Welcome Rev. Ceniceros: New Associate Conference Minister for Our Association
Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros has been called as the new Associate Conference Minister. Her email is: email@example.com
Kindling Our Light; A Wellness Retreat for Clergy and Others
Hosted by the WI Conference & Pension Board
for authorized ministers, ministers in decrement and their spouses/partners
Moon Beach Camp
UCC Creation Justice Webinar
Focuses on the upcoming global climate strike September 20
Webinar is September 10 at noon
Sign up even if you can’t make it a video recording will be sent to you.
Communities of Practice for Clergy and Christian Educators
Registration is open!
Previous participants need to re-register to continue on in a group.
Stewardship Skill Building Opportunities for Your Annual Campaign in October
There are several opportunities available to learn about building a stronger annual pledge campaign. Click here for more information.
Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Trouble Times
Kettlewood Retreat at Cedar Valley
Friday, October 4
Rev. Bob Ullman will lead the retreat.
The retreat will focus on the insights of Kate Davies, author of Intrinsic Hope and offer practical tools.
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.
Leadership development initiative to form spiritually-grounded leaders for a changing church.
The Crux: Engaging the Wisdom of the Wilderness for Today’s Changing Church. More information.
Exploring God’s Call in a Changing World. More information.
A Flavor of the Old Testament. More information
What Does it Mean to be UCC? Theology, History and Polity. More information
Or contact Tisha Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
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.