News Category: UCCMN Partner News

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister, September 2016

“Conversion Experiences” On Sunday, I returned home from a two-week partner visit with the SE Mindanao Jurisdictional Area (SEMJA) of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). The Minnesota Conference has enjoyed a global partnership with SEMJA since the 1980’s, and has strengthened that partnership through a number of visits both directions over… Read more »

Back Bay Mission Trip January 31 – February 6, 2016

The Minnesota Conference UCC is sponsoring a mission trip to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi during January 31st – February 6, 2016. Thirty-six volunteers from eighteen different churches will be giving their time for this trip. The Vision Statement for Back Bay Mission is “To eradicate the sting of poverty and its effects on individuals and… Read more »

Global Ministries Mission Update – Honduras

– from Don and Maryjane Westra – Subirana Clinic, Subirana, Yoro, Honduras March 1, 2015 Greetings from Don and Maryjane Westra, Global Ministries Mission Personnel in Honduras. Our tenure with Global Ministries began in 2009 in Mt. Selinda Mission Station, Zimbabwe. In 2013 we moved to Honduras where we now serve with Global Ministries’ partner,… Read more »

Visiting Scholar from the UCC in the Philippines (UCCP) Speaking at Local UCC Congregations

On Sunday, January 11th, Rev. Leah Benemerito, of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), and Campbell Scholar at United Theological Seminary for the 2014-15 academic year, preached at Cherokee Park United Church, Saint Paul.  Her sermon was titled “A Dream of Real Partnership.”  On Sunday, February 8th, she preached again at First… Read more »

National Religious Leaders Speak Out Against House Ant-Immigrant Vote

WASHINGTON—National faith leaders have mobilized together to oppose the anti-immigrant vote passing the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 14, 2015. Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service: “This vote is a clear and present danger to our nation’s conscience and to… 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 »

“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 »