The South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ is a partnership of congregations, associations, and ministries of the United Church of Christ throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. From urban to rural, large to tiny, multicultural to ethnic, the SCC UCC is a tapestry of God’s beautiful diversity. We welcome you to explore the wonderful things God is doing in and through the people and churches of the South Central Conference.
I wanted to share with you a note I received from Frank Dietz from Faith UCC – New Braunfels regarding the Clergy Retreat. Thank you Frank for your insight. Dr. Don
It was my joy to be privileged to experience the lively community of SCC clergy last week at Slumber Falls. The retreat allowed for connectivity among an impressive, diverse group of our UCC ordained and licensed ministry folk. It was such a timely gathering as we were escorted under the able leadership and facilitation of our colleague Rev. Ron Buford. Notorious among us for “still speaking,” Ron introduced us to the timely discipline of Racism Anonymous. Our group entered into the exploration quite personally and spent some candid moments in reflection as well.
All of this launches some months of potential preparation as a journey among us in SCC toward the Annual meeting 31 May-1 June in New Orleans focused on the same topic with a view toward renewal vis-a-vis resurrection theology. For me, this offers a sojourn into the future awash with the nostalgia of a “closed society” past. The historic Jung Hotel will welcome our diverse lively community under Ron’s refreshing leadership right where I attended many a formal event as a teen at a time when Ron and so many others among us would have been barred at the door! Let’s keep the change real, vital and forward driving into the future the still speaking God summons us toward!!!
Frank Dietz, one of the retired but not so tired @ Faith, New Braunfels
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