The Conference is pleased to announce the grant recipients for the Fall cycle, 2015. These grants were made possible from the Transforming Churches-Transforming Lives Capital Campaign.
- First Congregational UCC, Talladega AL
Their project is to purchase 2 laptop computers, a printer and internet service. This is the church’s first-ever establishment of internet. Access to internet and email is essential to building covenant with other churches, the Conference and National UCC offices.
- Central Congregational UCC, Atlanta GA
Their project is to build a new street sign with LED Display. All who have ever visited Central know the difficulty in finding the church entrance. A new sign with LED displays will provide greater visibility and will assist their advertising of church ministries and events to the public.
- Church of the Savior UCC, Knoxville TN
COS will use their grant for a re-design of their website, new video equipment, advertising outreach to the University of Tennessee community and new sign banners at the church.
- Decatur UCC, Decatur GA
Building and expanding their congregation is the goal of their project. They will purchase a projection system, upgrade their Wi-Fi, and market themselves with local advertising.
- Pleasant Hill Community UCC, Pleasant Hill TN
Their year-long project is called “Living Legacies, Inspiring a Culture of Service to Others”. Through formal interviews and recordings, their goal is to preserve the unique histories of those who have made significant differences in social justice and civil rights work. These stories hope to inspire a new generation of progressive, faith-influenced activists.
- Emmanuel UCC, Greenville SC
In order to market EUCC in the South Carolina Upstate and increase visitors, Emmanuel UCC will buy sponsorship advertising on WEPR public radio in Upstate SC. They will begin their advertising during Lent, 2016. Emmanuel is a new church start.
- Open Table UCC Mobile, AL
Open Table will work collaboratively with Free2Be to provide direct support to the underserved LGBTQ youth population (14 to 18 year olds) of the Mobile area. The grant monies, which will be matched by Free2Be, will be used to provide rental space, resources, training and program development. Open Table desires to make this population their “Signature Ministry” in Mobile.
May God’s blessing be upon all these inspirational projects. The next cycle for accepting Grant applications will open January 18 to March 18, 2016.