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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.
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The Insurance Board has been fielding inquiries about liability coverage related to claims from hosting a Boy or Cub Scout Troop at churches. The recent litigation/bankruptcy involving Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has resulted in the shifting of more liability on the...
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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.
Deepen you and your church’s commitment to environmental justice and care for all of creation.
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.
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
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...
As I exhale deeply after this week there is a hymn that has been rattling in my mind and so I share it with you: Breathe on me breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do Breathe on me breath of God, until my...
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...
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