Member Church News: Floods, Youth, Worship, Memorials, More

As a coastal city in southern India deals with the worst rains it has seen in more than a century, the United Church of Christ is sending aid to help several hundred thousand people who have been affected by flooding. The Church of South India

A “Next Gen” tour to China has inspired its participants to build upon their life in the church. The young adults came from the United Church in Australia’s Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

The Calvin Institute of Reformed Worship offers worship resources that respond to human trafficking.

AIPRAL calls to suspend the eviction action against the Tamarind Community in Colombia.

A missionary story wall has been set up in the Mackay Memorial Hospital—Taitung Branch (Taiwan).

A coalition of British churches, including the Church of Scotland, has cautioned against military action in Syria.

COP 21:

  • From Australia comes a reflection on the People’s Climate March in which thousands of Uniting Church members took part (picture above).
  • The United Church (of Canada) Observer is featuring an ongoing blog about United Church of Canada participants.
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) associates are participating in the conference.
  • The Christian Reformed Church in North America delegation is posting daily updates from Paris and the CRC’s Office of Social Justice has offered this prayer:Lord, we lift up the important COP 21 conversations to you—your will be done. Work through world leaders, empower their courage, embolden their commitment to the common good. We pray for all whose hopes are pinned on the outcome of these talks, particularly those who are most vulnerable to the effects of changing climates. We join them in their prayers.

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