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A Year in the Life of TCM: Learnings, Surprises, Challenges, Joys and Hopes
by Rev. Brigit Stevens, executive conference minister

Just over a year has passed since Rev. Brigit Stevens began as executive conference minister of the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences UCC and the experiment of a shared staffing model for the Tri-Conference Ministries began. Here’s Rev. Stevens’ reflection on the past year of transition, learning and experimentation:
Conference News ...
Rev. Darrell Goodwin begins as ACM in March
Associate Conference Minister Rev. Darrell Goodwin begins his role with the Tri-Conference Ministries this month. Rev. Goodwin will support churches in search and call and offer general support to churches in Nebraska. Help us in welcoming Rev. Goodwin to ministry among us!

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An Open Letter to the United Methodist Church
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We hold in prayer those whose past wounds have been reopened by the recent debates of the [United Methodist] governing body gathered in St. Louis. ...We confess to our own history and complicity with racism, misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia. ... We hold in prayer the entire Body of Christ around the world. ... Know that we stand ready to serve all who are in need of healing and all who seek simply to know the power of the risen Christ fully articulated in the expression of a love that knows no bounds.
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Giving Tuesday Offering Supports Immigrant Welcoming Ministries Nationwide in UCC
A number of United Church of Christ congregations answering the call to welcome the stranger will be gifted with grants to continue this holy mission, as the denomination's National Office firms up plans to distribute the Giving Tuesday offering.
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One Great Hour of Sharing Offering: March 31
One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development activities. The suggested offering date for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering is March 31, 2019. Click  donate  to give securely online or mail your gift today to: One Great Hour of Sharing - United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Financial Services, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
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