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ECOTs at the Synod by bob

July 1st, 2013

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FWC Sponsored Dinner at the UCC’s GS29 Monday, July 1, 2013 Why ECOTs Stay in the UCC Welcome to the sponsored meal for FWC (Faithful and Welcoming Churches).  We represent those in the UCC (United Church of Christ) who consider themselves ECOT (evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional). Many years ago, Reader’s Digest published a “Life [...]

Sunday, June 30, 2013 by bob

July 1st, 2013

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I don’t know that I’ve ever attended a worship service at General Synod that made me cry until this afternoon.  Grit my teeth, maybe, but not cry.

BIGs, Samoans, and the Uncomfortable Saturday at Synod is a more laid back day.  The real “business” doesn’t start until Monday.   Saturday morning is the Synod’s version of “Service Sunday” at Corinth, but those of us who are delegates and/or exhibitors are committed to be on site for much of the day.  This morning the [...]

General Synod 29 – Friday by bob

June 29th, 2013

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I’ll be live on the UCC’s web stream Saturday morning about 9 AM Pacific time (Noon Eastern Time) if you’d like to watch – http://www.ucc.org/synod/live.html.  Nothing major – just a one-minute slot to introduce FWC and invite people to our Monday evening dinner.) I’m doing a kind of un-Bob thing.  Linda and I went to [...]

General Synod 29 – Thursday by bob

June 28th, 2013

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 Well, we made it.  Linda and I flew into Long Beach, CA (airport code LGB is appropriate for a UCC General Synod) at about noon today.  It was a long day (woke up at 3:45 AM in Hickory), but we were met by our longtime dear friend from Corinth/Hickory, Carol Vaughan, [...]