Out of Office hours for Joanne Thomson

Thursday, May 16, 10:00-11:30, at the Blue Spoon Cafe in Prairie du Sac

UCC Musicians Association Annual Conference
June 25-29
At 1st Congregational UCC Madison
For more information click here.

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.

For more information.

Scholarships available click here


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Children’s Choir Members for Synod
Sunday, June 25, there will be a 2:30 worship celebration.  A children’s mass choir of 4th-8th graders will be a part of the service. Rehearsal will be held earlier in the day.

If children in your church are interested in being a part of this, contact Tom Scott,, the music director for General Synod at by May 1.


2019 Washington Island Forum
Cosponsored by the WI Council of Churches and The Christian Century
June 24-28

For More information click here.

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.
Click here for more information.

Interested in Visiting Palestine and Israel?
Rev. Nick Utphall will be leading an eleven day trip to the Holy Land in November.
For more information click here.






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

Youth Stewards Needed during the General Synod
For more information

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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