Caring Community: August 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:
  • Blessings for Rev. Laurie Hill whose last Sunday at Fairfield Glade Community Church in Tennessee will be August 7. She has accepted a call at a UCC church in Illinois.
  • Prayers for the family of Rev. John Deckenback, who died on July 19. He served for 24 years as Conference Minister of Central Atlantic Conference and was well known to many in the UCC. Read more.
  • A service of prayer and lament for the ongoing violence in our world and across our country, for the loss of lives due to gun violence and racism, for the needs of the whole human family will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 4814 Paper Mill Rd SE, Marietta 30067. All are welcome.

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.