Resolutions Passed by Annual Meetings


The statements and convictions expressed through resolutions help define who we are as the United Church of Christ in the particular setting that adopts a resolution. There is a long and rich tradition in the Connecticut Conference for such expression. Since the 1700s, resolutions have spoken to subjects as significant as slavery, violence, peacemaking, capital punishment, poverty, racism and economic disparity.

Here is a primer on the Discernment Process for developing a resolution proposal (updated 2018).

In this section, all the Resolutions passed by the Annual Meetings of the Connecticut Conference UCC since 1970 are listed. They are available here in PDF format. You can browse the resolutions or click on one of the topics here to narrow the list:


Calling For The Conference to Become An Accessible to All Conference

Year: 2017

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Invitation to Create a New Conference with Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Year: 2017

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To Reaffirm our Commitment to Inclusion of All Persons

Year: 2013

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On Continuing Support of Women as Equal Partners in Church and Society

Year: 2012

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Calling for Recognition of Sacred Time

Year: 2010

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Resolution in Support of the Connecticut Commission for United Ministry in Higher Education

Year: 2006

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Encouraging Civil Dialogue Regarding Opposing Views on Issues concerning Sexuality and Marriage

Year: 2004

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On the Essential Role of the Professional Christian Educators and Youth Minister

Year: 2003

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The Connecticut Conference, UCC, Our Churches and Their Relationships with the Boy Scouts of America

Year: 2002

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Training for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct in Churches

Year: 2000

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Christians, Riches and Poverty in our Times

Year: 1999

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On Anti-Semitism

Year: 1999

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1999 International Year of Older Persons

Year: 1998

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Advocacy of the Arts

Year: 1998

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Hispanic Ministry Month

Year: 1998

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Innovative and Constructive Christian Ministries for Youth as Alternatives to Gang Membership

Year: 1995

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In Support of Prayer and Fasting for God's Direction in the Connecticut Conference

Year: 1994

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The Connecticut Conference Endorsing Regional Community Building

Year: 1994

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Training for Those in Authorized Ministries in the Nature and Consequences of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Year: 1994

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Freedom from Conflicting Secular Activities on the Sabbath

Year: 1993

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For a Study of Regionalism

Year: 1992

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Ecumenical Decade 1988-98 Churches in Solidarity with Women

Year: 1991

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In Support of the Participation of Children at the Lord's Supper

Year: 1991

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Affirming and Reclaiming our Biblical Heritage for Evangelism, Justice, and Peace

Year: 1989

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Affirming Persons with Physical and Developmental Challenges as Full Partners in Ministry

Year: 1989

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To Declare Ourselves Open and Affirming

Year: 1989

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Spiritual Renewal for Clergy, Church Educators, and Lay Leaders

Year: 1988

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Liberation Theology

Year: 1987

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Encouraging Unity within the United Church of Christ

Year: 1986

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On Evangelism and Justice and Peace

Year: 1986

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Ministry of the Whole Church

Year: 1985

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Christian Concern for Animals

Year: 1984

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Creative Ministries to the Elderly

Year: 1984

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Criminal Justice Sunday

Year: 1984

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Christian Education for Persons with Disabilities

Year: 1982

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Destructive Religious Cults

Year: 1982

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Socially Responsible Investment Policy

Year: 1982

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Christian Education

Year: 1980

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The Healing Ministry of the Church

Year: 1980

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Church Growth

Year: 1979

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

Year: 1979

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Concerning Seminary Students and Ordinands

Year: 1978

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Toward a Christian Death Style

Year: 1978

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Growth of Human Concern Committees in Local Churches

Year: 1976

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He Who Transplants Sustains

Year: 1976

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Sunday Blue Laws

Year: 1976

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Continuing Education for Clergy

Year: 1975

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Support of Theological Seminaries

Year: 1975

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Expressing the Joy of Our Faith

Year: 1974

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Local Church Redefining Mission

Year: 1974

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Ordained Women Preaching Sunday

Year: 1974

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The Renting or Selling of Church Mailing Lists

Year: 1974

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Urban Ministry

Year: 1973

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A Lifestyle of Responsible Stewardship

Year: 1972

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Conference Center Capital Fund Drive

Year: 1972

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Key '73

Year: 1972

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Consultation on Church Union

Year: 1971

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Status of Women in Church and Society

Year: 1971

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Youth Representation

Year: 1971

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Church Responsibility for Economic Development

Year: 1970

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