News Tagged: COMMAntary

Thanksgiving Day Free Store

The Thanksgiving Day Free Store will be open for business for the 20th time this November distributing winter coats and other necessities to individuals and families in need. As the name implies, everything in the store is free. The Thanksgiving Day Free Store is held at St. Stephen’s School building on Clinton Avenue in Minneapolis,… Read more »

PARABLES: An Inspiring Model of Ministry

The National Office of the UCC has chosen the PARABLES Worship Service at Wayzata Community Church as an “Inspiring Model of Ministry” for churches across the country! To celebrate this honor, on Sunday, October 26th, WCC, the National Office and the Minnesota Conference of the UCC will be hosting a day long event inviting pastors,… Read more »

Fall Youth Events at Pilgrim Point Camp!

This past weekend 16 congregations sent middle school youth and leaders to Pilgrim Point Camp for the Middle School Conference Youth Event with a theme of “Extravagant Welcome.” The 87 participants were led in song and programs by Bryan Sirchio, singer / songwriter and author of The 6 Marks of Progressive Christian Worship Music. The… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister

Today marks my 1-year anniversary of being the Conference Minister of the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ. What a challenging and blessed year it has been! I have learned so much from all of you as I have visited congregations, chatted with you at events, and worked alongside you in this vast ministry we… Read more »

Let it Rain | First Congregational UCC, Brainerd

Brainerd celebrates the Mississippi River running through our city. When the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announced a community grant program last spring to help reduce impacts of rain and snow melt runoff (which ends up in the river), members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Brainerd saw an… Read more »

Update from CUE

UPDATE FROM CUE (Chicago, United, Eden) SEMINARIES Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) welcomed our largest entering class since our founding in 1855. 104 students from 22 faith traditions are learning, engaging and preparing to be Leaders for the Next. Leaders for Ferguson. Leaders who will speak to what is happening in Palestine and Israel. Leaders who… Read more »

2014 Fall Leadership Retreat Recap

On September 5 & 6, 28 leaders of the MN Conference gathered together for the annual leadership retreat. Entitled, “Forward Together” the retreat focused on enabling the purpose and vision of the Conference into the future. Members of the Board of Directors, chairs or representatives of Conference committees and teams, and Conference staff and Sandy… Read more »

Mayflower Global Justice Advocacy Team Goes to Guatemala

The Minnesota Conference takes its global partnerships seriously. Peace UCC in Duluth has a long relationship with the Philippines; Plymouth connects with Sierra Leone; the Conference, itself, recently welcomed long-time partners from the Southeast Mindanao Jurisdiction of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. Nine members of the Mayflower (Minneapolis) Global Justice Advocacy Team… Read more »