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Clergy Condemn Refusal to Admit Syrian Refugees

Faith leaders in Georgia are speaking out against Gov. Nathan Deal’s refusal to admit Syrian refugees into the state. On Thursday, a group of clergy members delivered a letter with 119 signatures from Georgia religious leaders to Gov. Deal’s office. “It causes me great sadness and concern that our governor has chosen to participate in […]

Continue Reading · (Published on November 21, 2015 )

StillSpeaking Writers in Atlanta on Tues, Dec 3

Join the UCC’s StillSpeaking Writer’s Group for an evening of reading and conversation with some of your favorite Daily Devotional writers and members of the StillSpeaking Writers Group: Kenneth L. Samuel Donna Schaper Tony Robinson Quinn Caldwell Mary Luti Matt Laney Matt Fitzgerald The writers will be reading selections from their 2015 Advent devotional, Wonder. […]

Continue Reading · (Published on November 21, 2015 )
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Jottings from June: November 2015

As we enter the month of November, many things loom on the horizon. We change our clocks and have to deal with the time dislocation and disruption in our sleep and appetite patterns. We begin to think about planning for Advent and pageants and Christmas Eve service. And in the midst of that is squeezing […]

Continue Reading · (Published on November 7, 2015 )

PATHWAYS Celebrates Fall Commencement

This fall, PATHWAYS is proud to present five Level 3 graduates who have faithfully completed the Advanced Level of PATHWAYS Theological Education program designed to equip the learners for ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ: Marsha Brown – Pastor, Phoenix Christian Church UCC, Wildersville, TN Shonda Deranleau – Licensed Minister, Iowa Conference, Creston, […]

Continue Reading · (Published on November 5, 2015 )
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2015 Southern Region Women’s Retreat

“Celebrate The Lord of the Dance” was the theme for the 2015 Southern Region Women’s Retreat. This retreat was hosted by the Southeast Conference. Over 120 UCC women attended from the Southern, Southeast, South Central and Florida conferences: Florida: 35 Southeast:  TN (25), MS(11), AL(13), GA (4) SC (2) Southern:  NC (10), VA (10), South […]

Continue Reading · (Published on October 31, 2015 )

Ernst & Young Financial Planning Services

The Pension Boards now offers financial planning services through Ernst & Young Financial Planning Services (EYFPS) at no cost to actively-contributing members of the Annuity Plan for the United Church of Christ.* EYFPS can help evaluate your financial position, retirement planning goals, and other financial concerns. Eligible members* may speak with an EY financial planner […]

Continue Reading · (Published on October 31, 2015 )

Garden of Grace Recovering from Flooding

Garden of Grace in Columbia, South Carolina continues to recover from the flooding in the area. They have received an emergency grant from UCC Disaster Response Ministries to address immediate needs. On October 31, staff from UCC Disaster Response Ministries met with Rev. Andy Sidden, June Boutwell and other local agencies to discuss long-term recovery. […]

Continue Reading · (Published on October 28, 2015 )

Dakota Association Church Burns

Southeast Conference Connection: this has been one of the sites that Garden of Grace church has served in their annual mission trip to the Dakota Association. A fast-moving prairie fire, fueled by high winds and dry conditions, leveled one of 13 small, rural churches of the Dakota Association of Churches in the South Dakota Conference […]

Continue Reading · (Published on October 28, 2015 )
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AL-TN Association Meeting Video and Audio Recordings

Video and Audio recordings of the Alabama-Tennessee Association meeting held at Covenant Community Church in Birmingham are available online! Friday Night Saturday Part 1 with Rev. Traci Saturday Part 2 Business Meeting Covenant Community Church On-Demand Video Page Podcast of Friday Night’s Sermon by Rev. Traci

Continue Reading · (Published on October 19, 2015 )

Urgent Call for UCC Response to Anti-Muslim Rallies

The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, is issuing a call to the denomination’s local congregations to stand with Muslim people in response to planned anti-Muslim rallies across the country this weekend. by John Dorhauer It has come to my attention that Islamophobic groups across the […]

Continue Reading · (Published on October 9, 2015 )