United Church of Christ at 50!

March 26, 2007

The United Church of Christ is turning 50 years old!  From November 5, 2006, through November 1, 2007, the entire denomination will be celebrating.  Part of the celebration includes learning about the past 50 years of our mission work and how it informs what we are doing in mission today.  Celebrate with the many available resources, including worship, education, and history.

 That All May Be One... so the World May Believe: 50 Years of Global Mission Practice and Thinking in the United Church of Christ 
This comprehensive study guide exploring the roots and evolution of mission in the UCC was created in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the United Church of Christ.

History
  Beyond 50 Years - The Haystack Prayer Meeting: 200 Years of Mission 
  Sing a New Song! The 10th Anniversary of Global Ministries 
  Origin and legacy of the Common Global Ministries Board
  Chronology of the Journey Toward the Common Global Ministries Board

Study Materials 
  God's Call to Mission Bible Study
Adult and Youth Bible Study in Five Parts - Encourages participants to recognize God's call within their own lives and the lives of others through the lens of global mission.

Worship Resources
  General Mission Worship Resources

Historical Partnerships
  American Ceylon Mission
  Jaffna College, Sri Lanka
  Global Ministries involvement in Nepal - United Mission to Nepal (UMN)
  Kukhany'okusha Zion Church in Southern Africa 
  GM and UCCSA History [PDF]
History of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA)
and its relationships with the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)

UCC 50th Anniversary Resources
  United Church of Christ 50th Anniversary
  United Church of Christ