General Synod of the United Church of Christ
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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 email@example.com by May 1.
2019 Washington Island Forum
Cosponsored by the WI Council of Churches and The Christian Century
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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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Interested in Visiting Palestine and Israel?
Rev. Nick Utphall will be leading an eleven day trip to the Holy Land in November.
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Leadership development initiative to form spiritually-grounded leaders for a changing church.
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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
Communities of Practice for Christian Education Faith Formation
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.
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.
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 www.ucc.org/ministers to learn more about the changes affecting the authorization of ministry in the United Church of Christ.