Conference Minister

Jottings from June: May 15, 2016

Pentecost was on Sunday, May 15. Some call Pentecost the birthday of the church. Some churches celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit with...

Jottings from June: May 1, 2016

This past week I was reminded of the phrase, “The faster I go, the behinder I get.” Due to other necessary planning for the...

Jottings from June: April 18, 2016

I hope that some of the readers of this column had a chance to see some of the video of the installation of Rev. John...

Jottings from June: April 1, 2016

I have been thinking a lot about leadership—my own, those who labor with me in the Southeast Conference, our beloved United Church of Christ, those...

UCC and Episcopal Leaders Statement on Current U.S. Political Climate

Dear friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you as we approach Holy Week.  Over the decades, this time has been for me an opportunity...

Jottings from June: March 15, 2016

I was in worship with Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Marietta, Georgia on March 13. Rev. Rod Mundy-Haase, ONA Coordinator for the Open and...

Jottings from June: March 1, 2016

I am reminded of a Lenten prayer by Jane V. Doull as I write for this edition.  I share excerpts below: Restless, searching God: You...

Staff Changes at the Conference Office

Reverend June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister Southeast Conference United Church of Christ February 24, 2016 It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to Gerri Hudson....

Jottings from June: February 15, 2016

As I have been in various conversations with people the last few weeks and reminded them that Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls...

Jottings from June: February 1, 2016

As we complete the work of closing the financial records for 2015, I find myself reflecting on themes of generosity and abundance. I am...