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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Let’s Talk: About Sacred Stories

By Conference Minister Diane Weible Telling our stories and finding opportunities to talk is important, especially in our current reality. Dick Hom, a member of Chinese Congregational Church of San Francisco, sat down with Vincent Wu, also a member of the church and son of Rev. Paul Wu, Pastor of CCCSF in the 1960s. Vincent marched with Mr. John Lewis, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and countless others in 1965, from Selma to Montgomery, to bring attention to voter's rights for African Americans. This conversation highlights the sacredness and importance's of telling our stories and resonates deeply with the hope…
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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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Let’s Talk: About Co-Creating a New Way of Being

Conference Minister Diane Weible I was in a webinar the other day and the presenter brought up the problem with the term “the new normal”. She said that what happens when we say “the new normal” is that people tend only to focus on the word “normal”. We all know that getting “back to normal” is not an option after eight weeks of sheltering in place and physical distancing. And the new normal still lends itself to a belief that we want to go back to the way things were, with maybe a few tweaks here or there. I may…
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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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