Ecclesiastical Council for Spirit of the Cross, Huntsville AL

The Commission on Ministry, having made an exemption to the 14-day advance notice rule, is announcing an Ecclesiastical Council for Spirit of the Cross church in Huntsville, Alabama.

At their request, Spirit of the Cross is requesting the Commission approve their request to join the Southeast Conference as a local congregation. The EC will be held in conjunction with the Ala-Tenn (Western) Association meeting this weekend in Montgomery.

The Ecclesiastical Council will be held at Community Congregational UCC on Saturday, October 27th at 11:30 am Central Time. For those unable to be at the meeting in person, please join us online for the Council at or by phone 1-669-900-6833, meeting code 1645588656.

The Spirit of the Cross congregation has been considering affiliation with the Southeast Conference over the last 18 months. The church has worshiped with other UCC’s in our conference, and they sent their pastor to our Annual Meeting and the UCC General Synod as a visitor.

Spirit of the Cross ( was founded in 1986 by a small group looking for a church to serve primarily the LGBT community. Originally affiliated with the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), Spirit of the Cross is excited about being in covenant and fellowship with other United Church of Christ congregations.