Welcome to New Conference Clergy

Few things brings us as much joy as welcoming new clergy to the Minnesota Conference, United Church of Christ. Meet our newest clergy.

March Generosity Reflection

I don’t know about you, but years from now when we are finally all vaccinated and the Covid-19 pandemic is a memory within our collective conscience, there are some aspects that I will gladly forget because of the pain they caused. And there are other aspects that I will give thanks to God for sustaining us through those painful moments.

“How long, O God, how long?”

Columbine. Newtown. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Charleston. Las Vegas. Orlando. Pittsburgh. El Paso. San Bernadino. These are the names of just some of the cities where mass gun violence has occurred in our nation. The city of Buffalo here in our own state of Minnesota is another, where a shooter shot five people at a clinic, killing one, just last month.

Heading Back to Honduras

In just a few weeks, Maryjane Westra will head back to Honduras as a mission co-worker with the United Church of Christ’s Global Ministries. It’s a long way from Fergus Falls, where she currently lives, but it’s a country she knows well, having served there with her husband, Don, from 2013-2017.