General Synod, 2017: Saturday, July 1 Blog Posts

Read an article summarizing Day 2 of General Synod, written by Eric Anderson (Pastor of Church of the Holy Cross in Hilo), as well as a report on being a Member in Discernment at Synod, written by Naleen Andrade of Kahikolu Congregational Church. 

What a magnificent morning of inspiring speeches and talks by Traci Blackmon (Acting Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries ), Glennon Doyle (#1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior) and John Dorhauer (UCC General Minister and President). I am reenergized and recommitted.

 

Enjoying conversations at a gathering of the UCC Science & Technology Network. Join their Facebook group.

 

Enjoyed taking a tour through the UCC's first virtual church called Second Life.

 

- Ken Makuakane

Cannot wait to hear the prophetic Word from William Barber tonight!

 

- Jayne Ryan Kuroiwa

 

(From the UCC Synod website): On Saturday, July 1st, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ and the denomination's National Setting will co-host a Gala dinner, "Building a Just World for All," featuring The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II as the keynote speaker.

Rev. Barber, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro, N.C., is the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement that gained national acclaim with its Moral Monday protests at the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013.

At the Pacific Islander & Asian American Ministries (PAAM) Luncheon.

 

- Kathy Tanaka

Western Region Caucus meeting at 6:45 a.m.!

 

At the Gala dinner featuring the The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber as the keynote speaker. And yes, Lori is actually wearing a dress!

 

- Lori Yamashiro