Tim Rose - France From November 25th to December 5th, 2006, a group of 11 volunteers from the Reformed Church in France and a group of American volunteers from the United Church of Christ in Chapel Hill, North Carolina traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to assist in the disaster recovery program, helping residents who are trying to rebuild their homes and lives - 14 months after Hurricane Katrina.Read more
World Council of Churches
Week of church witness for peace includes Jerusalem prayers, a Washington rally, and 14,609 olive trees.
Praying with Jerusalem's Christians, marching to the White House or sponsoring one of 14,609 olive trees are among the activities taking place in "International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel" this week. The initiative is organized by member churches and related organizations of the World Council of Churches to mark 40 years of the occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. It involves public activities and messages to governments in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.Read more
A retired missionary for the Louisville-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been killed along with her daughter after a carjacking in Kenya, the denomination reports.Read more
We received the following note from former DOM and CGMB board member , Leslie Kilby Green, D.Min.:
My wife, Pauline Green, passed away last Sunday, March 5th at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston after a courageous battle with sarcoma of the heart. We are having a memorial service this morning for her at University Christian Church here in Austin. We were both recently made Life Elders there. Services of committal will be held tomorrow at the University Christian Church in Fort Worth as we place her ashes in our niche in their columbarium. Many of the Board Members of the Division of Overseas Ministries and Global Ministries will remember Pauline since she came with me to many of their meetings.
We share the following obituary with you from the Fort Worth newspaper. Messages may be sent to:
Leslie Kilby Green, D.Min.
1205 Parker Pl
Cedar Park, TX 78613-1725
It is with sadness that we report that the Rev. Scott S. Libbey died Sunday, March 12, 2006.Read more