The SWC Bylaws have been updated with the necessary changes following the 2017 Annual Meeting.Read More
The Southwest Conference is looking for two people to serve both the conference and the national church as Three Great Loves initiative coordinators.Read More
The UCC Disaster Ministries and SWC Conference Disaster Ministries stand ready to support and assist your congregations and your communities in time of disaster. Because of the many first responders and agencies already equipped to assist with initial disaster relief, UCC/SWC Disaster Ministries helps congregations connect with those resources, but, focuses on assisting with the needs of long-term recovery.Read More
A RESOLUTION CALLING THE SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE AND COVENANT PARTNERS TO ADVOCATE FOR IMMIGRATION JUSTICE AND TO OFFER SANCTUARY TO IMMIGRANTSRead More
All members and churches are invited to attend Bill Lyons's installation service at 3 pm on Sunday, October 15 at United Church of Sun City.Read More
Today the SWC is sharing the good news with you that a core group of people excited to begin a new progressive and open & affirming United Church of Christ congregation in Taos has gathered under the leadership of founding pastor Rev. Pamela Shepherd. This is her story of their beginning.Read More
I can tell you all the grand and challenging resolutions we tackled, all the breathtakingly inspiring worship and sermons from great speakers we heard, all the information from a denomination hard at work we received. But, what I appreciate most, perhaps, on this Sunday after Baltimore, are these three simple, new - yet very old - vessels that now shape us as a particular tribe of Jesus-followers. Our three Great Loves – Love of Children, Love of Neighbor, Love of Creation.Read More
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, October 30 - November 1.Read More
Everything you need to know to keep up with General Synod online.Read More
In observance of Independence Day, the Conference office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4.Read More
Missionary Scott Nicholson, a friend to many at Casas Adobes Congregational UCC, passed away recently. He led many tours for their members across the border and inspired their ministry, Needlework for Nogales Children (N4NC).Read More
An active contributor to the Southwest Conference Blog, Dr. Don Fausel, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017, at the age of 87.
A resident at Beatitudes Campus, Don was an Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University, College of Public Programs, where he taught and held various administrative positions for thirty years. After he retired, he wrote his memoir, From Blind Obedience to a Responsible Faith and became a blogger on his website responsiblefaith.com.
Bill called the office today (Friday, June 16) to say he is doing well and is officially home from the hospital. He wanted to thank everyone for the kind wishes and many prayers.Read More
Dear SW Conference Friends and Colleagues,
I'm honored to be entrusted with filling in for Bill in order to allow him important time and flexibility for a good recovery. In spending the last week trying to get up to speed, I've been impressed with the thoroughness and ways Bill and our staff keep the bazillions of details well in hand. With their help, and your patience, I'm sure we'll be able to keep the work of our beloved Conference going for the next few months.
Nancy Bernasek, a member of Scottsdale Congregational UCC, will lead a two-part workshop on the topic of “Conflict Resolution Though Understanding Communication Styles”.Read More
For those who might need a little more time for the registration process, you now have until Friday, June 9 to register. Visit the camp page soon! Call Eli at the SWC office with any questions.Read More
The suggested offering date is Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017.
Strengthen the Church (STC) is a special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.Read More
New page on the website! Find the latest feeds from our Social Media presence and links to help you find us, follow us, and friend us. Let's Be Social!Read More
Find Your Colors at camp! June 18 - 23 at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott. Learn more and register online now.Read More
This is your opportunity to review the resolutions submitted for consideration by the Thirty-first General Synod and to share your insights with the Southwest Conference delegates.Read More