Caring Community: December 15, 2016

Prayer List

We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2016. 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. Click here to download the entire 2016 prayer list.

Week of December 18

  • Pleasant Hill Community Church-Pleasant Hill, TN
  • Timothy Downs
  • Laura Landrum
  • Ann Schoup
  • Richard Woodward

Week of December 25

  • Kirkwood UCC-Atlanta, GA
  • Kristen Barner
  • Bill Lawrence
  • Raymonda Speller
  • Sharon Temple
  • Jodi Yarini

Prayer Requests

  • Prayers for Bob and Beth Hurst as Bob retires from United Church of Huntsville on January 1, 2017 immediately after worship.
  • Prayers for all those who lead in local churches and for the pastors and their families who have the generosity of spirit to allow for the time to do ministry in this busy season of Advent and Christmas.
  • Prayers for all those traveling to be with friends and family during this holiday season.
  • Prayers for all those for whom Christmas is a difficult day and season.
  • Prayers for the members and friends of Mother Emmanuel AME Church and the people of Charleston as the trial of Dylann Roof continues.

Conference Transitions

  • The Southeast Conference Interim Conference Minister Search Committee has received candidate information and is proceeding with interviews and reference checks.
  • Robert Hurst, pastor of United Church of Huntsville (Alabama) will celebrate his last service there on January 1, 2017 as he moves to retirement.
  • Jody Yarini will be ordained on January 15, 2017. Prayers for Decatur UCC and their leadership as they confirm this relationship. Place and time yet to be determined.
  • Sam Greening has been called to serve as interim at United Church of Huntsville. He will begin his ministry on February 1, 2017. He comes to Huntsville from La Jolla UCC in La Jolla, California.

Churches in Transition

Oak Grove Congregational Christian, Pine Mountain Georgia; Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Chattanooga Tennessee; Brookmeade Congregational UCC, Nashville Tennessee; Howard Congregational UCC, Nashville Tennessee; Holy Trinity Community Church, Nashville Tennessee; United Church, Huntsville, Tennessee.