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 First Report of the General Synod Nominating Committee
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
General Synod Standing Rules (pdf)
Delegate Electronic Voting Tutorial. Report of the Nominating Committee. Report of the UCC Board. Introduction of New Business.
Introduction of Ecumenical Guests. Introduction of Honored Guests. Opening Worship.
Keynote Speaker: Connie Schultz
Budget, Nominating Committee, Constitution and Bylaws, Relationship with Canada, Fossil Fuel Implementation
Committee Reports, Keynote Speaker: Winona LaDuke
Committee Reports, Worship
Committee Reports, Keynote Speaker: Paul Raushenbush
Committee Reports, Local Arrangements’ Recognition, Invitation to the Thirty-first General Synod, Installation of Moderators
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:
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
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.