Interfaith Ecumenical Council
The Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (CCUIC) is the California-Pacific Annual Conference representative of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (GCCUIC).
GCCUIC is the part of The United Methodist Church that engages with and talks to other Christian denominations to work toward unity and peace. GCCUIC also helps interpret The United Methodist Church’s role as it encounters “other living faith communities…, cultures and ideologies”
What is GCCUIC’s role in the church?
Its unique leadership role within The United Methodist Church is two-fold:
Working toward God’s gift of unity of the whole body of Christ, which is integral to making disciples of Jesus Christ, and
Strengthening interreligious relationships, which enable community building.
Within the context of biblical and theological understanding GCCUIC works for the visible unity of the human community and the renewal of God’s creation.
The Commission leads the church in seeking to live into God’s vision of the unity of creation through its advocacy on behalf of the church universal and in its work with other faith communities.
Taken from www.gccuic.org
The California-Pacific Annual Conference CCUIC is active in the following ways:
Supporting the mission of the GCCUIC
Supporting and participating in ecumenical and interfaith groups in Southern California and Hawaii
Holding an Interfaith Dialogue Luncheon at Annual Conference each year
Being a resource and support to local churches and other ministries who are engaged in ecumenical and interfaith work
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Chair of the CCUIC, Rev. Karin Ellis. email@example.com
The United Methodist Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have been in conversation regarding full communion. For more information and guidance on how your congregation can be in conversation with an ELCA church, download these resources from www.gccuic.org/resources
Building a Relationship—UMC-ELCA: Best Practices
This booklet gives specific examples of members of both the ELCA and TUMC doing ecumenical work and also delineates best practices of building ecumenical relationships.
Confessing Our Faith Together: Study and Discussion Guide
This is for a guide for use by members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The United Methodist Church (UMC) as they enter into full communion. The two communions are considering the implications of full communion for national and regional expressions of the church. As congregations are a primary place for carrying out the church’s mission and ministry, it is among congregations of the ELCA and UMC that full communion will be expressed in its most fundamental sense. This study and discussion guide is meant to encourage congregational participation and feedback in period of interim Eucharistic sharing.