2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the Southeast Conference

8940244532_12744b4480_oFifty years is a significant time span but there are people in the Southeast Conference who have stories to tell of the good old days and of the struggle and of the process of becoming who we are today.

We have started a planning process that will span the entire year and engage the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference in June. We already know that Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC General Minister and President, will be with us in June. You will be receiving the commemorative calendars which lift up and celebrate our individual congregations. We are working on historical vignettes and a program book. We are looking at how we celebrate Jubilee. And we are working to find partners in ministry to make this year memorable and a light to the nations as we remember and reflect.

If you have suggestions about how we might celebrate, who needs to be lifted up or consulted, or if you would like to contribute your gifts and graces to the planning process, please contact June Boutwell at [email protected].

Commemorative Calendars Arriving at Your Church Soon

Starting December 8, we will begin boxing and mailing out the 2016 Commemorative 50th Anniversary Wall Calendars to every church. These lovely, full color calendars, displaying photos and dates for every Southeast Conference church, are sure to delight each and every one of our UCC members and friends. Suggested calendar cost is $15.00.

Questions should be directed to Debbie Spearman, Generosity Coordinator at [email protected].