Sammie Hartwell, Moderator *
Sammie is a long-standing member of the UCC NSB church community, joining the church in 2003.
She has held leadership positions in our church continuously, serving as Moderator from 2007-10 and Vice Moderator 2005-06 and 2016. Her contribution to the UCC family has a broader reach than just New Smyrna Beach. She served on UCC FL Conference Board of Directors from 2010-2015 and was named Florida UCC Women of the Year in 2008, for recognition of outstanding merit.
Sammie's commitment to the community and those in need is evidenced by her long standing support and volunteering at the Gifts of Love food bank. "Gifts Of Love” is a grass roots non-profit program that serves needy families and their children in our community including New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oakhill, and Samsula. Sammie has been involved with Gifts of Love since its inception in 2003. In 2012, she stepped up to become Program Director and has been leading and growing the program ever since. Literally tons of food are donated, sorted and then handed out by Gifts of Love – approximately 6,500 bags of food annually supplying fresh frozen meat along with non-perishable food, breads and sweets to needy families. Each year, during the Christmas season she oversees the outpouring of volunteers who matchup gift donors with the requests of needy families. Our sanctuary becomes a true workshop.
She also volunteers in the United Church of Christ Thrift Store and in many of our community volunteer efforts. When Sammie sees a need, she will garner up our United Church of Christ church family and UCC will be there to help.
Vice Moderator *
* Church Council Officer
Functional Department Chairs
Diane & Roc
John Buchanan & Donnie Coleman
Outreach / Ministries *
Membership - Interim*
Christian Education *
Thrift Store *
Open and Affirming Ministry (ONA)
Dave Leblanc &
* Church Council Committee Members