Resource for Congregations: Exploring UCC History, Polity, and Theology

Resource for Congregations: Exploring UCC History, Polity, and Theology

Exploring UCC History, Polity, and Theology is a curriculum resource for teaching, learning, and exploring how the UCC thinks, proclaims, works, equips, and engages each part of the denomination to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Use this with confirmation, adult small groups, retreats, new member courses, Committees on Ministry, conference boards, and other any gathering of folks who are curious about what it means to be a part of the UCC.

How It Works

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. You can access all the lessons and resources through this site, as well as download any files you need.

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Ecclesiastical Council for Rebecca McElfresh

Ecclesiastical Council for Rebecca McElfresh

3 p.m. on Sunday, December 1 at The Good Shepherd UCC

Rebecca McElfresh has been approved by the Committee on Church and Ministry ‘A’ to take the next step toward ordination. Congratulations, Rebecca!

The Good Shepherd will host an Ecclesiastical Council on the afternoon of Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m. to which all are invited.

Read her portfolio and ordination paper HERE.

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Fake emails from clergy: scams abound

Fake emails from clergy: scams abound

Please be vigilant about any email that appears to be from your clergy person or our conference minister or staff, asking you to take some kind of unusual action. A number of congregations across our conference and the country have been hit with an email scam. It involves making a fake Gmail (or yahoo, etc.) account in the minister’s name and then sending a request for gift cards allegedly from that minister to the congregation’s directory.

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Stretching Beyond: Diversity in the Search and Call Process

Stretching Beyond: Diversity in the Search and Call Process is a series of four story-telling videos that depict several scenarios for search committee reflection. These videos from the UCC’s Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization Team (MESA) broaden the search committee’s consideration of pastoral candidates by raising awareness of bias.

The videos are the result of General Synod's 2017 resolution for "Affirming and Supporting the Authorized Ministries of Under-represented Clergy in Local Congregations: A Call for Greater Representation and Economic Justice."

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Church Insurance 101

Church Insurance 101

January 18, 2020 at First Presbyterian, Casa Grande

The Southwest Conference United Church of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arizona, Grand Canyon Synod (ELCA) and the De Cristo and Grand Canyon Presbyteries (PCUSA) are cosponsoring “Church Insurance 101” hosted by the UCCIB (UCC Insurance Board).

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From the conference finance office

From the conference finance office

We love receiving contributions from our churches! We also love to easily attribute those contributions to your designated givings. The easiest way is if you use the form on the website.

It's a fillable PDF that has been recently updated, so you don't need to keep a printed stock on hand! Fill in the form, print it out, and attach it to your contribution!

Call Liana if you have questions.

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