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A Pastoral Letter in response to the shooting at Emanuel AME Church

Reverend June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister Southeast Conference United Church of Christ June 19, 2015 Sisters and Brothers in Christ: Even as we, each in our own way, cope with the grief of yet another act of violence, I ask that you first and foremost remain open to the spirit of God the Comforter. It […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 19, 2015 )

Highlights from Synod 2015: Day 1

A few highlights from Day One of the 2015 General Synod (the biennial national meeting of the United Church of Christ) in Cleveland, Ohio: Resolution sponsored by the Southeast Conference regarding the Charleston Shooting At the opening session of the UCC General Synod  the Southeast Conference submitted a resolution entitled “A Just and Compassionate Response to […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 27, 2015 )

Conference Breakfast Gatherings at General Synod

Southeast Conference folks attending the 30th General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland are invited to join the Conference Minister and our delegates for breakfast Saturday and/or Tuesday morning. We will gather in the Euclid Room on the 2nd floor of the DoubleTree Hotel (1111 Lakeside Ave) at 7:00 a.m. both mornings. Continental breakfast […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 25, 2015 )

A Bittersweet Day in Charleston

Rev. June Boutwell Designated Conference Minister June 23, 2015 As I was preparing to leave to attend the Southern Conference Annual meeting, I heard the news of a shooting in a church in Charleston. I immediately sent a message to Reverend Jeremy Rutledge, pastor of Circular Congregational UCC. I knew that the Charleston faith community […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 23, 2015 )

Opportunity to Gain Emotional Intelligence and HR Skills

You are invited to attend a four-day workshop facilitated by the Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills in Knoxville, TN from July 27-30, 2015. This core EQ HR Center workshop is an intensive session designed to enable participants to learn about, build and practice emotional intelligence skills in a small group setting. Skilled facilitators provide tools […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 17, 2015 )

Central UCC Supports South Georgia Farmworker Health Project

Each June, Atlanta’s Central Congregational United Church of Christ works alongside Emory’s South Georgia Farmworker Health Project to provide basic health care and clothing to the underprivileged men and women working in the fields. This summer, Central UCC was able to provide over 600 hygiene kits and a rented moving truck filled with gently used clothing, shoes, […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 16, 2015 )

Southeast Conference Recognizes our “5 for 5” Leadership Churches

Being “5 for 5” is one sign of congregational vitality in UCC churches that fully support Our Church’s Wider Mission. In addition to giving to Basic Support for Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM), 5 for 5 churches give to all four Special Mission Offerings: Neighbors in Need, The Christmas Fund, One Great Hour of Sharing, and […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 15, 2015 )

Lonnie King accepts Piedmont College honorary degree

Civil rights pioneer Lonnie C. King Jr. of Atlanta was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Piedmont College during a ceremony Friday, June 12, at the College in Demorest, Georgia. The presentation was made during the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference United Church of Christ held this week at the college. […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 12, 2015 )