(Bylaws Art. VI, Sec. 7)
The Global Missions Team is responsible for the support and building awareness of the plight of others around the world. They are also responsible for communication within the church and within the church’s wider settings, including the Conference Global Ministries Committee. The GM Team and TCC community continues to address the needs of our missions in Africa and Mexico.
Global Missions Service (July 2019)
Pearls of Africa Children’s Home
A beautiful handmade quilt donated by local artist Lynne Bauer was raffled in the spring of 2017, with the proceeds benefitting the Pearls of Africa Children’s Home in Uganda. This is one of many fundraisers in support of the 30 children living in the Home. The photos below show some of these wonderful children and Rosette, the director of the Home. Please see the link above to learn more about this worthy mission.
While Global Missions focuses on helping the children of Pearls of Africa, you can also donate to Aid Africa, a 501 (c)(3) organization working in northern Uganda. Aid Africa’s mission is to establish clean water sources, provide trees for food and fuel, and rocket stoves, and address health concerns. See link above for more info.
Birthing kits containing emergency supplies can save the lives of mothers and infants. Photo below (top left) – birthing kits are being assembled; below (top right) – TUCC member Catherine Smirnoff displays some of the dozens of baby caps, which she and other church members knitted/crocheted to be included in the kits.
Las Memorias AIDS Shelter in Tijuana Mexico
In 2017, our Global Missions team agreed to help support Albergue Las Memorias, a live-in facility for those who suffer from HIV/AIDS and TB, in Tijuana. Since then, members of our congregation, along with other UCC churches, have delivered items to the Las Memorias residents such as: socks and cleaning supplies. Enough money was also raised to purchase a new, large capacity washing machine – a gift that was gratefully received. Below are photos from the latest visit in April 2019…