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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 www.ucctcm.org/calendar for the Zoom link.

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Discover and decode what financial relief resources are available to pastors, congregations, and communities.

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Keep up to date with best practices, local health sources, insurance info, food supply support, and UCC guidelines.

Ministry

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

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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!

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Who Should I Contact?: Best Practices for Contacting our Staff

For the remainder of 2020, our staff continues to mostly work from home to help keep each other safe and healthy. Our ACM Search Committee is working on discerning Jonna Jensen’s successor and ACM Darrell Goodwin continues his service with us through December. Our staff wants to remind you that we are here to support you and your ministry.

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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

ACM Rev. Jonna Jensen to Serve as Transitional CM in Maine Conference

When I prepared for a first pastorate, my Associate Conference Minister gave me one instruction: “Just don’t leave.” So, in thirty-eight years of ordained ministry, I have left exactly twice. Now, I am preparing for a third farewell. On September 1st, I will begin...

White Silence is Violence

Dear Pastors and Leaders of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota churches of the United Church of Christ, Like so many others, I haven’t slept very well the past few nights. I have been watching the footage of the pain and chaos in Minneapolis following the murder of...

An Easter Letter

First, THANK YOU, PASTORS! I see you! You are working extra hours and carrying heavier burdens than most Lenten seasons. Thank you. I see you learning new technologies fast enough to inspire software companies to make upgrades in the middle of the chaos. I see you...

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