Learn about Giving Opportunities at General Synod 34.
“How to Raise Anti-Racist Children”: An Evening with Ibram X. Kendi. Join us as we engage the esteemed author and activist Ibram Kendi in dialogue about one of the most important justice issues of our time. Proceeds will benefit the UCC’s Join the Movement for Racial Justice capital campaign.
During the times of worship, we will be receiving an offering that will make an impact and a difference in a variety of ways. The act of offering is an act of worship and is in response to the gifts that God has entrusted to us. We invite you to prayerfully consider making an offering to each of the offerings that will be received at General Synod.
The first offering will support the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and its work with Indigenous Peoples across the world. The WCRC is initiating a study towards seeking repentance of wrongdoing, an apology, and a process leading to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, including liturgical resources for use in churches and to work to theologically undermine doctrines of discovery. In its advocacy work, the WCRC is committed to working with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People as a framework for developing relationships with Indigenous Peoples and to advocating with their governments to adopt the Declaration, and helping human rights agencies which support Indigenous Peoples as they struggle for their rights.
The second offering will be for the United Church of Christ’s Annual Fund. This Fund supports the work of the national setting across the Covenanted Ministries of the Office of General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Justice and Local Church Ministries.
The third offering will be received to support a newly created scholarship fund called The Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarship Fund for Disabled Theologians of Color. This fund has been established by the United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries and is being launched here at Synod. Applicants must be disabled p/persons with disabilities of color pursuing theological education. This includes theological education on any level, not specifically for ordained ministry.