Congratulations to Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, the 59th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District, on being the newly elected president of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC).
CUIC member churches are the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Moravian Church (Northern Province), the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a partner in mission and dialogue.
CUIC kicked off its January 28–30 plenary with opening worship and a celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Symbolic of their common work toward unity and reconciliation, representatives from the six Christian denominations jointly served Holy Communion to a congregation filled with worshippers from a diverse body of Christian communities in St. Louis, MO. Held at St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the host church, the worship service accentuated the group’s historic and ongoing commitment to work together to be change agents in the world.
“Regardless of how we name ourselves denominationally, we all claim a common brotherhood and sisterhood through Jesus Christ,” said Bishop Teresa Snorton.
“It’s very important that an organization like CUIC be ready to lead the way in helping the faith community express a message that offers hope, a message that continues to do as scripture says: be an advocate for justice and be ones that work until righteousness rolls down.”
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