An active contributor to the Southwest Conference Blog, Dr. Don Fausel, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017, at the age of 87. Read More
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.
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
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
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, Read More
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
“60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley interviewed Sixto Paz and Ismael Delgado, who both reside at the Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix. Read More
The 2017 Southwest Conference UCC Annual Meeting was last weekend, May 5-6. An official report is forthcoming but for now, ICYMI: Read More
You will find all information related to annual meeting, including the annual meeting book online at:
No paper copies of the annual meeting book are being printed for distribution in Albuquerque. Read about the three ways to bring the book with you to annual meeting: Read More
Whether you’re a seasoned Twitter user or are brand new to Instagram, you can follow and contribute to the conversation about (and during) the Annual Meeting on social media! Read More
The Greater Phoenix UCC Justice Network brings people together to witness and work for justice in exciting ways, with impact more powerful than can be achieved by individual efforts. Their passion is contagious. And the model of their ministry can be replicated by UCC congregation members and clergy in any community. I am proud to be a part of the Greater Phoenix UCC Justice Network, and I support their work and their ministry model wholeheartedly. - Rev. Dr. William M. Lyons Read More
United Church Funds representative Matthew Wagner will host a planned giving workshop at the Southwest Conference office on Tuesday, May 16, 11 am - 1 pm (lunch included).
Learn about starting or strengthening your church's planned giving program. Ask questions about ways to include planned gifts in your estate. The event is open to members of the Southwest Conference and our United Church Funds covenant partners. Please RSVP to the SWC office by May 9th (602-468-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Read More
The 2017 Pastor Moderator Dinner will be held May 4th, beginning at 6:00 pm in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please submit your information below to join Church Pastors and Moderators from around the Southwest Conference as we embody the spirit of "Called Together". Read More
The 2017 Phoenix Pride Parade kicked off on April 2nd and the Southwest Conference was proud to march side by side with Congregations from around the valley displaying their pride front and center. Take a moment and see photos from those who marched Sunday morning in support of the LGBTQ community. Read More
Delegates will be asked to approve revised Southwest Conference bylaws at the 2017 annual meeting to be held in Albuquerque, May 5-6.
In the spring of 2016 the Mission Planning Board (MPB) representatives began reimagining their role in the conference in light of the needs of their churches. Through a process of Appreciative Inquiry, the MPB recreated themselves as the Mission and Church Vitality Committee (MCVC). Some of their previous responsibilities were delegated to the Executive Board; some new responsibilities and purposes were added. This kind of re-visioning work within the conference is exactly what the MPB/MCVC was created to accomplish. The responsibility for monitoring the mission and needs of the conference remains with them in the proposed bylaws. Read More