Fall Support Session Series

Listening to the needs of our Authorized Ministers and Church Leaders, we offer the following support sessions: November 5, 3-4:30 p.m. (for Authorized Ministers): How to know when it's ready to re-open and how to support your congregation in making that decision. Resources to view ahead of time. If you are an Authorized Minister and would like to listen to this recording, please email Diane Weible (dweible@ncncucc.org) to receive the link and passcode. November 12, 3-4:30 p.m. (open to all): How are we doing worship seven months into pandemic? Listen to this recording. You may join any of the sessions by clicking HERE.
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Information for Budget and Camp Revision Task Force Proposals

A Letter from Conference Leaders Conference leaders have written a letter to the churches and authorized ministers of the United Church of Christ, appealing for your support in entering into a faithful discernment process for determining the Conference's ministry and the budget for 2021. For the past five years, despite a Conference-wide discernment to call two full-time Associate Conference Ministers, we have finished each year with a deficit and have relied on reserves to make up the difference. In 2017, Annual Gathering approved a $5/per member giving request to offset some of our deficit, especially around our line items involving…
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Co-Creating a New Way of Being

Co-creating a new way of being is an invitation to use the experience of this pandemic to shape the way we live in covenant and community and the way we move into the future. Each week (maybe even twice a week), I am going to pose a question. Then, after a few days of my own contemplation about the question, I will post a short video here with a few of my thoughts. I invite you to add your own reflections to the comment section below. May 7: What has surprised you the most about the past eight weeks?  …
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Annual Meeting and Annual Gathering Changes

In light of the continued California statewide Shelter in Place order, as well as Sonoma State University cancelling all campus reservations and activities in June, the Conference Council has called a Special Conference Meeting to be held online on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. View the meeting HERE. This Special Conference Meeting is for the purposes of acting on revisions to the By-Laws and acting on the slate of leaders for 2020-2021. It will take the place of the Annual Meeting session of Annual Gathering previously scheduled for June 18-20, 2020. An informational meeting to review the Bylaws revisions was…
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Let’s Talk: About Difficult Conversations at Synod

Greetings from General Synod 32 in Milwaukee! As always, General Synod feels like a family reunion. It is a time to visit old friends and make new ones. Every year I realize how many people I meet at Synod who become wonderful friends and how many old friends I see who remain dear to me. This year’s Synod (as all Synods do) had moments that created deep reflection for me. One of those moments is what I want to share with you this day. One of our Conferences submitted a resolution about Exhibit Hall Space and whether certain groups that…
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