UCC alphabet soup

I draw the following list of entity names and acronyms (or initialism, if you like) from the of the last UCC General Synod handbook, under the heading “United Church of Christ abbreviations.” (Yes, I know they aren’t abbreviations. Hmm.)

I thought I should learn these and what each entity stands for. Actually, the handbook looks like a good window to look in for others learning about the UCC. You may download the PDF here.

AUCE
Association of United Church Educators

BWF
Biblical Witness Fellowship

CAIM
Council for American Indian Ministry

CCHS
Congregational Christian Historical Society

CCM
Council of Conference Ministers

CE
Council for Ecumenism

CHE
Council for Higher Education

CHHSM
Council for Health and Human Service Ministries

CHM
Council for Hispanic Ministries

CR
Collegium Relationship Committee

CJA
Christians for Justice Action

COCU
Consultation on Church Union

COREM
Council for Racial and Ethnic Ministries

CUCCIAB
Conferences of the United Church of Christ Insurance Advisory Board

CUE
Mid-America Seminaries, Chicago, United, and Eden

CYYAM
Council on Youth and Young Adult Ministry

EC
Executive Council

EP&P
Evaluation, Planning, and Policy Committee

ERHS
Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society

GS
General Synod

JWM
Justice and Witness Ministries

HC
Historical Council

LCM
Local Church Ministries

MRSEJ
Ministers for Racial, Social, and Economic Justice

NCCC
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA

OGM
Office of General Ministries

OL
Organizational Life Committee

PAAM
Pacific Islander and Asian American Ministries

PB
Pension Boards

PPC-25
Program and Planning Committee of the Twenty-fifth General Synod

TSI
The StillSpeaking Initiative

UBC
United Black Christians

UCCDM
UCC Disabilities Ministries

UCCLGBTC
United Church Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

UCF
United Church Foundation

WCM
Wider Church Ministries

WARC
World Alliance of Reformed Churches

WCC
World Council of Churches

Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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