General Synod

Every two years, General Synod brings together thousands of faithful members of the United Church of Christ for formal church witness, inspirational worship, and fellowship with friends (new and old).

Keep Up to Date on General Synod 32 at:


One of the Resolutions we have been following closely, here in New Hampshire, is a Resolution of Witness calling On The United States to “pull Back From The Brink” and prevent nuclear war.  The complete resolution being brought to General Synod 32 can be viewed at:  The New Hampshire Conference will also be considering a resolution on this topic at Annual Meeting 2019.  To learn more, watch this video/webinar on the topic, created by the Peace with Justice Advocates Mission Group.

Review all the Resolutions under consideration at:

Resources for New Hampshire Delegates:


Read the Official Call to Synod from John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President, United Church of Christ.
(Posted December 20, 2018)

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the United Church of Christ, on Monday, November 20, 2017, approved the Distribution of Delegates to the Thirty-second General Synod. Click here to see the appropriate document.

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General Synod 32 - June 21-25, 2019 - Milwaukee

 (A message from the Wisconsin Conference)

Dear UCC friends,

Many of you are aware that our Conference will host the United Church of Christ General Synod 32 in the summer of 2019. This is an exciting opportunity and a daunting task! Please be reassured that the national UCC handles most of the General Synod meeting details and lodging preparations. We are responsible for several hospitality and local logistics tasks.

I am very pleased to announce that longtime UCC couples, Rev. Deborah & Tom Payden and Ms. Bonnie Andrews & Rev. Tim Perkins, have enthusiastically agreed to serve as 2019 General Synod Local Arrangements Coordinators! They will keep you posted as to opportunities for volunteering and supporting this undertaking.

Here is an initial communication from the leadership team.


Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Wisconsin Conference,

Grace and Peace to you. The 32nd General Synod of the United Church of Christ will be hosted by our Conference in Milwaukee June 21-25, 2019! This is the first time the General Synod will be held in our Conference.

We are honored to serve as the Coordinators of the Local Arrangements Committee. It is our task to provide local assistance to the National organizing team in their planning. We spent time at the General Synod in Baltimore shadowing their Local Arrangements Committee, asking questions and taking copious notes. We are still in the process of discovering and defining our responsibilities.

In the months and year ahead we will be keeping you posted. It is too early for us to do much specific planning and requesting of volunteers. We will invite your participation as we move closer to the time of the General Synod. We want volunteers from all around the Conference, representing our urban and rural faith communities.

We look forward to serving the Conference and the national church for the 2019 General Synod!

Your 2019 Local Arrangements Committee Coordinators,

Revs. Deborah and Tom Payden; Bonnie Andrews, Rev. Tim Perkins.