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Ministers’ Moments: A Space for Authentic Conversation About Ministry

Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? On Tuesdays at noon CT you can join a Zoom call to connect with your Ministerial Staff and fellow clergy. These are public, non-confidential conversations for our active church leaders to check in and hold each other in a peaceful space, ask questions, and pray together in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The conversation may focus on a certain topic as determined by the people present.

Clergy Coffee Hour

A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments, Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom on Thursdays at noon CT. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join the Zoom call.

Clergy leaders in our Conferences can meet for online discussion with our ministerial staff at 12:00pm CT on Tuesdays and for fellowship/coffee hour on Thursdays/ Visit for the Zoom link.


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Find the right tools for your congregation and community to stay connected and healthy in body, mind, and spirit.

The Conferences

Welcome friends! As we often say in the United Church of Christ (UCC), no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! As you navigate your way through our website you will find stories, resources, and connections that are intended to introduce newcomers to our beloved church, provide tools for seasoned leaders on church committees and boards, and offer points of interest to the many others in between. Make yourself at home here, reply to a story the insight you gleaned from it, and if you feel inspired to add and grow our ministry, find the Donate button in the main menu to make your contribution! We are glad you are here!

Happening Now

Check Out the Exciting Kamp Kaleo 2022 Schedule!

While the details around the Summer 2022 Kamp season are still being finished up, the DATES are set! It is our plan to return to Kamp Kaleo in 2022. Take a look at this list and make sure you have your favorite Kamp session on your calendar EARLY!! Make sure to follow...

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A Just World For All

United in Spirit, inspired by God’s grace we welcome all, love all, and seek justice for all.

Creation Justice

Deepen you and your church’s commitment to environmental justice and care for all of creation.

Disaster Response

Help communities, churches, and individuals with long-term recovery from natural disasters.

Open & Affirming (LGBTQ+)

Build inclusive spaces that welcome the full participation of the LGBTQ+ community.

Anti-Racism Work

Help eradicate systemic and institutional racism through connection & conversation.

UCC W.I.S.E. for Mental Health

Advocate for all persons with mental illness who are falling through the fraying safety net.

Hear From Your Staff

Embracing a Mindset of Abundance

My name is the Reverend Samantha Houser and I am one of your Associate Conference Ministers in the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences and today I want to talk about the idea of a scarcity mentality. I was introduced to the idea of the ‘scarcity mentality...

Contemplating the Future Church

Greetings to the Beloved Community of the Tri-Conference! My name is Kendy Miller and I am the newest addition to the ministerial staff as Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Vitality. In the years ahead I hope to dream with you about what’s next for your...

The Sweetness of Carrots

One of the experiences of my life that greatly informs my ministry is growing up with a father who was a pastor, which is a huge part of what called me into ministry after watching how he did things; and losing him to leukemia in 2012. It may seem like a heavy thing...

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