Rev. Dr. Barb Doerrer-Peacock was installed as Associate Conference Minister on Sunday, September 9 at Desert Palm UCC.
Bill Kaszeta was kind to share his photos with us! If you have photos to share, please email them to Wende at email@example.com. Read More
The Rev. Paul Bizer is available to assist your church in helping build its mission dreams. Read More
Part of the ministerial covenant and oversight for authorized ministers in the UCC is to keep current on trainings for healthy boundary awareness in our relationships and ministry practice. In the Southwest Conference, we continue to “try out” our “Healthy Ministry Module” format for these trainings, in order to meet the various needs of clergy in our wide geography and diverse settings. The fall line-up for our Boundary Awareness Modules is now available. Read More
What can we offer as the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ that enables faith formation and transformation of young people, reflecting our Christ-centered values of a just and compassionate world for all? Read More
Save the date: November 5–7, 2018
Active and retired clergy, specialized ministers, parish ministers, and members in discernment are invited to attend the SWC Annual Clergy Retreat held at the beautiful Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson. Read More
Introducing Rev. Jay Deskins!
Recently called as Regional Youth and Children's Minister for the Christian Church in Arizona (Disciples of Christ), Jay has been approved by the SWC Executive Board as UCC/DOC joint youth ministry director. Read More
Called to Care is a resource which helps a church or other organization:
Caregiving may take many forms, and congregations or organizations may wish to organize some caregiving into programs to make them more helpful and effective.
We are offering three hub training locations. Read More
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. at the SWC office
The next MCVC meeting will focus on leadership best practices. The following people from conference churches are asked to attend:
finance team members
Healthy Ministry Module 3, "Finances, Resources, and Work" is scheduled for September 10 in Albuquerque at Church of the Good Shepherd. Read More
Celebrate the installation of Rev. Dr. Barb D. Doerrer-Peacock with us! Read More
We have received word that Mark Behle, serving in Lesotho, Southwest Conference, will be visiting in the Southwest Conference UCC and the Arizona Region DOC November 1 – November 30, 2018. To schedule a visit with Mark in your church, please contact Al Beasley firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 516-6456. Al is coordinating Mark’s schedule while he is in the conference. Read More
Jim Smith, member of Oro Valley UCC and previously on COCAM, passed away on July 18, 2018, in Jacksonville, FL.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 1875 Farnsley Road, Louisville, KY. Interment in Hebron Cemetery. Read More
“The annual Information Review is a basic obligation to maintain good ministerial standing…” (United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry)
This document is a means for authorized ministers to participate in the Information Review in order to uphold the covenantal relationship with their Conferences and Associations. Read More
The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer will complete a four-year term as General Minister and President on August 1, 2019. In the fall of 2018, The United Church of Christ Board of Directors (“UCCB”), the body responsible for nominating the General Minister and President to the General Synod, will receive a report regarding the Renomination of Rev. Dorhauer from its Renomination Committee. The UCCB must then decide whether to recommend Rev. Dorhauer to the 32nd General Synod for “call by election” to a second term. Read More
The SWC Executive Board has shared the decision of our conference delegates not to ratify the UCC Constitution amendments voted at General Synod 31. The decision, along with the thoughts our delegates asked to accompany their decision, were sent in a letter to the United Church of Christ Board this weekend. Read More
...for the losses of Polly Heinrich and Rev. Ross McGuire. Read More
With increasing pastoral care needs in churches many congregations are looking for ways to train and include lay caregivers in their ministries. Read More
Nathan Watts' Ecclesiastical Council was held on Sunday, June 3, and he was approved for ordination. Read More
Each learning session includes a facilitator guide, video, resources, and activities to help folks explore the unique history, governance structure, and theological commitments of the UCC. Read More
Nathan Watts has been approved for ordination, pending his Ecclesiastical Council to which you are invited to attend at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at The Good Shepherd UCC . Read More