UCC, Global Ministries respond to disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, 2011
Writing on behalf of the combined world mission of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Global Ministries co-executive directors told mission partners in Japan that the churches "will continue praying for you and seek ways to accompany you in the path that lies ahead."
Presidential order re-opens U.S.-Cuba religious exchanges January 25, 2011
The CEO and executive director of faith-based humanitarian agency Church World Service (CWS) says the White House executive order this month to ease travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba for religious, educational and cultural exchanges signals "the beginning of a new era of relations between the U.S. and Cuba."
Two national UCC officer nominees announced January 10, 2011
Search committes for the available executive minister positions in Wider Church Ministries and Local Church Ministries have announced nominees for these offices. Pending approval at their respective spring board meetings, nominees will be presented for election by delegates at the UCC's 2011 General Synod to be held in Tampa, Fla., June 30 - July 5.
Circle of Mercy members spend Christmas in Cuba January 10, 2011
Experiencing a non-traditional type of Christmas, 10 Circle of Mercy (UCC/American Baptist) members left behind the mountains of Asheville, N.C., to spend the holiday in Matanzas and Camagüey, Cuba – a country still under a U.S. embargo begun 50 years ago, about the time the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union started.
Haitian recovery marked by many small successes July 16, 2010
Humanitarian groups such as United Church of Christ mission partner Church World Service are the first to acknowledge that, six months after the devastating Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake, the road to recovery will be long and difficult.
Hope for Haiti: Black observes that life goes on April 6, 2010
Returning from the joint UCC—Disciples of Christ Global Ministries executives trip to Haiti March 26-28, the Rev. Geoffrey Black, UCC general minister and president, was astounded by the need and bolstered by the hope of the Haitian people.
UCC, Disciples leaders visit Haiti March 25, 2010
A delegation from Global Ministries partners, the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will visit Haiti March 26-28.
OGHS Live series concludes with fifth Lenten webcast March 24, 2010
OGHS Live 2010 will hold the fifth and final installment of its Lenten on-line gatherings this evening (March 24). The international webcast will begin at 7:15 p.m. and will be led by Peter Makari, area executive for the Middle East and Europe.
Africa area executive to lead OGHS Live segment March 10, 2010
Presenting the third in a five-part series of live, on-line Lenten gatherings, the OGHS LIVE 2010 program on March 10 will be led by the Rev. Sandra Gourdet, Global Ministries area executive for Africa. The international webcast will begin at 7:15 p.m.
UCC commemorates 200 years of global mission March 8, 2010
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of America's first foreign mission society, the United Church of Christ has planned a two-year observation of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM), a historic predecessor to Wider Church Ministries.
OGHS Live 2010 presents second global Lenten webinar March 3, 2010
OGHS LIVE 2010 will present on March 3 the second in its live, five-part online series of international Lenten gatherings led by area executives from Global Ministries. Live web programming embracing the theme "Do You Love Me . . . Feed My Sheep" is being held on five consecutive Wednesdays during Lent.
Chile earthquake activates church's response February 28, 2010
The United Church of Christ and its Global Ministries partners working in Chile are responding to requests for assistance through ACT Alliance and Church World Service (CWS.) CWS has worked in Chile for many years in emergency preparedness training and assistance to the country's sizable population of Colombian émigrés. Assisting Chilean organizations Fundacion de Ayuda Social de las Iglesia Cristianas and the Methodist Church of Chile, CWS is immediately providing emergency assistance such as food, water and shelter.