Children walking in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, located near Mafraq, Jordan. Opened in July, 2012, the camp holds upwards of 20,000 refugees from the civil war inside Syria. International Orthodox Christian Charities and other members of the ACT Alliance are active in the camp providing essential items and services.

Attention Youth: Help Refugees, Win Scholarships!

Calling All UCC Youth (Grades 9-12)!  Help Refugees – Win Scholarships – Share your Creativity!  ENTER the SYRIAN REFUGEE ACCOMPANIMENT VIDEO CONTEST Show your awareness of the response to the Syrian refugee crisis and highlight your local community’s plan of action for awareness-raising and welcoming. Submit videos between October 1 and November 11, 2016. Three […]

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Caring Community: October 15, 2016

Prayer Requests We hold the coastal communities of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina in prayer as they recover from Hurricane Mitch. Circular Congregational Church reported that they did not hold worship on October 9 but the church was open and there was no visible damage. However, at that time, the evacuation order had not […]

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Moderator’s Message: October 15, 2016

by J R Finney II, Board Moderator “Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.” Proverbs 11:14, “The Message” Our Southeast Conference has a wonderfully rich history as chronicled by Michael Stroud in “Ye Shall Be Witnesses Unto Me in the Southland: The Story of the […]

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Regional Theological Education Consortium

The Regional Theological Education Consortium (RTEC) will meet from November 7 – 9, 2017 in Oberlin, OH. Rev. Dr. Sarah Kim, Director of Theological Education and Dean of PATHWAYS will be attending along with the Rev. Ginnie Ferrell, chair of the PATHWAYS Advisory Committee and Rev. Dr. Lou Kavar, immediate past chair of the Advisory […]

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6th Annual Retired Servants Retreat a Success

Fifty five people were present for the 6th Annual Retired Servants Retreat at Blowing Rock Conference Center in Blowing Rock, NC.  Attendees from Southeast Conference included George and Martha Bennett, Clara and Jim Benson, June Boutwell, Joyce Myers-Brown, Jackie Graves Dominick, Trish Greeves, Tome Mozley, Vickie and Philip Nevius, Bill and Jean Ring, Mary and […]

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UCC Disaster Ministries Responds to Hurricane Matthew

Winds rush. Water pounds. Buildings fall. People suffer. Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on the morning of October 4 and in Cuba later that afternoon. It came ashore in South Carolina on Saturday, October 8. In Haiti, winds of 135 miles per hour caused flash flooding, mud slides and violent winds. Devastation abounds abroad […]

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Continuing Ed Opportunities for Clergy and Church Leaders

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is offering two upcoming continuing education opportunities for clergy and other church leaders in Atlanta, Georgia. Leadership and Anxiety in the Church: A Family Systems Perspective November 2, 2016 Held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA Link to Online Brochure Mediation Skills Training Institute for […]

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Jottings from June: October 1, 2016

In these waning days of summer (yes, I know that fall has officially arrived) we begin to appreciate the changing temperatures and turn our thoughts from vacation and family time to school and church and sports and playoffs and harvest.  It is a time of shifting our focus and readying ourselves, as Christians, for a […]

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Caring Community: October 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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Memories of a Southern Sojourn

From Memories of a Southern Sojourn by Erston M. Butterfield, unpublished manuscript, October 2001 In the Spring of 1952, Dr. Thomas Tripp, Director of Town and Country Work (for the Congregational Christian Churches), called to see if we might be interested in the Southeast Convention, composed of 127 white churches in six states practicing segregation—Kentucky, […]

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