The Global Missions Team is responsible for the benevolent giving of the church, in support of Global Missions. They are also responsible for communication within the church and within the church’s wider settings, including the Conference Global Ministries Committee. In 2017, the GM Team and TCC Community worked to address the needs of our missions in Africa and Mexico.
A beautiful handmade quilt (donated by local artist, Lynne Bauer) was raffled in the spring, with the proceeds benefiting the Pearls of Africa Children’s Home in Uganda.
While Global Missions focuses on helping the children of Pearls of Africa, you can also donate to Aid Africa, a wonderful 501 (c)(3) organization associated with the Children’s Home. Below left – birthing kits are assembled; right – Catherine Smirnoff displays a sampling of the dozens of baby caps, which she and other church members knitted/crocheted.
In 2017, our Global Missions team agreed to support Las Memorias Hostel; a live-in facility for those who suffer from HIV/AIDS and TB in Tijuana. Members of our congregation, in conjunction with other UCC churches, have delivered items to the Las Memorias residents such as: socks, OTC medicines, and cleaning supplies. Enough money was also raised to purchase a new, large capacity washing machine – a gift that was gratefully received.
November 2017 – UCC Volunteers “Day of Service”
Personal Care and Group Games – fun for all!