Conference News & Events
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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.
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.
Rincon Congregational UCC in Tucson opened its doors to over 200 delegates, visitors, and vendors this past weekend for Annual Meeting! We thank them for their radical welcome and warm hospitality!
We have three food trucks coming for Friday's lunch! Preview the menus here.
Acting on the recommendation of the Associate Conference Minister Search Committee, the Executive Board has called Rev. Dr. Barbara Doerrer-Peacock as Associate Conference Minister for the Southwest Conference.
We waded (waited!) through a bit of uncertainty, but now "Roots and Wings" - Camp 2018 is full-speed ahead. Our new deadline for camp registration (this one will be the FIRM deadline) is May 16.
The Endowment Fund Management Committee and the SWC Executive Board are pleased to announce that the Southwest Conference (SWC) has entered an agreement with Bernstein Private Wealth Management (“Bernstein”), a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P (“AB”), to become our Endowment Fund investment manager," says Conference Minister Bill Lyons. "In this capacity, Bernstein will provide the SWC a range of philanthropic planning and investment services." Founded more than 50 years ago, Bernstein is a leading investment advisor to high-net-worth families and institutions, trusts, estates, foundations, endowments and pension plans.