Reflections from General Synod 33

Rev. Anna Larson and Rev. Chris McArdle share deep reflections on their experiences at General Synod, held virtually for the first time.

Rooted In Love, Nudged by the Spirit

This week marks an important and joyous gathering for the wider United Church of Christ. The biennial meeting of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ convened with opening worship this past Sunday evening and will conclude on Sunday the 18th.

Sandy Johnson to Serve as Bridge Associate Conference Minister

Johnson, a retired authorized minister, has agreed to serve as a Bridge Associate Conference Minister (ACM) starting August 16 through the end of the calendar year.

Report on the Annual Meeting

Ten workshops, an inspiring keynote speech, a soulful report on the "State of the Conference," and stirring worship … the 2021 Annual Meeting was a whirlwind of virtual activity!

Annual Meeting Goes Virtual June 7-13

Learn more about our plans for workshops, special clergy seminars and all-conference worship with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson, plus register now for the week of June 7-13.

Associate Conference Minister Search Committee Appointed

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.

A Warm Invitation

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?

Conference Expands Racial Justice Efforts

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.

A Welcome Sign of Resurrection

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.

Rev. Cindy Mueller Joins Staff; Conference to Experiment with New Staffing Model;

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.