News Category: Conference

Next Generation Leadership Initiative – Target 2030

Hopefully you have heard by now about the investment in young transformational leaders and the church of the future through the Next Generation Leadership Initiative. The Pension Boards is seeking to contribute to the greater good by encouraging, equipping and sustaining young clergy for service in local congregations of the United Church of Christ. Here’s… Read more »

Welcome to our Newest MN Conference Staff Member

Last week the office of the Minnesota Conference welcomed our newest staff member.  Alison Bents left her work with the MN Conference at the end of 2014. She is greatly missed. To serve as Administrative Assistant to the Conference Minister, the Conference has just hired Mark Hannan. Next time you call the office or drop… Read more »

FAQs Regarding the Search & Call in Minnesota

FAQs regarding Search & Call in Minnesota   How long does it take get a new settled Pastor? It depends. Based on recent searches, between 10 and 24 months. Longer if there are significant issues for an Interim Minister to address, or if a church really likes its Interim Minister. Churches that really like their… Read more »

January 2015 Board of Directors Report

The Board’s January 10th meeting was hosted by Plymouth Congregational Church. Rev. Dr. Paula Northwood, Minister for education at Plymouth, welcomed the Board and led a time of prayer. Sandy Lindahl from Ackley Consulting presented a draft of the case for support that will be used to conduct a campaign feasibility study. The case outlines… Read more »

Delegation Will Carry Your Letter to Child Detained at the Border

A delegation sponsored by the Mayflower (Mpls) Immigration Team is heading to the Texas-Mexico border on January 11 and would like to bring letters of support to detained children and mothers written by many members of the Minnesota Conference. Imagine yourself having to leave your country because of policies inflicted on you from another country…. Read more »

Why we support the Minnesota Conference UCC

Supporting the Minnesota Conference makes Rev. Frank Bennett, Assoc. Minister for Pastoral Care at Wayzata Community church, and his wife, Mary Lenard, very happy indeed! Annalese Wright, Development Officer for the Minnesota Conference UCC, recently had a conversation with Rev. Frank Bennett, member of the Conference’s Board of Directors and ministry staff at Wayzata Community… Read more »

You will be enriched

You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity which will produce thanksgiving to God. – 2 Corinthians 9:11 Already, we have entered into the season of Advent and await new birth and the coming of the Christ child. As we begin to think about Christmas, let us rejoice and be thankful for… Read more »

Graceful Journey

Every day 10,000 Americans become 65 years old, a demographic trend that will continue through 2029. This “age wave” impacts all sectors of our society, not the least of which is the faith community. How is your congregation strategically planning for the inevitable growing needs of an aging membership? Will your other vital ministries also… Read more »