Outreach

Justice and Witness Ministries

Guilford Community Church is actively involved in Justice and Witness ministries.
For more information on our National UCC Church's advocacy check out these websites:

http://www.ucc.org/jwm for an overview

http://www.ucc.org/join_the_network to receive updates on actions you can take in support of justice

http://www.ucc.org/justice/ for more information on the UCC and its advocacy

 

Giving to Kenya

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Lea Ngmau (above) was the first child to receive the support of our congregation in 2006. She was eleven years old and her parents had died in an automobile accident. She and her 9 year old sister were living with her 90 year old grandmother in a typical village home, without electricity or running water. With our gifts of food, clothing and school fees over the past 9 years she was able to finish high school and was funded to attend a book-keeping program. When we visited in 2013 she coordinated the distribution of food to all the orphans. Her she is pictured with the youngest of the children we sponsor. Alvin is 2 years old and his mother died of HIV/AIDS shortly after he was born. He lives with a neighbor.

Gifts of $20 buy a pair of school shoes or a sweater

$100 provides a semester of schooling. Other gifts help us provide food, soap and oil to the guardians of the children.

Thank You for your Gifts!

Please make checks out to GCC with "Kenya" in the memo line.

 

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

Nepal's poorest communities need assistance following devastating quake.

This is the link to CHURCH WORLD SERVICE http://www.cwsglobal.org for donations.

Thank you for your prayers.

 

Not Ordinary Times

 

Not Ordinary Times is a challenging call to "be the church" in this time of environmental crisis -- a six-month season of worship and preaching that takes seriously the devastation of the global environment.

In the cycle of the traditional church year, the time between Pentecost and Advent is considered "ordinary time." But these are not ordinary times, either in the church or in terms of global ecological disruption. To be faithful and relevant in such times, it is essential that churches be intentional about addressing the new and challenging questions of faith and ethics that are raised by our unique situation.

Through a structured progression of worship themes in the summer and fall (in the Northern hemisphere), our congregation, along with many other Christian congregations will develop theological perspectives that are Earth-honoring, explore a prophetic approach that includes both challenge and hope, deal with pastoral issues of grief and fear, and entice our community and others toward new visions of a just and sustainable global society.

We look forward to these not so ordinary but exciting times!

 

 


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