted room rates with the following hotels:
Cleveland Convention Center
1 St. Clair Avenue NE • Cleveland, OH 44114
1. Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center ($159)
127 Public Square • Cleveland, OH 44114
2. Doubletree by Hilton ($137)
1111 Lakeside Avenue East • Cleveland, OH 44114
3. Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown ($132 - $142, includes breakfast)
1460 East 9th Street • Cleveland, OH 44114
4. Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade ($159)
420 Superior Avenue • Cleveland, OH 44114
5. Renaissance Cleveland Hotel ($159)
24 Public Square • Cleveland, OH 44113
6. The Westin Cleveland Downtown ($159)
777 St. Clair Avenue, NE • Cleveland, OH 44114
7. Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway
651 Huron Road • Cleveland, OH 44115
8. UCC Church House
700 Prospect Avenue • Cleveland, OH 44115
These rates will ONLY be available through the online housing bureau. Hotels are unable to accept reservations at the UCC's contracted discounted rate through direct phone calls. Please note: All hotels are within 0.4 miles of the Cleveland Convention Center.
Bath Church - United Church of Christ, Bath, OH
Federated Church United Church of Christ, Chagrin Falls, OH
The First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ, Oberlin, OH
First Congregational Church of Hudson, Hudson OH
Trinity United Church of Christ, Wooster, OH
United Church Homes
Weston Patrick, P.A.