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Rev. Brigit Stevens’ Response to New Zealand Mosque Shooting

As a sign of solidarity, the ministerial staff of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota UCC Conferences are reaching out to all of the mosques in our three states. We hope and pray that these small, but intentional acts are … Continue reading

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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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A Year in the Life of TCM: Learnings, Surprises, Challenges, Joys and Hopes

Just over a year has passed since Rev. Brigit Stevens began as executive conference minister of the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences UCC and the experiment of a shared staffing model for the Tri-Conference Ministries began. Here’s Rev. Stevens’ … 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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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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