The 2018-2019 Southwest Conference Ministerial Compensation Guidelines figures are determined by Southwest Conference church reporting forms submitted in early 2019 and reflect 2018 financial and membership figures.Read More
Jack Evans, former Poet Laureate of the Southwest Conference, was asked to be one of three theological reflectors at Synod this year. He is to create a poem to reflect the atmosphere and respond to the theme (light) of the event, and is scheduled to perform his work on the evening of June 24th.Read More
The 2019 Southwest Conference UCC Annual Clergy review form is available for all Conference Clergy to complete.
“The annual Information Review is a basic obligation to maintain good ministerial standing…” (United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry).
This survey is a means for authorized ministers to participate in the Information Review in order to uphold the covenantal relationship with their Conferences and Associations.
Please complete and submit this form by Friday May 31st, 2019 at 5:00pm (MST).Read More
Nathan Watts was ordained on Sunday, May 5 at The Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita! Congrats!Read More
Some of us love camp so much we just wish we could live there. If that’s you, or someone you know, read on for a message from our church camp site in Prescott, Emmanuel Pines Camp.
Unique opportunity for just the RIGHT person! Emmanuel Pines is a growing faith-based camp and we are on the hunt for our next amazing servant-leader team members 15 years and older! (Must be 18 or older for onsite housing.) Bring your personality, your ideas, and your skills and join us.
The all staff training/camp kick-off day is May 23, and we would love to secure most of our summer staff by that date!Read More
Dear Members and Friends of the Southwest Conference:
I bring you greetings in the name of our Still Speaking God. My name is Michael Curry and I am thrilled to serve the Southwest Conference as Lay Minister for Disability Education, Advocacy, and Awareness.
My time as a member in discernment in the Southwest Conference began on February 13, 2014 and came to a close on February 13, 2019. During my time in discernment, I had a difficult time deciphering how God envisioned using me and the gifts that I bring to our shared table where I always hoped to be a voice to those who have been silenced and marginalized by the stigma of mental health challenges. I spent a lot of time thinking and dreaming about the ideal ministry setting for me never once imagining that I would receive and accept a call to serve on the Southwest Conference staff as Lay Minister for Disability Education, Advocacy, and Awareness.
Read more about Michael’s new position, and find out how he can be helpful to you and your church!Read More
The totals for the offerings collected at Annual Meeting are as follows:
Guest Speakers: $855
Immigrant Welcoming: $1511
Racial and Ethnic Churches: $836
Thank you for your generosity.Read More
A memorial service for Bill Nelson will be held at Church of the Beatitudes on Tuesday, April 23, 4 p.m. with visitation the hour before the service.Read More
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference UCC is in the books! Thanks to all who contributed to its success. In addition to the photos she took, Wende crawled through your Facebook accounts and found some fantastic pictures. Image credits to: Doug Bland, David Huisjen, Jay Deskins, Cindy Parker, Gordon Street, JJ Johnson, and Bill Lyons.Read More
Are you trying to make a difference in how music and the arts are used in the church? Come to the 13th Biennial National Conference of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association (UCCMA) in Madison, Wisconsin, June 25-28.Read More
Moving the Mission of the Church through Powerful Questions
presented by Rev. Dr. Felix C. Villanueva, Conference Minister, Southern California and Nevada on Friday, April 5 at Breakout Session II during Annual MeetingRead More
Our 2019 AM SWAG is earth-friendly!Read More
Evicted, based on years of embedded fieldwork and data, points to eviction as a root cause of poverty. UCC congregations throughout the country are encouraged to organize book discussion groups around Evicted in ways and at times that best suit them and participate in the All Church Read.Read More
After such a wonderful experience last year, we’ll continue the partnership of local businesses and food trucks to offer lunches for the 2019 Annual Meeting. You’re invited to choose and purchase items based on your dietary and budget preferences.
Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available and on the menu.Read More
Many people are searching for truth in new and unconventional ways. Emerging adults are open to the mystery of the Holy Spirit and eager to understand God in ways other than the traditional sermon. Join us to learn what you can pull from the church’s attic to increase engagement, grow your congregation, and have your say in the Ancient Future conversation!Read More
presenter: Rev. Dr. Barb Doerrer-Peacock, SWC Associate Conference Minister
This workshop will explore how God is indeed present, and can be found – with power and blessing for both individuals and congregations, in the midst of certain, common transformational spaces of experienceRead More
Four Questions Every Leader Should Ask
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Gilberto Collazo, President Hope Partnership
Churches that are making a difference in their context have a clear sense of their mission and purpose. These are discoveries that happen when we engage in transformational work. What are the questions we need to wrestle with to go from being a church for “us” to a church living God’s mission into the world—questions that change the focus of how we use our resources? Come and learn from stories of congregations who have named a future story that reflects God’s mission in their communities.
Hope Partnership has worked with over 1,300 congregations within many different denominational contexts to help them engage in this important transformational work.Read More
Curious about the practice of spiritual direction and how it might enhance your spiritual life? Visit the Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction's table in the vendor hall at Annual Meeting 2019. You can sign up for a free 30-minute session with Karen Richter or Teresa Blythe at selected times during the event.Read More