We have begun a new year for the Florida United Church of Christ Women. We began our year with an outstanding Annual Conference May 5-7, 2017, at Chateau Elan in Sebring, Florida. It was a wonderful experience, and the fellowship was outstanding. The location was a gorgeous hotel, complete with delicious food and commendable hospitality. If you were not there, you missed out. Please plan to be with us next year.
Our Laywoman of the Year for 2017 is Grace Lipman from First Congregational Church of Lake Worth. Congratulations!!!!
The 2017- 2018 Reading for Renewal List is here! Our Mission Study topic this year is the Florida Seminole Indians.
Your officers for this year are as follows:
President: Patsy McDowell
1st Vice President & Reading for Renewal Chair: Terri Crawford
2nd Vice President & Southwest Regional Rep.: Judith Wilson
Treasurer: Barbara Coons
Secretary & Co-Chair Miami-Dade/Monroe Region: Rhea Taie-Tehrani
Mission Study: Carolyn Ludwig
Spiritual Life: Rev. Vonshelle Beneby
Social Concerns: Bert Perry
Historian: Bunny Gruntler
Past President: Susan DiAmicis
Gold Coast Regional Rep.: Camille Moite
Central East Co-Chairs: Dyanne Edds & Mary Ann Moseley
Central West Coast Co-Chairs: Marty Synnott & Eleanor Bates
Miami-Dade/Monroe Co-Chair: Daphne Stewart
St. Johns Regional Rep.: Geri Spencer
Next on our agenda is the Southern Regional Conference, which this year is scheduled for October 20-22 at Mo Ranch in Hunt, Texas. Unfortunately, this year the Florida Women will not be taking a bus. It would mean a total of four days on the road, two nights each way, plus the three days at the conference. However, we are encouraging all who are able to attend. Registration is online and is open to all women who are members of a United Church of Christ church.
Following is our schedule of regional meetings.
January 20, 2018: Southwest and St. Johns
January 27, 2018: Gold Coast
February 3, 2018: Central West
February 10, 2018: Miami-Dade/Monroe
February 24, 2018: Central East
If you need more information, please contact either myself or your regional representative.
Please continue to access the website, because we will be updating it with pertinent information. We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to all the fellowship moments to come.
Patsy McDowell- President
The 91st Annual Conference of Florida UCC Women will take place May 4-6, 2018 at Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center in Sebring, FL. Our Laywoman of the Year for 2018 will be named at the meeting. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2018. You can download the > nomination form here > and > additional details here >. Stay tuned for more information and the registration form for the conference.
The 2017-2018 list follows the theme of the 2017 Conference, "Honoring the Past - Celebrating the Present - Embracing the Future". For a copy of the list, click here.
God is still speaking