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OUR LOCAL CHURCH IN SUN LAKES

Article 5, paragraph 9 of the Constitution of the United Church of Christ states, “The basic unit of the life and organization of the United Church of Christ is the Local Church.” Paragraph 10 goes on to say, “A Local Church is composed of persons who, believing in God as heavenly Father, and accepting Jesus …

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MINISTRIES OF THE SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE

Southwest Conference Mission Planning Board Brief description of duties: The Mission Planning Board (MPB) has the responsibility to discern the shared mission of the SWC, and to test whether or not our resources are being fully utilized and wisely stewarded for the sake of that mission. It will set and maintain the long range vision, …

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ABOUT THE SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE

Our Mission Statement: Extravagantly welcoming and affirming followers of Christ called to embody God’s unconditional justice and love. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Our local congregations offer a friendly welcome to visitors and newcomers. Many of our church buildings offer beautiful settings for weddings …

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UNDERSTANDING THE POLITY OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (PART THREE)

The Preamble to the Constitution and By-Laws, paragraph 1 notes that the purpose of the union of the four churches (and in a way the relationship of the local church to the other parts of the UCC), was to enable the church and its members to, “express more fully the oneness in Christ of the …

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UNDERSTANDING THE POLITY OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (PART TWO)

How do we make decisions in our church? Within our covenanted relationship, “decisions are made in consultation and collaboration among the various parts of the structure.” (Constitution, Paragraph 6) The character of this decision making process is one of respect for the other with a critical focus on listening and hearing the other in the …

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