News Tagged: uccmn

2020 Vision

At our Annual Meeting in June, Conference Minister Rev. Shari Prestemon shared an exciting new strategic plan, “2020 Vision”, developed by staff and recently adopted by the Board of Directors.  This bold set of strategic objectives will be implemented by the year 2020.  We received a lot of wonderful feedback about these plans from Conference… Read more »

Minnesota Conference UCC Welcomes Rev. Kevin Brown to Staff Team

  The Board of Directors has approved the unanimous recommendation of the search committee that Reverend Kevin Brown be our next Associate Conference Minister for Faith Formation with Children and Youth. Kevin has outstanding experience in leading faith formation in congregations.  He currently serves as the Director of Faith Formation with Mayflower Community Congregational United Church… 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 »

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 »

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 »