Welcome to the Florida UCC Women’s Conference
Greetings to all women belonging to a United Church of Christ Church,
President’s Message 2016
Hello Women of the Florida United Church of Christ. It is with excitement that I great at the start of our new year. We are just back from the Annual Conference where we elected new officers and voted in a new set of By-Laws. I take this opportunity to thank our Program Committee for doing a wonderful job on the conference.
At this time, it is with sadness that we say goodbye to our 1st Vice-President, Laverne Goforth, who has moved to Georgia. It was a pleasure working with her and she will be missed. We wish her well in this new stage of her life and she will always have a home with us.
A list of your officers for this year, 2016-2017 is attached. Also a list of our contact information can be found on this site. If you have questions, or suggestions, please contact us via email, phone or written communication. All ideas are welcomed.
Last year’s Mission Study was on Human Trafficking. This year we are embarking on a study of Domestic Violence. This year’s Reading for Renewal list is posted here.
The theme for this year’s annual Conference was “Throwing Starfish: Women Making A Difference”. We discussed various ways that one woman can make a difference individually, and collectively, at home, church, in the work place, in the community and at church. Our workshops were led by the officers of this organization. Our Keynote speaker for Saturday Morning was Rev. Leslie Etheredge and on Saturday evening, our Mission Study speaker was from Elizabeth House, a domestic violence shelter. If you missed this conference, you missed a treat.
Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center is a beautiful and peaceful location. Your executive board is already working on next year’s conference. More information will be available as soon as possible. Hope you will plan to be in attendance.
You are needed…you are Needed…YOU ARE NEEDED.
Patsy McDowell- President
Lay woman of the Year
Click on the PDF Logo of your chose to open and print the Lay Woman Form and or Letter
Lay Women Form Lay Woman Letter
The United Church Of Christ Women’s National Setting.
Women’s ministry in the national setting of the United Church of Christ celebrates women in all their diversity. We cherish and work to be advocates on behalf of all women, lay and clergy, the young and the not as young! We see our task as a sharing one: sharing the incredible strengths and resources found in United Church of Christ women so that we may better be about carrying out God’s ministry and mission in the world.
We give thanks that women’s ministries is a partnership with each of you. Part of the partnership is hearing from you, through e-mail, regular mail or your responses to our focus inquiry questionnaire. Women are wonderfully creative and we are certain that a great deal is happening in your Conferences, Associations and local churches that would be of interest to other women and we invite you to share that information with us.
GEARING UP FOR THE 2015 / 2016 READING FOR RENEWAL …
The 2015 / 2016 Reading for Renewal Form is now posted on the website and can be viewed and printed by clicking the link shown here. We encourage everyone to be involved and invite others to be involved as well, for reading in healthy for the mind and soul.