Conference Events



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

Women's Retreat Brochure 2016_Page_2
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.

Register Online Here!

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 or call (612) 871-0359.

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



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.
What 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.
Register Now
Questions? Email Sandy Kellen at or call her at 612-871-0359.

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