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UCC Supports Communities Affected by Flooding

With officials declaring emergencies in numerous counties and on Native American Reservations throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries stands poised to assist churches serving communities most affected by this incredible Spring flooding.   … Continue reading

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Share Bethlehem’s Light

Churches in the Iowa area and beyond have the opportunity to light their Christmas candles from an unbroken chain of light carried directly from the the oil lamps at the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Bethlehem Peace Light arrived … Continue reading

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Tri-Conference Staff Holidays 2019

In 2019, staff holidays for the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ will include the following: New Year’s Day: Tuesday, Jan. 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 21 President’s Day: Monday, Feb. … Continue reading

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TCM Welcomes Rev. Darrell Goodwin

The Tri-Conference Ministries is proud to announce that Rev. Darrell Goodwin will join the team as our new Associate Conference Minister! Rev. Goodwin will serve the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences starting on March 1. He looks forward to … Continue reading

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Who Do I Contact?

This is a frequent (and understandable) question we’ve heard from pastors and leaders in local churches and partner ministries who are seeking assistance from a staff member. Though we have now hired the majority of our staff, many of them … Continue reading

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TCM Welcomes Rev. Ellis Arnold

The Tri-Conference Ministries is proud to announce that Rev. Ellis Arnold will join the team as our new Associate Conference Minister! Rev. Arnold will serve the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences starting on Feb. 1. They look forward to … Continue reading

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TCM Welcomes Rev. Samantha Houser

The Tri-Conference Ministries is proud to announce that Rev. Samantha Houser will join the team as our new Associate Conference Minister! Rev. Houser will serve the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences starting on Feb. 1 from the Sioux Falls, … Continue reading

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Prep for the story!

Advent calendars, the kind with the pull open windows and chocolates inside, began their annual appearances just moments after the trick-or-treat-ers finished their rounds on Halloween. Some folks grumble about this, but I smiled when I saw them, thankful for … Continue reading

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Relinquish

A few weeks ago I got to spend a long weekend with my grandson Richie and his parents. Richie is still of an age where he thinks having Grandpa read his bedtime story is a treat and I am, of … Continue reading

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God is there through it all

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.”         Psalm 23:1-2   I rarely see it coming. But it always does.   Things … Continue reading

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