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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to Oct 20

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


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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to Jul 12


Catawba College's Youth Theology Institute

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

Registration is now open!

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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to Jun 25
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.

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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

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9:00 AM09:00


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:
or complete the  Registration Form and mail with a check to the church.
For additional information, please contact Rev. Phil Myers at either or 336-226-7346.

Download Registration form / Biography  

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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 (click Women's Retreat).  For more information please contact Rev. Willie Mae Hawkins (D.Min.) at or or call (919) 307.9980. Vendors are welcome.  Download flyer 

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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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6:30 PM18:30

Leading Global Energy Thinker to Speak at Catawba College

 SALISBURY, N.C. - Physicist Amory Lovins, who is called one of the Western world's most influential energy thinkers, will speak at Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. The presentation at Catawba is free, but registration is required. You may register at Questions may be directed to Cathy Green, or 704.637.4791.

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Physicist Amory Lovins    Photo by Judy Hill Lovins

Physicist Amory Lovins

Photo by Judy Hill Lovins

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3:00 PM15:00

Patricia Crawley-Ricks to be installed

New Macedonia Christian UCC announces a service of installation for The Rev. Patricia Crawley-Ricks (D.Min.), as Senior Pastor.  The service is scheduled for April 7, 3:00 pm.  Rev. Edward Davis (D.Min.) is guest preacher.

 Clergy are invited to wear black robes with red stoles, and participate in the processional.  Light refreshments will be served after the service. 

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11:30 AM11:30

Century Club Celebration - Open House at Blowing Rock



BLOWING ROCK - The Blowing Rock Conference Center invites all to their Century Club celebration and open house.  The event -- scheduled for April 6, 11:30 am -- is being planned to celebrate the accomplishments of past, present, and future projects, and to officially dedicate a new outdoor shelter.  A complimentary lunch and short program will follow.  
****A special rate is available regarding rooms booked for this weekend [Apr. 5-6-7] -- for the celebration or a separate event -- at $50.00 per night.
Please RSVP by emailing Amy Stamey at or call 828-295-7813

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9:30 AM09:30

Legislative Seminar: Education Workshops



Rev. Karen Richardson Dunn

facilitator for the Southern Conference Creation Justice Network team


Thursday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

North Raleigh United Methodist Church 

8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh

Whether you are new to grassroots advocacy or have been engaged in this critical work for some time, our Legislative Seminar offers the opportunity to hear updates on issues being discussed at the General Assembly. 17 workshops will be offered across three workshop sessions on a variety of topics such as gun violence, healthcare, voter ID, immigration, and gerrymandering. The following two workshops focus on education: 

 Pulse Check on Public Education: NC Association of Educators A year after teachers flexed political muscles, how are their pay and working conditions improving? Update on schools' performance amid a legislative push for more parental choice. Rich vs poor districts; trends toward resegregation 

Higher Education Under Stress: Higher Education Works UNC system is at a crossroads with regard to governance and mission. Is one of the state's principal assets at risk? 

Click here for more information about the agenda, other presenters and how to register. 



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11:30 AM11:30

Ash Wednesday in Virginia


 If you are in the Virginia Beach area and don’t have a midday Ash Wednesday service or your members aren’t able to attend your scheduled service(s), please let them know that the Bayside Ecumenical Council will be providing Ashes to Go on the Fountain Plaza at the Virginia Beach Town Center. We will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m.

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