News Tagged: COMMAntary

Still More Bridges Left to Cross

– from Rev. Dick Fylling, Annual Meeting Planning Work Group Two weekends ago, up to 80,000 people gathered at Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the crossing of the bridge there and those who had first tried to cross it on what became known as “Bloody Sunday”, March 7, 1965. While the crossing… Read more »

What Makes a Church?

– from Reverend Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister I kept thinking about that question recently while sitting in a nearly empty church building in Maple Grove. The building was the site of our former congregation, Pilgrim UCC, in that community. More than a year ago now, the faithful remnant of that congregation’s membership determined that it… Read more »

Back Bay Mission Trip 2016

– from Bob Peterson, OCWM Subcommittee After a great trip with 23 volunteers who traveled to Biloxi the last week in January to work at the Back Bay Mission, it is time to think ahead to 2016. This year the 23 volunteers represented 13 different UCC churches in Minnesota. It was a great opportunity to… Read more »

We Are All Children of God

– from Rev. Dick Fylling, Annual Meeting Planning Work Group I was thinking about our Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Conference late one night last week and its theme – Going Deeper: Trusting in Sacred Covenant . At that gathering, we will be examining the issue of racism and how it affects all of us… Read more »

FAQs Regarding the Search & Call in Minnesota

FAQs regarding Search & Call in Minnesota   How long does it take get a new settled Pastor? It depends. Based on recent searches, between 10 and 24 months. Longer if there are significant issues for an Interim Minister to address, or if a church really likes its Interim Minister. Churches that really like their… Read more »

Why we support the Minnesota Conference UCC

Supporting the Minnesota Conference makes Rev. Frank Bennett, Assoc. Minister for Pastoral Care at Wayzata Community church, and his wife, Mary Lenard, very happy indeed! Annalese Wright, Development Officer for the Minnesota Conference UCC, recently had a conversation with Rev. Frank Bennett, member of the Conference’s Board of Directors and ministry staff at Wayzata Community… Read more »