to Jan 21

UCC Winter Youth Retreat

BLOWING ROCK - Planning Team for the UCC Winter Youth Retreat have offered a "save the date" press release.  The annual retreat will be held on January 18-21, 2019, at the Blowing Rock Conference Center, focused around the theme:  Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.  Guest speaker is Robyn Henderson Espinoza (Ph.D.).  Music will be provided by Gravel and Silk.  

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Read more at retreat website: www.uccwinteryouthretreat.org

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to Nov 10

African American Convocation

An invitation to all - Mark your calendars today to experience a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit. November 8-10, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Pentecostal Power Empowering A Prophetic Church. The Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ announces African American Convocation. All are invited to this three day event to empower Laity and Clergy. Featuring: Dynamic, Spirit Led Worship and Celebration, Deep Probing Studies of Acts 1:8, 2:1-11 and Luke 4:16-19, Relevant Outreach Opportunities and Inspired Workshops designed to empower your ministries, to confront injustice and engage in prophetic witness in our communities, nation and world.

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to Oct 3

8th Annual Retired UCC Servants Retreat

Eighth Annual Retired UCC Servants Retreat at Blowing Rock Conference Center

Theme will explore "White Privilege" with Rev. John Dorhauer (D.Min.), General Minister and President of UCC.

Register by contacting Ms. Amy Stamey, reservations manager at Blowing Rock Conference Center, at 828-295-7813 or amy@brccenter.org.   

Download agenda and registration information 

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to Sep 22

Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society Annual Meeting

Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held at St. Johns Evangelical UCC, Mehlville, MO.  Persons interested in attending the Annual Meeting should contact Rev. Larry Bolick (ERHS Board of Directors Member) to pool transportation.  Rev. Bolick contact information: Lawrence.bolick1@Outlook.com or 828-612-8146 (Cell)

Download / read News from ERHS / June 2018 edition

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to Sep 22

Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society Annual Meeting


Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held at St. Johns Evangelical UCC, Mehlville, MO.  Persons interested in attending the Annual Meeting should contact Rev. Larry Bolick (ERHS Board of Directors Member) to pool transportation.  Rev. Bolick contact information: Lawrence.bolick1@Outlook.comor 828-612-8146 (Cell)

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4:00 PM16:00

Installation Service for Reverend Terry Yasuko Ogawa

The Congregational Church of Pinehurst invites you to a celebration of our ministry and the installation of the Reverend Terry Yasuko Ogawa. The Rev. David Hirano (D.Min.), Executive Vice President of the United Church Board for World Ministries (1994-1999, retired), preaching; and The Rev. Ervin Milton, Chair of the Eastern North Carolina Association of Committee on Ministry, presiding. Please join us for a reception following the service. Clergy are requested to vest in robes and red stoles. Aloha attire optional. 895 Linden Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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9:00 AM09:00

EVA Commission on Justice & Witness

The EVA Commission on Justice and Witness will come together at Lake Prince Woods to focus on a hot and serious dialogue in our neighborhoods and communities. It is the  subject of gun control and the role of the congregation. We have listened to others on the subject. Now is a great time to verbalize how gun violence has impacted our fellow members and our families. Sherriff Harris of the Suffolk Sheriff's Department will provide experienced counsel on this subject. Pastor Antonio Newsome of Wesley Grove UCC will provide a personal view from a clergy perspective.  If anyone knows of persons who have been impacted through gun violence, please have them contact Rev. Norman Vick at 757-508-2794.

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to Jul 28

Peace UCC offers Second Annual Youth Work Camp to Cuba

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Group Leaders:  Kim Miller and Ted Wilkinson

Where:  Santiago de Cuba 

When:  July 21st - 28th, 2018

Accommodations:  Hostels in Santiago de Cuba 

Questions:  Kim Miller at kmiller41@gmail.com or Tom Warren at reverendtom65@gmail.com 

***Trip Status:The July 2018 Youth Mission Trip To Cuba is full! There are 11 youth and 5 adults going from UCC churches in Greensboro; Chapel Hill; Iowa; and Houston, Texas. 

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to Jul 28

Discover Summer Camp Program


A Lilly Center Program

(Headquartered on the Catawba College campus) 

Jr. High Youth July 15-21;

Sr. High Youth July 22-28

DISCOVER provides a remarkable opportunity to meet new people, explore Christ in new ways and discover things about yourself that will bring a new sense of joy, satisfaction and happiness to your life.

DISCOVER uses field trips and experiences to bring you closer to God's creation and love which will allow participants to push their own limits!
Read more / apply 

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9:00 AM09:00

Statewide Clean Energy Action and Justice Day

Statewide Clean Energy Action and Justice Day Thursday, June 21

...Unless it is Carbon Free

Halifax Mall
(Behind the NC General Assembly Building) 

300 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC


Opening Ceremony and Call to Action for a Carbon-Free, Clean, Renewable Energy Policy and Plan

Walk for 100% Carbon-Free Clean Energy and Climate Action Plan Rally for 100% Clean Energy and Justice
Interspiritual Ceremony and Closing Celebration

Meeting with Legislators - Please make appointments with the Legislators with whom you would like to meet. Make these appointments now because legislators often leave early on Thursday afternoons if their sessions end early. A Legislative Symposium is under development at this same time.

A Call for 100% Clean, Renewable Energy
& Suspension of all New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

For more information, questions, and to become involved, Contact NC Creation Care Network at: nccreationcarenetwork@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nccreationcare/Facebook Events Page:

9:00 AM



12:00 PM

1:00 –

3:00 PM


Supporting 100% carbon-free, renewable energy development in NC and

development of a statewide Climate Action Plan

Suspending the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project and all other new fossil fuel

infrastructure, including the proposed carbon-based, Atlantic Coast

Pipeline, Mountain Valley Pipeline project, biogas, and offshore drilling until

a Climate Action Plan is complete

Advancing green jobs development

Protecting our forests and halting the production of wood pellets for

domestic use and export

Supporting Coal Ash disaster relief and recovery

Please bring a Mason Jar of Water from a River, Stream, or Swamp Near You – For the

Water Ceremony and Gifts to Government Officials in Support of Clean Water.


Solar Panel Success. Elon Community Church UCC recently undertook a challenge – to raise money to add 60 solar panels to the 20 we already have on the roof of our Community Life Center. A year earlier, Gary and Jane Smith of Community UCC in Raleigh had shared their successful fund-raising strategies with us. These included appeals on social media and in church newsletters and emails, weekly advocacy during worship, and a children's banner depicting panels as money was raised. We created a fund-raising site at www.mightycause.com/story/Suncatchers. We added elements such as an online auction and a silent auction coupled with an Earth Sunday potluck lunch and celebration. It was great fun! We exceeded our fund-raising goal and did it ahead of schedule! The panels are to be installed this summer and dedicated by fall. We will also apply to Duke Energy for the rebate they offer to nonprofits. For more information, email David Andes at dandes1043@gmail.com.

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to Jun 9

Rev. Otis Moss III to speak at FCUCC in Hendersonville

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The annual Walter E. Ashley Memorial Lecture Series hosted by First Congregational Church returns June 8 and 9 with the Rev. Otis Moss III (Ph.D.),  a United Church of Christ minister, author, speaker and activist. The weekend begins on Friday, June 8, at 7:00 pm  and continues on Saturday, June 9, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. A noon lunch is available. Prices are $25 for each lecture and/or $75 for all three lectures plus Saturday lunch.

Rev. Moss is part of a new generation of ministers committed to preaching a prophetic message of love and justice, which he believes are inseparable companions that form the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, Rev. Moss has spent the last two decades practicing and preaching a theology that unapologetically calls attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental injustice, and economic inequality.

More information and tickets are available online at www.fcchendersonville.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1735 Fifth Ave.W,  Hendersonville.

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to Aug 11

Johns River Valley Camp

Johns River Valley Camp seeks to provide, in an outdoor setting, opportunities for persons to experience the presence of God, to discover personal wholeness, and to participate amidst Christian community.


Yes, these people are crazy about Johns River Valley Camp.  Join them in the fun this summer.  Whether you are interested in one of our Main Site Camps, an Outpost Camp or one of our Mission/Work Camps; we have opportunities for all ages.  Go to our website at  https://www.jrvc.org and get registered today for one of our fun, unique and transformational experiences.  

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Our Mailing Address Is:

Johns River Valley Camp

2522 Hickory Avenue

BurlingtonNC 27215

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