UCC gears up response
to Oklahoma Tornados
"Building a stronger Southern Conference, by working together in faith, trust, and love!"
Slide show highlights images from Elon University campus, site of the 2013 Southern Conference Annual Gathering [including two present & former JRVC SCAT staff with Elon t-shirts]. [photos by c. l. stumb]
48th Annual Gathering of the Southern Conference
Johns River Valley Camp News
JRVC Summer Camp
Mail-in Registration Form
JRVC On-line registration
JRVC Newsletter: Spring 2013
Add your heart to the JRVC footprint!
"What can I do?" We were hoping you would ask. View the list of opportunities below. Make a difference in this special valley setting.
*** Host a "summer camp preview" in your home [Contact "Curly"]
*** Identify prospective church youth groups that might be looking for a work camp destination (churches in both SOC and beyond)
*** Identify prospective campers for camp programs (i.e. active youth, inactive church members, grandchildren, neighbors, etc.)
ENC Association has two Boundary Training Sessions scheduled.
May 23rd at Pilgrim in Durham and June 19th at Elon Community in Elon (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, with K. Ray Hill as facilitator). This training is open to all Southern Conference ministers. Read more / register
Church Women of SOC - 2013 Summer Conference
June 13-15: CWSC will gather at Elon Community Church with with a theme of "Abiding Hope." Read more / registration form 2 (revised)
Union UCC, Chesapeake, VA Celebrates 103rd Anniversary
Read letter of invitation from The Reverend Linda Clark
Norfolk Freedom Schools Rock the House!
This cheer song by the scholars at the Union United Church of Christ's (EVA) Freedom Schools Summer Program certainly proved to be true. In Partnership with the YWCA of South Hampton Roads, this program is entering our fourth year on June 17, 2013. The congregation considers itself blessed to be a part of this incredible program that has helped, equipped and encouraged so many children and their families. Read more.
SOC Congregation Offers a Model for Solar Energy
If imitation is the best form of flattery, then the members of First Congregational UCC in Asheville, N.C., have many reasons to feel flattered. The church's 2011 solar panel installation project has since inspired congregations from as far away as the West Coast to reach out for advice on how to do the same thing. Going one step further, its neighbor, Elon (N.C.) Community Church UCC, used the Asheville congregation's plan and model to achieve its goal of a solar panel installation earlier this year. Read more
Workshops and Conferences ... details on Calendar Page
Johns River events, EVA financial management workshop, "Make Your Group Grow (Josh Hunt) event, Clergy Retreat, and more, all can be found on the Calendar Page.
May 2013 - UCC News Feed