Resolutions Submitted for Consideration by the Thirty-first General Synod

The following resolutions have been received by the Office of General Minister and President prior to the deadline established by the Standing Rules of the Thirtieth-first General Synod. Receipt of these resolutions should not be considered an indication any or all of them will come before delegates to the General Synod. The resolutions are now being researched by the Board of Director’s Committee on Disposition and its staff, before consideration by the full Board of Directors in March. Any resolution must meet all of the requirements of the Standing Rules. The Board of Directors will decide in March whether each of these resolutions meet those requirements and make a determination as to its disposition.

Lee Foley
Administrator-The Thirty-first General Synod
February 1, 2017




On Enhanced Support of American Missionary Association Founded Churches that Participated in the Merger Forming the United Church of Christ (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

Calling for Participation with the Boy Scouts of America Through Inclusive Scouting Programs (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

A Call for the United Church of Christ to Advocate for the Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

On Corporal Punishment of Children in Homes and Institutions (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Bring Down the Wall in the Caribbean (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Resolution Declaring the Work of the Pattern of Giving in the United Church of Christ Complete (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

The Disparity of Rights of Adoptees to Access Birth Certificates for Adults (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Resolution of Support for Establishing Relationships Between United Church of Christ Settings and Community Development Federal Credit Unions (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

On Proposing a New Framework for Covenantal Giving and Implementing Fundraising Best Practices (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

On Recognizing and Studying Gun Violence as a Public Health Emergency (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

On Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Church (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

A More Just Economy: Living Wages and Job Creation (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Manual on Ministry, Re-Visioned (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

Resolution of Witness in Support of Legislation Authorizing Aid in Dying (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Enact Minimum Wage Laws of $15 Per Hour (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

On Establishing Procedures for Cultural Diversity Training for Authorized Ministers (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

Resolution of Witness in Support of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Affirming and Supporting the Authorized Ministries of Under-represented Clergy in Local Congregations: A Call for Greater Representation and Economic Justice (pdf)
A Prudential Resolution

Toward Disability Justice: A Call to the Church and Churches (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Affirming the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Boycott of Wendy's (pdf)
A Resolution of Witness

Formal Motions
A Formal Motion is a matter coming before Synod which is not a Pronouncement, Proposal for Action or Resolution. An affirmative vote by delegates is required for adoption of a Formal Motion.

General Synod resolutions through General Synod 30