The Northwest Association of the Wisconsin Conference, UCC, in an effort to lift up the high calling of being faithful stewards of God’s creation, is making grants available to NWA Congregations that are taking steps to positively change their relationship with the environment. These changes can be small or large, they could focus on energy use levels, renewable sources of energy, conservation efforts, recycling efforts, resources management, etc. The NWA is trying to encourage churches to act out their calling to be faithful stewards of what God shares with us.
|Northwest Association Annual Meeting, April 18, 2020
10:30am – 11:30am Zoom Meeting Begins Greetings Northwest,
The Northwest Association Annual Meeting scheduled to be held at Plymouth UCC on April 18, 2020, because of CoVid – 19, has been reformatted to take place as a one hour Northwest Association virtual meeting.
In these days of social distancing we are blessed to be able to come together digitally as a Zoom community. We invite our NWA authorized clergy and delegates to the Annual Meeting as we gather as the NW Association in Zoom format. You will be able to join us from wherever you are!
During this year’s annual meeting we will cover the essentials as we review old business and finances from 2019 and review/approve our 2021 budget.
We still are asking all delegates and clergy to register online as we will need to forward ballots to you for voting of nominations as proposed by the Nominating Committee. An annual report will be sent electronically to each NW church and to all registered delegates and clergy.Register online, click here. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 15, 2020.When registering, please include the email you will be using for this Zoom meeting. Thank you.A paper copy of the registration may be found here.Access our meeting live online via Zoom from your smart phone, laptop, personal computer, and land line. We will see you April 18 live on Zoom as we are continually gathered together by the Holy Spirit.
The 2019 Annual Reports booklet for the upcoming Northwest Association Zoom Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 is included here.
Rev. Missy Miller
The Northwest Association ranges from La Crosse in the south to Madeline Island in the north, from the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers in the west to Land o’ Lakes and Phelps in the east. Majestic bluffs, rolling farmland, deep woods, lakes and rivers, farms and cities define the landscape of this beautiful part of “God’s Country.”
For a Google map of our congregations, click here
Associate Conference Minister
for the Northwest Association
Rev. Rob MacDougall began his call as the Associate Conference Minister in the Northwest Association on September 1, 2015. Rob grew up in Racine, just a few blocks from the city’s best Danish bakeries. (The best kringle comes from Bendtsen’s on Washington Ave.) He attended St. Olaf College, graduating with a BA in Social Work. He worked doing chemical dependency prevention with youth in Milwaukee and Minneapolis before deciding to attend seminary. Rob graduated from Pacific School of Religion with his M.Div. in 1985. He was ordained that same year at his home church, First Congregational UCC of Minneapolis. His first call was to St. Paul’s UCC in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was the Associate Pastor with the Rev. Ted Trost. After three years at St. Paul’s, Rob received a call to serve First Congregational UCC, Menomonie, where he served for 27 wonderful years.
Rob completed a D.Min. at United Theological Seminary in 2005. His thesis focused on issues around clergy retirement. Rob married Wendy Randall in 1981; they met at St. Olaf. Wendy is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Rob and Wendy have three adult children and two grandchildren. Rob recently planted a postage stamp vineyard, and produces drinkable wine..
Rev. Rob MacDougall
Associate Conference Minister