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Annual Meeting offers time with clergy of color

Moderator Wendy Blight said the 2019 PNC-UCC Annual Meeting theme is “Many Gifts, One Spirit.” It is a one-day event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at First Congregational Church of Bellevue.

“We will be celebrating the myriad of gifts we bring to our ministry together in this Conference.  Every lay leader, every minister, every congregation, has a multitude of unique qualities.  When we gather together as one body at our Annual meeting, we recognize that we are not alone in our call to serve.  We are joined by the One Spirit that enlivens us all.  When we are in one place together, we see that our ministry is mirrored in other places across our Conference and the depth and breadth of God’s work is obvious,” she said.

““We will accomplish the business that is urgent and necessary, and will have time to connect with friends and new folks,” she added,” she added.

There will be time for singing, praying, listening, wondering and voting. 

“As some have said, this is our annual reunion at the end of April.  It’s also the time where we meet new clergy, new leaders and new friends.  It’s a time when we lift up what is good, and a time to celebrate those fresh, vibrant ministries being created in our Conference and in the wider church,” Wendy said.

The Board and leadership staff focus on deepening relationships around the Conference so “we reflect the world that God envisions.  To that end we talk about deepening relationships with clergy, congregations and communities.  The morning will focus on deepening our relationships with our clergy of color.  Our Justice and Witness subcommittee on Dismantling Racism will present a time of listening and understanding.

There will be a Progressive Revival  worship at 7 p.m., Friday.

To register, visit and click on “events.”


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