The Division on Ministry in the Local Church provides scholarships for people to attend spiritually-enriching events including, but not limited to, year-round church camps, retreats, clergy and lay leadership development (separate from Lay Academy/scholarships available through the Division of Church and Ministry). Financial support is also available for church growth and church renewal.
The Northwest Wisconsin Association of the Wisconsin Conference UCC is offering grants up to $1000 for technical support to local congregations. Awards will be granted as applications are received and as funds remain available.
Grants are available for a broad definition of technology: hardware (computers, cameras, microphones, projectors, screens, recording equipment, etc.), software, and/or training (e.g., at your local technical college, seminars). We say broadly because each church knows its needs better than we do. For some churches this might be a first step into “technology” while others might be upgrading.
CAMP AND RETREAT SCHOLARSHIPS —AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND!
The Wisconsin Conference has amazing camping locations – Moon Beach in St. Germaine, Daycholah Center in Ripon, and Cedar Valley in West Bend. Check out their year round camping opportunities at www.ucci.org.
Everyone will receive 25% of the camping fee when registering. If there is any sort of extraordinary need the Camp director, along with Glenn Svetnicka, UCCI Executive Director, may decide to pay 50% or all of the fee. “Money should not be a barrier to participation,”
“Need will be discreetly handled.” If there is an out-of-the-ordinary need, a Pastor may inform the camps of the situation.
Scholarship information can be found when registering for camp.
REGIONAL AND NATIONAL YOUTH EVENTS
CLERGY & LAY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships are available for both clergy and lay leadership development workshop events. The United Church of Christ and the Wisconsin Conference offer many day- to week-long workshop opportunities in church administration, faith formation, stewardship, church growth and renewal, and other topics.
Scholarship vary depending on the cost and length of the workshop.
Clergy and Lay Leadership Scholarship Form
CONFIRMATION & FAITH-FORMATION RETREATS
Youth ages 6th grade through high school are invited to Faith Formation retreats held at Moon Beach and Daycholah Center. Each weekend will feature faith growth opportunities, great music leadership, creation of life-long friendships, campfires, amazing food and our amazing UCC camp locations.
All students who are members of NWA UCC churches, and chaperones, will automatically receive a $50 scholarship when they register for a Faith Formation Retreat at Moon Beach or Daycholah Center.
PASTORS, YOUTH LEADERS & CONGREGATIONS SHOULD WATCH THEIR EMAIL FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
In addition to our very successful Youth Retreats, the Division partners with Wisconsin Conference resource teams, including the Conference Youth Ministry Team and Partners in Education. Check the Wisconsin Conference, United Church of Christ website for more information.
Contact one of the co-chairs