Save the Date for the ISC Annual Meeting 2021

ISC Annual Meeting 2021 - Held virtually
A Time to Replenish ~ Jeremiah 31:25
Basic Schedule for AM:
Sunday, Oct 10 Liturgy provided for local churches to bless the work of Annual Meeting and provide a charge to the delegates.
Monday, Oct 11 6:00 pm Zoom Webinar Orientation Session Please join us if you want to get comfortable with getting on to a zoom webinar, using the Q&A and chat features, and learn how to vote. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide help.
Wednesday, Oct 13 Afternoon workshops for clergy
Thursday, Oct 14 Evening workshop(s) geared for lay but open to delegates, non-delegates, and clergy
Saturday, Oct 16 Morning Business Meeting including anniversary celebrations of clergy and churches and a closing worship
Delegate registration details will soon be sent to churches, ISC clergy, and Conference Council. Fee will be $25/person.

Annual Meeting Workshops for All

Workshops planned for October 13 and 14: All free of charge, but a free-will offering to Friends of the Conference is suggested to cover the honorariums for speakers and technology fees.

  • October 13, Wednesday afternoon –workshops for clergy.
    • 1:00 pm - Beyond Chocolates and Bath Salts: Self Care for Pastors
      Presented by Donna Pupillo, RN and Executive Director of Deaconess Nurse Ministry
    • Rev. Donna's workshop resource pdf.
    • Mental Health Resources pdf
    • WISE Mental Health Resources pdf
    • 2:30 pm - The Rainbow Connection: The Pastor's Role in Helping Congregations Become Inclusive
      Presented by Andy Lang, Executive Director of ONA Coalition

    Read more

  • October 14, Thursday evening – workshops geared for lay but open to delegates, non-delegates, and clergy
    • 6:00 pm - Lifting the Shame: How Churches Can Break the Silence about Mental Health
      Presented by Dr. Sarah Lund, Director of Mental Health and Disabilities UCC
    • 7:00 pm - Reimagining Our Collective Missional Call
      Presented by Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Director of the Office of Professional Formation and Term Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation at Iliff School of Theology

    Read more

Delegate Registration ONLY

Register Delegates here. Delegates will be sent the delegate ONLY link to the meeting by email.

Visitors can view a livestream version, visible after the actual meeting begins. The link to view the meeting will be given prior to the event.

Basic Instructions for Using Zoom

Keynote Speaker at Annual Meeting

Dr. Krause is Professor of New Testament. Her teaching and scholarship focus on methods of biblical interpretation and their roots in critical theory, theology, and politics. In addition to a required course in Biblical Studies, she teaches courses in the gospels, early Jewish exegesis, the Deutero-Pauline and pastoral epistles, and feminist-womanist, post-colonial, and postmodern biblical interpretation.

“I want my students to make informed analogies between the ancient contexts of scripture and their own contemporary contexts.”

Students engage scripture critically in Dr. Krause’s classes to gain understanding of what the Bible has meant in the history of the church, and to gain insight into what it means and how they will proclaim it today.

“My goal is for students to examine their assumptions, and to develop a sense of how their view of scripture coheres with their view of God, the church, and the mission of the church in the world. I also want them to be able to interpret other peoples’ assumptions and views in order to help them navigate their contexts of ministry, and to be the most effective pastors they can be.”

Through her in-depth coursework, Professor Krause challenges students to attend to how they engage scripture in order to name and proclaim God in the world.

Dr. Krause served as Academic Dean from 2005-2018

Deborah Krause began as Eden Seminary’s president in July 2020.

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Deborah serves the church through social justice advocacy work, teaching, preaching and scholarship.

Delegate Materials - Links added as material becomes available.

Delegates Roles & Responsibilities

Please review prior to the meeting:
Adopt by Consensus
Standing Rules
AM Minutes 2020
Voice without Vote
Voted On
ISC & DuBois Combined Proposed 2022 Budget Summary
ISC Proposed 2022 Proposed Budget
DuBois Center 2022 Proposed Budget
Slate of Nominees

Proposed Process for Becoming a WISE Congregation

For Your Information
Church Giving/Covenant Keepers/5 for 5
Offering Flyer
Rev. Donna Smith-Pupillo's workshop resource pdf.
Mental Health Resources pdf
WISE Mental Health Resources pdf
Liturgy for Preparing for Annual Meeting

Info Sheets - Bulletin Inserts - FB/Video Graphics

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Deaconess Nurse Ministry   Video
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UCC Insurance Board
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