The UCC Southern Region includes 4 conferences: Southern (NC/VA), Florida (FL), South Central (TX, LA) and Southeast (AL,MS,GA,SC,TN). Lay and clergy women from these conferences have a long tradition of gathering every other fall and UCC Conferences take turns hosting the self-sustaining retreats.
Since 2012 the UCC women of the Southeast Conference have been represented by Mary Ruth of Pleasant Hill Community Church. A previous Southeast Conference leader was Nancy Sales of Birmingham AL. This is a volunteer position and Mary has served on the planning teams for biannual retreats/conferences hosted by the UCC Southern Region Women in 2013 at Live Oak FL, 2015 at Sumatanga AL, and 2017 at Mo Ranch TX.
Clarice Mitchell, recently retired from Rockledge FL and now a member of Pleasant Hill Community Church in Pleasant Hill TN, is now assuming the volunteer planning team role for Southern Region Women’s Retreats on behalf of the Southeast Conference as Mary has chosen to step down from the leadership role after five years of service.
The next Southern Region Women’s retreat will be hosted by Southern Conference in the fall of 2019 at Blowing Rock Conference Center in Blowing Rock NC. Clarice welcomes ideas and support ; she may be reached at [email protected].