Signals of Motion: Minister Availability and Mobility

This week’s blog post is written by Rev. Malcolm Himschoot who supports cross-conference infrastructure for Search and Call as the denomination’s Minister for Ministerial Transitions, and Rev. Elizabeth Dilley who serves as Minister for Ministers of the Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization (MESA) Team within the UCC’s national setting.  In any economic downturn, researchers measure how…

Caring for Pastors in Closing Congregations

This weeks blog post is written by Reverend David Schoen, Minister for Church Legacy and Closure, for the Office of Church Building and Loan Fund within Local Church Ministries. Rev. Schoen has also completed a report on Congregations that Closed in the United Church of Christ 2012-2015. “I hope I never have to do this again,” wrote…

Sent by Jesus: Chaplaincy in the UCC

This week’s post is written by  Rev. Holly MIllerShank, Team Leader of the Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization Ministry Team (MESA) Team in Cleveland.  In the tenth chapter of Matthew, Jesus sends out his disciples to “proclaim the good news, … cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons.” (Mt 10:…

The Retreat to Red and Blue Corners in America’s Churches

This week’s post is by Rev. Beth Lyon is Pastor of Glenside United Church of Christ in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has been an Ordained Minister since 1986, serving congregations in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The political divisions in our nation are sharper than they have been for a long time. So are the divisions within…

We Want Your Feedback: Sincerely, Access UCC

If you are not aware of the web-accessible resource known as Access UCC by now, you should be! Access UCC is the online digital version of the UCC Yearbook & Directory and more. With a one year subscription for only $19.99, you’ll have the ability to search for information on UCC churches, conferences, and ministers. In addition to search capabilities,…