Author Archives: Nicole Havelka

Grow Your Church with MissionInsite

The Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences are excited provide to our local churches — free of charge — access to the powerful MissionInsite tool which helps your church discover and interpret demographic data that will help you plan new … Continue reading

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More Disaster Recovery Help Needed

Flooded areas in Iowa and Nebraska are still in need of support as clean-up and recovery continues from Spring flooding. The UCC Disaster Ministries, working in collaboration with other organizations, specializes in long-term recovery efforts. The needs along the river … Continue reading

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Iowa BOD Takes Action Following Annual Meeting

The Iowa Conference Board of Directors (BOD) met on July 17 to return to agenda items on which the Iowa Conference Annual Meeting was unable to vote on because it did not have the number of voting delegates required by the … Continue reading

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Bring Synod 32 Home!

Now that General Synod 32 is complete, plan an adult education series, new member class, confirmation study or church newsletter article using these resources: General Synod video FREE Exploring UCC Polity Resource Facilitator’s Guide General Synod 32 Resolutions Videos of … Continue reading

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Beautiful, Diverse, Complicatedly Holy

A Reflection on General Synod 32 I stood at the back of the convention hall with a cup of coffee in hand. I watched people strolling in, chatting among themselves, then suddenly growing silent as they heard the music in … Continue reading

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South Dakota UCC Hosts Global Mission Partner in August

The South Dakota Conference is pleased to host Michael Joseph in August. He has just completed a ministry in Columbia through the UCC/DOC Global Ministries and is available to share more about his experiences with local churches in the area.  … Continue reading

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TCM Ends 2018 with Surplus

The TCM will credit funds to each conference in the amounts of $36,369 to the Iowa Conference, $18,991 to the Nebraska Conference, and $13,420 to the South Dakota Conference. Continue reading

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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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