News Tagged: national

Pastoral Letter from the Conference Minister: The Work We’re Called To

My partners in faith, In the wake of events in Bloomington, Minnesota and Charlottesville, Virginia, we in the Minnesota Conference must have moral and theological clarity.  When we see a homemade bomb thrown through the window of an Islamic Center, when we watch a white supremacist, torch-wielding mob pummel others with clubs and shout “Jews… Read more »

MN Conference Celebrates Wider Church Covenant Throughout the Weekend – OCWM at Work!

“The Holy Spirit envisions a future in which the United Church of Christ matters.” Those words from Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, General Minister & President (GMP) of the United Church of Christ, defined a weekend of events where Minnesota Conference clergy and lay leaders gathered to celebrate being part of the UCC and to reflect… Read more »

The Middle East Initiative Presents a Webinar with Dr. Walter Brueggemann

UCC Global Ministries is excited to announce a special webinar opportunity with Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann who will be joining us December 9th at 12:00 CT to discuss his new book “Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”.  Visit the Global Ministries website for more information and to register for this event.

UCC Global Ministries Responds to the Waves of Refugees

There are now more refugees and displaced persons than at any time in history, with the largest number coming from the Middle East. The most recent UN estimates are that over 4 million Syrians have crossed international borders as refugees since the war began there in 2011, and over 7.5 million are internally displaced. These… Read more »

Back Bay Mission Trip January 31 – February 6, 2016

The Minnesota Conference UCC is sponsoring a mission trip to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi during January 31st – February 6, 2016. Thirty-six volunteers from eighteen different churches will be giving their time for this trip. The Vision Statement for Back Bay Mission is “To eradicate the sting of poverty and its effects on individuals and… Read more »

URGENT: Call the Senate & House Today!

Demand that Congress REJECT rollbacks to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act Proposals to “deport children more quickly” would return unaccompanied children to exploitation, trafficking and unsafe situations. As the U.S. government responds to the humanitarian crisis faced by unaccompanied children and families fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, both President Obama and some… Read more »