“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation.”(Psalm 51:10,12)
“RENEW, RESTORE, REFRESH”
You are invited to attend and participate in the Southern Conference 53rdAnnual 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 Southern Conference. Every Local Church and related Institutions are invited to attend.
Come join us as we are planning an excellent agenda of education, fellowship, great food, relationship building, praise, worship and business. On Thursday morning, we will be offering a pre-gathering Boundary Training workshop for all clergy and other workshops such as “Safe Church” for both laity and clergy. That evening we will have our opening worship service with The Rev. Kim Hodges, Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church UCC in Virginia Beach, VA. Friday and Saturday will be filled with additional educational learnings and panel discussions. The Southern Conference Celebration Dinner will be at 7:00 pm on Friday. Saturday, there will be a discussion on the Three Great Loves initiativeand our closing reflections will be given by The Rev. Angela Roberson, Congregational UCC in High Point, NC.
The highlights for our meeting include: Thought-provoking and engaging workshops focused on education and training for the purpose of being prophetic and putting flesh on the gospel; Time for fellowship with members of the Southern Conference at our “pig pickin”outdoor casual celebration dinner featuring a Bluegrass Band; Youth Mission activities and a conference choir.
Like last year, you are invited and encouraged to register online. The deadline for registration is Monday,June 11, 2018. The registration form, online registration information and hotel accommodations will be sent out in a follow up letter and posted on our website: www.soc-ucc.org.
Come and be a part of what promises to be a wonderful move of God. You don’t want miss it! And, may the Lord find favor on you and your families and bless you abundantly!