Caring Community: May 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 May 7

  • Rush Memorial Congregational UCC; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bryan Currie
  • Lillian Lammers
  • Annette Nielsen
  • Lisa Stewart

Week of May 14

  • Phoenix Christian Church; Wildersville, Tennessee
  • LaCretia Bellamy
  • Marcia Free
  • Warner Noles
  • Andy Sidden

Week of May 21

  • Circular Congregational UCC; Charleston
  • George Bennett
  • Matt Frierdich
  • James Norris
  • Richard Woodward

Week of May 28

  • First Congregational Christian UCC; Montgomery Alabama
  • Clara Benson
  • Stephanie Crumpton
  • Bonnie Frost
  • Patricia Shropshire

Prayer Requests

  • Our prayers are with the family of Rev. Allen B. Hollis, Jr., former pastor of  the United Church of Huntsville, who died on Saturday, April 15. Allen was also pastor of two former SEC congregations: Langdale Congregational Christian Church in Valley, AL and First United Church in Nashville, TN. A full obituary may be found online here.
  • Our prayers are with the family of David Buttrick, member of Brookmeade Congregational Church in Nashville and retired professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School (Homiletics), who died on Saturday, April 22. A prolific author, David wrote 19 books, including his landmark work Homiletics. He was a proud member of the United Church of Christ, citing its policies of inclusion and diversity. His obituary is online here.
  • We rejoice with, and pray for, Andy Sidden as he retires from full-time ministry on June 1. He is pastor of Garden of Grace in Columbia, SC.
  • Prayers of Thanksgiving for Victory for the World‘s 30th Anniversary. Tickets are still available for a grand gala celebration on Sunday, May 21 at the Georgia Aquarium. More information available here.
  • Prayers of Thanksgiving for First Congregational Church in Talladega on their 149th Anniversary.
  • Prayers for Marsha Brown as she prepares for her ecclesiastical council on May 21. Marsha is the first Southeast Conference PATHWAYS graduate to progress this far in the ordination process.

Conference Transitions

  • Congratulations to  Tim Garvin-Leighton, who was installed as chaplain at Piedmont College on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Churches in Transition

First Congregational, Savannah; Garden of Grace, Columbia, SC; Holy Trinity Community Church, Nashville; Howard Congregational, Nashville; Oak Grove Congregational Christian, Pine Mountain, GA; Pilgrim Congregational, Chattanooga, TN; United Church, Huntsville, AL