Clergy have their choice between two locations for anti-racism training required for authorized standing in 2017. These will be the last ones offered for awhile!
Bill has some important information about staff changes at the Conference, and contribution deadlines.
You have the opportunity to be a part of this ministry that cares for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ through your participation in this year's Christmas Fund Offering.
Your gift to the Christmas Fund will not only assist pastors like the one above, but also provide for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks next December to lower-income retirees.
Your gifts are needed more than ever to help the growing number of retirees whose low-income annuities make it difficult to meet increasing living costs. This is your opportunity to participate in God's promise of renewal by enabling this ministry of compassion and care.
The 2017-2018 Southwest Conference Directories are live on our website, through the Resources tab. Please contact your local church administrator for the password.
This time, in Aztec, New Mexico. Two Aztec High School students were shot to death this morning by a gunman who later died at the scene.
Rev. Rebecca Morgan, a UCC pastor currently serving at First Presbyterian in nearby Farmington, NM, is leading a Service of Lament and Support tonight at 6 pm. The church is at 865 N Dustin. She asks that “people bring their broken hearts.”
Rev. Linda Mervine is retiring after 36 years as minister, ten of which have been in service as Pastor at First Christian Church in Las Cruces, and to the Las Cruces community.
All are invited to the celebration of Linda's 36-year ministry and her new beginning at an open house on Sunday Dec 10, 2017, 3 pm -5 pm.
Her last day at First Christian Church will be December 31, 2017. She will conduct the service with the Elders as an AGAPE sit-down potluck meal, themed 'Endings and New Beginnings', held in the Sanctuary.
Listen and/or read Bill Lyons' sermon, "Recovering Our Moral Center", preached at Casas Adobes Congregational on October 8, 2017.
Theme: "Come to the Water // E Hele Mai I Ka Wai"
When: June 25-29, 2018
Where: The University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu
Cost: $475 early registration / $495 after early registration deadline
After reading through the job description, if you feel called to apply for the position of Southwest Conference Camp Director, please contact Acting Associate Conference Minister Barb Doerrer-Peacock