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Loving the Stewardship Season: Webinar!

The Southeast Conference United Church of Christ presents A STEWARDSHIP WEBINAR LOVING THE STEWARDSHIP SEASON “HELPING PEOPLE GIVE WITH GLAD AND GENEROUS HEARTS” On August 29th, the Southeast Conference UCC, in collaboration with consultant, Ruben Swint, will offer a one hour webinar designed to help pastors and lay leaders with the coming fall Stewardship season. […]

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Welcome Randy Hyvonen – our new Interim Conference Minister!

Randy is a native of Montana and has spent most of his life in the Midwest and Northwest, except for time at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville. He and his wife, Karen, will settle into temporary quarters in Atlanta after celebrating the 95th birthday of Karen’s father in Seattle. Randy will start work in the […]

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Another UCC First… new environmental resolution from Synod

Passed by General Synod 29 delegates on Monday July 1st, 2013 at the Long Beach Convention Center was a resolution that calls for the UCC to divest of any Fossil Fuel companies in it’s investment funds.  This resolution is the “first of it’s kind” by any national faith community. This resolution calls for divestment by June […]

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Hymn Singing…During Committee Meeting?

I’ve had the privilege of serving as a delegate on the committee tasked with considering General Synod Resolution #11, “Restructuring Conference Boundaries.” The title is a bit misleading, as the resolution’s purpose is really to encourage Conferences to have vigorous conversation about how to revitalize Conferences to better fulfill their missions and ministries as part […]

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General Synod recognizes the need for care of veterans

At General Synod 29 in Long Beach, Calif., I served on committee to bring the resolution “To Recognize the Need for Compassionate Care and Healing to Our Veterans” to the floor for debate. This proposed resolution drew quite a crowd during the Educational Intensive on Friday, June 28th. Many of the members of this committee […]

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Resolution responds to violence in Honduras

A resolution calling for a response to “drug related gang violence in Honduras” was submitted to this General Synod by the Maine conference.  The Maine Conference has worked in partnership for over a decade with our Honduran brothers and sisters in support of peace and justice. The background for the resolution states, “In 1998, Hurricane […]

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Searching for a Designated Conference Minister

Searching for a Designated Conference Minister

Exciting news! The Southeast Conference is looking for a Designated Conference Minister–a Conference minister “designated” for a time and a purpose. This person, called by God and the Conference, will serve as the spiritual and administrative leader of the Southeast Conference, helping us to envision the future that God intends for us in the Conference […]

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David Sigmund and Jay Greaves Married at General Synod

Members of the Southeast Conference delegation were proud witnesses this past weekend to the ways that God is still speaking in love! On Sunday, June 30, David Sigmund and Jay Greaves were married during General Synod 2013 in Long Beach, Calif. Rev. David Sigmund, who was a Member of Discernment at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta […]

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The search for an interim Conference Minister

Bridging the Gap

In order to fill the gap between the retirement of Tim Downs and a new Designated Conference Minister, the Board of Directors is conducting a search for an interim. The Executive Committee is conducting the search on behalf of the Board. The position was posted on the UCC website in late April. The Board has […]

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2013 Annual Meeting Documents

The following documents are available for the 2013 Annual Meeting. Those that are requiring a vote will be in your registration packet when your arrive at the meeting. You are encouraged to bring the other documents to the annual meeting either by putting them on a laptop or tablet, or by printing them out. Each […]

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