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Dear Dr. Dobson, I read your July 2019 Newsletter this afternoon. The letter you wrote about your visit to the border. I was curious about your first-hand experience. I was curious for several reasons. One, being that I too am an ordained minister. I am pastoring a church in the Christian tradition. Two, I value… Read More


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By Daryl Schreiber The United Church of Christ is truly a multiracial and multicultural church. The 32 General Synod kicked off with songs sung in English, Tagalog, and Spanish. Then drummers and dancers from the Indian Community School of Milwaukee set the scene as representatives of the UCC’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Ministries poured water into a… Read More


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Healing Partisan Divides- A New Adult Retreat at La Foret Experience a simple yet powerful method of conversation that values relationship over issue in three discussion sessions. Connect and network with others who want to heal the partisan divide. Become a champion for understanding in your own life and communities with simple, actionable skills and… Read More


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Dear RMC, Thank you so much for an incredible time at Embracing the Spirit of Joy and Light: Annual Celebration 2019 in Grand Junction. On Friday we received an exhilarating presentation from our keynote speaker, John Dominic Crossan. We passionately shared ideas during the Open Space conversations. We ate together and danced the night away during… Read More


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It is hard to have important conversations with people you disagree with, in our current culture, increasingly so. Rev. Curt Preston and Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt of Lakewood UCC have put together a guide for facilitating a “Listening Well, Leaning In” conversation in your church. The theory behind their approach is that when people are… Read More


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The Office of Professional Formation at Iliff School of Theology is seeking applications for Internship Seminar Instructors for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position description, qualifications, and application deadline can be found here. The hiring process for Internship Seminar Instructors is being conducted in conjunction with the hiring process for Identity, Power, and Vocation in… Read More


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Greetings Rocky Mountain Conference Members, The Board of Directors is calling forward two new Board positions designed to focus on key initiatives for the Conference.  To that end, we are looking for a New Ministry Development Board Member and Chairperson (who will start up a New Ministry Development Team) and a Funding Team Board Member… Read More


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Exciting news from the United Church of Christ Executive Board! In its March meeting in Cleveland, the Executive Board affirmed the nomination of the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson for the position of Associate General Minister of Global Engagement and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, the common overseas ministry of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples… Read More


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Congregations Alive! 4 was held February 7-9, 2019, at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood, Colorado. This past weekend I attended my first Congregations Alive! 4 (CA!4) event. Although I had heard of CA!4, I didn’t know what to expect going in. This event is part training, part education, and part inspiration. Workshops spanned an… Read More


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The Colorado Council of Churches (CCC) has announced it’s collaboration in a new campaign,  Faithful Tuesdays! As people of faith, we believe we are called to live into our principles by advocating for a just world for all. Faithful Tuesdays will be comprised of a diverse group of faith leaders, organizations, and community members who are committed to adding a deeper,… Read More