Caring Community: April 18, 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.


  • Congratulations to Rev. Katie O’Dunne who was ordained and installed on April 9th as the Chaplain at Woodward Academy in Atlanta.  She is a member of Kirkwood UCC.
  • Congratulations to Edward Colf who was approved for ordination pending call at the Commission on Ministry meeting held at Pilgrim Church in Chattanooga April 2, 2016.  He is working as a hospice chaplain in Nashville and a member of United Church of Huntsville.
  • Condolences to the family of James L. Myers who died on April 12 at the age of 87.  The funeral service will be on Monday April 18 at 12 noon at First Congregational Church in Birmingham. He served First Congregational Christian Birmingham for many years and was ordained in 1953. His son, Gary L. Myers is the pastor of Trinity Congregational UCC in Athens, Alabama.
  • Condolences to the family of Jack Yates who died March 23, 2016. He would have turned 90 on March 27th. He celebrated the 66th anniversary of his ordination in June 2015. We keep Bettye and their two daughters in prayer.  Services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 19 at Pleasant Hill Community Church.
  • Prayers for Rev. Debbie Douglas and her family. A memorial service for her father, Benjamin Taylor Welch, was held at Pleasant Hill Community Church April 16.
  • Prayers for Rev. Bob Hurst, United Church of Huntsville who had knee replacement surgery March 28.
  • Prayers for Rev. Lesley Brogan as she recovers from knee replacement surgery.
  • Prayers for Rev. Laurie Hill as she recovers from surgery. She is serving Fairfield Glade Community Church in Tennessee.

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.