It's a wonderful thing to be in covenant together; I love feeling like a part of the wider church and knowing that my "peeps" are there for me. In my experience, "whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey" is not just a slogan -- it's the doorway to radical hospitality that is at the heart of the gospel.
And when I feel welcome, embraced, loved, I like to give a little affection in return. That's why I give to Friends of the Conference -- rather than just being supported by our congregations, the Conference needs individuals like me to show some support, too. Since I get so much out of feeling like I belong with my UCC friends on committees, at Clergy Convocation, at Annual Meeting, at worship in many different congregations where I do pulpit supply throughout the year, it seems only fitting that I should give something to sustain those relationships and keep the love flowing.
Won't you consider giving to the Conference too?
Rev. Debbie Ingram