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June’s Jottings: December 1, 2016

As we close this year of Jubilee, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Southeast Conference United Church of Christ, I am so grateful for all the wonderful people and significant ministries that are happening across this vibrant Conference. Though I still have much to do, with the capable help of staff and Conference […]

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Caring Community: December 1, 2016

Prayer List We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2016. We encourage you to include these prayer requests in your local church newsletter, share them with your prayer circle, and include them in your own prayers. Click here to download the entire 2016 prayer list. Week of […]

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UCC National Officers Respond to US Election

November 29, 2016 Greetings Colleagues and Friends, What shall we do post-election? It has taken a while to write this letter because we wanted our correspondence with you to be one firmly grounded in all that makes us the United Church of Christ, and not a knee-jerk reactionary statement to election results that took us […]

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Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta Received into Full Local Church Standing

On November 20, 2016 Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta was received into full standing as a local church during their 3:00 worship service.  Rev. Valerie Coe Lowder, chair of the Commission on Ministry and Rev. June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister represented the Southeast Conference during the liturgy of reception and the installation of Rev. Troy Sanders […]

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Emmanuel UCC Received into Full Local Church Standing

Emmanuel UCC in Greenville, South Carolina was received into full standing as a local church during their regular worship service on November 27, 2016. Rev. June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister, represented the Southeast Conference during the liturgy of reception. Emmanuel UCC first gathered for worship on the first Sunday of Advent in 2013. They credit […]

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Honduras Global Ministries Speakers Available to Local Churches

Don and Maryjane Westra, finishing a four year appointment in Honduras for Common Global Ministries, are available to speak in the Southeast Conference and Tennessee Region Disciples of Christ.  The dates they are available are March 25 – April 9, 2017.  Global Ministries will be responsible for their transportation to the region and conference, and […]

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250+ People “Break Down the Walls” in Huntsville Gathering

More than 250 people turned out Sunday afternoon November 13th at Temple B’nai Sholom in Huntsville, Alabama to sing, pray and march to “break down the walls” of hate and division represented by the results of the National Election on Tuesday November 8th. The participants marched around the Synagogue seven times symbolic of Joshua’s march […]

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Blowing Rock Conference Center Celebrates Bourdon Ministry

William (Bill) Bourdon, Executive Director of Blowing Rock Conference Center, Blowing Rock, North Carolina was celebrated on Saturday, November 12, 2016 for his fifteen years of ministry at the Conference Center and forty-five years in outdoor ministry largely among United Church of Christ facilities.  Under Bill’s fifteen years of leadership, the Blowing Rock Conference Center […]

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Caring Community: November 15, 2016

Prayer Requests For all those who will travel to be with family on Thanksgiving day, for those who will provide welcome for others, and for those for whom this day is not one of gratitude but of pain and sorrow and loneliness. For all the water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota and all those […]

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Moderator’s Message: November 15, 2016

While the presidential election made many happy, unfortunately, the message of the winning side has made many of the people we serve in UCC not to be among them.  The despair, angry and fear of many is very visible and all too noticeable.  I would be remiss if I didn’t admit that as a gay […]

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