Every two years the United Church of Christ comes together on a national level. This year will be the 32nd General Synod in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“When we light just one candle in the darkness, it illuminates dimly, but when many candles are lit, and all let their lights shine, together we can bring brightness to the world.” ― The Rev. Franz Rigert, Wisconsin Conference Minister.
Always an extraordinary event in the life of the Church, delegates and visitors will experience dynamic workshops, generative plenary sessions, inspirational worship, engaging youth activities, special banquets, and luncheons. Delegates will conduct the business of the denomination and set priorities for our ministries. Keynote speakers will offer illumination and insight into challenges that face our congregations and communities. And delegates and visitors alike will stand up for issues that demand a faithful witness, worship together, and participate in local community service projects.
The Local Arrangements Committee (LAC), under the leadership of Debbie and Tom Payden, Bonnie Andrews and Tim Perkins, has been hard at work preparing to welcome you to Milwaukee. This committee is the local hands-on connection for General Synod, representing 219 local churches and nearly 42,000 members! The function of the LAC is to provide overall support to the General Synod, ensure that you are warmly welcomed and that you fully experience this great celebration of our wider church family.