First Congregational UCC in Grand Marais wondered together how they might stay connected through the pandemic. Their answer: create 1,000 paper cranes to fill their sanctuary with peace.
About Kathy Graves
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Entries by Kathy Graves
The Board of Directors appointed a committee at its May meeting to begin a search for a settled Associate Conference Minister. The position is posted on both the MN Conference and national UCC’s websites.
Have you ever found yourself wondering what the future may look like for your congregation? Do you feel sometimes as if everything’s uncertain and you have no idea how to get from point A to point B?
The two congregations have been sharing worship space on Sundays for the past two years, but the relationship has grown in other marvelous ways.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, and witness yet another officer-involved shooting with the death of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, we are ever mindful that the hard work of seeking racial justice and embodying that commitment in our own life as a Conference is far from complete.
On Tuesday, April 20, deep into our Easter season, a welcome sign of Resurrection hope showed up. Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
The Minnesota Conference has appointed Rev. Cindy Mueller to the role of Steward for Search and Call and Congregational Legacy Planning, a new position in an experimental staff model.
On Monday, I was contacted by a member of the media. “What can we do to heal our communities in the middle of all this pain and unrest?” she wondered. I declined to be interviewed. It felt like she was asking the wrong question. Or that it was at least premature.
“I’m not sure I have ever longed for spring quite so desperately. And never have I needed Easter’s Resurrection quite so much.” Read more from Conference Minister Rev. Shari Prestemon.
Few things brings us as much joy as welcoming new clergy to the Minnesota Conference, United Church of Christ. Meet our newest clergy.
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