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Day 1 Benefit Honors 2017 Community Leaders of Faith

Margaret Graff & Richard Higgins, members of Kirkwood UCC, were honored on March 21, 2017 at the annual Day 1 benefit and celebration. They, along with the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, John Schuerholz, and Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long were lifted up for their commitment to the good of the community and deep commitment to […]

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Caring Community: March 18, 2017

Prayer List We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2017. 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 2017 prayer list. Week of March […]

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Marie’s Musings: March 18, 2017

by Marie Bacchiocchi, Interim Conference Minister I sit in my office with my cat, KeyKey sleeping on the ottoman next to me, feeling blessed to be settling in to my new home and my new ministry setting in the Southeast Conference. It has been a joy to meet some of you already and I look […]

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June’s Jottings: March 18, 2016

by June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister My deepest thanks for allowing me to be a partner in ministry in the Southeast Conference for the last three years. I said at the Transition Celebration that I will carry a heartful of stories with me as I go. I am deeply grateful for those who stepped up […]

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Moderator’s Message: March 18, 2017

by JR Finney, Conference Moderator Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Psalms 100:2 (NKJV) Most newer biblical translations change the word “serve” in the above verse to “worship.”  I like them the both, and both words have something important to speak to us about our relationship with God, even though I grew […]

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Remembering Dr. Erna Ballantine Bryant

Dr. Erna Ballantine Bryant, 87, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away surrounded by family and friends on February 22, 2017. Erna was the only black woman in her class at Harvard. She completed her Doctorate in Education Administration from Harvard University in 1974. The Congregational United Church of Christ was always an integral part of Dr. […]

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A Day of Celebration and Transition in the Southeast Conference

Saturday, March 4, 2017 was a wonderful day of celebration in the Southeast Conference of the UCC as we gathered at First Congregational in Atlanta to thank Rev. June Boutwell for her three years of dedicated service the the Conference as our Designed Conference Minister. June provided expert guidance and professional wisdom as we moved […]

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Caring Community: March 1, 2017

Prayer List We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2017. 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 2017 prayer list. Week of […]

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June’s Jottings: March 1, 2017

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. (1 Corinthians 10:15-17 […]

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One Great Hour of Sharing is UCC Lenten Offering

One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development actions.  The suggested offering date for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering in 2017 is Sunday, March 26. In 1950, the title “One Great Hour of Sharing” was used for the first time. […]

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