News in the Conferences

Welcome to our news center! Here you can subscribe to our eNews to stay up to date on the events and stories from the Conferences. You can also read the eNews archives, individual articles, and obituaries. Looking for or want to share job opportunities and items in our congregations? Visit our Classifieds page.

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Catch Up on Past E-Newsletters

Highlights of What’s Happening Around the Conferences

Staff Update: Who to Contact in 2021

In the beginning of 2021, our staff will continue to mostly work from home to help keep each other safe and healthy. Our ACM Search Committee is working on discerning Jonna Jensen’s and Darrell Goodwin's successors. In the meantime, our staff wants to remind you that...

COVID-19 Prayer and Message from ECM Rev. Brigit Stevens

Friends and Members of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ, I want to offer you a prayer today. Will you take just a minute to pause with me? First, move your body a bit, so that you are aware of where your fingers and toes,...

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Obituaries in the Conferences


Donald Stoebner – August 7th, 2020

Donna Boren – August 6th, 2020

Bob Bromley – May 2nd, 2020

Annabeth McClelland Gay – April 29th, 2020

Kathy Torgersen – April 14th, 2020

Carol Taylor – March 1st, 2020

John O. Gradwohl – February 23rd, 2020

Kathryn Alene Rust – February 13th, 2020

Meghan Powers – January 13th, 2020


Jack Seville Jr. – December 21st, 2019

Judy Bishop – December 17th, 2019

Clip Higgins – November 25th, 2019

Mike Cleeton – November 24th, 2019

Mark Phillip Schowalter – October 29th, 2019

Jerry Tibbs – October 26th, 2019