Caring Community: March 18, 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 March 19

  • First Congregational UCC; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Common Global Ministries and all mission personnel
  • Thomas Baird
  • Robert Foreman
  • Cheryl Slusser

Week of March 26

  • New Hope Congregational Christian; Clio, Alabama
  • Southeast Conference Staff
  • William Derstine
  • Aubra Love
  • Tom Mozley

Prayer Requests

  • Our sympathies to the family of Dr. Erna Ballantine Bryant and communities of First Congregational (Atlanta) and Central UCC. Dr. Bryant died on February 22, 2017 at the age of 87 years.
  • Continued prayers for Rev. Gary Myers as he continues to recover from mild stroke.
  • Prayers for Rev. June Boutwell as she returns to California for a month and then on to her new ministry in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
  • Prayers for Rev. Marie Bacchiocchi as she begins her ministry as Interim Conference Minister.

Conference Transitions

  • Edward Colf is being ordained on Saturday, March 18 at the United Church of Huntsville.
  • Janis Whiteman was installed as the pastor of First United Church in Belvidere, Tennessee on March 5, 2016.
  • Scott Williamson has been called as Senior Pastor of Pilgrim Congregational UCC in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  His start date is yet to be determined.
  • Ann Michelle Brigham Rogers began her service as Designated Minister at Safe Harbor Family Church in Flowood, Mississippi with the Ash Wednesday service on March 2, 2017.

Churches in Transition

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