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Annual Meeting will consider two justice resolutions

Scott Ward, vice moderator of the conference and part of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee, is upbeat on the theme for Annual Meeting 2015, “Spring Forth,” based on Isaiah 49: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”

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Aware how easy it is for each congregation to become caught up in feeling alone without support, he believes it is important to gather congregations of the PNC to share, inspire, explore and celebrate what they are doing to make a difference and find greater meaning,

Resolutions to be considered are on the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and a call for the UCC to take actions toward a just peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

There is a proposed bylaw change for the moderator and vice-moderator to have the option of extending their one-year terms to an additional year, the scribe to an additional two years and the treasurer to an additional four-year term.

A new feature will be two sessions of mini-workshops.  During each session, presenters will share on topics three times for 20 minutes, offering ideas and resources, reporting on their ministries or projects, and inviting collaboration. 

PNC young adults will gather Friday and Saturday for conversations from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Saranac Public House, 25 W. Main, hosted by the Youth and Young Adult Task Force.

There will be an opening worship on Friday night with Conference Minister Mike Denton preaching, a morning worship on Saturday, and the Sunday worship, featuring a choir under the direction of Donivan Johnson from Metaline Falls and keynote speaker Quinn Caldwell preaching. 

Quinn is pastor and teacher of Plymouth Congregational UCC in Syracuse, N. Y., and author of All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas.  He is a member of the UCC Stillspeaking Writers’ Group and author for the Stillspeaking Daily Devotionals.

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