What is Happening with our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters?

The Minnesota Conference UCC Immigration Team will offer two important virtual events about the current status of immigrants on October 26 and December 7. Hanne Sandison from The Advocates for Human Rights and Julio Zelaya from the ACLU are the featured speakers Oct 26.

Keep the Faith

Hebrews 11 reminds us that "faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Conference Minister Rev. Shari Prestemon shares a video message of faith in turbulent times. Read and listen to her words.

“Respect, Compassion, Atonement”

Henry Banks, the Conference’s guest speaker for the September 15 "Justice Talk to Justice Walk” discussion, shared his story of creating a memorial to address the lynching of three innocent black men in Duluth in 1920.

Answering the Call for Reparations

At its 2019 Annual Meeting, the Minnesota Conference voted to begin a process of reparations with approval of a resolution. The newly formed Amos Task Force has stepped into this work, choosing two Indigenous organizations for reparations funding.

FourTHursday (and 2nd Thursday) Returns Online this Fall

We are excited to invite faith formation leaders—clergy, lay staff, and volunteers—from around the Minnesota Conference to gather via Zoom on most second and fourth Thursdays this fall from noon to 1:30 pm.

Contemplative Gathering Retreats

The MN Conference Outdoor Ministry will present a three-part Contemplative Gathering to bring us into a place of mindfulness and peace as we enter a change of seasons, a time of thanksgiving, and a time of reflection and anticipation.

Where Faith & Politics Meet

Election season is in full swing. It feels to me as if an election cycle has never been stranger, the rhetoric more heated, or our choices more important. The polarization and divisiveness of our nation is on full display as we watch the back and forth among candidates up and down the ballot, our country’s most difficult and painful issues lightning rods for debate.

Developing Leaders for Our Changing Rural Churches

God calls the Minnesota Conference UCC to equip a courageous Church alive with Christ’s transforming love. An important aspect of that call is helping churches attract and cultivate clergy with the skills to lead a changing church in a changing world. This can be an especially big challenge in rural areas.

Courage to Lead: An Online Retreat Series for Faith Leaders

The Minnesota Conference is offering a new Courage to Lead series using an extended, virtual model of gathering together. We have redesigned this experience to meet the new demands of ministry during a pandemic. 

COVID-19 Update from the Conference

In light of increasing COVID numbers in Minnesota and continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the Conference staff will work remotely through at least December 31, 2020.