Every year in October, the hopes and the challenges of people in the Congo are lifted up around the world during Congo Week. This year, Congo Week will take place on October 18-24. Over the next several weeks, Global Ministries will be sharing new resources and promoting new and ongoing opportunities to engage and to learn with partners in the Congo.
Global Ministries invites you to join us this year for Congo Week, as we become more familiar with the denominational partners in the Congo, learn about the current priorities they are addressing, and seek to understand the present contexts. It is also an opportunity to learn how each of us as members of North American churches can become active in advocacy, support the programs and witness of partners in the Congo, and learn about ways that the Disciples and UCC continue to build on a long history of engagement with partner churches in the Congo.
New Congo resources are now available, including the Advocacy Contexto: The Congo Mapping Project and the Nobel Laureate, which highlights the importance of this advocacy concern and ways to take action. Recent updates are available on how the Health Department of the Community of Disciples of Christ in the Congo (CDCC) is responding to COVID-19 and how the CDCC Women and Family Department has sewn and distributed over 6,000 face masks. Also, the latest newsletter from Bryan Parrish, Global Ministries Co-worker serving with the Church of Christ in the Congo, can be found here.
Continue to check for new Congo Week resources as they become available on the Global Ministries Congo Week page, including:
- Worship materials to plan a Congo Week service on October 18
- Youth education resources on conflict minerals
- Congo Week webinar and panel discussion hosted by Global Ministries
- Special giving opportunities
- Opportunities for advocacy
For more information about Global Ministries partners in Congo, their special projects, and current Mission Co-worker, Bryan Parrish, visit here.