First Congregational Church of Orange City United Church of Christ

David J. Putnam Memorial Endowed Piano Scholarship

L.to R. rear: Mike Vermillion ( Director of Development ), Donald Kline (Church Trustee), Sam Bass (Church moderator), Sharon Brown (Church Administrator), David Brown (Church Trust Administrator)

Front: Dr. Washington Garcia (Dean of Music), Krista Bofill (V.P. for Alumni Engagement), Terry Rabun (David’s Partner), and Rev. David Westcott.

The members of First Congregational Church of Orange City presented a $50,000.00 check to initiate the David J. Putnam Memorial Endowed Piano Scholarship, in honor of Mr. Putnam, their music director and a vital member of the congregation for many years. The recipient shall be a second or third-year keyboard student with proven financial need and at least a 3.0 GPA. The interest from the endowment shall be issued yearly.

Annual Gathering of the Florida Conference UCC

Workshops and worship for Annual Gathering are on their way!

Workshop Wednesdays will be kicking off Wednesday, Oct. 6. We invite all who are interested in learning more about WISE Church Ministry to join Rev. Lisa LeSueur for a Zoom-hosted workshop at 7 p.m. Also, please note that we will be opening our Annual Gathering the following Wednesday, Oct. 13, with an opening vespers service led by Teña Nock-Hope, entitled “Liberation Through Lament,” at 8 p.m. You’ll find more information about these two events in this week’s
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Register now for the 2021 Annual Gathering of the Florida Conference UCC

Now is the time to gather the church and to celebrate and recommit to our shared covenant as The United Church of Christ in Florida comes together online Oct. 13-16 for the 2021 Annual Gathering of the Florida Conference United Church of Christ. As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a surge in cases, we will be meeting virtually again this year via Zoom videoconference. There will be no cost to attend, but registration is required.