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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.

The Urgent Work of Racial Justice and Equity

Conference Minister Shari Prestemon joins her Conference Minister colleagues from across the UCC in calling the whole church to a time of prayerful self-reflection, brave conversation, and the urgent work of racial justice and equity in each of our congregations and communities

Justice Talk to Justice Walk: Building Awareness, Strengthening Our Resolve

Check out the videos from the first five webinars in our series, including the latest one with Jim Bear Jacobs.

First Congregational Church of Winona Helps Lead Effort to Clear $2 Million in Medical Debt

The five faith communities raised $15,000 and, through a partnership with the New York-based nonprofit RIP Medical Debt, purchased and cleared medical debt in bulk across both states.

“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.
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