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Mark Your Calendars: Conference Minister's Installation

My installation has been scheduled for February 20, 2011, 4p.m. at First Congregation Church, Long Beach. The date was chosen by the Council of Conference Ministers as they will be attending the Annual Conference Ministers' Convocation scheduled for the same week in Long Beach. Rev. Geoffrey Black, UCC General Minister and President will also be in attendance along with the members of the UCC Collegium.


General Synod 2011 - Nominations for Outstanding Lay Woman Award

Each UCC Conference has been asked to nominate 2 to 3 lay women to be honored during next year's Synod in Tampa, Fl. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize some of our outstanding lay women. We invite your congregation to nominate one individual for this prestigious award. Our Board of Directors will select those who will represent us in Tampa and will cover their transportation, hotel and registration to General Synod.  In addition, every woman nominated, will be recognized at our Annual Gathering, June 3-4, 2011.  Nominations must be submitted by November 1, 2010 to Christina Held at:  For more information and to download the nomination form visit


Open Mosque Day, Sunday October 17, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Shura Council of Southern California has extended an invitation to all our churches to visit your local Mosque.  Visit  for a list of participating Mosques or call 714.239.6473. Our Conference has been invited to say one of the daily prayers during this event.


Daniel Pearl Foundation Day, October 10, 2010

The Daniel Pearl Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications and to unite people through the language of music. The foundation was named after Wall Street Journal reporter, who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan by terrorists in 2002. Danny "earned respect around the globe as a fair and highly-principled reporter and as a bridge-builder who traveled with his violin and mandolin, using music to bring people together."  Dr. Judea Pearl, founder of the organization is asking congregations to, on October 10, select a musical piece during worship to join thousands of other churches, synagogues and other organizations around the world in spreading a message of peace and unity and to promote the work of the foundation. For more information visit