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AT Howard UCC

Congratulations Dr. deGregory!!

We take great pride in supporting our members...even when their achievements roll in like water!!  Congratulations on your induction into the Collegium of Scholars, Dr. deGregory. We're always listening for what's next!   Keep leading with confidence and grace.  God's children need you!

Congratulations, Brandon

Pastor Ralph's son, Brandon M. Thompson was   chosen  as  one of  the Top 40 Under 40 Business Executives by The Sports Business Journal.  Brandon is scheduled to attend a banquet in New York later this year.  Bravo and blessings to you!   

Congratulations, Larry!

Our brother Larry Turnley is continuing his God-driven, courageous journey of making community impact!  His new book, "What's  YOUR Excuse?   now available to pre-order on Amazon, or  at 

Congratulations, Teree!!

Congratulations go out  to our sister Teree McCormick. 

Teree is one of the 2022 Honorees at "Upon These Shoulders" .


These 2022 Honorees represent the Integrators of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools grade configuration as it transitioned from separate to equal: Ethel Carr Crowder (Buena Vista Elementary), Teree Campbelle McCormick (Wright Junior High) and Brenda Harris Haywood (Stratford High School).

Sister Jean Norton Expands her healing reach...from SEUCC News

Music Soothes the Soul

There is no better to be drawn away from the chaos of a hectic world and into the respite of God’s soothing care than by the tendrils of beautiful music. The Southeast Conference UCC provides just such an interlude on the 3rd Thursdays of the month through the Live Harp Meditations with Rev. Jean Norton.Jean offers Sacred Conversations with Music as a Therapeutic Music Practice through Jean’s deep heart and strong spirit listen virtually to the sorrows and traumas of our lives, especially as we experience them through the injustices of racism. Her harp songs are offered to help awaken the soothing gifts of the Holy One amid the chaos of our times. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, Jean is a Certified Clinical Musician and retired Board Certified Chaplain. She is a member of Howard Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee.

Congratulating Sister BettyE Otey for DST honors

On November 13, our sister in Christ, Bettye Otey , was honored among others by her sorority sisters of

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the Delta Jewels Celebration Luncheon held at Nashville's Renaissance Hotel.  GO BETTY!

We're celebrating 145 years

November is anniversary Month at Howard UCC.  As part of our celebration, we'll be viewing our video "Celebrating 144 years of Excellence" immediately following 2nd Sunday service..Covid kept us fro gathering last year.  This year we're back in ACTIVE service and ready to celebrate!

And The Emmy Goes To...

Paris Lawson!!   

Paris has received two Emmy awards this year for her work as a member of the broadcast team for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
She received these awards in September.

You can catch her during halftime and breaks between quarters interviewing players and coaches during all Oklahoma City Thunder games this season.
Most games are available to watch on the NBA app. Or you can go to the OKC Thunder website to view the schedule and read one of her stories about the team or you can also catch her hosting the OKC Thunder Podcast every week.

welcoming OUR NEW  INTERN

Harmonie Cooper Hall  

Harmonie is a junior at American Baptist College,  majoring in Bible and Theology and hopes to evangelize through her spiritual gifts. 

Harmonie is a gospel singer, youth minister, loving wife and mother of four who has been recognized recently by  The Minerva Foundation of Tennessee, Inc., with scholarship funds in support of her academic pursuits,

 “This young lady has tremendous potential and we are pleased to have her join our congregation as a student intern to assist in her pursuits,” said Pastor Ralph M. Thompson.  “She will gain practical experience while learning in the classroom."

 “I am honored to be the recipient of these outstanding opportunities” says Hall. 


Dr. DEGregory!!

We are proudly showing off our sister, Dr. Crystal deGregory (Far right top) sporting her beauty on this  special  edition of "USA Today".  Go, Crystal!  

Zech 4 prez!

In case you're wondering what HUCC youth do with their skills, goals and knowledge, this one is running for Student Body President!  Check out his "Zech 4 Prez" campaign video here.

GO Zech!  You've got OUR vote!

Keeping Our pace with Virtual Reality

The Covid19 Pandemic of 2020 forced us to say 'No' to  gathering  as congregation since March of last year.  Our Tech Ministry has kept us gathering virtually on Sundays on the web. Our Music Ministry's Annual Concert served to gather us in Christmas  spirit and song for its 7th  year, 1st Virtual Christmas, DONE!    We were not going to let year 7 get by with Covid telling us NO MUSIC for the season?!!!!?!  

Now in 2021, we've gotten a bit of wind beneath our wings and are sailing across the ether every Sunday delivering God's word with few glitches. Bravo to our Tech Ministry for making sure the

'Show of Sunday Praise'  could indeed go on!   

Congratulations, Dominisha

This month, our sister, Minister Dominisha Black graduates from American Baptist College!  Bravo!  Dominisha  has been a beautiful light on the Howard Family tree since joining us, and has served God and our little church with a giving heart, a bright smile, powerful words and supporting active engagement  of her two handsome sons who helped facilitate our virtual reality last year. We will miss all three of them as Minister Black, Marrion and Aayron move on to pursue other horizons.  Keep in touch!!

We love you!

Howard 'Mass' Choir

Since Covid-19has us distanced, we're finding new ways to bring our voices together.  This is our first video;  one of our best... "I Give Myself Away", produced by our Music and Tech ministries.  



Congratulations, Khloe!

HCUCC Youth Khloe Moore was awarded the East End Preparatory Eagle Award in recognition of exemplifying and going beyond the expected, showing GREATNESS through Growth, Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement and Teamwork! She has been rewarded a $2,500 scholarship with the award.  She has also been accepted into Nashville School of the Arts!!  We're proud of you, Khloe.   Bravo!!