When Union Congregational UCC in Hackensack invited Rev. Torri Vande Zande to interview for its open clergy position back in November 2018, the committee had one pressing question: “Will your dog Caesar be joining you?”
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Applications are now being received for grant awards to Minnesota Conference congregations and authorized ministers. Grants will be awarded in three categories.
The Minnesota Conference Board of Directors approved a plan to make three grant opportunities available to clergy and congregations to deal with challenges of COVID-19 and to strengthen churches and clergy beyond the pandemic.
I give thanks again and again for your faithfulness, perseverance, and creativity in this unimaginable time. You have met this moment with wisdom and an inspiring can-do attitude. I urge patience and ask us to persist in our physical distancing and widespread precautions.
Every day, we’re seeing the amazing resiliency and creativity of our churches throughout the state. We asked how and what you’re doing in these challenging and uncertain times and will be sharing your stories and ideas.
The Rev. Sheresa Simpson-Rice joined the Minnesota Conference April 6 as the Interim Associate Conference Minister. She is providing care and nurture for our churches in the northern half of the state and managing search and calls.
From Conference Minister Shari Prestemon: “Some days it feels like everything is crashing in all around us … We’re all experiencing our share of ‘crashes’ during this pandemic. We are each struggling with a hundred new challenges, nagging fears, annoying ambiguities, and unanswerable questions every single day.”
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