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E-news

July 15, 2014 

 

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Table of Contents

·         Calendar

·         We're on Facebook

·         We're on Twitter

·         Town Hall Meetings

·         Beginning Again To Sing Our New Song...The Keynote Address from Alice Hunt, President of Chicago The

·         Statement from Ventura

·         UCC congregations address humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied migrant childre

·         Spirit and Struggle

·         Tackling the Big Issues: 3rd in a Series of Reports from Central Association...The issues

·         ECUMENICAL AND INTERFAITH NEWS - July

·         UCC History and Polity Course (online) Summer 2014

·         Spiritual Practices for Church Leaders (Online Course) 2014

·         Church Vitality Event - Healthy Congregations

·         Summer Camp 2014

·         HR for Churches - To SUTA or not to SUTA, that is the Question

·         Introduction to Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry: Using Your Hands to Heaven

·         One scoop? Two scoop? How about three?

·         Anti-Sex Trafficking Safe House & Las Memorias HIV/AIDS Residence Mission Excursion Through Centro Romero

·         Paul Demer "Canvas of Sky" Concert

·         Run the River for The Ridge

·         Introducing "AWE" at Woodland Hills Community Church

·         Finishing Strong, Ending Well; Crafting the Culminating Chapter of your Ministry

·         Promotion Name

·         Two Still Speaking Worship Events

·         Grieving Loss, Embracing Hope - WNLT Training Event

·         Invitation to Local Churches & Congregations to Sponsor Gay Games 9

·         Search for the President and CEO for the Council of Health & Human Services Ministries

·         Two Internship Positions now open - UCC Young Adult Service Communities

·         Open positions - National and Global Ministries

·         R.E.A.D.Y! Youth Curriculum

·         UCC 2014-2015 UCC Scholarship Applications Now Available

·         Looking to Borrow? Cornerstone Fund Offers $1,500 toward Closing Costs

·         Upcoming Events & Webinars at Center for Progressive Renewal

·         Baby Grand Piano Available

·         CEU Communion Workshop

·         Supply Minister Needed

·         Director of Youth and Children's Ministries

·         Scholarships/Grants offered

·         Free Efficiency Upgrades from LADWP

·         Pilgrim Hymnals Available

·         Positions Available in the Wider Church

 

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Latest Articles in Connecting Voices 

 

Beginning Again To Sing Our New Song

The Keynote Address from Alice Hunt, President of Chicago Theological Seminary, is available to read on our website.

Click here to read Keynote Address

 

 

 

Statement from Ventura

Thea Mateu's statement from the Naval Base Ventura County that is currently housing hundreds of migrant children.

>>>Read Statement

 

UCC congregations address humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied migrant children

United Church of Christ members and congregations throughout the country are stepping up to do what they can to help these children in need.

>>>Read Article

 

 Spirit and Struggle

Growing into God's promises...

>>>Read Article

 

Tackling the Big Issues: 3rd in a Series of Reports from Central Association

 The issues:  Hunger and Homelessness, Civil Rights, Global Climate Change, LGBTQ, Veterans (esp. Women Veterans), Sustainable Development.

 

>>>Read Article 

 

ECUMENICAL AND INTERFAITH NEWS - July

The latest Ecumenical and Interfaith news brought to you by the joint Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the Southern California Nevada Conference, United Church of Christ , and the Pacific Southwest Region, Disciples of Christ

>>>Read Article

 

Please Pass E-news On

Please Forward this e-mail to your friends, family and congregations and encourage them to sign up for e-news.  Now that the printed version of UC News has been discontinued, e-news & Connecting Voices are your sources for staying connected with what is happening around the Conference. Click Forward E-mail at the end of this message.

 

 

Activities/Events Around the Conference 

 

UCC History and Polity Course (online) Summer 2014

Join us for the History and Polity of the United Church of Christ

>>>Click here for more

 

Spiritual Practices for Church Leaders (Online Course) 2014

Come enrich your spiritual life!  Join us for an exploration and experience in drawing nearer to God.

>>>Click here for more

 

Church Vitality Event - Healthy Congregations

CANCELLED

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are cancelling this event.

 

Outdoor Ministries: Summer Camp 2014

Camper registration, volunteer applications, and campership donations: change your life and change a camper's life! Spread the word!     

 

>>>Click here for more and for 2014 Family Camp, Apple Pie Day, and Quilt/Craft Retreat Dates!   

 

HR for Churches - Do You Need an IIPP Manual?

HR for Churches is sponsored by San Diego Management Group.  Debbie Hallmark is a commissioned/licensed minister at Community Church of Poway.

>>>Click here for more

 

Introduction to Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry: Using Your Hands to Heaven

First Christian Church Whittier will be hosting the HTSM workshop on July 19.

 

>>>Click here for more             

 

One scoop? Two scoop? How about three?

Spread the word! Peppermint Ridge is inviting friends, family and all surrounding communities to our ice cream social on Friday August 1st 2014. 

 

Come enjoy a couple hours of music, dancing and yummy desserts while socializing with volunteers, residents and community members. The ice cream social will begin at 6:30pm and continue until 8:00pm. 

 

825 Magnolia Avenue, Corona, CA  - (951) 273-7320

 

Anti-Sex Trafficking Safe House & Las Memorias HIV/AIDS Residence Mission Excursion Through Centro Romero

Would you like to join us in partnership ministry with two ministries of Centro Romero? 

 

>>>Click here for more 

 

 

Paul Demer "Canvas of Sky" Concert

 Please join us at Mission Hills UCC on Saturday, August 9 for an evening of acoustic guitar music and thoughtful lyrics performed by Paul Demer.

 

>>>Click here for more 

 

Run the River for The Ridge

Peppermint Ridge is inviting all runners and walkers to its 9th Annual Love Run on October 11, 2014.

 

>>>Click here for more 

 

Introducing "AWE" at Woodland Hills Community Church

AWE continues on Mondays at 7pm in Breese Chapel focusing on an alternative worship experience. All eager explorers are encouraged to come together for inspiring evenings during which we seek to continue our spiritual journey in community. We seek to stand for a few moments perched on the edge, on the horizon, on the frontier, facing what is beyond our immediate comprehension and control, in anticipation of "Close Encounters of the Best Kind!"  Everyone welcome.

Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills CA 91364. Call or email us for more details: (818) 346-0820 or whccucc@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

 

Finishing Strong, Ending Well; Crafting the Culminating Chapter of your Ministry

Are you planning to retire from full-time ministry during the next two to ten years? This event will help you make these years a vital, intentional time for culminating your ministry and also a time of exciting preparation for what's next.

 

>>>Click here for more  

 

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Did your pastor forward this e-mail to you?  Maybe it was a friend.  Welcome to the E-News of the Southern California Nevada Conference.  This is where we share events and announcements from all over the Conference. 

 

Receiving the e-news is a great way to stay connected and informed about what is happening in the Conference.  If you would like to receive this bi-monthly e-mail directly from the Conference, sign up here:

 

 

Be sure to check out Connecting Voices, our Online Magazine.  You will find interesting articles written by members of our Conference.  It is a great way to learn how God is working in and through our Conference.  If you have a story to share, please send your article to e-news@scncucc.org

Thanks!

 

Wider Church Activities & Announcements

 

Two Still Speaking Worship Events



Two opportunities for people to experience and reflect on inclusive worship:


1)    0n October 26, 2014 churches interested in including those with special needs and disabilities in their worship services are invited to experience "PARABLES" at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, MN.  Click here for more
            
2)    On the weekend of November 8 and 9 churches interested in creating intergenerational worship and finding ways to welcome their community into their  space are invited to Washington Park United Church of Christ in Denver, Colorado.  Click here for more

These Still Speaking Worship events are sponsored by the Faith Formation Team of Local Church Ministries (with help from the Minnesota Conference for the Minnesota event) and are designed to be experiential and reflective in nature allowing churches to bring back  the experience to the particular ethos of their own settings. 

 

Grieving Loss, Embracing Hope - WNLT Training Event

The Western National Leadership Training Event will be held September 28-October 1 in Jackson, Wyoming.

>>>Click here for more

 

Invitation to Local Churches & Congregations to Sponsor Gay Games 9

Dear Conference Ministers,


The United Church of Christ has become the first-ever faith denomination to become a major sponsor of the International Gay Games, which will be held in Cleveland in August 2014.  As an extended witness, local ONA churches have been invited to share their own extravagant 'Open and Affirming' welcome, by being individually named as a sponsor of Gay Games 9, as well.

  

Individual congregations are invited to become sponsors of the Ninth International Gay Games for $250. The National Offices of the United Church of Christ will then match your $250 sponsorship contribution, dollar-for-dollar, so that you will be listed in all program materials and throughout the event (to reach the $500 minimum sponsorship level). 

  

The International Gay Games is an event that brings together more than 30,000 athletes and spectators from all 50 states and more than 30 countries. The Gay Games were created in 1982 to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion and excellence in sports.  Founded by U.S. Olympian Dr. Tom Wadell, the Gay Games now include 36 competitive sports, a festival village, cultural and social events, interfaith worship, and opening and closing ceremonies. Held every four years, the Gay Games have been hosted by some of the world's greatest cities, including San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Chicago.

  

United Church of Christ Conferences are also invited to participate in this exclusive sponsorship opportunity.  You may visit http://www.ucc.org/gaygames or mail a check to the attention of Julie Dombos (UCC, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115) by June 1, 2014.

  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

  

Regards,


Ann Poston

  

P.S.  We've also secured national press coverage of this exciting sponsorship, which will be featured in The New York Times the second week of June, along with significant local coverage and press releases sent to all regional media of participating churches, organizations and/or Conferences.        

 

Search for the President and CEO for the Council of Health & Human Services Ministries

CHHSM is a membership association, independent from but in covenantal partnership with the United Church of Christ (UCC).  It is comprised of over 70 corporate members who operate over 300 institutional ministries ranging from large hospital and health systems, senior living and nursing homes, children and youth service agencies, and small community action centers.
 
The President and CEO will assure strong programs that promote strong member engagement and satisfaction with CHHSM.  S/he is also responsible for working closely with the United Church of Christ executives, judicatories, and agencies.  The President and Chief Executive Officer serves on the national UCC Board of Directors.
 
The successful candidate will have a track record of executive leadership in a health and human services organization and the ability to work within a faith-based non-profit organization.

While the organization is headquartered in Cleveland, relocation is not required.

>>>Click here to learn more about the position

 

Two Internship Positions now open - UCC Young Adult Service Communities

Two positions have just opened up in the UCC Young Adult Service Communities!  YOU could be the right person for one of the them.


YASC at First Parish Church United of Westford, MA -  position with the Wish Project or Minute Man ARC 

 

YASC at Old First Reformed UCC, Philadelphia, PA  - position with P.O.W.E.R. Faith Based Community Organizing or Broad Street Ministry.

 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Begin here www.ucc.org/volunteer/yasc 


 Serve September 2, 2014 - August 2, 2015

 

*      Intentional Community

*      Community Service-Justice Advocacy

*      Congregational Service

*      Faith Conversations

 

Housing, health insurance and living stipend provided. 
Ages 21-35
YASC is a national network  with host churches located throughout the United States


Questions:  Please contact Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, Executive, UCC Volunteer Ministries at blaufusm@ucc.org or Diane Dicken at dickend@ucc.org 216-736-2810 

 

Visit our website for more information:  www.ucc.org/volunteer/yasc 

 

 

Open positions - National and Global Ministries

Click here for Ministry Opportunities:

 

http://oppsearch.ucc.org/web/default.aspx 

   

 

R.E.A.D.Y! Youth Curriculum

Ready to take your youth on a journey of self-discovery as they broaden the view of who they are, their place in the church, their community, and their world?

 

 >>>Click here for more    

 

UCC 2014-2015 UCC Scholarship Applications Now Available.

The scholarship application process for the 2014-15 academic-year has begun.

 

The following seminary scholarship applications are now available to UCC seminarians at http://www.ucc.org/apply. Please share this information with your constituents. 

 

Looking to Borrow? Cornerstone Fund Offers $1,500 toward Closing Costs

If your church is looking for the right loan to finance a building repair, improvement or expansion project, it's time to talk to the Cornerstone Fund!

 

>>>Click here for more 

 

Upcoming Events & Webinars at Center for Progressive Renewal

The Center for Progressive Renewal is offering a series of webinars and online courses designed to help you lead your church into the future.  Here are a few of the upcomgin events (for a full list, please visist the Center for Progressive Renewal website

 

Updates from around the Conference

 

This section is reserved for short updates about changes in leadership (hiring of new Pastor or Youth Leader, Death of Clergy or immediate family, Crisis in the church needing assistance) and position opennings. 


 If you have news of changes in your congregation's leadership or in the life of clergy in our conference, please send it to e-news@scncucc.org

 

Baby Grand Piano Available

I have an Ivers and Pond baby grand piano which I would like to donate to a congregation in need, but they have to come and get it. 

Contact Tina Zarro 310-798-0614 or Mike Zarro 213-379-5708. 

 

CEU Communion Workshop

A workshop with CEU value on the sacrament/ordinance of communion will be held on Friday morning, October 3, at the Disciples Seminary Foundation in Claremont.  The workshop is designed to address the major questions surrounding communion: essence, symbolism frequency, presidency, eligibility, etc.   We especially hope to create dialogue between Disciples and UCC participants, but resource persons from other traditions, including the Roman Catholic, will also be present. 

The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including the celebration of the Lord's Supper and then lunch.  There is no cost.   .3 CEU's will be earned by participants. 

For information write to Dr. Jeff utter at hefffer@earthlink.net.  You can register at info@dsf.edu.

 

Supply Minister Needed

First Congregational Church of Long Beach seeks a Family Leave Supply Minister to provide continuity and coverage for worship, pastoral care, and staff coordination.  For more information and to see other job listings, click here

 

Director of Youth and Children's Ministries

Pioneer Ocean View UCC in San Diego is a multicultural and Opening and Affirming (ONA) congregation of the United Church of Christ.  We are seeking a half-time Director of Youth and Children's Ministries to help us live out our vision "to ignite hearts everywhere with God's love."  

For more information click here

 

Scholarships/Grants offered byThe Pacific Network for Mission Education(PNME)

The Pacific Network for Mission Education(PNME) is offering scholarship/grants to selected applicants that are interested in the following:

 

            "service/learning study trips, classes"

            "learning about the mission of the global church"

            "clarifying a call to mission"

 

To  obtain Grant applications and guidelines, see their website: www.pacnet4mission.org, they can be reached by email at: awaitingword@gmail.com and their address is 1601 Alameda Ave., Alameda CA 94501.

 

Free Efficiency Upgrades from LADWP

LADWP is currently offering a direct install - free lighting and such - to small businesses (like congregations) with an electrical demand of 30 kilowatts or less - www.ladwp.comsbdi

 

 

Pilgrim Hymnals Available

Los Alamitos UCC has up to 200 red Pilgrim Hymnals to donate to any church or organization needing them.  Contact the church office at 714.527.2343 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or leave a message. 

 

Positions Available In The Wider Church

 see full listings of positions @  www.ucc.org/classifieds

 

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