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SCC 2020 Clergy Retreat – February 5-6

Submitted by: SCC Office

Join your fellow clergy this February for the annual SCC Clergy Retreat at Slumber Falls.

Don’t Miss Out!

The annual SCC Clergy Retreat is less than a month away. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. To those of you who have registered…THANK YOU!

Rev. Yvette Flunder
Rev. Yvette Flunder

The Guest Speaker this year will be Bishop Yvette Flunder, Founder and Senior Pastor at City of Refuge UCC in Oakland California. Here is an excerpt from her website. The world would be a much better place if everyone felt this way.

“We all need community. When access to existing communities is not available, marginalized people must seek to develop community for and among themselves. We at City of Refuge UCC are giving birth to a fresh, emerging Christian community. We believe that now, as in the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry, seemingly marginalized people respond to a community of openness and inclusivity, where other people from the edge gather. City of Refuge UCC welcomes people to be who they are by embracing a theology of acceptance – a radical inclusivity that leaves no one behind.

For those of you who may not know her, here is a brief bio:

Bishop Flunder is a native San Franciscan and third generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ. She is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and holds both masters and doctorate degrees in Ministry from the Pacific School of Religion and the San Francisco Theological Seminary, respectively. In 2003, she was appointed Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all over the world.

Bishop Flunder is a trustee and adjunct professor at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She is an active voice for the Religion Council of the Human Rights Campaign, as well as for the National Black Justice Coalition. She is a highly sought after preacher and religious educator as evidenced by her having spoken at divinity schools nationwide including those at Duke, Yale , Drew, and the New York Theological Seminary. She is the author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic Radical Inclusion, published by Pilgrim Press. In addition to her memorable sermons, Bishop Flunder is also known for her beautiful singing voice, made famous through her gospel recordings with Walter Hawkins and the Family, the City of Refuge Choir and Chanticleer. We are truly blessed to have her with us this year

Registration will begin at noon on Wednesday, February 5th and programming will begin at 1:00 pm.

It’s All About the Details!

Please eat before you arrive. We will be serving Wednesday supper, Thursday breakfast and Thursday lunch before our we adjourn our meeting. There is a section on the registration form for the meals. Please mark the meals that you will be present for and indicate any medically necessary dietary restrictions such as a peanut allergy. We are able to provide vegetarian and gluten-free meal options provided we are notified at least a week prior to the event.

This is an exciting event when clergy come together to retreat, grow, and shape the direction of the ministry of the church. We hope that you make this a priority! If you would like to inquire about scholarship funds to aid in your attendance, please email Stacey Silvey at or call her at the office and she will assist you.

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