Last year was an incredible year for our Conference. We saw new initiatives take shape, such as our “In the Mud” Grants and Ignite Leadership Program. We saw our churches feed the homeless, house the poor, partner with local outreach organizations, and provide life-changing ministries for youth and adults.

In a year full of contention, you did much to heal a divided world, and we have faith that this year is already off to a wonderful start.

At the National Setting, the “3 Great Loves” Campaign is going strong, and is now in the midst of its invitation to “Love Your Neighbor.” The UCC has another unique invitation as well: Specifically, they invite all churches to share stories of love for neighbor. If you’d like to share your church’s story, please visit the 3 Great Loves website and scroll down to “Share Your Story.”

Here’s to a New Year that’s even more gracious, kind, loving, and joyful than the last!