New in 2015 – Summer Mission Project!

Horton Center’s first Summer-long mission project will be with the Ukama Partnership of the New Hampshire Conference, UCC and United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe.  
The Ukama Partnership is a church to church partnership between local UCC congregations in New Hampshire and the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ).  This is a partnership that began in 1996 and to date celebrates that 45 churches have been partnered.  Partner churches pray for one another, communicate with one another (sometimes with letters, but increasingly with technology), and engage in cultural exchange.

What will the mission project look like?  

There will be an experiential educational piece, a hands on component, and an offering taken.  The mission project will be woven into our graces, songs, Faith Discovery Groups and more!

  • Each week campers can expect to learn some about Zimbabwe and the UCCZ as well as about the Holy Spirit and their faith.
  • For the hands-on component of the Ukama Partnership Mission, campers are invited to bring items to make school kits for children in Zimbabwe.  Items to bring to camp for school kits include pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, small packets of crayons, writing pads, uninflated sport balls (soccer is a favorite game), gently used or new books that have been meaningful to your family, and Revised Standard Versions of the Bible (this version is used in Zimbabwean schools). 
  • The offering will be shared with the UCCZ to help provide scholarships to children for their school fees.

The mission project promises to bring new insights and continue to build strong relationships within the Ukama Partnership

To learn more, read the letter written by Rev. Michele Bagby Allan on behalf of the Ukama Partnership of the New Hampshire Conference of The United Church of Christ. You can visit the Ukama website for more information as well!

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