News Category: Conference

General Synod Daily Updates

Synod Blog – July 4, 2017 Submitted by Rev. Jacob Kanake Make Glad the City of God: Be Still Know I am God (Ps 46) This is the last update of the 31st United Church of Christ General Synod that met in Baltimore, Maryland from June 29 to July 4, 2017. The conference was attended by 2,751… Read more »

An Opportunity for which the Church Was Born

The Executive Officers and Council of Conference Ministers of the UCC released this statement today in regards to U.S. plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. It reads in part: “This historic moment provides Christian communities with a powerful opportunity to bear witness to the sacredness of God’s creation and the urgent call to… Read more »

The Earth is the Lord’s

Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical and Orthodox Christians unite around this core proclamation. We recognize that unity around this foundational awareness, that the earth is the Lord’s, is important, consequential, and faithful. The same recognition brings together Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Native Americans and so many more. It is time to join our voices and our… Read more »

What does it mean to live with privilege?

At a recent gathering of the Conference Ministry staffs of the West Central Region (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Northern Plains, South Dakota, Missouri-Mid South, and Kansas-Oklahoma), these 7 Conferences agreed that each would submit an article on a topic related to racial justice over the next several months, for publication in each of our Conference newsletters. … Read more »

MN Conference UCC Chaplain Network Meeting

MN UCC Conference Chaplain Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:30-1:00 MN Church Center 122 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis   “Medical Aid in Dying—The Facts” Rev. Kevin Bradley, MDiv Chaplain, Heartland Hospice Founding member of Interfaith Clergy for End-of-Life Options (ICELO), Compassion & Choices Minnesota Compassion & Choices is the largest national organization educating the public… Read more »

Lay Leadership Development Initiative Launched in Minnesota Conference

What is one of the most important challenges for the Church looking forward?  Some say it is ensuring that competent, trained leadership remains accessible to congregations of every size and location amid dwindling resources. In the Minnesota Conference UCC today, 65 of our congregations have either ordained or licensed part-time pastors. That’s fully 50% of… Read more »