Conference News & Events
“The annual Information Review is a basic obligation to maintain good ministerial standing…” (United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry)
This document is a means for authorized ministers to participate in the Information Review in order to uphold the covenantal relationship with their Conferences and Associations.
The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer will complete a four-year term as General Minister and President on August 1, 2019. In the fall of 2018, The United Church of Christ Board of Directors (“UCCB”), the body responsible for nominating the General Minister and President to the General Synod, will receive a report regarding the Renomination of Rev. Dorhauer from its Renomination Committee. The UCCB must then decide whether to recommend Rev. Dorhauer to the 32nd General Synod for “call by election” to a second term.
The SWC Executive Board has shared the decision of our conference delegates not to ratify the UCC Constitution amendments voted at General Synod 31. The decision, along with the thoughts our delegates asked to accompany their decision, were sent in a letter to the United Church of Christ Board this weekend.
...for the losses of Polly Heinrich and Rev. Ross McGuire.
With increasing pastoral care needs in churches many congregations are looking for ways to train and include lay caregivers in their ministries.
Nathan Watts' Ecclesiastical Council was held on Sunday, June 3, and he was approved for ordination.
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.
Nathan Watts has been approved for ordination, pending his Ecclesiastical Council to which you are invited to attend at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at The Good Shepherd UCC .
On Wednesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. AZ time / noon NM time / 2 pm Eastern, Heather Kimmel, UCC General Counsel, will be leading a webinar on Sex Offenders in Your Congregations: Recommendations and Best Practices sponsored and hosted by the Insurance Board.
The webinar is directed to Local Church pastors and lay leaders. It is open to anyone, including people/churches who are not participants in the Insurance Board program.