Out of Office Hours Joanne Thomson

Thursday, May 4, 10:00-11:30, at the Sweet Spot Cafe, 1185 W. Main St., Whitewater.
Wednesday, May 24, 1:30-3:00, at Mocha Moments, in Janesville


Wisconsin Council of Churches Seeks Executive Director
For more information click here.


Allowing Resurrection: A one day retreat
April 28 9:30-4:30
Lead by Rev. Holly Whitcomb
Are you  being held down and suffocated by your roundedness, your hurts or  your unremitting sense of unworthiness? What might God be inviting you to release in order to rise and become more whole?

Retreat at Cedar Valley
To register send a check for $50.00 to Holly at 2095 Elm Tree Court, Elm Grove, WI  53122


Lyons Lecture Series 
April 29
Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers, Pastor of Mayflower UCC in Oklahoma City is the presenter.
He is the author of  several books on progressive Christianity and Western society.
Doors open at 9:00 with the first lecture at 10:00
Register here.






Southwest Association Annual Meeting
May 6 at St. John’s in Monroe
Register here


Wisconsin Conference Annual Meeting
June 9-11


2017 General Synod

June 29-July 4 in Baltimore

The Southwest Association still has two delegate openings available–for a male clergy and an under-30 male layperson.

If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please contact our Moderator, Rev. Mark Yurs, at (608) 845-7315 or
Synod website



 Mt. Vernon UCC is looking for a part-time Director of Youth Ministries
Click here for more information.


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.

Contact Us

(608) 846-7880