The Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska Conferences of the United Church of Christ offer a variety of ways in which you can get updated news, information and resources for you and your churches ministries.
News and Events
Our News page contains up-to-date articles about current happenings. Our Events page lists all gatherings coming up in the months ahead. If you have local church news you would like to share, please email Nicole Havelka, director of communications. If you are a local church or a partner organization and have an event of wide interest (association meetings, ordinations, installations, large educational events, or mission opportunities) to share, please fill out the Submit an Event form at least four to six weeks in advance of the event so it can be shared in a timely fashion.Submit an Event
Links to all of our news and nearly all events are also listed on our conferences’ Facebook pages. Often breaking news is posted there before it is sent in an email. To stay up to date, Like our pages:
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Latest News (First Tuesdays) includes a staff blog post and information about conference programs, conference boards, and national UCC happenings that will keep you in the know.
Gatherings (Second and Fourth Tuesdays) includes upcoming local, regional and national events.
Inspiring Ministries (Fourth Tuesdays) includes a local ministry feature story plus denominational and other curated resources around a different topic each month.
Fifth Tuesdays: Our staff will take the week for planning and preparation.
In addition to these regular emails, we will also send special emails that promote special programs or events or share information on special topics of interest. The topics of those emails will be determined approximately a month in advance unless there is an immediate need for communication.
Some of our most recent emails:
Gatherings: Annual Meeting Registration is Open (4.9.2019)
Latest News: Ways to Help in Flooded Areas (4.2.2019)
Special News for CoMs/MiDs: Grants for Seminarians, MiD Retreat, The Marks (3.28.2019)
Gatherings: Let’s Come Together – 2019 Joint Annual Meeting (3.26.2019)
Inspiring Ministries: Forming Faith – Outdoor Ministries (3.19.2019)
Special News: Response to New Zealand Mosque Shooting and Disaster Response (3.21.2019)
Special News: UCC Support During Flooding (3.19.2019)
Gatherings: RAGBRAI, Inclusive Church, Association Meetings (3.12.2019)
Latest News: Year in the Life of TCM, Introducing Rev. Darrell Goodwin (3.5.2019)
For the weekly email, we draw our email lists from the people and churches for whom we have email addresses in our database. If you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive the weekly email or any special emails about any topic. You will not be removed from our database. If you have unsubscribed and wish to start receiving the emails again, you can resubscribe using the email sign up above and below. Here are more detailed instructions for rejoining the list. If you want to be placed on a list about specific topics only, please contact Nicole Havelka, director of communications. If you want to update your email or other information in our database, please email Diane Leggett.
Questions or need help finding information? Please contact Nicole Havelka.