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Listening, Gathering and Paying Attention

Grace and peace, dear saints of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences. I pray that whether it is so powerful that you reach for sunglasses or so faint that you squint to seek it — the glorious light and … Continue reading

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Ways to Help Flooded Areas

Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota staff and UCC Disaster Ministries coordinators continue to show love of neighbor by responding to the flooding that is dramatically impacting many towns, agricultural land and Native American Reservations throughout Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. … Continue reading

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With Gratitude

Thanksgiving means so many things to so many people. For some, it may be cause for joyous celebrations around favorite foods at family tables. For others, especially LGBTQ persons, it may be a reminder of difficult relationships and estrangements from … Continue reading

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Transforming Thought: “Grace-full” Questions

Grace came in the form of an unexpected question several months ago: “Do you ever hire interns?” A bit taken aback, the staff of the Iowa Conference UCC was pleasantly stunned by this question, not once, not twice, but THREE … Continue reading

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Young people listen for God’s Call

How is God calling young people to serve in the world? Teachers. Singers. Social workers. Pastors. The possibilities are endless. Participants in the Iowa Conference’s Called to Serve retreat Jan. 5-7, 2012 spent time in conversation, reflection, prayer and service. … Continue reading

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Minister as Entrepreneur

In today’s Door Post eNewsletter from the Center for Congregational Health, Dr. Bill Wilson writes that entrepreneurism should be part of the minister’s role in a local congregation: “The women and men I know who are doing great work in … Continue reading

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