News Tagged: ministry

MN Conference UCC Chaplain Network Meeting

MN UCC Conference Chaplain Network Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:30-1:00 MN Church Center 122 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis   “Medical Aid in Dying—The Facts” Rev. Kevin Bradley, MDiv Chaplain, Heartland Hospice Founding member of Interfaith Clergy for End-of-Life Options (ICELO), Compassion & Choices Minnesota Compassion & Choices is the largest national organization educating the public… 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 »

2015 Annual Report – Wade Zick, Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children and Youth

In the past year I have had the great fortune of working and leading an amazing team of colleagues that included Zac Norenberg, Gigi Nauer, Robin Raudabaugh, Jenny Buskey and Jessica Holmgren. Their commitment to ministry excellence is an amazing gift to the conference! I will miss their friendships and commitment to excellence that they… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Vitality Team

-from Rev. Eliot Howard, Vitality Team, Chair The duties of the Vitality Team are to: * Offer resources, trainings and activities for individuals and congregations in the conference; * Refer individual and congregations to appropriate resources, trainings and activities for individuals and congregations in the conference; * Help congregations identify and build on their strengths;… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister

As I reflect on what has been a very fast-paced and full year in my ministry with you as your Conference Minister, I would offer the following highlights. Visioning and Planning An enormous amount of time was dedicated this year to discerning  future possibilities at Pilgrim Point Camp and more broadly in the Conference.  Utilizing… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Committee on Ministry

-from Rev. Sara Morse, Committee on Ministry, Chair The Committee on Ministry (COM) is authorized by the Conference Bylaws (Article VII, Section: Standing Committees – Committee on Ministry) to exercise nurture and oversight of the authorized ministers of the Conference. Its work is guided by the United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry, the Conference… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Pilgrim Point Camp Committee

– from Kim Shaffer, Pilgrim Point Camp Committee, Chair The Committee’s key issues are: 1.  How to accommodate the increased usage by Congregational Retreats and Wayzata Community Church’s youth camps 2.  How to pay for upgrades to the facility to deal with the increased demand and extend the useful life of the camp. Wade Zick, Associate… Read more »

Update from Global Missionary, Rev. Loren McGrail

from Rev. Loren McGrail, Minnesota Conference UCC Authorized Minister and Global Missions Israel-Palestine Missionary In memory of four boys killed playing football on the beach in Gaza: Mohammed Bakr, 9 years old. Ahed Bakr, 10 years old. Zakaria Bakr, 10 years old. Mohammed Bakr, 11 years old. (art by Amir Schiby). In this time of… Read more »