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SOC Mission

Foster Faithful Witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Shape a Strong UCC Identity

Effective Staffing that Equips and Empowers Local Churches, Clergy and Lay for Transformative Ministry and Growth


Southern Conference 53rd Annual Gathering June 21- 23 Greensboro, NC

 The Quorum Needs You!  At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference, the body decided not to lower the quorum for meetings of the Southern Conference.  We need 25% of the eligible voters, which is approximately 178 voters.  If you are ordained, commissioned, or licensed in one of our Associations, you are a voting member of the Southern Conference.  Each church in the conference, regardless of size, may also send at least one voting delegate (with additional delegates for churches over 300 members).  Currently we have 90 voting delegates registered, so we need you!  Register today, and please plan to be present especially on Friday afternoon, June 22, when most business requiring a vote will take place.   REGISTER HERE NOW

The Quorum Needs You!  At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference, the body decided not to lower the quorum for meetings of the Southern Conference.  We need 25% of the eligible voters, which is approximately 178 voters.  If you are ordained, commissioned, or licensed in one of our Associations, you are a voting member of the Southern Conference.  Each church in the conference, regardless of size, may also send at least one voting delegate (with additional delegates for churches over 300 members).  Currently we have 90 voting delegates registered, so we need you!  Register today, and please plan to be present especially on Friday afternoon, June 22, when most business requiring a vote will take place. REGISTER HERE NOW

Early Bird Registration Extended! GOOD NEWS! We have decided to extend the deadline for our 53rdAnnual Gathering until 11th of June with no late fee! Keep in mind the conference is open to all clergy, lay, youth and visitors.

Everyone should attend and participate in the Southern Conference 53rd Annual Gathering, June 21-23, 2018, hosted by the Western North Carolina Association. This year’s event will be held at the beautiful Canterbury School in Northeastern Greensboro, NC.  Our theme is “Renew, Restore, Refresh” (Psalm 51:10,12).  It will be a celebration of what God has done and is doing in the life of the SOC.  Every Local Church and related Institutions are invited to attend. Each church, SOC Institution, and Retired Clergy received a Registration Packet in the mail in April but for your convenience you may download or register online here.  Download Registration Packet Here or Register Online Now


 

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Southern Conference Leadership Development Institute Online:  Click Now to Watch The History and Polity of the Southern Conference 

(Annual Gathering 2018 Workshops Sponsored by LDI)


Automated Phone Message: All churches, clergy and lay for which the Southern Conference have phone numbers for would have received their first automated call last week from Dr. Davis. This is one of our many new tools for communicating with our Conference in the new year. When our office number, 336-222-8771 comes up on your phone and you don't answer, please listen to the message BEFORE calling the office back. You may receive a text as well. Please store the number 866-204-8160 as SOC text messaging. If you would like to be added to the message system please send an email to soc-ucc@soc-ucc.org with the subject automated calls. Include your name, lay or clergy, association, church and phone number you would like to use.


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