IUCC will host a Global Mission Celebration
and Food Faire gathering our 11 Southern California UCC/DOC Global Mission churches. The gathering will also include a few GM partners and some other UCC/DOC churches considering becoming Global Mission Churches.****
We will gather at 10:30AM in the sanctuary for greeting and prayer then hear presentations from several GM church and partner leaders who have recently returned from Cuba, Palestine, South America, Japan, Mexico and Africa. We will also be getting brief updates on the most recent activities of our GM churches. The Food Faire will begin at 1:00PM in Plumer Hall
followed by a 2:00PMtabling event where you will have a chance to receive more detailed information on the activities of the participating GM churches and partners. There will be an interest list and participation signup sheets at the tables. It will be a great chance to interact with others with a passion for global mission. If you are one of those people and would like to attend or help with this event, please see Randy Romine on the patio following the service for more information or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
****The GlobalMission Church designation was created by resolutions passed in the 2009 UCC General Synod and Disciples General Assembly. The GM churches have entered into a covenant to pray regularly for global partners and mission personnel, to educate its members about global issues, to seek justice for the least of these in the world, to receive the gifts of the global church , to give to the work of global mission, to send its members to share Good News and to grow in sharing the story of God’s mission around the world. There are about 270 international partners in about 70 countries around the world. The partners are autonomous UCC/DOC churches, various mainline churches and indigenous churches, ecumenical organizations and councils of churches, educational and healthcare institutions and sustainable development and human rights organizations.