News Category: Mission Bites

UCC Global Ministries Responds to the Waves of Refugees

There are now more refugees and displaced persons than at any time in history, with the largest number coming from the Middle East. The most recent UN estimates are that over 4 million Syrians have crossed international borders as refugees since the war began there in 2011, and over 7.5 million are internally displaced. These… Read more »

Back Bay Mission Trip January 31 – February 6, 2016

The Minnesota Conference UCC is sponsoring a mission trip to Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi during January 31st – February 6, 2016. Thirty-six volunteers from eighteen different churches will be giving their time for this trip. The Vision Statement for Back Bay Mission is “To eradicate the sting of poverty and its effects on individuals and… Read more »

Global Ministry in East Timor: A Passion to Serve, An Invitation to Give

  August 2016 Greetings from East Timor MN Conference! Yikes…so much to tell it’s hard to know where to start….  We moved to Lospalos last week and Monica started working on Monday.  They had sixty patients at the clinic on a Monday morning, which is pretty typical.  We’ve also met with a number of local… Read more »

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister | July 2015

“Therefore be it Resolved….”: What are Resolutions Good for Anyway? The wonder and whirlwind of the United Church of Christ 30th General Synod is over! More than 3,000 delegates, honored guests, and visitors descended on Cleveland June 26-30 to reunite as church family, to worship, and to discover all over again what it means to… Read more »

Sacred Calling, “Terrible Privilege”

– from Rev. Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister I was not at all expecting that particular phone call on that unseasonably warm Spring day. The caller was no one I knew, and had no connection with the United Church of Christ. But that conversation became a profound reminder to me that this ministry we share is… Read more »