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General Synod Resolution - Ready to Review

RESOLUTIONS GOING TO COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Committee #1 - A resolution to abolish the growth and existence of private prisons
  • Committee #2 - A resolution on ecumenical relationship between the United Church of Christ and the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico
  • Committee #2 - Reaffirming the United Church of Christ's Commitment to Interreligious relations, and deploring religious bigotry
  • Committee #3 - Addressing the state of global forced migration
  • Committee #4- Establishing an action team to conduct a listening campaign and bring recommendations on the future of Christian witness at General Synod
  • Committee #5 - Resolution regarding the use of plastic foam (i.e. styrofoam®)
  • Committee #6 - Denouncing acts of violence, hatred, and racism carried out in the name of Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist ideologies
  • Committee #7 - Designating the Mental Health Network of the United Church of Christ as a historically underrepresented group
  • Committee #7 - The Colectivo de UCC Latinx Ministries requests to be recognized as a historically underrepresented group
  • Committee #8 - Stewardship of exhibit space as a resource for a mission of justice
  • Committee #9 - Supporting survivors of rape and sexual violence through an ongoing church-wide observance of Break the Silence Sunday (BTSS)
  • Committee #10 - Resolution calling on the United States to pull "back from the brink" and prevent nuclear war
  • Committee #11- Discerning, articulating, and resourcing the nature, purpose, composition, covenantal autonomy and definition of the basic unit of life and organization of the United Church of Christ for the twenty-first century
  • Committee #11- Examining, articulating, and resourcing the nature, purpose, composition, covenantal autonomy and definition of the basic unit of life and organization of the United Church of Christ for the twenty-first century
  • Committee #12 - Resolution calling upon the United Church of Christ Board to bring bylaws revisions that include non-binary gender language
  • Committee #13 - Resolution on oversight of the local church and its covenantal relationship with the association in which it holds standing as a local church of the United Church of Christ
  • Committee #14 - Jesus said, "Follow me

RESOLUTIONS DIRECT TO PLENARY

  • Protection of Immigrant Children and their families
  • On recognizing opioid addiction as a health epidemic, ensuring access to treatment and pharmaceutical corporate responsibility
  • Nehemiah's Life: A call for Congressional hearings on violence in America
  • A new conference in southern New England

RESOLUTIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THE JANUARY 2, 2019 DEADLINE

  • On support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019

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Boundary Training 2019

In order to maintain ministerial standing in the Illinois South Conference, authorized ministers are required to receive Boundary Awareness Training every three years.  Boundary Training is based on the curriculum from Faith Trust Institute. Emails have been sent to all those who are due in 2019.  However, if you are unsure about when you are due to re-qualify, please check with the Conference Office at 618-654-2125 or cpursell@iscucc.org. Click here for a flyer.

COST: $20 covers food and materials for ISC pastors; $30 for non-ISC pastors

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (RSVP deadline October 29)

BOUNDARIES FOR RETIRED CLERGY

8:30 am registration; 9:00 start.  Conclude by 12:00 pm

Illinois South Conference Office:  1312 Broadway, Highland, IL  62249

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (RSVP deadline November 6)

BOUNDARIES FOR ACTIVE CLERGY

8:30 am registration; 9:00 start.  Conclude by 2:00 pm

Illinois South Conference Office:  1312 Broadway, Highland, IL  62249

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