Author Archives: Aidan Spencer

Flipping the Script on the Narrative of Scarcity

I opened my first business when I was ten or eleven years old. I was a lawn mower extraordinaire with an eye for straight lines and clean patterns. And, I was rolling in the money. Maintaining lawns, I soon discovered, … Continue reading

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Becky Leonard and the Rev. Ellis Arnold Chosen for UCC Manual on Church Team

We are excited to share that Becky Leonard and the Rev. Ellis Arnold were chosen to serve on the team to develop a new UCC Manual on Church. Becky is a member of and secretary for Redfield First Congregational UCC in the … Continue reading

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Summary of the November Nebraska Board Meeting

This summary is written by Board of Directors Chair Rev. Scott Jones, and not the official minutes of the meeting. On a lovely, sunny, autumn day, your Nebraska Conference Board of Directors gathered for a meeting at Vine Congregational Church … Continue reading

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Visioning Process Results in Inspiring “Why Statement”

The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Boards of Directors unveiled its Why Statement at the Joint Annual Meeting June 14th-16th in Omaha. The Why Statement articulates the purpose of the conferences and will help guide future decisions. The statement reads: … Continue reading

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No Longer Strangers Digest

MY MEDICAL JOURNEY 2018-19 A reflection by Ben D. Anderson, commissioned minister of disability education and advocacy Today marks three years since I was commissioned as a commissioned minister for disability education and advocacy for the United Church of Christ … Continue reading

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Slow Down and Savor the Moment

As I write this article for our e-news publication I am on my first vacation since starting in this role as Associate Conference Minister. That means it has been 9 months without intentional pause. That also means that I am … Continue reading

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Welcome to our Communications Specialist

We are pleased to welcome Aidan Spencer to the TCM staff as our new Communications Specialist. Aidan’s work with the UCC includes communicating the happenings and mission of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences through event publicity, newsletter distribution, … Continue reading

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Final Sale for Iowa Religious Media Services

As IRMS begins the conclusion of Phase 3 of their resource clearance, they are providing one last opportunity to purchase some of their resources at an extremely reduced price. The deals mentioned in these weekly specials will continue through October … Continue reading

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Dis-empowering Loss with Gratitude

“I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” -Job 1:21 Over the past … Continue reading

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Highlights from the September Nebraska BOD Meeting

A summary from Board Chair Scott Jones: On September 6th and 7th the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Conference and our Tri-Conference staff joined together for a Board retreat in Schuyler at the beautiful Benedictine Retreat Center. Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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