This weekend people from eastern Virginia and across North Carolina will gather in Greensboro for the Annual Gathering of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. CUCC’s delegate will be Ryan Wagers. Pastor Śānti Matthews (a member of the Commission on Ministry), Gary Smith (a new member of the Southern Conference Board of Directors), and Rev. Robert Parrish (serving Gregory Congregational UCC) are also attending. Please pray for all those attending as they worship, learn, build relationships, and make decisions together.
When they return, ask them for stories about their weekend gathered with the larger church.
To guide your prayers, here is the schedule:
Thursday, June 22
Friday, June 23
9:30 AM Bible study
Time to reconnect
Noon Working luncheons
1:45 PM Workshops
6:30 PM Banquet with keynote speaker Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ
Saturday, June 24
8:30 AM Morning reflection
Reimagining the church for such a time as this
1:00 PM Communion and sending forth