Saturday, May 06, 2006

Heading to Hartford

This afternoon I was elected to act as a delegate to the 26th and 27th General Synods of the United Church of Christ. I was asked to step in as a delegate for the 25th General Synod which met last summer in Atlanta. Maybe you heard about it.

These will be my third and fourth trips to Synod, which includes the UCC's celebration of its 50th anniversary next year in Hartford, Connecticut. I was planning on attending the next Synod anyway simply for that reason. Now I will be able to go as an active participant in the business side of things as well.

As I did last year, I will post thoughts on the issues that will face delegates that day, think out loud about resolutions, and, pending web access, will post on happenings during Synod as well. A sample of what I did last year can be found here and here, although there's much more if you browse the May and June archives.

I'm legitimately excited this time around. Last year before I left, I was a little wary of what to expect. I'm feeling much more positive so far, because it will involve the anniversary. But check back with me around early June next year, and I'll let you know whether I still feel that way or not. In the meantime, I feel pretty good.