Our four core values guide our work to create a just world for all.
Even in the midst of a pandemic, the work of building and empowering God’s beloved community inspires us to open doors, build bridges, seek understanding, include diverse perspectives, and set a bigger table with a sincere invitation of “Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”
Justice, liberation, and reconciliation are the bedrock of our faith. We believe all are created in God’s image, and the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer that "all may be one” calls us to eradicate the sins of racism and bigotry in and beyond the Church. Living as the people of God requires us to affirm the humanity in all of us.
The world is changing and so is the Church. Learners and leaders of all ages and backgrounds are being called to create a prophetic, visionary, and sustainable of manifestation of the Church. We draw inspiration of "the way" of the early church as we welcome transition and transformation.
Building The Future
We find ourselves at a crossroads of sorts - reflecting on our past and the journey that brought us to this place and time, while looking for God's leading into a new, bright future. Building the future requires a courageous, honest look at who we are and who God is calling us to be as a Conference.
Calendar of Awareness and Action
As congregations commit to racial justice, this resource can increase help increase collective awareness and action. This calendar is a work in progress, and your suggestions are welcome.
Resources for Lay-Led Service for New Year's Day, 2023
Please consider giving your pastor(s) and staff an extra paid week off this winter (including Sunday) in addition to their regular vacation and personal time off. The week following Christmas or at the beginning of the new year is a perfect time to thank them for having journeyed with your congregation through this time of unprecedented change, and you can encourage them to take the extra time for renewal and Sabbath. We invite you to also use the gift of the attached Lay-led Worship Service at the Turning of the New Year to invite members and friends to host a time of worship while your pastor and staff are away.
News & Events
Recent news and upcoming events.
Each year as our communities and churches recognize November 20th as Transgender Day of Remembrance, we are reminded of the violence that is inflicted upon
UCC racial justice minister speaks out after Rittenhouse verdict by Velda Love | published on Nov 19, 2021 The Rev. Velda Love, UCC minister of
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