Bill and Mary Ruth are Partners in Service Volunteers at Uspiritus

Mary and Bill Ruth, from SEC Pleasant Hill Community UCC, are commissioned UCC Partners in Service Volunteers at Uspiritus in Louisville KY for 3 months (Jan-Mar 2017).  They are full time residential volunteers supporting the administrative/development arm of Uspiritus which gives them the opportunity to donate their career skills while in retirement.  Uspiritus is a […]

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Caring Community: February 15, 2017

Prayer List We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2017. We encourage you to include these prayer requests in your local church newsletter, share them with your prayer circle, and include them in your own prayers. Click here to download the entire 2017 prayer list. Week of […]

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Moderator’s Message: February 15, 2017

“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth: … A right time to plant and another to reap.”  (Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 2b, The Message) February 12 – 19 is a significant week in my life. It’s when the memories of My Precious Mom, James Ella Reid Finney are […]

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Jennifer Sanders Installed as Licensed Pastor

Jennifer Sanders was installed as the licensed pastor of Beloved Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama on February 12, 2017 at their regular worship service at 5:00 pm. Marcia Bentley represented the Commission on Ministry and June Boutwell represented the Southeast Conference. Acting Moderator Denyse Thornley-Brown presented Jennifer on behalf of the church. Many clergy from […]

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Info Session: Preparing for Authorized Ministry on Wed, Feb 15

On Wednesday, February 15, the Southeast Conference, United Church of Christ will hold an ecclesiastical council for Larry Gipson, the final step in his discernment process and preparation for ordination. You and the members of your church are invited to participate. The ecclesiastical council is being hosted by Rehoboth Fellowship of Atlanta, one of our […]

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Conference Minister Transition Celebration set for Sat, March 4

as we say farewell to June Boutwell and we welcome Marie Bacchiocchi Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00-3:30 p.m. The Commons at First Congregational Church 125 Ellis Street NE, Atlanta Georgia Light refreshments will be served FREE parking is available in the CARE parking deck  (151 Ellis Street, immediately to the left of the Commons) So we can […]

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Charmaine Penn Johnson Ordained in the UCC

Sunday, February 5, 2017 was a great day of celebration as the Southeast Conference ordained Charmaine Penn Johnson as a minister in the United Church of Christ. Her ordination ceremony was held in the morning at Victory for the World in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with her official installation as Associate Minister at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta that […]

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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Mediation Skills Training Institute (MSTI) provides 32 hours of training, which is useful for judicatory leaders, clergy, lay leaders,pastors in transitional/interim ministry – anyone who works with people!  This event provides a certificate stating when and where you took the 32-hour training, and serves as a continuing education opportunity, as well as an opportunity to […]

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“Good Sabbath! Restoring Your Soul” Course Registration Open

Good Sabbath! Restoring Your Soul March 8 ~ April 4, 2017 (4 weeks) Good Sabbath! This is hardly a greeting heard much among Christians, sounding at once ancient and “borrowed,” but perhaps also curious and fresh in the ambivalence with which many Christians currently hold the Sabbath. This course is an invitation to reflect on […]

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Annual 2016 Conference Giving Report

The Board of Directors is pleased to report that annual giving exceeded the budgeted amount for Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM) again in 2016. The Conference received $242,361 which is more than $13,000 over the budget figure of $229,000. Special Offerings received were as follows: One Great Hour of Sharing $25,606 Neighbors in Need $13,688 […]

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