We’re excited for this year’s annual meeting, our Jubliee year! We are pleased to be welcomed back to the lovely Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. Although the final details are still being arranged, our online registration is now open (scroll to bottom of this page for link).
It was intended that Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, UCC General Minister and President, would be with us for this celebration. The Conference office was notified last week that due to a schedule conflict, he would not be available to be with Southeast Conference. The Planning Task Force is working on revising the Annual Meeting agenda to focus on honoring our history and some of the key persons who were part of that history. This will fit into a three year theme arc that started in 2014 “For Such a Time as This,”continued last year with “Building God’s House,” and this year will honor the laborers in the vineyard as we celebrate Jubilee.
We will be publishing a written history of the Conference and will have a printed program book that will include all the materials for the meeting as well as a lot of historical reference material. All churches should have received a communication about the opportunity to place an ad in the program book. We are also working on worship planning and preachers for the services.
There will be a Members in Discernment Retreat on Thursday-Friday. MIDS have received information about this retreat. There will be a Clergy Retreat on Thursday and Friday led by Rev. Kathy Clark, formerly staff to Southeast Conference and now on the national UCC staff as part of the Ministerial Excellence, Support, and Authorization Team (MESA).
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we rethink, retool, revise the annual meeting schedule. We will publish the full agenda and other materials as they become available on the Annual Meeting site: secucc.org/news-and-events/50th-annual-meeting/.