Member Church News: Pastors, Tweens, First Peoples

The fifth “Pastoralkolleg” training seminar was held in Paraguay, which brings together ministers and ministers of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia and the Evangelical Church of the River de la Plata.

Two staffers at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations spent part of United Nations Day Thursday talking about the varied amount of work they put in each day.

Soul Children: the United Church in Sweden gathered several hundred “tweens” over the weekend to bring Christianity to them through the music they recognize.

Chile erupted into violence this past week, and the Rev. Dr. Robert Brashear got an up-close view and an experience he wasn’t expecting.

Acknowledgement of First Peoples: A new resource explains why acknowledging country is important whenever we gather as the Uniting Church and provides a variety of options for different occasons.

A new publication from the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and others, The Sustainability Book offers online texts and resources about the Sustainable Development Goals for use by congregations, gatherings, and individuals.

The Council of Christian Churches in Germany has declared the year 2021 as a “Year of Ecumenism” in order to be able to link the Ecumenical Kirchentag as well as other ecumenical events to the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021.

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