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UCC Responses to the Mass Shooting in Orlando

Peace Congregational Church, Clemson SC Peace Church will take three deliberate steps to memorialize those who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre on Sunday, June 12th. First, they attended teh community vigil at Clemson University on June 15. Second, on Sunday, June 19 their altar will feature one candle for each person who lost […]

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The Orlando massacre: join our Florida churches in prayer Tuesday at 11 a.m. EDT

Open and Affirming congregations throughout the church are reaching out to their LGBTQ neighbors–in Orlando, and everywhere. This is a dark time in our nation’s history. The Coalition is now calling on you to join the UCC Florida Conference and the UCC’s National Officers in a time of prayer and resolve Tuesday at 11 am […]

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UCC, ONA Statements Regarding the Orlando Tragedy

Two statements from the national setting of the United Church of Christ. UCC leaders mourn 50 killed in act of terrorism against gay community in Orlando June 12, 2016 Written by Connie Larkman After the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ issues a statement […]

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Important Information about Annual Meeting

We’re excitedly looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference! Here is some important last-minute information: We have published an updated schedule. Most of the agenda has remained the same, with one significant exception: registration before lunch will be at the new Student Commons, and registration following lunch […]

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God is Still Speaking 2.0 Local Church Toolkit Available

You can find the toolkit on the UCC website: ucc.org/stillspeaking_toolkit. The toolkit contains: Graphics Extensive gallery of 36 graphics to communicate UCC identity, UCC messaging on justice issues and faith commitments. Each graphic is provided in JPEG and EPS formats, allowing them to be used for social media, on church websites, and in print. All […]

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Caring Community: June 1, 2016

We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2016. Each month, we will publish a weekly list for the month and post them weekly on our Facebook page. We encourage you to include these prayer requests in your local church newsletter, share them with your prayer circle, and […]

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Jottings from June: June 1, 2016

This is an abbreviated edition of the newsletter so we can prepare to welcome you to the 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference. Our Theme is “Celebrating Jubilee” and our meeting text is from Nehemiah 8:1, 9-10, 12. Our opening worship will be in the chapel at Piedmont College and we will close with […]

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Our History, Part 6: The Christians of Alabama and Georgia

The Chattahoochee River does not inspire romance in the way that the Mississippi does, nor  is it heavily industrialized, as the Tennessee and Ohio are. But the surrounding territory along its central-most reach hugging the Alabama and Georgia border had fertile enough soil for extensive cotton, and in later generations, pine tree, planting. Its settlers […]

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