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The Greater Phoenix UCC Justice Network brings people together to witness and work for justice in exciting ways, with impact more powerful than can be achieved by individual efforts. Their passion is contagious. And the model of their ministry can be replicated by UCC congregation members and clergy in any community. I am proud to be a part of the Greater Phoenix UCC Justice Network, and I support their work and their ministry model wholeheartedly. - Rev. Dr. William M. Lyons
United Church Funds representative Matthew Wagner will host a planned giving workshop at the Southwest Conference office on Tuesday, May 16, 11 am - 1 pm (lunch included).
Learn about starting or strengthening your church's planned giving program. Ask questions about ways to include planned gifts in your estate. The event is open to members of the Southwest Conference and our United Church Funds covenant partners. Please RSVP to the SWC office by May 9th (602-468-3830 or email@example.com).
The 2017 Pastor Moderator Dinner will be held May 4th, beginning at 6:00 pm in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please submit your information below to join Church Pastors and Moderators from around the Southwest Conference as we embody the spirit of "Called Together".
The 2017 Phoenix Pride Parade kicked off on April 2nd and the Southwest Conference was proud to march side by side with Congregations from around the valley displaying their pride front and center. Take a moment and see photos from those who marched Sunday morning in support of the LGBTQ community.
Delegates will be asked to approve revised Southwest Conference bylaws at the 2017 annual meeting to be held in Albuquerque, May 5-6.
In the spring of 2016 the Mission Planning Board (MPB) representatives began reimagining their role in the conference in light of the needs of their churches. Through a process of Appreciative Inquiry, the MPB recreated themselves as the Mission and Church Vitality Committee (MCVC). Some of their previous responsibilities were delegated to the Executive Board; some new responsibilities and purposes were added. This kind of re-visioning work within the conference is exactly what the MPB/MCVC was created to accomplish. The responsibility for monitoring the mission and needs of the conference remains with them in the proposed bylaws.
This year's Annual Meeting the Executive Board (EB) will introduce a motion calling Rev. Dr. William M. Lyons as our next settled Conference Minister. Breakout sessions to talk with EB members and Dr. Lyons will be held on Friday, May 5. The vote will be held during Saturday's business session (May 6). Leaders of the Southwest Conference call on conference members and our partners in ministry to hold this decision in prayer between now and when the vote is taken.
We are Called Together May 5th & 6th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Annual Meeting 2017
After a number of requests the Annual Meeting 2017 Registration deadline has been extended until April 7th, just one week away. If you are planning on attending the Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico please signup now!
For an up to date schedule, and more information please see the Annual Meeting 2017 page.
The 2017 Annual Meeting Schedule is now available.
Please review the upcoming workshops, business sessions, and events as you coordinate your local church deligation.