News Category: Conference

November 2014 Board of Directors Report

The most recent Board of Directors meeting was hosted by the Congregational Church UCC in Rochester on November 1, 2014. Our meeting began with a welcome from this church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Teresa Roberts. Conference Minister, Rev. Shari Prestemon presented a review of the Ackley Consulting report on a potential campaign for the Minnesota… Read more »

Give to the Max Day is coming!

Mark Your Calendars for November 13th, and remember the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ on Give to the Max Day! We have some inspiring stories to share with you that demonstrate how we are fulfilling our mission, upholding our core values, transforming lives, advocating for justice and fostering faith formation. So, please, take a… Read more »

Transformational Learning

One UCC pastor came back to the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC) to do Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) after years in ministry because he wanted to increase his skills in offering pastoral care to people struggling with addiction and living into recovery and sobriety. He had been mentoring an ex-offender who was living the… Read more »

Daoud Nassar, Palestinian Christian: Steadfast Witness

Daoud Nassar, Palestinian Christian Fall 2014 US Tour: Steadfast Witness Please join us for a presentation by Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer whose family works its 100-acre farm and orchard just outside the town of Bethlehem. It is on this farm that the family members strive to maintain a haven of peace and brother/sisterhood… Read more »

PARABLES: An Inspiring Model of Ministry

The National Office of the UCC has chosen the PARABLES Worship Service at Wayzata Community Church as an “Inspiring Model of Ministry” for churches across the country! To celebrate this honor, on Sunday, October 26th, WCC, the National Office and the Minnesota Conference of the UCC will be hosting a day long event inviting pastors,… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister

Today marks my 1-year anniversary of being the Conference Minister of the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ. What a challenging and blessed year it has been! I have learned so much from all of you as I have visited congregations, chatted with you at events, and worked alongside you in this vast ministry we… Read more »

“THESE GORGEOUS PEOPLE in Mapleton, Minnesota are GOOD NEWS.”

Why in the world would a progressive, passionately Christian “mommy blogger” with over 254,000 likes on Facebook, a New York Times bestselling book, and a TEDx talk to her name notice a group of “gorgeous people” from a small church in Mapleton, Minnesota? I have no idea, but it happened on September 4th, 2014 right… Read more »

Need a Kick-start on $tewardship?

The Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR) is providing an Intensive Online Stewardship Workshop for up to eight Minnesota Conference Churches.  Each church will able to send a team (up to 4 participants).  The workshop begins with a live online session at 9:00 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, October 25, and ends with another live online session… Read more »

Let it Rain | First Congregational UCC, Brainerd

Brainerd celebrates the Mississippi River running through our city. When the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announced a community grant program last spring to help reduce impacts of rain and snow melt runoff (which ends up in the river), members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Brainerd saw an… Read more »

General Synod 30: Unexpected Places

Call to General Synod 30 – Come to Cleveland Cleveland is once again becoming a very special place. Not only is it home to the UCC national offices, it is also the site of the upcoming Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Yes! The General Synod of the UCC will take place… Read more »