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“Down South News” history will soon be available online

Michael Stroud has been hard at work sorting through pictures and documents from the history of the Southeast Conference and placing them online. As part of the Project  66-16 initiative, he has scanned newsletters and documents going back to the days of the former Southeast Convention, back in 1952.  Eventually, he plans to upload newsletters and […]

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2013 Southeast Conference Annual Meeting

For Everything There Is A Season And A Time for Every Matter Under Heaven The Southeast Conference Annual Meeting and TAP Banquet and Commencement June 13th-15th The Southeast Conference will hold its Annual Meeting Friday June 14th—Saturday June 15th, hosted by First Congregational UCC, Atlanta.  The Annual Meeting for the Southeast Conference will be a packed event […]

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Final TAP Banquet and Commencement

The final TAP Banquet will take place on Thursday evening, June 13th at 6:00 PM. Following the banquet will be a service of commencement and worship at 7:30 PM. We will honor the late Rev. Richard W. Sales for his contribution and legacy in the TAP ministry and Rev. Kathy Clark will be guest speaking as we […]

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Remembering Roger Knight

We are saddened to share the news of the death of Roger Knight on May 22nd. Roger served as conference minister of the Southeast Conference from the fall of 1988 to the spring of 1995. He is survived by his wife Beth, and four children, Steven, Geoffrey, Eric, and Leanne. Roger and Beth have been […]

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Youth Lock-in at Annual Meeting

We’re excited to announce that this year we’re adding a youth gathering to our Annual Meeting! Youth from rising 6th graders to graduating high schoolers are encouraged to attend. The sleepover gathering will feature relevant youth workshops, a chance to meet and connect in a workshop with Rev. Geoffrey Black, and contemporary/emergent worship featuring music […]

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Shifting the Demographics of the South

When the SEC was organized in 1966, the Southeast Conference was made up of 128 churches. Over time, the number of churches has been reduced to the fifty congregations, which comprise its membership today. This change was due to a number of factors, including the shifting demographics of the South as populations left rural areas […]

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Did You Know: the SEC is 46 Years Young!

The Southeast Conference was the last of the conferences of the United Church of Christ to be organized following the formation of the denomination in 1957. Opposition to the organization of the conference was provoked especially by a measure passed at the 1963 UCC General Synod calling for the termination of financial support to churches […]

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Our Southeast Conference

We are one of the 38 conferences of the United Church of Christ, and comprised of a five-and-a-half state area including the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee (excluding the city of Memphis), Alabama, Mississippi (excluding the coastal area surrounding Interstate10), and the Florida panhandle west of the Apalachicola River. The Southeast Conference (SEC) is […]

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American Missionary Association

The American Missionary Association planted numerous academies and colleges for those African-Americans freed from slavery by virtue of the South’s defeat in the American Civil War. In some cases, former Union officers returned to territories they had conquered to aid the emancipated new citizens. Among those institutions still existing today are Fisk University (Tennessee), Atlanta […]

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Host of the 25th General Synod

On July 1- 5 July 2005, the Conference played host to the historic 25th General Synod of the UCC, which was held in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. A resolution passed by Synod delegates affirming the right of gay and lesbian persons to marry instantly drew national media attention, as this made the UCC the […]

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