No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey,
You are welcome here!
Sandy Creek United Church of Christ held its first worship services in March 2006. Just nine months earlier, July 2005, General Synod 25 had passed the Resolution In Support Of Equal Marriage Rights For All, which affirms equal marriage rights for couples regardless of gender and declares that the government should not interfere with couples regardless of gender who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitment of legally recognized marriage. Of the nine churches in the East Alabama-West Georgia Association of the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ, five of these voted to withdraw from the UCC. Yet, there were some members of these churches who did not want to leave the UCC.
With such few churches who belonged to the United Church of Christ in the area, a small group of concerned people who had lived in the UCC for several years came together to share their faith and commitment here at Sandy Creek. In the 1990’s, the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ had begun building the Allen Retreat Center seven miles north of Lafayette, Alabama, on 100 acres of land donated by Ms. Lala Allen. Although a building had been erected within the first few years, the envisioned retreat center was rarely utilized. The birthing of
The season was Lent—a time of self reflection and a time to join the journey of Jesus as he made his way to the cross. What a season Lent turned out to be for those people of
Who We Are…
Sandy Creek UCC is pastored by the Rev. Wayde J. Washburn of
Moderator of Sandy Creek UCC is Diana Welch of Dadeville. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Allen who donated the land to the Conference and she grew up in the same community.