Author Archives: Nicole Havelka

Celebrating #JAM2019

What a celebration we had at our first-ever Joint Annual Meeting of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences UCC! More than 250 participants (IA – 75; NE – 89; SD – 63) had tremendous opportunities for connection, collaboration and creativity — building … Continue reading

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SD Youth Crafts Resolution, Heads to UCC General Synod

High School Junior Hunter Rice received unexpected lessons in leadership and church structure during his confirmation program at Custer Community Church in Custer, SD.  Part of the confirmation lessons taught by his pastor, Rev. Dustin Bartlett, included an understanding of … Continue reading

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Recruit South Dakota Youth Delegates NOW!

Send a Youth Delegate to the South Dakota Annual Meeting and get an additional delegate for your church. In 2018, the delegates of the South Dakota Annual Meeting passed a resolution to amend the conference bylaws encouraging youth attendance at … Continue reading

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Complete Yearbook Annual Report by March 6

Why should you complete your church’s annual yearbook information by March 6? Having updated church data in the UCC Data Hub will: Enable visitors and church leaders to find you more easily through Find a Church and Access UCC; Give … Continue reading

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Emails Makes Finding UCC News Easier

The Tri-Conference Ministries staff is now making it easier for you to find the United Church of Christ information that you need most! Starting in February we bring new focus to our weekly emails: eNews email (First Tuesdays) includes  a … Continue reading

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Church Yearbook Reporting 2019

It’s that time of year again! Submit your church’s yearbook information so that your church’s information is up-to-date on the UCC’s Find a Church feature, Access UCC and the annual Yearbook Directory. This information also helps the denomination track trends … Continue reading

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Horse Ministry Embarks on Wounded Knee Ride

Despite the loss of its key leader earlier this year, a group of adults and young people will make the arduous 6-day journey from Bridger, South Dakota to the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre on the annual Wounded … Continue reading

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TCM Creates Community in Ministry, in Grief

No one was quite aware of the significance of Pastor Byron Buffalo’s presentation at the Nebraska Conference United Church of Christ Annual Meeting last June would become. The pastor from Bridger, South Dakota — a very small, Lakota congregation in … Continue reading

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Communication Transitions

Our growing Tri-Conference Ministries (TCM) team is working hard to revamp its communications so that you can be better connected to the news, events and resources important to the life of the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota conferences of the … Continue reading

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