June - July 2008
*Number of ecumenical participants, including General Minister and President John H. Thomas and Ecumenical Officer Lydia Veliko, invited to greet Pope Benedict XVI on April 18 at a prayer service at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Manhattan. Some UCC members caught a glimpse of Thomas on Fox News, since Thomas was seated directly behind Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist.
Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Executive Minister, Local Church Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.