Our Calendar

Welcome to the Conference calendar! On this page you’ll find events hosted by the Conferences, Associations, local churches, and our partner organizations. You can filter the events by clicking on the “Categories” button in corner of the calendar. Click on each category again to remove it and return to the main calendar.

Have an event to share? Fill out the “Submit an Event” form. When planning your event, please pay close attention to the recommendations from the CDC, the Conference, and your local health officials regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Until further notice, your Conference staff will not be attending in-person events, but welcome the invitation to join you virtually – attending if it’s hosted online, sending in a video to be included, sending a written message, etc.

Brave Space Open Conversations. Anti-Racist: 1st Mondays. LGBTQ+ Inclusive/ONA: 2nd Mondays

Monthly Brave Space Open Conversations

Join Open Conversations (OC) for Anti-Racist Congregations in the Making (1st Monday of the month) and OC for LGBTQ+ Inclusive and ONA Congregations in the Making (2nd Monday of the month). More info in the calendar!

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.

Ministers’ Moments and Clergy Coffee Hour

Join Ministers’ Moments on Tuesdays at 12:00pm CT and Clergy Coffee Hour on Thursdays at 12:00m CT to connect with your colleagues and Conference staff! More Zoom and event info in the calendar events below.

Jul
20
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. 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. If you need individual support, reach out to any of your ministerial staff to set up a call.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/704150031

Jul
22
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join via the Zoom information below:

Topic: Clergy Coffee Hour
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) every week on Thursdays.
Passcode: CoffeeHour

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84792872924?pwd=Ti9wQ1Z6UDhMYlQ1VFQ1REVoRzJLUT09

Meeting ID: 847 9287 2924
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+16468769923,,84792872924# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbsCsPS3EI

NOTE: We will not meet on November 26th (Thanksgiving), December 24th (Christmas Eve), or December 31st (New Years).

 

Jul
27
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. 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. If you need individual support, reach out to any of your ministerial staff to set up a call.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/704150031

Jul
28
Wed
Monthly Worship Planning Retreat @ Zoom
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Join pastors from around the Tri-Conference for collaborative worship planning days. Each retreat day will offer time for reading the texts aloud, silent reflection, group sharing of insights and Holy Spirit guidance followed by time to process, plan, and write for that week. We are gathering to make intentional space for planning worship 4-6 weeks ahead, work collaboratively, and share thoughts and ideas about the RCL texts for each Sunday. If you join us monthly, you will have Advent thought through and planned by the end of October!
Each retreat will be held on Zoom on the last Wednesday of the month. The retreat days will begin at 9:00am CT and finish by 3:30pm CT. Questions about the event? Contact ACM Rev. Kendy Miller at kendy@ucctcm.org.

Register now: https://triconf.secure.force.com/default/CnP_PaaS_EVT__ExternalRegistrationPage?event_id=a2C1U000002E6DeUAK&

Jul
29
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join via the Zoom information below:

Topic: Clergy Coffee Hour
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) every week on Thursdays.
Passcode: CoffeeHour

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84792872924?pwd=Ti9wQ1Z6UDhMYlQ1VFQ1REVoRzJLUT09

Meeting ID: 847 9287 2924
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,84792872924# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbsCsPS3EI

NOTE: We will not meet on November 26th (Thanksgiving), December 24th (Christmas Eve), or December 31st (New Years).

 

Jul
30
Fri
Clergy Health and Wellness: Clergy Boundary Training @ Zoom
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Framed through the lens of clergy health and wellness, join in for a not-so-typical clergy boundary training. Through both presentations and small group collaborative learning, participants will focus on several key areas for balance and wellbeing in their ministry. Areas of focus include:

  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Tools for mindfulness and spiritual disciplines
  • Compassion fatigue, burnout and the effects of secondary traumatic stress
  • Financial wellness and financial planning
  • Preventing and responding to harm and harassment
  • Working through stressful and changing times

This training fulfills the Boundary Training requirement for maintaining UCC ministerial standing in all Associations of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences and in the Rhode Island Association of the Southern New England Conference.

Once you have completed the registration you will receive a confirmation email with further details about the day’s event.

For questions about the event, contact Rev. Darrell Goodwin at goodwind@sneucc.org. For questions about registration, contact Aidan Spencer at aidan@ucctcm.org.

Aug
2
Mon
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for Anti-Racist Congregations in the Making @ Zoom
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Clergy and congregation members in the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences are invited to join the Conference Ministerial staff and Conference Collaborating Partners for conversation centered on building an Anti-Racist Church. Join in to learn how to cultivate Brave Spaces in your congregation, share ideas for beginning or continuing Anti-Racism work in your congregation, dialogue about current events and their impact, build relationships with people across the Conferences working to dismantle racism, and discern how to take the next faithful step.

We will meet on Zoom at 7:00pm CT on the first Monday of each month starting March 1st, 2021.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84054669781

Aug
3
Tue
Ministers’ Moments @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you an actively serving authorized minister or lay pastor? Join your ministerial staff and fellow clergy for Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00pm CT. 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. If you need individual support, reach out to any of your ministerial staff to set up a call.

Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/704150031

Aug
5
Thu
Clergy Coffee Hour @ Zoom
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A program partnered with Ministers’ Moments (Tuesdays at 12:00pm CDT), Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit via Zoom. Sessions will be hosted by Rev. Kate West, Rev. Les Parmenter, and Rev. Mark Lee. All Clergy in our Conferences are welcome to join via the Zoom information below:

Topic: Clergy Coffee Hour
Time: 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) every week on Thursdays.
Passcode: CoffeeHour

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84792872924?pwd=Ti9wQ1Z6UDhMYlQ1VFQ1REVoRzJLUT09

Meeting ID: 847 9287 2924
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,84792872924# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbsCsPS3EI

NOTE: We will not meet on November 26th (Thanksgiving), December 24th (Christmas Eve), or December 31st (New Years).

 

Aug
9
Mon
BRAVE SPACE: Open Conversations for LGBTQ+ Inclusive and ONA Congregations in the Making @ Zoom
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Clergy and congregation members in the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences are invited to join the Conference Ministerial staff and Conference Collaborating Partners for conversation centered on fostering LGBTQ+ inclusive and Open and Affirming churches. Join in to learn how to cultivate Brave Spaces in your congregation, share ideas for beginning or continuing LGBTQ+ inclusivity and ONA work in your congregation, dialogue about current events and their impact, build relationships with people across the Conferences, and discern how to take the next faithful step.

We will meet on Zoom at 7:00pm CT on the second Monday of each month starting March 8th, 2021.

Join the Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85030629647