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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 »

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 – 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 – Development Committee

– from Cindy Russell, Development Committee, Chair The Development Committee welcomed a new Development Officer to the Conference, Lese Wright, and sought to provide support and advice as needed as she transitioned into the role. Of note, the committee: •  Approved the 2015 Development Plan that was carried out by Lese Wright and Conference staff. •  Expanded… 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 »

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 »