The Minnesota Conference has a long history of partnership with the Southeast Mindanao Jurisdiction (SEMJur) of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. We have traveled to visit each other; exchanged liturgies, prayers, hopes and concerns; and worked to address justice issues common to our two regions, including mining and other environmental degradation, LGBT issues, and interfaith conversations.
At 9am on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis, Jessica Allen, convener of the Global Partnership Team, will present a summary of the GPT’s work over the past two years. She will be joined by the Rev. Leah Benemerito of the UCCP, Campbell Scholar for 2014-15 at United Theological Seminary and former conference minister for a sub-section of SEMJur, who will speak about the joys and difficulties of being a parish pastor in a developing nation.
All Minnesota Conference members are welcome, and are invited to remain for worship at 10:30am.