Caring Community: May 1, 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:

  • LaCretia Bellamy will be ordained and installed as associate pastor at Rehoboth Fellowship Atlanta UCC on May 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm during the regular worship service.  Rehoboth worships at 816 Maynard Terrace SE Atlanta, GA 30316.
  • Valerie Coe-Lowder will be installed as a specialized minister in a 4-way Covenant at Kirkwood UCC on May 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm during the regular worship service.
  • Three churches in the South Central Conference sustained damage from April storms. St. John’s UCC in Rosenberg, TX had roof damage and Immanuel UCC in Spring, TX had downed trees. The church hardest hit was Christ UCC in Cypress, TX, which had five feet of flood waters. With the help of numerous volunteers, the church contents have been packed in storage units, drywall has been cut, and the building is being dried out. South Central is one of the four conferences in the Southern Region of the UCC along with Southern, Florida, and Southeast.

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.