News Tagged: philippines

COMMAnts from the Conference Minister, September 2016

“Conversion Experiences” On Sunday, I returned home from a two-week partner visit with the SE Mindanao Jurisdictional Area (SEMJA) of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). The Minnesota Conference has enjoyed a global partnership with SEMJA since the 1980’s, and has strengthened that partnership through a number of visits both directions over… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Global Partnerships Team

-from Jessica Allen, Global Partnerships Team, Chair The Global Partnerships team has had a busy and diverse year.  We continued nurturing our partnership with the Minnesota Conference’s sister jurisdiction in the Philippines, while working to deepen our own theological understanding of globalization, and addressing other issues as they arose. As I wrote last year’s annual… Read more »

Visiting Scholar from the UCC in the Philippines (UCCP) Speaking at Local UCC Congregations

On Sunday, January 11th, Rev. Leah Benemerito, of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), and Campbell Scholar at United Theological Seminary for the 2014-15 academic year, preached at Cherokee Park United Church, Saint Paul.  Her sermon was titled “A Dream of Real Partnership.”  On Sunday, February 8th, she preached again at First… Read more »

Global Partnership Update

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… Read more »