Connections from Felix

General Synod

 

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     Our delegation and visitors had a great experience at General Synod in Tampa. We had 11 official delegates and 49 visitors!  We met as a group for breakfast and dinner on two different occasions and we had the opportunity to share our experiences. Our delegates met every morning at 7 a.m. to discuss the resolutions before us and to hear from representatives regarding specific resolutions.  

 

     We also experienced, first hand, what it takes to make Synod a success. Our delegation and visitors were instrumental in gathering valuable information about the logistics of this event. We look forward to implementing their ideas and suggestions as we prepare to host the 2013 Synod in Long Beach. 

 

     It is not too early to start thinking about the role you and your congregation would like to play in 2013. We will need many volunteers -the Florida Conference had 300! One of the staples of every Synod is the cookies-again, we learned the Florida Conference baked 10,000 dozen! We would also like to offer other healthy snack alternatives such as fruit and nuts.  In addition, we will need many other volunteers to demonstrate our hospitality to all our guests.  

 

     In the months to come, we will be asking for your help as we get all the details about what is expected of us. I know that your will step forward as you always do, to make the 29th Synod a total success.  

 

     Finally, the UCC Local Church Ministries office recognized the Southern California Nevada Conference with the Vitality Award. This award goes to the Conference that has shown most growth in the last five years. I would like to personally thank our Vitality Team and Gary for their hard work.  

 

     May God continue blessing all of you!

 

the Rev. Felix C. Villanueva invite the UCC to Long Beach!
the Rev. Felix C. Villanueva invites the UCC to Long Beach!

 

Synod Links 

News: http://www.ucc.org/synod/news.html

 

Video Highlights: http://www.ucc.org/synod/video/

 

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1672954@N21/

 

Mission 1: http://ucc.org/mission1/

 

Conference Photos from Synod: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150220944266599.308051.84646241598

 


July Birthdays:

 

 

2

Rev. Susan Anna Bjork

 

13

Rev. Kenneth Hougland

 

Rev. Robert Fung

 

21

Rev. Gary Chomiak

 

Rev. June Christine Goudey

 

23

Rev. James Keith

4

Rev. Curtis Randolph Clare

 

24

Rev. James H. Hargett

7

Rev. Ron D. Tovmassian

 

 

Rev. Felix C. Villanueva

 

Rev. Jonathon Edwards

 

 

Rev. John Scott Ellington

10

Rev. Arch Aitcheson

 

30

Rev. Elizabeth Griswold

 

Rev. Amy Furth

 

31

Rev. Katherine Reif Hyman        

11

Rev. Jane Burrill Quandt

 

 

 

12

Rev. Stephen Boyd

 

 

 

 

Rev. Timothy C. Murphy

 

 

 

 

Rev. Ensie Mchio Oyakawa

 

 

 

 

 

Granted Ministerial Standing  

 

 

June 12

Gary Roberts, Commissioned Ministry

 

July 31

Janie Ito, Ordained Ministry

 

 

 

Churches in Transition 

 

Northern Association:

Central Association:

Congregational Church of Chatsworth

Manhattan Beach Community

 

Seaside Community

Southern Association:

L.A. Filipino-American

Alpine Community

San Marino Congregational

Kensington Community

 

Pioneer Ocean View

Eastern Association:

U.C.C. La Mesa

Bloomington Congregational

 

Barstow First Congregational

 

Claremont (Associate Pastor)

 

Northwest Community

 

Riverside First Congregational (Associate Pastor)

 

 

 

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