INKY News: January 2020
Our Prayers Are with those on the Border
This week a delegation of IKC members, lead by Conference Minister Rev. Chad Abbott, left for Sahuarita, AZ, to attend the Common Ground on the Border event facilitated by The Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita . The group included not only just over a dozen IKC members coordinated by Pastor Chad, but also other groups representing churches and individuals from around the Conference who felt called and inspired to participate in the workshops and worship during Common Ground on the Border, as well as to witness to the crisis these migrants face as they try to find a way into the safety of the United States.

We'll have periodic updates on our Facebook page documenting the trip, and will follow up with more information, reflection, and opportunities for learning and advocacy, when our group returns home.

In the meanwhile, we ask you to join our Conference staff in prayer for these travelers. When the initial offer to sign up for this trip came from Pastor Chad through the Conference, he selected this Scripture as a touchstone for their work, perhaps it will inspire your prayers.

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured.
Hebrews 13:1-3
Churches in Search and Call:

Part-time Position
Zion UCC in Elberfeld, IN
Zion Evangelical UCC in Evansville, IN
Zoar UCC in Evansville, IN
St. John UCC in Woodland, IN

Full-time Position
St. John East in Evansville, IN
St. James UCC, Francesville & St. John UCC, Medaryville, IN
Salem UCC in Wanatah, IN
Salem UCC in Westphalia, IN

Contact ACM Monica Ouellette for more information: .
Annual Gathering 2020:
Living God's Economy
Mark your calendar!
Note the Date
In 2020 we meet June 25-27 , roughly 3 weeks later
than we have traditionally met.

CHHSM Annual Gathering &
Health and Human Service Sunday Resources
Health and Human Service Sunday is January 26, 2020

The UCC Council for Health and Human Services Ministries (CHHSM) has provide worship resources for use in your January 26 worship services. You can find these items here and on the Worship Ways page .

CHHSM is also pleased to invite you to register for their annual gathering March 3-5 in Memphis, TN.

" Justice and Grace—Together is this year’s theme. Together we will think about the ways that the scriptures, the civil rights movement, and our ministries in health and human services demand that we hold Justice and Grace—Together.  In addition to worship, plenary sessions, workshops, our annual business meeting, and meals, we are offering preconference options of visiting the National Civil Rights Museum on Monday, March 2, and participating in a service project or affinity groups." - From the event registration page.
The Village @ West Jefferson: Restoration and Revitalization in Louisville, KY

Please join MOLO Village Community Development Corporation to celebrate the Groundbreaking for The Village at West Jefferson. Special guests include Mayor Greg Fisher, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and many others who have supported this community led project and have become a part our Village.

The celebration for the Village will continue with a reception at St. Peters United Church of Christ temporary location at Russell Plaza, 1407 W. Jefferson immediately following the groundbreaking ceremony.

Tuesday, January 28th at 1:00pm
1225 W. Jefferson Street
(12th Street near Fire Station)

The Village @ West Jefferson (“The Village”) a new 30,000 square foot, two-story, mixed-use retail and office development in the historic Russell Community. Construction of The Village is expected to be completed in the late fall of 2020 at the intersection of Jefferson Street and 12 th  Street. The project will bring much needed investment to the west end that will benefit both existing residents and the thousands of new residents expected as a result of the city’s ongoing redevelopment initiatives. 
An Interview with Northwest Association COM chair,
Dean Holland Neal

There's a lot of responsibility in the hands of our committees on ministry, and with changes to the Manual on Ministry, misleading ideas about what COMs do, and sometimes a sense of isolation from the work of other Association COMs, Rev. Dena Holland Neal talks about the value of monthly COMCast meetings with ACM Rev. Dr. Toni Hawkins. Click here to read the interview .

INKY Women Updates

  • Sarah Maigari, who is our partner for Women’s Ministry in Nigeria, will be turning 60 on Sunday. Let's send Sarah email birthday wishes at!
  • St. Peter’s UCC, Lamar, IN, will be having a Days for Girls event on February 15, 2020 to support that ministry. For details contact Gayle Morley Jahn at 812-529-8232.
The Society of Saint Andrew (SoSA) is offering two, part-time job opportunities for a Northeast Indiana Area Gleaning Coordinator, each overseeing different counties. For more information, and to see other job opportunities form SoSA, click here .
Upcoming Events
Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity


January 18- 25

Religion and Incarceration Seminar


January 28
Indianapolis, IN
2020 CHHSM 82nd Annual Gathering


March 3-5
Memphis, TN
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