Church executive on solidarity visit to Zimbabwe

Concern for all the people of Zimbabwe has prompted the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) to schedule its March Executive Committee meeting in the country’s second city, Bulawayo.

Concern for all the people of Zimbabwe has prompted the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) to schedule its March Executive Committee meeting in the country’s second city, Bulawayo.

The church has a membership of over 500 000 in five southern African countries. In a move designed to show solidarity with its membership in Zimbabwe, particularly in view of the economic hardships being experienced and the serious HIV and AIDS situation in the country, appointed representatives of the church’s five national synods, under the leadership of the President Rev Simon Zazaza, will gather in the city from 31 March. In addition to formal business sessions, the Executive’s programme allows for pastoral visits to members in urban churches as well as those in rural areas at some of the historic mission stations established by the London Missionary Society.

The Executive will also attend an ecumenical service on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd April, at which the UCCSA general secretary, Rev. Prince Dibeela will preach.