Celebrate one of our own

Celebrate one of our own

Mark Behle has served Global Ministries, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the United Church of Christ faithfully for thirty-three years and is finally concluding his service. The last terms have been with the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa where he worked with the church in Maseru as planning officer. Mark’s home church is in Arizona at Church of the Palms UCC, Sun City.

As a part of the [Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)] Arizona Regional Assembly, we will be celebrating Mark’s service in Tucson, Arizona at Saguaro Christian Church with a Global Ministries lunch at noon on Saturday, November 3.

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Calling all UCC youth and young adult writers

[From Rev. Trayce L, Stewart, Minister for Youth and Young Adult Engagement, Faith INFO (Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation)]

As we take to the task of revamping the youth and young adult ministries of the national UCC setting there are several projects that are in the works. One of those is to offer a 2019 Lenten devotion which will be available for download early next year. I am seeking a total of 46 writers between the ages of 12 and 30 (give or take a year or two) and trying to reserve half of those spaces for youth and young adults of color to highlight our commitment to diversity.

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A financial perspective

Financial news about a global market plunge like we experienced last week can be unsettling. Last week we asked Richard Johnson, Principal/Financial Advisor with Bernstein Private Wealth Management, for his perspective on what’s happening in the markets right now. Richard partners with the SWC Endowment Fund Management Committee as we strive to be excellent stewards of our conference resources. Here is what Richard had to say.

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Upcoming HEALTHY MINISTRY MODULES for FALL 2018 and Beyond

Upcoming HEALTHY MINISTRY MODULES for FALL 2018 and Beyond

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.

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Called to Care

Called to Care

Called to Care is a resource which helps a church or other organization: 

  • develop a caregiving program

  • train caregivers

  • continue to develop and support the program and the caregivers

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.

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