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COMMAnts from the Conference Minister – July 2017

Loving the United Church of Christ Did you know that the United Church of Christ recently celebrated its 60th birthday?  On June 25, 1957, this amazing denomination was birthed when two denominations — the Evangelical & Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches —took a magnificent ecumenical leap of faith and merged into one.  Embracing… Read more »

General Synod Daily Updates

Synod Blog – July 4, 2017 Submitted by Rev. Jacob Kanake Make Glad the City of God: Be Still Know I am God (Ps 46) This is the last update of the 31st United Church of Christ General Synod that met in Baltimore, Maryland from June 29 to July 4, 2017. The conference was attended by 2,751… Read more »

Pilgrim Point Updates

The 2015 season of Pilgrim Point Camps & Retreats is well on its way. From Our Whole Lives trainings, Eco Justice trainings, a Middle School Conference Youth Event and Church on the Move, we had over 150 folks at camp in May. We start up again in July with congregational weekends, family camps, youth weeks… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Immigration Team

-from Suzie George, Immigration Team, Chair This year we did some follow up work regarding the “Bed Quota Resolution” that was passed at the 2014 Annual meeting. Our Conference Moderator sent a letter to strategic political and religious leaders informing them of the resolution and what says and what we believe and what we want… 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 – Personnel Committee

-from Amanda Arnold, Personnel Committee, Chair The members of the Conference Personnel Committee were: Amanda Arnold, Rev. Molly Cox, Maggie George, Mandy Hackerson, Rev. Abigail Henderson, Rev. Bryan Olson, and Rev. Gary Titusdahl. The committee met quarterly at Mayflower UCC in Minneapolis and we again thank them for their continued willingness to provide meeting space… Read more »