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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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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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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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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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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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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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