Conference News & Events
Rev. Dr. Barb Doerrer-Peacock was installed as Associate Conference Minister on Sunday, September 9 at Desert Palm UCC.
Bill Kaszeta was kind to share his photos with us! If you have photos to share, please email them to Wende at email@example.com.
The Rev. Paul Bizer is available to assist your church in helping build its mission dreams.
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.
What can we offer as the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ that enables faith formation and transformation of young people, reflecting our Christ-centered values of a just and compassionate world for all?
Save the date: November 5–7, 2018
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.
Introducing Rev. Jay Deskins!
Recently called as Regional Youth and Children's Minister for the Christian Church in Arizona (Disciples of Christ), Jay has been approved by the SWC Executive Board as UCC/DOC joint youth ministry director.
Called to Care is a resource which helps a church or other organization:
develop a caregiving program
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.
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. at the SWC office
The next MCVC meeting will focus on leadership best practices. The following people from conference churches are asked to attend:
finance team members
Healthy Ministry Module 3, "Finances, Resources, and Work" is scheduled for September 10 in Albuquerque at Church of the Good Shepherd.