With UCC Institutions

Franklinton Center at Bricks, in Whitakers, N.C., is a former slave plantation that was transformed into one of the the first accredited schools for African Americans in the South.  Today, The Franklinton Center at Bricks is a UCC conference, retreat, and educational facility.  Homewood Retirement Centers are affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Lancaster Theological Seminary is a United Church of Christ seminary in Lancaster, PA.            

Franklinton CenterWork projects usually include some general maintenance and painting around the grounds, other repairs as needed and often work will be performed in the community. Youth and adults will sleep in the dorm (Hospitality Building #1) or the simple motel-style rooms in (Hospitality Building #2).  The group will be cooking their own meals. Donations of food, supplies, and money towards supplies are welcomed.  The trip is usually on the three-day weekend around Martin Luther King’s birthday in January.  


Homewood Auxiliary Membership and
Fundraising Drive


The members of the Auxiliary bring sunshine and joy to the Healthcare residents of Homewood through their volunteering and fundraising efforts. The auxiliary is looking for new members and/or a contribution of $3.00.  With the funds, the Auxiliary Board of Directors is able to meet the needs of healthcare residents, such as televisions, a harpist for entertainment, flowers and tablecloths for the dining tables, and stocking hospitality carts with free items residents may need, and then having volunteers push the carts through the halls.   


Lancaster Theological Seminary      

Lancaster Seminary’s mission is to educate and nurture leaders to join in God’s redemptive and liberating work so that all creation may flourish.   At Lancaster Theological Seminary students are both encouraged and challenged in their beliefs, and each student’s spiritual formation is nurtured. Students enjoy meaningful access to a renowned faculty and build lasting bonds with their peers as they learn, worship, and grow together.    Many of the pastors of ERUCC received their theological education at Lancaster Seminary.