Western Association Gathering Set for Oct 11-12

Dear Clergy, Members and Friends of the Western Association (Formerly ALA-TN- MS) in the Southeast Conference of the UCC

REGISTER NOW for the FALL MEETING of the Western Association UCC (the ALA-TENN-MS Association) on Friday-Saturday, October 11-12, 2019 at The United Church of Cookeville, UCC, 502 Gould Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38506

Our theme will be “What Makes Us One? Sharing stories of healing, hope, & God’s love made real in our churches and communities.” At a time of deep division in our world, we will gather to tell the story that makes us one – and how it is expressed in scripture and in the many ministries of welcome, mercy, faith, and justice taking place in our churches and communities across the region. In our time together, we will…

  • Share worship, reflect, and fellowship together
  • Discuss next steps for our Association leadership model & elect new leadership
  • Hear an update about plans for the Conference with Southeast staff and leadership

On Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon, worship will be followed by a panel of leaders from different local churches and settings to share ways they are involved in “Ministries of Love,” “Ministries of Healing,” and “Ministries of Hope,” with time for questions and sharing with all of us.

Join us at United Church on Friday, 10/11, for worship beginning at 7 PM, and on Saturday, 10/12, from 9 AM – 3:30 PM. Registration will begin at 6 PM on Friday and 8 AM on Saturday. Refreshments will be provided on Friday (but not dinner). Continental Breakfast and a full lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Please plan now to send clergy and at least 2 (or up to as many as you want) representatives of your church as we gather again at this important moment in the life of our Association, our Conference, and our country. For more information contact Rev. John Gill at [email protected] or Rev. Dorinda Broadnax at [email protected].

Hotel information

To make a reservation and receive a group rate, please use this link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1566490748349&key=GRP

  • Event Summary: Western Association of the United Church of Christ
  • Start Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
  • End Date: Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Last Day to Book: Friday, September 27, 2019

Hotels offering a special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Cookeville for 99 USD per night
  • TownePlace Suites Cookeville for 109 USD per night


To register, please fill out the form below and return it as soon as possible (by October 4). There are three ways to send in your registration:



First, fill out the form below. Then, EITHER copy the information and paste it into an e-mail to send to [email protected]OR save the whole document on your computer and attach it to an e-mail to send in.


You can also print out the registration form, fill it out, and fax it to 865-584-4680.


ATTN: ALA/TN Association Meeting
c/o Church of the Savior, UCC
934 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909


The registration fee is $20 and $15 for Members in Discernment. All attendees will pay as you arrive, please plan to pay with cash or a check made out to “ALA-TENN Association.” Refreshments on Friday, a Continental Breakfast and full Lunch on Saturday are included.