Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) made major progress toward its goals of fostering visible unity and combating racism during a recent three-day plenary. The gathering took place Jan. 18-20 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and included worship services, discussion panels and election of officers. The plenary concluded with a service of recommitment to CUIC’s initial goals and marks of visible unity, which was led by United Methodist Bishop Sharon Rader.
"Disciples have been part of CUIC and its predecessor, the Consultation on Church Union, since the very beginning," said President of the Council on Christian Unity Robert Welsh. "I am delighted with our recommitment to this important relationship, and to the focus on seeking racial justice as an expression of the goal of visible unity."
Other Disciples in attendance were General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins, Timothy M. James, associate general minister and administrative secretary for the National Convocation, Rebecca Hale, interim regional minister for the Christian Church in Florida and Katie Sexton, chair of the Disciples’ Young Adult Commission. Learn more at: www.disciples.org/ccu/PDF/CUICwrapupFinal.pdf