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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.