History

Project 66-16 Special, Part One: The Fifteen Traditions of the Southeast Conference

NOTE: Mike Stroud, director of the Project 66-16 history initiative of the Conference, was unable to present a workshop scheduled during the 2014 Annual Meeting...

Celebrate Atlanta’s civil rights history at the Atlanta Music Festival

The Atlanta Music Festival has significant historical roots in its namesake city as part of an effort by First Congregational Church a century ago to unite...

Trinity Church in Athens, Alabama Celebrates 142 years of serving the community!

On September 1st Trinity UCC in Athens, Alabama celebrated their 142nd Anniversary. Their accomplishments, particularly their racial and educational leadership, were celebrated in the Huntsville Times this...

“Down South News” history will soon be available online

Michael Stroud has been hard at work sorting through pictures and documents from the history of the Southeast Conference and placing them online. As...

Shifting the Demographics of the South

When the SEC was organized in 1966, the Southeast Conference was made up of 128 churches. Over time, the number of churches has been...

Did You Know: the SEC is 46 Years Young!

The Southeast Conference was the last of the conferences of the United Church of Christ to be organized following the formation of the denomination...

Our Southeast Conference

We are one of the 38 conferences of the United Church of Christ, and comprised of a five-and-a-half state area including the states of...

American Missionary Association

The American Missionary Association planted numerous academies and colleges for those African-Americans freed from slavery by virtue of the South's defeat in the American...

Host of the 25th General Synod

On July 1- 5 July 2005, the Conference played host to the historic 25th General Synod of the UCC, which was held in Atlanta's...

Christian Connection in Alabama and Georgia

The "Christian Connection," a group of churches generally associated with the Restorationist movement, emerged in the Chattahoochee River valley of western Georgia and eastern...