Conference News & Events
Saturday, January 26, 12:30 - 2 p.m. at First Church UCC Phoenix
Michael Curry will be our speaker, sharing his experience at the National Widening the Welcome Gathering in New York and showing how we can incorporate this knowledge into our individual churches.
“I am officially calling all delegates, visitors, and friends of the United Church of Christ, to join us in Milwaukee Wisconsin for the 32nd General Synod, June 21-25, 2019!”
Rev. Erin Tamayo will join the Southwest Conference staff full time January 14, 2019 as designated Minister for Migrant Hospitality. Her primary responsibility will be coordinating the Reception and Welcome Program being implemented by Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest throughout Arizona. Rev. Tamayo will also be a resource for Southwest Conference congregations for hospitality ministry with migrants. Rev. Tamayo’s position is made possible through a grant from LDS Charities and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services who are funding the initiative through Lutheran Social Service of the Southwest.
Your gift to the Christmas Fund will not only assist pastors, 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.
Within the family of our clergy accountability and oversight trainings called “Healthy Ministry Modules,” is now added a new version of what was formerly known as “retired clergy boundary training.”
In this issue: The Opioid Epidemic and the Role of Your Church, SELF-CARE: Who are your Caring “Cs”?, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Loneliness and Isolation and more.
#GivingTuesday is November 27th, 2018. We invite you to work with us to support individuals entering the United States in search of asylum, protection or sanctuary.
The United Church of Christ Board formally ratifies realigned leadership structure, approves 2019 budget, and looks toward General Synod elections.