58th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference

Thursday, August 15 to Saturday, August 17, 2024
Fairfield Glade Community Church
Crossville, Tennessee

Save $25 with our Early-Bird Special; Register by July 15, 2024

Tentative Schedule of Events

Please note that all times listed are CENTRAL Daylight Time.
You can find all the materials for the plenary sessions, committee reports, etc. on the “Downloads” tab.

Friday, August 16

  • 10:30 am — Registration Opens
  • 1:30 – 3:00 — Opening Worship
  • 3:00 – 3:30 — Break
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops
  • 5:00 – 6:15 — Dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:30 — First Plenary
  • 7:30 – 9:00 — Evening Activities

Saturday, August 17

  • 8:45 am — Morning Devotional
  • 9:00 – 10:15 — Workshops
  • 10:30 – 11:45 — Keynote Speaker
  • 12:00 – 1:15 — Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:45 — Second Plenary
  • 3:00 – 3:45 — Closing Worship

Pre-Event Activities: Thursday, August 15

Communities of Practice Gathering (10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central)
A gathering of our current and new Communities of Practice. Communities of Practice are small groups of Authorized  Ministers or Members in Discernment who gather monthly for support, worship, and learning.  The groups are peer lead.  If you are interested in joining a COP, please email Rev. Cindy Bovee-Kemper at copfacilitator@secucc.org.  Lunch will be provided as part of the event.

Retired or Soon To be Retired Boundary Training (8:45 AM to 12 PM Central)
Join Rev. Char Burch at Fairfield Glade for Retired Ministers Boundary Training. This training will be from 8:45am to 12 pm Central on Friday, August 16th and fulfills the Southeast Conference’s Healthy Boundary Training Requirement for those Authorized Ministers who are retired or will be retiring in the next six months but who are not Exempt. We welcome Retired Ministers from other Associations and Conferences, but please check with your Conference/Association first to make sure they will accept our training for their requirement. Please note this is an onsite training and lunch will be provided at the end of the training. The Training is $30.00.

UNNECESSARY FARCE Dress Rehearsal (7:00 PM Central)
We have been invited to attend a production of the Cumberland County Playhouse’ Unnecessary Farce. This is the dress rehearsal and we do need to let them know how many people are coming prior to the performance. We are not collecting the money for the performance.  They will collect the money. Tickets are $15 CASH. More details: https://ccplayhouse.com/unnecessary-farce/

Workshops

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Downloads

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Featured Speakers

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Exhibitors

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Directions to the Conference

Fairfield Glade Community Church
521 Snead Drive
Crossville, TN 38558
931-484-7412
ffgcomchurch@ffgcomchurch.org
www.ffgcomchurch.org

Fairfield Glade Community Church sits in the heart of Fairfield Glade, a 10-minute drive north of I-40 and 15 minutes from Crossville. Perched atop one of the highest rises between the Smoky and Rocky Mountains, the lush, natural community is a haven for those who love active living, a healthy lifestyle, and the great outdoors.

There is plenty of parking available in the church lot. The building is is handicap accessible.

Registration and Fees

Annual Meeting Registration: https://cvent.me/x1qgwq

Onsite Registration:

Early-Bird Before July 15, 2024

  • Adult Entire Meeting: $125
  • Adult Friday Only: $75
  • Adult Saturday Only: $75
  • Youth Participants and Leaders: $50
  • Member in Discernment: $50
  • Children: $25
After July 15, 2024

  • Adult Entire Meeting: $150
  • Adult Friday Only: $100
  • Adult Saturday Only: $100
  • Youth Participants and Leaders: $75
  • Member in Discernment: $75
  • Children: $50

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Registration for onsite participation will include dinner on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday. Housing is not included, although we do have some room blocks with local hotels. See the Housing tab for details.

Delegates and Visitors

Member churches are entitled to voting delegates as follows:

  • Each church is entitled to three voting delegates.
  • Churches with over one hundred members are entitled to one additional delegate for each additional one hundred members or a fraction thereof. For example: 101 members = 4 delegates, 201 members = 5 delegates, 301 delegates = 6 delegates, etc.
  • No church shall be entitled to more than ten delegates.

Only lay members from member churches within the Conference or Ministers with standing in the Conference may be delegates from the Conference to the General Synod of the United Church of Christ or serve as representatives of the Conference for official entities of the United Church of Christ.

Housing

Hampton Inn, 64 Hospitality Drive, Crossville TN 38555  (931) 707-7170 – This hotel is located 8 miles (15 minutes) from the church. They have blocked off 15 rooms at $115 plus tax per night. You MUST call the local hotel as the reservation number does not do the room blocking. Call 931-707-7170 and press 0 for the front desk manager Lisa Lhota. Then ask for the block of rooms under UCC Annual Conference.

Comfort Suites, 2581 E First Street, Crossville, TN 38555  (931) 707-8638 – This hotel is adjacent to the Hampton and is also 8 miles (15 minutes) from the church. They have blocked off 15 rooms at $107 plus tax per night. Call 931-707-8638 and ask for the block of rooms using the code “UCC Annual Conference.” The cutoff date for these rooms is July 31, 2204.

Holiday Inn Express, 560 Peavine Road, Crossville, TN 38571  (931) 707-1035 – This hotel is near the others but slightly closer to the church at 7 miles (13 minutes). We do not have a block of rooms, but rates are in the $130-$150 a night range.

Club Wyndham Resort, 100 Stonehenge Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 (800)-428-1932 – These are condos located in Fairfield Glade, a few minutes from the church. Conference attendees can use a website to look up the type of condos (one bedroom vs two bedrooms, etc.) and the rates. For Wyndham non-members, the rates may be better if they call the 800 number to make reservations. Depending on the type of reserved condo, guests receive wristbands that allow them access to the club facilities, such as pools. For tee times, go through Fairfield Glade Central Tee. This is a great option for attendees who wish to bring family members for a mini vacation. Please note that the condos and tee times fill up very fast.

We do not have a block with Airbnb, but there are numerous places to rent in the area. More details: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Fairfield-Glade–Tennessee–United-States/homes

About Our Hosts

Fairfield Glade Community Church (FFGCC), established in 1975 near Crossville, TN, is the first organized church in Fairfield Glade, TN. The “Glade” has attracted resort visitors and retirees for decades; now, over 7000 residents call it home.

While Community Church is a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), we function as an inter-denominational congregation that has grown and nurtured worshipers from many different faiths. The membership is approximately 250.

Throughout our history, we have promoted local ecumenical traditions and acted with abundant generosity to local and regional missions with time, talent, and material resources.  Our extremely talented music professionals lead an exceptional music ministry of choirs and congregational singing.

We are a congregation-led community of faith with a governing board elected annually by all church members and supporting committees. Congregation members have an equal voice and vote in determining how our church functions. The pastor is the congregation’s spiritual leader, focusing on religious services, sacraments, faith development, community-building, outreach to those in need, and pastoral care.