Out of Office hours for Joanne ThomsonWednesday

January 16, 3:30-5:00, at Barriques in Middleton/Madison, 8410 Old Sauk Rd.

General Synod of the United Church of Christ
Milwaukee June 21-25.
300-400 volunteers needed
The volunteer needs range from providing hospitality to child care to word processing.

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Borrow “God’s Doors Are Open to All”
Created to remind us to boldly stand in Solidarity with LGBTQ & Orlando, Florida communities to represent our Open and Affirming congregations and to encourage us all to let love be stronger than hate.
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Damascus Project

Returning to Sacred Texts and Finding Stories You Can Live In

Leadership development initiative to form spiritually-grounded leaders for a changing church.

Registration  and more information

Or contact Tisha Brown  ( for more information

Anti-Racism Training and Retreat

Jesus Core Retreat of the WI Conference
An opportunity  for high school students to experience faith in community, meaningful worship and meet new  friends.


Youth Stewards Needed during the General Synod
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This is a great opportunity!

Communities of Practice Groups for Clergy and Christian Educators
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Communities of Practice for  Christian Education Faith Formation
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Thinking about retirement or already retired?

The Conference has started a Facebook Group to discuss the many issues involved in transitioning to retirement.
It is open to all Authorized Clergy and any denomination. More information.


Lay Leaders take note!

Are you a lay leader for a congregation which has called or is calling a pastor who will be serving in that for the first time?

New resources are being developed to help with the transition from seminary to a first call in ministry. Members of the SW Association that are working on this are: Rev. Mark Yurs, Rev. Leslie Schenk, Dave Pearson and Rev. Joanne Thomson.


New Process for Licensed Ministry

The Southwest Association, along with the three other Associations in the Wisconsin Conference, has adopted a new process for licensed ministry. Both the Conference Commission on Church and Ministry and our national MESA (Ministerial Excellence, Support, and Authorization) team have developed a new framework for understanding licensed ministry.  We encourage you to take a look at to learn more about the changes affecting the authorization of ministry in the United Church of Christ.

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