UCC Summit

The Emerging Church in a
Post-Pandemic World

September 19-21, 2022 | Online event*  

Join us as we envision what a vibrant, healthy church looks like as it emerges from the pandemic.

Two United Church of Christ ministers will
open and close the event with keynote presentations. 

Jacqui Lewis, senior minister for public theology and transformation, Middle Collegiate Church, New York City is featured Monday, Sept. 19. 

Laura Everett, executive director, Massachusetts Council of Churches, is scheduled on
Wednesday, Sept. 21. 

Ted Talk-style “provocations” by these
dynamic leaders fill the schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 20: 

Damayanthi Niles, interim academic dean and professor of constructive theology, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo. 

Cameron Trimble, president and CEO, Convergence. 

Michael Malcom, founder and executive director, The People’s Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power & Light. 

Juan Carlos Huertas, minister of proclamation and practice of justice, First-Plymouth Church, UCC, Lincoln, Neb. 

Patrick Duggan, executive director, Church Building & Loan Fund. 

Jamesetta Ferguson, senior pastor, St. Peter’s UCC, and president and CEO, MOLO -Village Community Development Corporation, Louisville, Ky. 

David Vásquez-Levy, president and professor of homiletics, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, Calif. 

There will be play space for ingenuity and creativity – in plenaries and smaller clusters – as we discuss what we learned during COVID that will change what we do after COVID. 

Plan for a capture of ideas about what fits now, where we need to stretch ourselves, and how to build capacity to meet needs as the church evolves. 

Goals of the gathering:  

  • Acknowledge what we’ve lived through during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Recognize the innovative ways we have survived and, in many places and ways, thrived. 

  • Capture these ideas and invite one another to work together in further exploration of what fits now, where we need to stretch ourselves, and how we build capacity to resource the church’s needs as it evolves. 

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to be fully engaged. All registrants will receive information on online access by mid-August. 

 Make plans to join us — register today.

*This is a change from a hybrid event, with in-person gathering space in St. Louis.