Micronesia Council Holds Executive Meeting in Chuuk
Micronesia Council – United Church of Christ had its Executive Council meeting in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, April 28-29, 2011.
The Congregational Church of the Marshall Islands – United Church of Christ, The Kosrae Congregational Christian Church, The United Church of Christ of Pohnpei, and the Namoneas Congregational Churches Association – Chuuk are partner churches of the United Church of Christ, USA. Each member church sent its representative to the form and Executive Council to deal with common church affairs. Rev. Xiaoling Zhu, the Area Executive for East Asia and the Pacific, attended the meeting as a non-voting member, and Rev. Charles Buck, the Conference Minister of the UCC Hawaii Conference attended the meeting as an observer.
Each member church shared their ministries and challenges since the General Assembly last summer. The UCC-P introduced their Biogas project in Pohnpei and Chuuk, and the new development theological education at Ohwa College in Pohnpei. The Council decided to develop a new relationship with the Pacific Conference of Churches. MC-UCC will have summer church leadership training in Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae and Marshall Island, July 15-August 15 this year, and the General Assembly will be held in Chuuk, April 25-26, 2012.
First row from left to right: Rev. Nena T. Kilafwasru (Kosrae), Rev. Shelten Neth (Pohnpei), and Rev. Wie Fitti (Chuuk).
Second row from left to right: Rev. Xiaoling Zhu (CGMB), Rev. Owen Simote (Acting manager of Ohwa College, Observer), Rev. Charles Buck (HCUCC).