Debbie Gline Allen to Receive AUCE Founders Award


The Association of United Church Educators (AUCE) has announced that the Massachusetts Conference's own Debbie Gline Allen will receive the AUCE Founders Award at General Synod later this month.

Gline Allen is the Associate for Faith Formation and Youth Ministries for the Conference and is a Commissioned Minister of Christian Formation in the United Church of Christ. A Certified Specialist in Christian Education, she is passionate about guiding congregations in ensuring that their children, youth, and adults are nurtured in the Christian faith through corporate worship and intentional intergenerational relationships in order that they may grow as true disciples of Jesus. She has served in local, regional, and national church settings of the United Church of Christ and the Association of United Church Educators, most recently as AUCE's national chair from 2010 to 2014. Outside of congregation-specific ministries, she has written for three UCC curriculum resources and has taught online courses in faith formation. Debbie lives in Derry, NH with her spouse, two sons, and beloved cat. Read her writings for the Conference here.

The AUCE Founders Award was instituted in 2007 to recognize a person whose lifelong ministry has been in the advocacy of Christian education and faith formation. The award is named in honor of those, whose vision for the church through the ministry of education and formation, founded the Association of United Church Educators in 1971, and is presented at each General Synod of the United Church of Christ. 

Anyone attending General Synod is invited to join AUCE on Saturday, June 22nd, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Justice & Local Church Ministries suite at the Hilton Hotel. More specific information will be available at the Registration Desk upon arrival.

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