SOC affirms covenant, celebrates leadership, labors to address agenda and offers a bounty of support through presentations, panels, workshops and training
2018 Robert V. Moss Leadership Awards honored the ministries of Rev. Julie Peeples (Congregational UCC, Greensboro, N.C.), and Rev. Nancy Allison [Ph.D.], (Holy Covenant UCC, Charlotte, N.C.).
The Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis (D.Min), offered a Faithful Response to Sexual Violencein the #MeToo Era.
A panel including Revs. Craig Schaub, Julie Peeples and Doug Long shared information on the subject of Immigration, Sanctuary and the Church.
Delegates approved an Emergency Resolution of Witnesscondemning the U.S. Government's abhorrent anti-family practicesof separating immigrant children from parents on the Southern Border and the lasting effects of this practice.
The Southern Conference 53rd Annual Gathering
June 21-23, 2018, Hosted by The Western North Carolina Association, will be held at the beautiful Canterbury School located at 5400 Old Lake Jeanette in Greensboro, NC.
The Annual Gathering was an awesome time of Faith & Fellowship
“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”
SOC delegates look forward through the lens of UCC's vision of three great loves
Love of children
Love of neighbor
Love of creation
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Over the course of the next two years, through the lens of the 3 Great Loves, the United Church of Christ plans to tell the story of how we are impacting and transforming the world, united in common purpose and mission.
Southern Conference delegates, on the final day of the 2018 Gathering, took time to participate in this denomination-wide undertaking, and explored each of the 3 Great Loves. "
Our expression of love, is and will be our living testimony," said UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer when he announced the initiative.
"What would it look like for an entire denomination to commit to a shared mission?" asked Dorhauer. "How much impact could an entire denomination have if it worked as one on a mission that mattered?"