Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

Young People strike for their future

submitted by Karen Richardson Dunn

facilitator for the Southern Conference Creation Justice Network Team / e-mail contact:  krichdunn@gmail.com 

 

One month from today, on September 20th, youth around the world will lead a climate strike - walking out of their classes and jobs to call for action on the climate crisis.

The timing is meant to influence the U.N. Youth Climate Summit on September 21st and U.N. Climate Action Summit on September 23rd in New York City. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who began the global climate strike movement will be arriving via sailboat to New York that week. Find out how you can support the climate strikers.

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Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Life's Journey United Church of Christ

 Life's Journey United Church of Christ invites fellow UCC churches and clergy, together with community partners, to join the congregation on  Sunday September 22nd, at 3:00 PM, for installation of Rev. Micah B. Royal as pastor, with a reception to follow.  The church is located at 2121 Edgewood Avenue, Burlington, NC 27215 .  Clergy should arrive early with red stoles, to process in together. 

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Sep
27
to Sep 29

JOHNS RIVER VALLEY CAMP plans SCAT Reunion

JOHNS RIVER VALLEY CAMP plans SCAT Reunion 


COLLETTSVILLE, N.C. - Remember these times and these people?.....Register today for the SCAT Reunion, September 27-29. Summer workers from all eras are invited to a time of re-connecting and remembering. To register, go to our website at www.jrvc.org. Go to our retreats section and download the registration form. If you want to register through PayPal simply contact Phil Hardy at phardy.jrvc@gmail.com. Help us out by sharing this post and the event with former SCAT team members.   

 Download registration form 

 

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Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Eastern Virginia Association will Offer Church Security Seminar

Eastern Virginia Association will offer Church Security Seminar

Presented by:

Justice and Witness Commission of Eastern Virginia Association, UCC

When: September 28, 2019

Where: First United Church of Christ

2017 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666

Time: 09:00 am-12:00 pm

Speaker:

Bob Chauncey, cpp, cism, cit

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Director of Church Security Institute, Virginia Beach

Certified protection professional

Critical incident stress management

Church security institute, consultant

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Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Mount Calvary UCC (Durham)

Mount Calvary UCC (Durham), at 4:00 pm on September 29, will host the Ordination/Installation Service for its new pastor, Rev. Raymond S. Watkins. The entire SOC family is invited to attend this wonderful occasion! The church is located at 1715 Athens Avenue in Durham. 

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

The 2019 Biennial UCC Southern Region's Women's Retreat

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Registration open for the 2019 biennial UCC Southern Region Women's Retreat

Fill out your Registration Form and send it to the Registrar before the deadline (early bird deadline is August 30th). (Note: You only need to send back pages 2 and 3 of the 3 page Registration packet).

Download Official Invitation and Planning Team Bios Download Registration Packet
Save the Date -

October 18-20, 2019 -

The 2019 biennial UCC Southern Region Women's Retreat (SRWR) will be hosted by the Church Women of the Southern Conference (CWSC) at Blowing Rock Conference Center (BRCC) in Blowing Rock, NC. This retreat is open to lay and clergy women from the following UCC Conferences: Southern, Florida, South Central and Southeast.

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Practicing Benedictine Spirituality Outside the Cloister

Practicing Benedictine Spirituality Outside the Cloister

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 19- & 20, 2019

 

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.:  Ashley Series Lecturer, the Rev. Molly T. Marshall (Ph.D.), President and Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation at Central Baptist Seminary in Shawnee, KS will deliver two public lectures and speak at two Sunday services at First Congregational UCC (Hendersonville).  For more details, and ticket information, see fcchendersonville.org/ashley-lecture-series.

 Saturday morning, 10 a.m.: The Quest for Community: Stability and Conversatio Morum (conversion of life)

Saturday afternoon, 1 p.m.: The Quest for a New Name

Sunday morning, 9 a.m.:  The Quest for Balance: Prayer, Work, and Holy Leisure 

Sunday morning worship at 10:30 - Molly Marshall preaching

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

WNCA Fellowship with African American Pastors ACM will host Pastors & Specialized Ministers on September 14

WNCA African American church pastors and specialized ministers are invited to gather on Saturday, Sept 14 from 10am—noon for a time of fellowship and conversation hosted by The Rev. Colleen Samson, WNCA Associate Conference Minister, and Congregational UCC at 401 Gordon St in High Point. Many thanks to The Rev. Angela Roberson and The Rev. William Vanderburg for helping to organize this gathering.

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Sep
8
2:30 PM14:30

WNCA Ecclesiastical Councils are scheduled

WNCA Ecclesiastical Councils are scheduled for three Members in Discernment - Cheri Dennis, Gregg Walker and Brian Russell - at Holy Covenant UCC in Charlotte. The presentations will begin at 2:30 pm, and WNCA churches are asked to select and schedule their delegates to attend, along with clergy. Download Ecclesiastical Council resource which includes schedule for day and list of eight established Marks of Ministry.

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Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

Land of the Sky UCC to Host Collaborative Event

Land of the Sky UCC to host Collaborative Event -- Register Now

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When: September 19 - 21

Where: Land of the Sky UCC, 15 Overbrook Place, Asheville, N.C. 28805

Hotel 10% discount ends soon...

Hotel discount code: southernconference

Clergy scholarships (full & partial) available thanks to a United Church Funds Brown Grant

Read more: hotel information, scholarships and registrationÂ

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Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Cong.Church, UCC, in Tryon N.C.., will host cellist Judith Glixon 

The Congregational Church, UCC, in Tryon N.C will host cellist Judith Glixon

who returns to WNC for Tour Supporting Creation Care and Climate Action. Judith Glixon, a former Asheville resident who was once the principal cellist with the Asheville Symphony and the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, is returning to Western North Carolina to perform a series of solo cello concerts highlighting the urgency of climate change. Proceeds will support the work of the Creation Care Alliance of WNC, a program that empowers faith organizations to act on climate change. Read more

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Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Life's Journey UCC Welcomes Author, J. Dana Trent Sunday, August 18th

Join us to hear J. Dana Trent, author of One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community, and Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk.Rev. J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. Her work has been featured on Time.com, Religion News Service, Religion Dispatches, as well as in Sojourners and The Christian Century. Dessert First: Preparing for Death While Savoring Life is her fourth book (Chalice Press, September 2019).

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC offers free screening of Paris to Pittsburgh

Join us at CCP on Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 pm for a FREE screening of

Paris To Pittsburgh, offering inspiring stories of the local, private sector, and community leaders across the U.S. who are continuing to take action to transition to a clean energy economy - regardless of federal inaction. It's a must see for people of faith concerned about the future of U.S. climate action. Join us! Bring your own snacks & drinks!

Free screening is made possible by Interfaith Power and Light in partnership with Bloomberg and Radical Media. 

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Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Parkway UCC Host Cellist Judith Glixon

Glixon returns to WNC for Tour Supporting Creation Care and Climate Action. Judith Glixon, a former Asheville resident who was once the principal cellist with the Asheville Symphony and the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, is returning to Western North Carolina to perform a series of solo cello concerts highlighting the urgency of climate change. Proceeds will support the work of the Creation Care Alliance of WNC, a program that empowers faith organizations to act on climate change. Read more

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

March for Our Lives

Greensboro Historical Museum, Community members have organized a March for Our Lives.  "Help us honor victims of gun violence and show our reps that it is time for change.  No longer will we stand idly by while this senseless violence occurs in our backyards."  Read more

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Jul
7
to Jul 12

CATAWBA COLLEGE DISCOVER (YOUTH)


Catawba College's Youth Theology Institute

July 7-12, 14-19, or 21-26

Registration is now open!

www.Catawba.edu/DISCOVER

SALISBURY - Catawba College's Youth Theology Institute, Discover, seeks to engage youth around theological reflection and vocational discernment. This summer we are offering two weeks for high school students (July 7-12 or 14-19) and one for middle school students (July 21-26) at Black Lake Retreat Center. There is a $25 registration fee but the cost of the program is covered by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. We would love to have recommendations from church leaders on youth who would thrive in such an environment. Please direct questions to Shannon Axtell Martin at 704-637-4725. 


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Jun
21
to Jun 25
Jun
13
to Jun 15

54th Annual Southern Conference Gathering Announced

Details for 54th Annual Southern Conference Gathering Announced

 Dreaming...What's Possible with No Limit!

"But Jesus looked at them and said,  

"For mortals it is impossible,  

but for God all things are possible." 

This is your Official Call Letter inviting you to attend and participate in the Southern Conference 54th Annual Gathering, June 13-15, 2019 hosted by the Eastern North Carolina Association. This year's event will be held at the beautiful Canterbury School in Greensboro, NC. The meeting 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 is invited to attend.

 Read / download call letter 

Read More: https://www.soc-ucc.org/annual-gathering

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Jun
12
to Jun 13

(CWSC) Summer Conference

 We will be gathering on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Peace UCC in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our lodging will be at the TBD Hotel (s) in Greensboro which you will need to contact directly to make reservations. (Information on hotels and registration will be provided at a later date). On Thursday evening our closing Worship service will be held at the Canterbury School in Greensboro which will be a joint service with the Southern Conference Annual Meeting being held Thursday, June 13 through Saturday June 15, 2019.  The two events are being coordinated near each other, held back-to-back, and you are invited to attend just the Women's gathering or both gatherings. -- BG

 Download Call Letter 

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

FIRST REFORMED UCC ,BURLINGTON

Julia O'Brien (PH.D), Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster, PA), will offer two lectures on "The Message of the Prophets" at First Reformed United Church of Christ in Burlington, NC.

Seminar fee of $10.00 (per person) is due by May 12.  
On-line registration:   http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4716535/o-brien
or complete the  Registration Form and mail with a check to the church.
For additional information, please contact Rev. Phil Myers at either fruccrev@gmail.com or 336-226-7346.

Download Registration form / Biography  

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May
17
to May 19

Self-Care Women's Retreat Virginia Beach

Self-Care Women's Retreat

 will be held at Virginia Beach, Va. Registration is open at www.SheBuildsaVineyard.com (click Women's Retreat).  For more information please contact Rev. Willie Mae Hawkins (D.Min.) at ShebuildsaVineyard@gmail.com or DrWillieMaeHawkins@gmail.com or call (919) 307.9980. Vendors are welcome.  Download flyer 

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May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Melfield United Church of Christ Plans celebration for its pastor

Melfield United Church of Christ has planned special services to honor The Reverend Dannie T. Williams (Ed.D), who has served Melfield UCC for 23 years, and is marking 44 Years of total Ministry.

11:00 a.m.: Guests will be Pastor Donathan Muldrow with Choir and Congregation of the New Life Outreach Ministry Franklinton, N.C.

Fellowship lunch: immediately following the 11:00am service

2:30 p.m. service:  Guests will be Pastor Christi Dye, with the Choir and Congregation of the United Methodist Church of Swepsonville, N.C.

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