Caring Community: January 15, 2017

Prayer List

We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2017. 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 2017 prayer list.

Week of January 15

  • Victory for the World Church; Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Winter Youth Retreat at Blowing Rock Conference Center
  • Robert Ahrendt
  • Susie Smith
  • Andrew Young

Week of January 22

  • Praxis UCC; Americus, Georgia
  • Marvin Albright
  • Larry Evans
  • Michael Malcom
  • Linda Smith

Week of January 29

  • Pilgrim Congregational UCC; Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Joyce Acree
  • Paul Eknes Tucker
  • J R Finney II
  • Kirk Lyman Barner
  • Townley McGiffert Jr.

Prayer Requests

  • Prayers for Whitney Walton and her family as they mourn the death of her father, Tim Walton, this week in Arkansas. She asked for prayers for her mother, Carla Walton, who has been his round-the-clock caregiver, and her sister, for strength and peace in the family. Whitney is with her family at this time. She was scheduled to be at the Member in Discernment Retreat. She serves on the Support and Nurture Ministry Team of the Commission on Ministry.
  • Prayers for  United Church of Huntsville  and  Rev. Sam Greening  as they begin their interim ministry together.
  • Prayers for those who gathered for the Member in Discernment/Persons in Exploration Retreat on January 13-14 at Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. And gratitude for the leadership and hospitality of the Pleasant Hill Community Church in hosting this gathering.
  • Prayers for traveling mercies and a safe event as the Winter Youth Retreat gathers at Blowing Rock Conference Center in North Carolina over Martin Luther King Weekend, January 13-16, 2017.

Conference Transitions

  • Jodi Yarini was ordained on January 15, 2017 at Virginia Highland Church. Prayers for Decatur UCC and their leadership as they confirm this relationship.
  • Joshua Kuipers was ordained on January 15, 2017 at Kirkwood UCC during their regular worship service.
  • 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.
  • Welcome to Marie Bacchiocchi as she finishes her ministry in Central Atlantic Conference and prepares to move to Southeast conference to begin her position on March 6, 2017.

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; United Church, Huntsville, Tennessee.