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Over the past few weeks, the Conference staff has been inspired by the faithful and creative responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Congregations have quickly developed alternative, virtual spaces for folks to connect, provide community care, and gather for community worship and prayer.

New Guidance to Churches During the Pandemic

On March 13, Conference Minister Shari Prestemon recommended that churches suspend in-person worship and other activities through the end of March. Nearly all congregations had done so as of March 22.

Staying Connected During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all navigate these difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to rely on each other in new ways and celebrate the connections among us in the Minnesota Conference UCC. Churches small and large, whether in greater Minnesota or the metro area, are all feeling the pain of this unimaginable situation.

2020 Spring CYE and Adult Retreats Postponed

In response to updated recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, Conference staff assessed all outdoor ministry and faith formation programs scheduled during the upcoming 8-week period.

Mizpah UCC and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Join Forces to Become Spirit of Peace

On March 1, a remarkable thing happened in the lives of congregations of Mizpah United Church of Christ and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. After months of discernment, conversation and planning, the two celebrated and commissioned their new name—Spirit of Peace, a UCC/ELCA congregation—the latest step in a process to form one congregation.

COVID-19: Info & Resources for Minnesota Conference UCC Members

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These are unparalleled times for our nation and world. The COVID-19…

Coronavirus and the Church: Facts Over Fear

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The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated our news…

“5 for 5” Congregations Honored

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Forty-eight United Church of Christ congregations are being honored…

Courage to Lead: A Retreat Series for Faith Leaders

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Opening Retreat: April 27–30, 2020 Monthly peer calls in between Closing…

Lent: Confronting Temptation in Our Churches

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Rev. Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister As Lent begins, we…