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 UCC, Northfield.

Rev. Benemerito (center) with Rev. Henderson and Rev. Lippert at First UCC in Northfield, MN

Rev. Benemerito (center) with Rev. Henderson and Rev. Lippert at First UCC in Northfield, MN.

On Sunday, February 22nd, Pastor Leah spoke at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.  For the adult education forum, she discussed the practical difficulties of being a parish pastor and a conference minister in her region of the Philippines. During the worship service, she brought greetings from the bishop of her jurisdiction, wishing Plymouth well during its time of leadership transition.

Pastor Leah is presently serving as mission personnel from UCC-Minnesota’s partner jurisdiction, the Southeast Mindanao Jurisdiction of the UCCP, while she studies at UTS. She is available to preach or speak at churches on Sunday mornings, or weekday evenings, through May 17th. Invitations from outside the Twin Cities metro area are welcome.

Please contact Glen Herrington-Hall, at glenbarb@comcast.net, or 651/641-1832, for more information.