Submitted by Todd Atkins-Whitley, Admissions Associate for PSR, on behalf of Rev. Dr. Leslie Taylor, Co-Director of Admissions:
Come & See! Prospective Student Event is a great opportunity for folks to get to know Pacific School of Religion, a seminary affiliated with the UCC. Read More
In 2018 conference leaders are building on our strengths and creating ways to live into the opportunities before us. The Executive Board will begin a strategic planning conversation, and we look forward to calling a settled associate conference minister. We are regionalizing some programs and training, physically and through technology, to offer more accessible opportunities to connect with the ministry and resources provided by the conference office. Partnerships and collaboration will be center-stage in our justice work. Read More
April 12-13, 2018, Cleveland
The Ministerial, Excellence, Support and Authorization Ministry Team (MESA) is pleased to offer an April 12-13, 2018 gathering for all MIDs at the Cleveland offices of the national setting of the United Church of Christ. Share the word! An event flier is below. Deadline for online registration and receiving all required forms is March 16, 2018. Read More
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:00-2:30, First Congregational UCC, 1407 N. Second Street, Phoenix, Room #5
Part two of the two-part workshop, "Conflict Resolution Through Understanding Communication Styles." Read More
Theme: "Come to the Water // E Hele Mai I Ka Wai" Read More
When: June 25-29, 2018
Where: The University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu
Cost: $475 early registration / $495 after early registration deadline
Clergy have their choice between two locations for anti-racism training required for authorized standing in 2017. These will be the last ones offered for awhile! Read More
Heather Kimmel, General Counsel for the UCC will be with us on Friday, January 12 for the following workshops. Please RSVP asap to reserve your spot in the trainings. Read More
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:00-2:30, First Congregational UCC, 1407 N. Second Street, Phoenix, Room #5 Read More
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at the Church of the Palms Read More
All clergy are asked to arrive at 2:30 p.m. with robes to assemble for the processional. A reception will follow the service.
...while we’re quite well taken care of by the financial wizards at the Pension Boards, I had my eyes opened when I agreed to become the Annuitant Visitor for the UCC in Southern Arizona. That means I’m the conduit between the Pension Boards and some 30 retired clergy or their surviving spouses. My task is to check up on them once a year, preferably in person, thank them for their service, let them know they are not forgotten by their church, see first-hand how they’re doing, and discern if they have any financial needs that the Pension Boards can help with. Read More
Bill has some important information about staff changes at the Conference, and contribution deadlines. Read More
You have the opportunity to be a part of this ministry that cares for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ through your participation in this year's Christmas Fund Offering. Read More
Your gift to the Christmas Fund will not only assist pastors like the one above, but also provide for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks next December to lower-income retirees.
Your gifts are needed more than ever to help the growing number of retirees whose low-income annuities make it difficult to meet increasing living costs. This is your opportunity to participate in God's promise of renewal by enabling this ministry of compassion and care.
The 2017-2018 Southwest Conference Directories are live on our website, through the Resources tab. Please contact your local church administrator for the password. Read More
This time, in Aztec, New Mexico. Two Aztec High School students were shot to death this morning by a gunman who later died at the scene.
Rev. Rebecca Morgan, a UCC pastor currently serving at First Presbyterian in nearby Farmington, NM, is leading a Service of Lament and Support tonight at 6 pm. The church is at 865 N Dustin. She asks that “people bring their broken hearts.” Read More
Rev. Linda Mervine is retiring after 36 years as minister, ten of which have been in service as Pastor at First Christian Church in Las Cruces, and to the Las Cruces community.
All are invited to the celebration of Linda's 36-year ministry and her new beginning at an open house on Sunday Dec 10, 2017, 3 pm -5 pm. Read More
Her last day at First Christian Church will be December 31, 2017. She will conduct the service with the Elders as an AGAPE sit-down potluck meal, themed 'Endings and New Beginnings', held in the Sanctuary.
Listen and/or read Bill Lyons' sermon, "Recovering Our Moral Center", preached at Casas Adobes Congregational on October 8, 2017. Read More
After reading through the job description, if you feel called to apply for the position of Southwest Conference Camp Director, please contact Acting Associate Conference Minister Barb Doerrer-Peacock Read More
The Arizona Faith Network board is now actively recruiting for the position of Ryle Grant Initiatives Program Manager. Read More
There are two opportunities in November to take boundary training - one in Albuquerque, one in Phoenix. Cost: $30 which includes lunch and materials. Read More