|Conference News - March 2013|
Attention all support staff of the United Church of Christ:
Southern Regional Women’s Conference is scheduled to take place October 18 -- 20, 2013, at the Cervany Conference Center in Live Oak, FL. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Sandra Gourdet, Area Executive for Africa, Global Ministries, Indianapolis. For more information, including registration forms, go to www.uccwomen.org. All are welcome and bring a friend. Mary Ruth, a member of Pleasant Hill Community UCC in Tennessee, is a member of the SRWC Planning Team and represents the Southeast Conference.
The Rev. Pam Walsh, pastor of Safe Harbor Family Church (UCC) in Flowood, MS, has announced that she will retire at the end of 2013. Pam has been a bi-vocational pastor and now desires more time with her family. She will also look for new ways to use her gifts of ministry among the people of central Mississippi. Best wishes on your upcoming new journey, Pam.
Construction for the major expansion of Holy Trinity Community Church(UCC) in Nashville has begun. Jennifer Austin, Church Administrator and Project Coordinator, reports that the foundation layout was accomplished on January 15. Foundation footings, under-slab plumbing, and electric wiring will be installed in February. Depending on spring rains, the building will be enclosed by June 5, with an October date for opening worship.
The United Church of Christ is open and affirming. They are committed to building new congregations and equipping existing congregations to be communities of radical hospitality, proclaiming the good news that liberates, reconciles and renews in the name of Jesus Christ. Click HERE to listen to short video and here to Read More...
We welcome you to search the SEC Directory to find a church near your home and we hope you have a welcoming experience when you visit. “The Southeast Conference is the mission field for the church, a unique area with greatest possibility for growth,” states Rev. Timothy Downs, SEC Conference Minister.
The SEC believes in strengthening and growing churches, the conference and denomination by equipping churches and their leaders to do the work that God has called them to do. Our ministries enable the clergy, lay leaders, and their members to birth and maintain life-giving ministries within their specific communities. We provide ministry for members of all ages and continue to grow and strengthen ties with a variety of ministry partners. Read More...
The SEC offers a wide range of topics, programming and resources that may be helpful to pastors and church leaders seeking information and tools to meet their local church needs. Webinars, location based seminars, and other training events are provided with the sole purpose of teaching and training others on a larger basis. We are all life-long learners, eager to gain knowledge from one another's experiences. Together with our church partner “The Center for Progressive Renewal” we offer a wide range of opportunities. Read More...