Conference Events

Learn about the Minnesota Conference’s upcoming events, including the Annual Meeting, retreats, events at Pilgrim Point Camp, and leadership trainings.


 

Leadership for the Future

Fall Clergy Convocation

October 27-28, 2016 | Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo, Minnesota

Join us this fall at Christ the king for a special time for our Conference’s clergy to gather in a beautiful setting, enjoy fellowship with each other, and reflect together on our ministries, our calling, and our challenges.

Holly MillerShankWhat leadership qualities does the Church of the future most need its clergy to have?  How can your leadership make a difference right now?  Come explore the intersections between ministerial excellence and congregational vitality with Rev. Holly MillerShank.  Holly is the Team Leader for Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) of the UCC’s national setting.  Her dynamic energy and deep love for the Church will set the stage for fantastic conversations with relevance for your ministry now.

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Questions:  Email Sandy Kellen at sandyk@uccmn.org or call 612-871-0359


 

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Join faith formation leaders of children and youth from the Minnesota Conference UCC on the 4th Thursday of the month to eat together, share resources and learn fresh ways to engage our ministries.

Telling the Biblical Story: The Biblical Pictorial Timeline 
Thursday, September 22 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

 

The Biblical Pictorial Timeline is a collection of 36 images depicting Bible Stories. The timeline and its related resources are a creative, engaging way to foster biblical literacy and interpretation, and encourage people to find their place in the unfolding drama of the Bible. The timeline is for all ages; applicable to a wide variety of congregational settings; connects worship, education, and  mission; and provides a link between church and home. Participants will receive a free copy of “The Story of God’s Love”, an understanding of how to use the resources within your congregation to augment existing ministries, new ideas for using the timeline resources in education, and strategies for linking church and home through Bible stories.

Presenter: Rev. Stacy Johnson Myers
Where: Minnesota Church Center, Dining Room | 122 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (directions)
When: Thursday, September 22nd from 11:30am until 1:30pm
Who: Clergy, staff and volunteer leaders of Children, Youth and Faith Formation Ministry
Cost: FREE (lunch & resources included)

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If you have question or are unable to make a Fourth Thursday, but would like resources shared at the event, please contact Zac at zacn@uccmn.org.


 

Minnesota Conference Women’s Retreat at Pilgrim Point
Friday, Sept 23 – Sunday, Sept 25, 2016

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Join with women of the Minnesota Conference UCC for a God-filled weekend while you experience the beauty of Pilgrim Point Camp on the shores of Lake Ida in Alexandria, MN. Download & share the brochure for a paper registration form and more information.

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Cost: $90/person

Kaila Russell, who has been weaving baskets and stories for the past 21 years, will help guide us through our weekend together. Weaving a basket is a perfect way to connect an ordinary vessel with a powerful story… your story! The act of weaving creates a space to share our stories and realize that we are connected – woven together in lots of different ways. You will also have a beautiful basket, woven by you, to remind you of this step on your faith journey. No weaving experience needed!

When: Friday, September 23 at 4pm until Sunday, Sept 25 at Noon
Where: Pilgrim Point Camp, Alexandria, MN (directions)
Who: Women of all ages from across the MN Conference UCC. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $90/person | Partial scholarships available. Contact Zac if you are in need of a scholarship.
Deadline to Register: September 16 (or Sept 14 if by paper form)

Questions about registration?
Email Zac at zacn@uccmn.org or call (612) 871-0359.

Questions about program or accommodations?
Email Gigi at gigin@uccmn.org or call (651) 226-1186.

 


 

  • Sep

    16

    Fall Leadership Retreat

  • Sep

    19

    Development Committee meeting

  • Sep

    22

    Chaplain Network Gathering

    A gathering for those that our chaplains in the Conference.

  • Oct

    15

    Development Committee dinner

  • Oct

    27

    Fall Clergy Convocation

    Join us this fall at Christ the King for a special time for our Conference’s clergy to gather in a beautiful setting, enjoy fellowship with each other, and reflect together on our ministries, our calling, and our challenges. Holly MillerShankWhat leadership qualities does the Church of the future most need its clergy to have? How can your leadership make a difference right now? Come explore the intersections between ministerial excellence and congregational vitality with Rev. Holly MillerShank. Holly is the Team Leader for Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) of the UCC’s national setting. Her dynamic energy and deep love for the Church will set the stage for fantastic conversations with relevance for your ministry now.