News Tagged: local congregation

Minnesota UCC Pastor Part of Isaiah MN Delegation Meeting with Xcel CEO

On  Tuesday February 9, First UCC Northfield Senior Minister Todd Lippert joined Lutheran pastors Steve Sylvester,  Peter Weston Miller, and Isaiah organizer Matt Gladue for a 45 minute meeting with Xcel CEO Chris Clark and 3 of his staff. It was a very productive conversation. The Isaiah delegation presented Clark with two concrete proposals related… Read more »

New Beginnings Leads to a New Pastor and a New Name for New Journey United Church of Christ

The UCC Church in Hutchinson Minnesota has been on quite a journey.  After the retirement of longtime pastor, Brian Brosz, the church decided to take time to examine themselves and their church rather than immediately form a search committee for a new minister.  Under the guidance of Pastor Cindy Mueller, the congregation participated in the… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister – January 2016

On a single weekend just before Christmas, I had the privilege of being with two of our congregations in the Minnesota Conference. The first was a very large congregation in the metro area. This church has multiple staff and has nearly completed major improvements to their sizable facility. The atmosphere during my visit to this… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister – November 2015

Stepping Into Uncharted Territory It was the first-ever mission trip for this congregation and they were so excited! Twelve youth and three adult chaperones from the church I was pastoring in Wisconsin headed to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi in the oppressive heat of a Southern Summer many years ago. I was excited too…. Read more »

Living the Sacred Trust: Boundary and Ethics Training

Gain a positive framework and tools to help you negotiate and navigate the increasingly permeable boundaries in parish life as well as our society as a whole so that you can acquire and maintain the trust needed to effectively lead in your ministry setting. This training satisfies the requirements of the Minnesota Conference Committee on… Read more »

State of the Conference 2015

State of the Conference 2015 – Rev. Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister Last week I spent an evening with a stack of your church newsletters on my lap, reading through each one and getting a glimpse into your church lives. In that pile of papers were bits of news from small town churches and large urban… Read more »