Caring Community: February 2016

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We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2016. 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 this month:

  • Congratulations to Anna Flowers who was ordained at Kirkwood UCC on January 24.  She is serving as Pastor for Children and Families at Greenpoint Reformed Church (Reformed Church of America and UCC) in Brooklyn, New York. Read more…
  • Raymonda Speller will be installed at Community Congregational UCC in Montgomery on February 28.
  • Alice Kobayashi died January 22. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol Kobayashi and Rev. Timothy Downs of Atlanta and son and daughter-in-law Richard and Susan Kobayashi of Belmont, MA.  A memorial service will be held at the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel on the campus of Agnes Scott College on February 15th at 11:00 am; Rev. Timothy Downs and Rev. Susannah Davis officiating. Memorial donations can be made to Kirkwood United Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA (www.kirkwooducc.com). Online condolences can be made at www.asturner.comRead more…
  • A memorial service for Rev. Harold M. Schoup of the Uplands Retirement Community, Pleasant Hill, TN, was held January 16th at Pleasant Hill Community Church.  We hold his wife of 61 years, The Rev. Dr. Ann Hausman Schoup, three children, Mrs. Sandra Richard, wife of Robert Richard, The Villages, FL, Mrs. Fauz Schoup, wife of Steven Brooks, Nashville, TN, The Rev. Bruce Schoup, who serves Peace Congregational Church in Clemson, and 3 grandchildren in prayer. Memorial gifts may be given to the Church Building Fund at 67 Church St., Pleasant Hill, TN 38578. Read more…
  • Prayers for Rev. Laurie Hill as she recovers from surgery. She is serving Fairfield Glade Community Church in Tennessee.
  • Prayers for Rev. Bob Hurst, United Church of Huntsville as he recovers from surgery.
  • Continued prayers for Rev. Michael McCaulley, Peace Church, Clemson South Carolina as he continues treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
  • For Garden of Grace UCC in Columbia South Carolina and the surrounding communities as they continue to recover from additional flooding.

Churches in Transition:

Oak Grove Congregational Christian, Pine Mountain Georgia; Church of the Savior, Alpharetta Georgia; Pensacola UCC, Pensacola Florida;  Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Chattanooga Tennessee; Brookmeade Congregational UCC, Nashville Tennessee; Howard Congregational UCC, Nashville Tennessee; Beloved Community, Birmingham Alabama; First United Church, Belvidere Tennessee.