ANNUAL MEETING THANK YOU’S

We are grateful for the many people who worked diligently to help create a great Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee: Kim Johnson (Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA), Rev. Cindy Bovee-Kemper (Greenville, SC), Gavin Warren (Holy Trinity Community Church, Nashville, TN), Bishop-Elect Sonya Williams (Real Inspiration Ministries, Atlanta, GA), Rev. Dr. Myrtle Johnson (Evergreen Congregational Church, Thomasville, GA), Min. Carrole Moss (Victory for the World Church, Stone Mountain, GA).

Worship Participants: Kim Johnson (Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA), Gavin Warren (Holy Trinity Community Church, Nashville, TN), Min. Carrole Moss (Victory for the World Church, Stone Mountain, GA), Rev. Kriss Choi (Open Community Church, Duluth, GA), Grant Carodine (Spirit of the Cross, Huntsville, AL), Joseph Thornton (Community Congregational, Montgomery, AL), Rev. Kim Wood (Conf. Minister Candidate), Juanita Simmons (Victory for the Worship Church, Stone Mountain, GA), Ugena Whitlock (Pilgrimage, Marietta, GA), Rev. Dr. Myrtle Johnson (Evergreen Congregational, Thomasville, GA), Rev. Derrick Rice (Sankofa UCC, Atlanta, GA), Bea Forniss (First Congregational, Montgomery, AL), Rev. Charmaine Johnson (Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA), Rev. Tyler Ung (Circular Congregational, Charleston, SC), Rev. Troy Sanders (Rehoboth Fellowship, Atlanta GA), Rev. Heather Fosburgh (Assoc. Conf. Minister), Rev. Char Burch (Transitional Conf. Ministers).

Workshop Leaders: Maurice Cook (EM Designs Group, Atlanta, GA), Rev. Joseph Inge (Brookmeade Congregational, Nashville, TN), Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe (Living Table UCC, Minneapolis, MN), Rev. Dr. Velda Love (UCC Minister for Racial Justice), Rev. Michael Malcom (The People’s Justice Council and Beloved UCC, Birmingham, AL), Rev. Tom Query (Wellspring Counseling Center and Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta), Melissa Dickerson (Wellspring Counseling Center), Rev. Kimble Sorrells (Central Congregational, Atlanta), Dan Wilson (Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta), Becky Ramage-Tuttle (Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA and Board of UCC Disabilities Ministries), Rev. NaDine Rawls (Real Inspiration Ministries, Atlanta, GA), Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaver (PATHWAYS Theological Education and Interim Pastor of The Congregational Church of Mansfield, MA), Rev. Cameron Trimble (CEO of Convergence and Virginia-Highland Church, Atlanta, GA), Rev. Tyler Ung (Circular Congregational, Charleston, SC and General Synod Delegate), Ugena Whitlock (Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta, GA and General Synod delegate).

Friday Social Hour Emcees – Rev. J R Finney (Covenant Community, Birmingham, AL) and Rev. Courtney Jones (Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta, GA).

Technology Team – Don Harris (SEC Communications Director), Elise Morris (First Congregational, Birmingham, AL), Rhoda Vanderhart (Open Table, Mobile, AL), Rev. Heather Fosburgh (Assoc. Conference Minister), Rev. Char Burch (Transitional Conf. Minister).

Juneteenth Presentation on Thursday – Bishop Yevette Flunder (City of Refuge UCC, Oakland CA), introduced by Bishop-Elect Sonya Williams (Real Inspiration Ministries, Atlanta, GA).

Sponsors – Convergence, Cornerstone Fund, Insurance Board, PATHWAYS Theological Education, Salvaged Soul Designs, The Pilgrim Press, UFIRST, Uplands Village. In addition, Real Inspiration Ministries (Atlanta, GA), Midway Congregational (Midway, GA), and Kirkwood UCC (Atlanta, GA).

Worship Music – Thank you to the following churches that provided music to the Planning Team: Central Congregational, Atlanta, GA; Circular Congregational, Charleston, SC;  Midway Congregational, Midway, GA; First Congregational, Birmingham, AL; Rehoboth Fellowship, Atlanta, GA; Virginia-Highlands, Atlanta, GA; a special selection from the UCC Musicians Association.

Children/Youth Videos: Children and youth from the following churches sent us videos that were used in closing worship:  Community Congregational, Montgomery, AL, Garden of Grace, Columbia, SC; Midway Congregational, Midway, GA; Pleasant Hill Community Church, Pleasant Hill, TN; Church of the Savior, Knoxville, TN; Kirkwood UCC, Atlanta, GA; Unity UCC, Montgomery, AL; Presbyterian Student Center, University of GA, Athens, GA.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS