Caring Community: August 2015

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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 prayer requests in your local church newsletter, share them with your prayer circle, and include them in your own prayers.

Highlights for August:

  • We welcome back Rev. Dr. Sarah Kim, Southeast Conference Director of Theological Education and Dean of PATHWAYS, from sabbatical.
  • Prayers for the Commission on Ministry as they conduct a response team training on August 6 at Pilgrim Congregational UCC in Chattanooga and have their orientation and regular meeting August 7-8.
  • A joint memorial service for Ted and Donna Braun will be held on August 8 at 1:30 at the Pleasant Hill Community Church in Tennessee. Ted served at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale, Illinois from 1973-1992. They retired to the UCC Uplands community in Pleasant Hill in 1992. For more information about the service, please call the Pleasant Hill Community Church at 931-277-3193.  Donations may be sent to: Tennessee Technological University Department of Music, Donna Braun Memorial Fund, PO Box 1915, Cookeville, TN 38505 or the Shalom Center for Continuing Education, PO Box 167, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578.
  • Michelle Holtmann was ordained at Central Congregational Church UCC on July 12.
  • Rev. Glenna Shepherd was installed as pastor and teacher at Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC, Pleasant Hill Tennessee on July 26.
  • Scott Williamson will be ordained and installed at United Church of Cookeville (Tennessee) on August 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Churches in Transition:

Oak Grove Congregational Christian, Pine Mountain Georgia; Church of the Savior, Alpharetta Georgia; Peace Congregational UCC, Clemson South Carolina; Pensacola UCC, Pensacola Florida;  Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Chattanooga Tennessee, Brookmeade Congregational UCC, Nashville Tennessee; Howard Congregational UCC, Nashville Tennessee.