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Global Ministry Partners Don & Maryjane Westra Visit Minnesota

Don and Maryjane Westra have called Minnesota home since 1990.  They are members of Federated Church, United Church of Christ in Fergus Falls. Their faith and values led them to join Global Ministries in 2009. The Westras’ first assignment was in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. In 2013 they moved to Honduras. Don worked with… Read more »

Working Group on Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

The goal in the coming year is to engage our churches all over the state in conversations and actions toward supporting peace in the Holy Land.  We aim to connect Twin Cities Metro churches with existing community resources, while also creating spaces for this work in communities where our church members would otherwise have to… Read more »

Minnesota Conference Traveling to Israel-Palestine in 2017

Have you always wanted to “walk where Jesus walked”?  Do the complexities of the situation in Israel-Palestine interest you?  Do you long to experience the region that is the cradle of three Abrahamic faiths…Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? The Minnesota Conference of the UCC is organizing a study tour to Israel-Palestine for January 9 – 20,… Read more »

Raising Our Voices in a Messy World – A Pastoral Letter from the Conference Minister

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” I John 4:18 It has been a devastating, mind-numbing week. Last Thursday, suicide bombings in Beirut left at least 43 dead and over 200 more wounded. The very next day, 129 souls perished in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. In… Read more »

The Middle East Initiative Presents a Webinar with Dr. Walter Brueggemann

UCC Global Ministries is excited to announce a special webinar opportunity with Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann who will be joining us December 9th at 12:00 CT to discuss his new book “Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”.  Visit the Global Ministries website for more information and to register for this event.

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 »

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 »