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Disaster volunteers urgently needed for South Carolina

Attention potential volunteers! South Carolina homeowners still struggling to recover from last fall’s devastating storms and floods need your help. Week-long work teams are being recruited now, especially and urgently for September and October. United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and its partners in the ecumenical Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI) had planned to wrap […]

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Two Local Pastor Retirement Celebrations!

Rev. Ginnie Ferrell Rev. Ginnie Ferrell is retiring on July 31 from First Congregational Church in Atlanta after serving 16 years. Although she retained the title of Associate Minister for Children and Youth, she was a pastor to everyone at varying times through the years: visiting the sick and home-bound, doing outreach ministries, caring for the […]

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Jottings from June: July 15, 2016

A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more. It has been hard to hold onto the concept of Jubilee since the end of the 50th Annual Meeting. There continues to be so much violence and grief in the […]

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Caring Community: July 15, 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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Commission on Ministry Kick-off Meetings

Meeting together for the first time as the new Southeast Conference Commission on Ministry, the commission kicked off this year well with an orientation and initial meetings on July 15 and 16. We were pleased to host Rev. Malcolm Himschoot, UCC Minister for Ministerial Transitions from our denominational headquarters in Cleveland.  He shared with us about the role […]

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German Evangelicals and Swiss Reformed Seek Zion in the Southland

The Southern U.S., for the most part, was in the 19th century most unlike much of the rest of the country in that it was not considered hospitable to non-English-speaking immigrants. Other than in a few large cities, most surnames were decidedly of Anglo-Saxon origin, as were the churches they attended, descendants of the Great […]

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6th Annual Retired Servants Conference/ Retreat is Oct 3-5

You are invited to attend the Sixth Annual Retired UCC Servants Conference/Retreat that will be held Monday dinner through Wednesday morning on October 3-5, 2016.  This event is being planned for Retired UCC Servants of the Southeast and Southern Conferences of the UCC.  It is being held at Blowing Rock Conference Center in Blowing Rock, NC […]

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Jottings from June: July 1, 2016

What a Jubilee celebration we had at Annual Meeting! This edition of the newsletter will be highlighting the activities of our gathering. Highlights include preaching by Joyce Hollyday, the introduction of the new Conference history written by Michael T. Stroud, Ye Shall be Witnesses unto Me in the Southland, a program book (available on the […]

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Caring Community: July 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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Annual Meeting Thank Yous

It is an impossible task to thank everyone who helped make Annual Meeting a wonderful event. Too many people just stepped in to make things happen when they noticed. So we apologize to those who were helping hands and willing hearts and not listed here. Planning Committee: Heather Bardole, Kim Buchanan, Ashley Cleere, Thomas Coates, JR […]

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