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. . . and God added among them ones who were being made safe. Acts 2:47 (WYC)

2019 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference United Church of Christ

April 4–6, 2019 | First Church UCC, 1407 N 2nd Street, Phoenix AZ

DELEGATES: Churches with 500 members or less may have FIVE delegates. Ministers with standing in the SWC, members of the SWC Executive Board, and General Synod Delegates are Delegates in their own right.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Hilton Garden Inn, 15 E Monroe St. Phoenix, Arizona, 85004

“Southwest Conference United Church of Christ” block rate is $134/night + taxes (includes full breakfast buffet). Block rate cut-off is March 3rd. To review information and make reservations, click HERE.

HOME HOSPITALITY: If you require home hospitality, please select the appropriate option when registering for the Annual Meeting. Event Staff will follow up to confirm details upon request. For additional information, contact the SWC office.

TRAVEL COST REIMBURSEMENT: Conference Delegates and eligible* Clergy with Standing may apply for travel reimbursement of up to $225.00.

(*Pastors who have travel reimbursement in their Call Agreement are not eligible to apply for Conference travel reimbursement.) See the Expense Voucher form in the Annual Meeting packet or download and print a copy here.

RESOLUTIONS: In accordance with Annual Meeting Standing Rule; resolutions may be submitted to the Conference at Annual Meeting. Resolutions must be received in writing to the SWC office no later than 3/13/19 to be submitted before the Executive Board.

MEALS: After such a wonderful experience last year, we will be continuing the partnership of local businesses and food trucks to offer lunches for the 2019 Annual Meeting. You are invited to choose and purchase items based on your dietary and budget preferences.

Food trucks will be at the church with lunch for purchase on Thursday and Friday during the schedule breaks for lunch as can be view on the Annual Meeting schedule of events. Menus will be available online prior to the event.

The banquet dinner will be held at Beatitudes Campus on Friday evening. Costs associated with the banquet are included in your registration fees.


April 4th Pre- Session: Local Church Growth Intensive

Guest Speakers include:

Marjorie Wilkes Matthews, Plymouth UCC

  • Growing Churches Unconventionally

Rhina Ramos, Plymouth UCC

  • Growing Progressive churches in Latino Communities

Timothy Hogan-Palazzo, St. Paul’s UCC in West Milton, PA

  • Growing Churches by Enlarging the Table

Matt Mardis-Lecroy, Plymouth Church

  • Growing Churches through Relationships

Jerold Garber & Christine Ng, First UCCSL

  • Growing Churches in Online Community

Courtney Stange-Tregear, Pacific Northwest Conference

  • Growing Vital Churches


We have a new event registration platform. If you have any difficulties registering, or have additional questions or comments, please contact Eli Johnson at the Southwest Conference office at 602-468-3830 ext. 1 or by email at ejohnson@uccswc.org