May 24, 2022

Invitation of Installation – Rev. Becky King
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Invitation of Installation – Rev. Avery Sledge
Avery Sledge Installation Service
June 5, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Avery will be formally installed as the pastor at First UCC, Springfield.
Rev. Carl Robinson, SONKA Minister will officiate the installation.
Rev. David Long-Higgins, Conference Minister, Heartland Conference, UCC will be preaching.
Clergy are asked to wear red stoles since it is Pentecost.

Future Boundary Training Opportunities
“Position of Trust” a basic course of boundary training/healthy ministry relationships for authorized ministers. 9 classroom hours— Two opportunities, fall or spring:

Fall: Wed and Thurs, Oct 5 and 6, 2022 12-4:30 ET

OR, Spring Friday and Sat, March 3 and 4, 2023 12-4:30   ET

“Healthy Ministry Relationships and Pastoral Transitions for Retired & Retiring Authorized Ministers”. 3 hours. Two opportunities, fall or spring:

Fall: Wed, Sept 21, 2022 10-1 pm ET

Or, Spring: Monday, Feb 6, 2023 10-1 pm ET.

Faith Formation News
Have you run out of ideas? Looking for progressive curriculum? Maybe you’d like to explore OWL (Our Whole Lives) or a collaborative Vacation Bible School? A SONKA wide Adult Book Study? Well, The Faith Formation Team of the Ministry Council invites you to join us at the Spring Gathering for a conversation about how we can help be a resource for you as you plan the important work of Faith Formation- in your setting, or with other churches.

What are your challenges? Can we work together as churches to share the burdens and joys of this ministry? Come and talk to folks who have established collaborative faith formation opportunities, let’s share the wisdom around the table. We want to know what is important to you as we all move church into the future.

We are excited to hear from you, excited to share resources. We are here for you. What can we do to best help you in your Faith Formation work?

We are:

Ruth Hopkins
Mark Roeder
Debbie Stinton

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates 2022
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2022 Remittance Form
Please see the updated remittance form for 2022 here.

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