Mar
28
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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Apr
6
11:30 AM11:30

Century Club Celebration - Open House at Blowing Rock

BLOWING ROCK CONFERENCE CENTER

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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 amy@brccenter.org or call 828-295-7813

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Apr
7
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. 

Download invitation 

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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.

Churches, clergy, retired clergy, please note:  The "call letter" has been mailed -- separately -- to ALL.  Watch expectantly for the call letter in the mail this week.

 Hotel and registration information will be added to this column in the e-News next week.

 Read / download call letter 

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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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Oct
18
to Oct 19

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

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.  Please mark your calendars now...more information to come later this year!

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Mar
6
11:30 AM11:30

Ash Wednesday in Virginia

Friends,

 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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Feb
28
to Mar 2

African American Convocation

African American Convocation planned to coincide with Black History Month, February 2019. The theme of this convocation is Pentecostal Power Equipping and Empowering A Prophetic Church.Convocation will be held at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh, NC.

.Registration Packet

Includes tentative agenda, additional information and mail-in registration form

Download packet here 

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Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

Joyner to be featured at "Food and Faith"

Melfield UCC, Haw River, NC 27258

On Saturday, February 23rd, from 9:30 till noon, we invite you and your congregations to share in Rev. Richard Joyner's story of redemption, courage, and community at Melfield UCC in Haw River (just outside of Burlington).  His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion among food, health and environmental advocates within and without the SOC, including Sarah Horton-Campbell, LaShauna Austria, and Rev Dele, among others.  And then comes the feast!  We invite you to bring your family's or your church's (or both) favorite heirloom recipes to share; however, if you aren't able to bring food, we will have plenty on hand to feed everyone, at no cost.  We do ask that you register for the event, so that we can get an accurate count for what will be needed.  Please click here to do so, and to find out more about the event. You can also contact Rev.Karen Richardson Dunn at karen@nccouncilofchurches.org for more information.

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Jan
18
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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Nov
8
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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Oct
1
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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Sep
21
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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Sep
21
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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Sep
16
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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Sep
15
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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Jul
21
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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Jul
15
to Jul 28

Discover Summer Camp Program

FREE CAMPING OPPORTUNITY

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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