A note from the Conference Minister

Dear Minnesota Conference family,

One thing that has become abundantly clear to me in my time as your Conference Minister thus far is that all of us are longing for relationships across the Conference that are deep and genuine. You want to know your Conference staff, and we want to know you. We long to gather together for fellowship, to learn from one another, and to experience mutual support of our ministries.

Church on the Move is designed to respond to our desire to be together more often as United Church of Christ family. Over the next 9 months there will be 4 events in different regions of the Conference, and you’re invited! You can come to the one nearest you or to all of them. At least two Conference staff will be at each of the events. By the way: this is definitely not just for clergy! Bring a car-load from your congregation, or a bus! Each Church on the Move event will be different, with varied speakers, workshops and worship experiences in each place. You’ll see more information about the first of these events, to be held in Duluth September 20, below.

I issued a challenge at Annual Meeting that we would have 4 events and a grand total of 400 participants by the time we’re done. I’m counting on you and your congregation to help me meet that goal.

4 events… 400 people

We can do it!


See you at Church on the Move! Registration is now open.

Grace and peace,

Shari Prestemon