News Category: Mission Bites

News from the Beloved Land (Timor-Leste)

Submitted by Rev. Tom Liddle who, along with his wife Monica and children Hannah and Simon, is a missionary in East Timor Happy 2018! I saw a woman on the main street of Lospalos selling vegetables the other day.  She was crouched on the sidewalk beside a bucket of jackfruit, selling big pieces of the… Read more »

Tom & Monica Liddle Send Greetings from Timor-Leste

Greetings from Timor-Leste! We are writing to personally thank you for your generous contributions to our mission appointment through Global Ministries.  We are grateful to be here on behalf of the church as an expression of its commitment to the wider world. Our work from day-to-day is both gratifying and challenging.  Tom has been working… Read more »

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 »