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July Jottings from June

Too Blessed to be Stressed! June was a very busy month with three Conference Annual Meetings and General Synod, the biennial national gathering of the United Church of Christ. I was privileged to be a part of the South Central Conference Annual Meeting in New Orleans the first week in June to wish Conference Minister […]

Continue Reading · (Published on July 4, 2015 )
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Caring Community: July 2015

We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2015. 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 prayers requests in your local church newsletter, share them with your prayer circle, and […]

Continue Reading · (Published on July 4, 2015 )

Annual Meeting Workshop Materials

The presenters for the following workshops held during Annual Meeting are pleased to provide the supporting material they presented during their sessions. Project 66-16 – Mike Stroud SEC History Project 2015 Reading Changes Lives – Birmingham Area Churches Literacy Workshop Reading Changes Lives Constructing a Solid Communication Strategy – Don Harris Constructing a Solid Communications […]

Continue Reading · (Published on July 4, 2015 )
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Responding to Recent Events in Charleston and Beyond

We have had requests in the Conference office from people wishing to respond to various issues related to South Carolina. Here is a partial listing of activities being planned: Helping Rebuild the Churches that have Burned The United Church of Christ has an Emergency USA Fund, and donations to it can be earmarked “Burned Churches, […]

Continue Reading · (Published on July 4, 2015 )

Seeds Planted At The 2005 Synod In Atlanta Are Blooming

Posted on the website for the 30th General Synod of the UCC June 27, 2015 Written by Don Harris What a difference just a decade makes. Ten years ago, the Southeast Conference was host to the 25th General Synod of the United Church of Christ held at the Georgia World Congress Center. The “Still Speaking” […]

Continue Reading · (Published on June 27, 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 )

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 )

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 )