Southern Conference Annual Gathering:  Reconnect, Restore and Reimagine!

June 23-24, 2023

Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport Hotel

Register for the gathering here  deadline June 3  (prices vary depending on the parts for which you register)

Make a reservation at Southern Conference hotel rates ($139) here  Deadline May 26  Or call the hotel directly  800-228-9290

Plans are still being revealed on the Southern Conference website, but here are the highlights as of May 15.

What’s cool about the Annual Gathering?

United in Christ, we bring an array of traditions and practices to the Southern Conference.  Our 3 associations (Eastern Virginia, Eastern North Carolina and Western North Carolina) draw from the “Black Christian” tradition, the “Christian” tradition, the “Congregational” tradition, and the “Evangelical and Reformed” traditions.  When we gather to worship, learn and deliberate together, those perspectives enrich our experience.  If you are tired of always being with people who think like you do, but long for the connection of being united in Christ while not being all the same, the Southern Conference Annual Gathering could be exactly what you are seeking.


Opening session:  reconnecting with each other

Special luncheons to gather people by the leadership role they play in their churches

Afternoon panel discussions and workshops

Semi-formal banquet with guest speaker Rev. John Dorhauer (D.Min.), General Minister and President (GMP) of the United Church of Christ. This will be his last official message as GMP prior to Synod.


9-noon Business session

Sending forth and sharing reconnecting worship

Read the official call letter from Rev. Dr. Edward S. Davis (Southern Conference Minister) and Rev. Barbara M. Rathbun (President, SOC Board of Directors) here