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Holly Hill's First Church
1050 Daytona Avenue
Holly Hill, Florida 32117

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Throughout 2014, Union Congregational Church-Holly Hill’s oldest church-will celebrate its first 100 years as a caring community of faith;

seeking the unity of all, the conformity of none, and the leadership of Christ.

 

Union Congregational Church
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Since 1914

NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU ARE ON LIFE'S JOURNEY,
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH AND LET IT BEGIN WITH ME (Click here to listen to Music)


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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Welcome to the Church Website!

Thank you for visiting. Please don't hesitate to contact the church with any questions or comments you have. The office number is (386) 253-1323.  Normal office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Click here to see if there are any schedule variations.

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What does the logo symbolize?

The symbol of the United Church of Christ comprises a crown, cross and orb enclosed within a double oval bearing the name of the church and the prayer of Jesus, "That they may all be one" (John 17:21). It is based on an ancient Christian symbol called the "Cross of Victory" or the "Cross Triumphant." The crown symbolizes the sovereignty of Christ. The cross recalls the suffering of Christ—his arms outstretched on the wood of the cross—for the salvation of humanity. The orb, divided into three parts, reminds us of Jesus' command to be his "witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). The verse from Scripture reflects our historic commitment to the restoration of unity among the separated churches of Jesus Christ.

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UCC 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Dear Fellow Church Members, Friends, and Family,

 

The 100th Anniversary Committee is made up of volunteers, in no particular order: Ed and Karen D’Amadio, Diane Johnston (Scribe), Rev. Joe Stock, Russell Rhodes, Rev. Steve Heath, Rev. John & Ramona Nutting, Mary Margaret Franklin, Tom Donovan, Linda Davidson, Pearl Buckel, Eileen and David Heald (Coordinator).

 

Members have been meeting monthly since March and we have established four guidelines.

 

1.  We want to Celebrate our Victory & Milestone

2.  Expand our Outreach Potential with an Open Social & Theological Perspective

3.  Express our Liberty through Freedom of Congregational and Individual Choice

4.  Exhibit our Friendly and Genuine, but not desperate, natures

 

To that end, we set these goals:

 

A.      Publish a full color Church Directory

B.      Develop a Celebration Statement

C.      Coin a Motto

D.     Design a 100th Logo

E.      Create a Dynamic Time Line Display in church

F.       Solicit and Publish Recipes for 100 Years of Good Cookin’

G.     Celebrate each decade with a presentation every month, beginning 1/1/14

H.     Initiate a Special Project from ourselves, to ourselves

 

Accomplishments so far:

 

o   Directory Photos – January 14, 2014, published soon after.

o   Celebration StatementThroughout 2014, Union Congregational Church-Holly Hill’s oldest church-will celebrate its first 100 years as a caring community of faith; seeking the unity of all, the conformity of none, and the leadership of Christ.

o   MottoGrowing Faith, Family & Friendships

o   Logo – Designed by Amanda Johnston, daughter of Todd & Diane

o   Time Line – Concept provided & will be fulfilled by Linda Davidson

o   Cook Book – recipe deadline October, published by Christmas 2013

o   Monthly Events Scheduled – will be revealed and detailed later

o   A Special Project – After considering several ideas at length, the committee is recommending the purchase of a new, state of the art LED sign. Our second choice is for a Tranquility / Serenity / Meditation or Prayer Area that would incorporate the bricks from the cross, along with a shade Pergola, seating, water-feature and garden plantings/landscaping.

 

Other Considerations:

 

Although not specifically charged with these duties or responsibilities, the 100th Anniversary Committee has identified and well recommend funding additional repairs/improvements around the church property. The result will be a visual improvement for our 100th year as well as to catch up on deferred maintenance and safety issues.

 

1.      Install a privacy fence around the air conditioning system and irrigation pump on along the South side of the church (aesthetics)

2.      Replace the old, uneven walkway from the Fellowship Hall to the office and housing building on the hill (safety)

 

It was determined by the committee that no capital campaign would be initiated for the listed improvements and repairs. Rather, we wanted to accomplish the goals with an ambitious use of church funds, while not depleting reserves needed to cover future emergency expenses or other unanticipated needs.

 

Our church is currently operating within our budgeted expenses and annual giving. Our reserves have grown and there is no foreseeable capital expenditure that would adversely affect the investments.

 

When measured against all other churches in the conference, our church is a generous church. At this juncture, between our first 100 years and the next 100 years, we would like to accomplish giving something from ourselves, to ourselves.

 

Respectfully submitted,

David N. Heald

Coordinator - 100th Anniversary Committee

100th Anniversary Party!
Date:Sunday, January 12, 2014
Time:11:30AM
Category:Fellowship
The 100th Anniversary Committee is hosting a Birthday Celebration after church. A special Banner, hand made by the "Knit Wits" will be dedicated and the first decade of the Time Line will be unveiled. Also Coffee and a Birtday Cake and Ice Cream will be served and some 100th Birthday commerative gifts will be presented to the Congregation, along with a Banner that will be displayed on the front porch all year long. You don't want to miss this fun kickoff to our next 100 years.

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We are honored that you are visiting our web site. Being a religious organization, we are always striving to find new ways to get our message out to current and prospective members. This web site allows us to reach people we may never have been able to contact before.

Please use this site to access the information you need about the church and as a resource for broadening your faith. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have.

Please get in touch to offer comments and join our mailing list for announcements and special events. If you wish to contact the Church Secretary Johanna, being mindful of the limited office hours, then please email to: unioncongochurch@att.net
 

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Service Schedule
Sunday Worship-Regular Schedule 10:30 AM

 

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REV. STEVE HEATH


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UCC 100th ANNIVERSARY PHOTOSHOW 2014 (part 1) Click here to view. Timeline by Linda Davidson, Photos by Rick Sandora, PhotoShow by Peggy Foster Barker

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UCC EASTER 2014 Timeline PHOTOSHOW (click here) Photos Compliments of Rick Sandora

MAY
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JUNE
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JULY

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AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER

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OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

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DONATIONS TO THIS MINISTRY MAY BE MAILED TO.....

Union Congregational Church, 1050 Daytona Avenue, Holly Hill, FL 386 253-1323; FAX 386 253- 9630                   Email: unioncongochurch@att.net                 Website: www.unioncongochurch.com   

                Rev. Heath’s email: steveheath@cfl.rr.com   Rev. Heath’s cell phone 386 290-2652

~~Have You Remembered the Church

in Your Will?~~

Union Congregational Church, UCC / 1050 Daytona Avenue / Holly Hill, FL / 32117
Initial Website Created By Former Webmaster-David Heald
Peggy Foster Barker, Current Webmaster for New Site    fosterbarker1@gmail.com
Tom Donovan Sound Engineer