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...

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...

Breathe on Me Breath of God

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...

White Silence is Violence

Read on Letterhead Sacred Conversations on Race UCC Racial Justice 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...