History

This Month in SEC History: February 1979

by Mike Stroud The UCC's commitment to racial justice and opportunities for all is by no means something recent. It extends back decades to the...

This Month in SEC History: January 2012

Awareness of Christianity and world religions interacting in a global context has become a hallmark of the 21st-century church that desires to promote peace...

This Month in SEC History: December 1973

by Mike Stroud Fifty years ago this month, a prominent Southeast Conference pastor had re-printed an article he wrote for his congregation's newsletter, “The Minister's...

This Month in SEC History: November 1994

by Mike Stroud When one mentions that a UCC congregation is "Open and Affirming" these days, one immediately recognizes that it is a place welcoming...

This Month in SEC History: October 1979

by Mike Stroud Women in the church have recently gotten an amazing, and long-overdue, amount of attention. But as recently as 50 or so years...

This Month in SEC History: September 1966

by Mike Stroud A large number of churches have come and gone through the Southeast Conference's doors throughout its nearly 58-year existence, most in the latter category. But the...

This Month in SEC History: August 1989

by Mike Stroud The SEC has always felt the need to speak up about injustice, even when there was opposition within its ranks toward doing...

This Month in SEC History: July 2005

by Mike Stroud Eighteen years ago this month, the Southeast Conference reached perhaps the pinnacle of its 39 years of being when Atlanta played host to...

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Southeast Conference

Written by Michael Stroud as part of the monthly historical article celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Southeast Conference. O Creator God, who brings into...

Memories of a Southern Sojourn

From Memories of a Southern Sojourn by Erston M. Butterfield, unpublished manuscript, October 2001 In the Spring of 1952, Dr. Thomas Tripp, Director of Town and...