Local Church Spotlights

Here are some insights from various pastors and church leaders across the SEC. We have asked them to supply their thoughts, ideas and motives for moving forward with this campaign. We welcome your church’s thoughts on involvement with this campaign. Please forward Debbie Spearman your article and photos for possible web placement.

Central Congregational UCC  in Atlanta, GeorgiaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Jon Ritt, moderator

So, why should you and your congregation support the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ (SECUCC) capital campaign? That was a question for us at Central Congregational UCC in Atlanta … it’s probably for you also. It’s about “nets” … about casting nets. It’s about being “fishers” … not single “hooks with bait.” It’s about nets among and between us. Click here to read more

Andy_Sidden_webGarden of Grace UCC  in Columbia, South Carolina
Andy Sidden, pastor

A sense of belonging to a capital campaign that focused on much more than brick and mortar excited the people of Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, SC, to vote unanimously to be a part of the UCC Southeast Conference’s “Transforming Lives — Transforming Churches.” We did so after Pentecost Sunday covered-dish luncheon in May. Garden of Grace realized, too, our own need to be ready for more ministry to which God is leading us. We decided to pursue a joint campaign. Our Bodacious Capital Campaign — bold, remarkable, outstanding and audacious — is combined with the conference campaign. Click here to read more

Wayde_Washburn-Pastor_web-1Sandy Creek UCC in LaFayette, Alabama
Wayde Washburn, pastor

Being such a small congregation in the rural area of East Alabama, some would wonder how we can pledge toward the Transforming Churches – Transforming Lives Campaign. We borrow our worship space from the Southeast Conference (Allen Retreat Center), our pastor is volunteering, and we are several miles from the nearest traffic light. Yet—we belong! Click here to read more