St. Louis Association Ministerium Invite - 2018
Ministerium 2018 --- St Louis area UCC clergy gatherings!
Please mark your calendar for the second Wednesday of each month – excluding June, July, August – for fellowship, refreshments and learning from 10-11:30am CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE INVITE.
We will focus our attention on The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers this year. The Marks is a tool for discernment and assessment, created especially for use by Members in Discernment, Committees on Ministry, and authorized ministers. The Marks developed through conversations surrounding the Ministry Issues Pronouncement of General Synod 25, which sought to expand UCC definitions of learnedness and leadership in authorized ministry and to emphasize excellence in ministerial formation.
It's important to note that The Marks, available on our UCC website,
http://www.ucc.org/ministers_marks is not a checklist or report card, in which one strives to receive a perfect grade in every category. Rather, The Marks provides a lens for reflecting upon a person's formation, gifts and growth both before authorization and throughout one's ministry.
Wednesday, January 10… Introduction to The Marks
Host: Susan King Forbes -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Brentwood Congregational Church UCC
2400 South Brentwood Blvd; Brentwood, MO 63144
As the year unfolds, we will focus on a different Mark each month.
Wednesday, February 14 (Ash Wednesday) Engaging Sacred Stories/Traditions
Host: Eric Moeller -- email@example.com
St Lucas UCC -- www.stlucasucc.org -- 314-843-2100
11735 Denny Rd; St. Louis, MO 63126
Wednesday, March 14 Participating in Theological Praxis
Host: Cliff Aerie and Bob Chase -- firstname.lastname@example.org; 216-870-1548
Eden Seminary -- eden.edu -- 314-961-3627
475 E Lockwood Ave; Webster Groves, MO 63119
Wednesday, April 11 Caring for All Creation
Host: Kevin Cameron -- email@example.com
Parkway UCC -- parkwayucc.org -- 314-872-9330
2841 N Ballas Rd; St Louis, MO 63131
St Louis Association Ministerium - 2015
Does anyone want to plan a gathering at the Zoo, Botanical Garden or a Cardinals Game in July? Just let me know.
Wednesday, August 19th from 10-11:30am
Parkway United Church of Christ
2841 North Ballas Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63131
Join us for a great conversation with a Fantastic Four!
Doug Anders is coming back to St Louis mid-summer as he retires from being the Conference Minister of the South Central Conference.
Char Burch, currently serving as Interim Pastor in Owensville, has a number of conference ministry experiences on her resume.
Sheldon Culver is heading toward retirement from being Conference Minister next door in the Illinois South Conference.
Allen Fluent was hoping to get his walking papers at this month's CAG so that he can retire from his role as our Conference Minister in our Missouri Mid-South Conference.
This great panel will help each of understand from a Conference Minister’s perspective what it means for a pastor and local church to be in deep/wide covenant with conference ministers and the conference. What do we not know? What supports and encourages a conference minister? How can we be enlightened and inspired as we in Missouri Mid-South Conference get closer to calling a new Conference Minister?
Please save the date for this important conversation.
Then, please place these on your calendar as well --
Wednesday, September 9th from 10-11:30am
St Lucas United Church of Christ (Keith Herron)
11735 Denny Road • St. Louis 63126
(between Sappington Rd. and Lindbergh Blvd., one block west of Gravois Rd).
Wednesday, October 14th
Eden Seminary (Lorin Cope)
We’ll start with worship in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m.
We will have an evening gathering in November – so that our colleagues who
are unavailable during the day may be able to attend.
There is a December plan brewing.
If you would like to host in 2016, please let me know.