January 20, 2017
- Heads of mission for US religious institutions visited Cuba from Jan. 9-13, and met with key religious and political leaders to discuss the relationship between Cuba and the United States and the role the institution church can have in improving that relationship. As executive director of Global Mission and Service, I joined the delegation on behalf of the Church of the Brethren.
January 18, 2017
The people of Cuba are very interested in how the incoming administration will deal with the thawing diplomatic relationship between the United States and their country, a topic bright up frequently when a UCC executive visited there recently.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (1/18/17)—Peter and Sarah McCurdy of Ridgeway, New Jersey, began their missionary service in Costa Rica in December 2016. The couple’s four children, ages 7 to 16, are serving with them.
The McCurdys serve at the invitation of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) partner the Federation of Baptists of Costa Rica.
Peter McCurdy’s ministry priorities are spiritual renewal and formation. He serves local pastors, seminary students...
January 10, 2017
When it first opened in January 2002, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was intended to be a place for the interrogation of detainees and to prosecute them for war crimes. But in the 15 years since, the detention center has been a "de facto" indefinite holding cell.
January 9, 2017
[Church Pension Fund press release] The Church Pension Fund Jan. 9 announced that its board of trustees approved revisions to the pension, retirement savings, and welfare plans it administers on behalf of eligible clergy and lay employees who serve the Episcopal Church.
The revisions, which are expected to take effect on January 1, 2018, maintain the overall value of benefits provided today and offer greater flexibility,...
January 6, 2017
Dear Friends in Christ,
I greet you in his name and love on this The Feast of the Epiphany. Today we remember the visit of the magi, their adoration of the Christ Child, and the offering of their gifts – gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Church has come to think of them as
“Sacred gifts of mystic meaning
incense doth their...