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Prayer for the Week

November 10, 2019


You have created us, O gracious God, in your                  image,                        

     The image of love and concern for the                     world around us;                 

You have endowed us, O Source of being, with               soul and mind,     

      The soul and mind to consider all that is                   around us in our world;

Energize us, as we continue on our journey to                 answer your call  

     By serving the many who need our help                   and assistance,

In the name of the One who reached out to                   those in need,        

Even Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen


Thoughts for the Week

November 10, 2019


The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Helen Keller



Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it. 

Leo Tolstoy


Our very eyes are sometimes, like our judgments, blind. 

(Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene 2)

William Shakespeare



Our Congregation


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Global Ministries

United Church of Christ​​​​​​​


3   Mark Knowles, Lesotho - Luke 19:1-10
10 Maria Bakalian, Lebanon - Luke 20:27-            38
17 Emanuela Loccident, Morocco - Luke                21:5-19
24 Larry Colvin, Ghana - Luke 23:33-43

American Baptists Churches

International Ministries 

International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God's reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.

Pray for Kathy and Tim Rice serving at Vanga Hospital in the D.R. Congo and training the next generation of Congolese doctors and nurses in Christ-centered, whole-person care. 

Tim and Kathy are associate missionaries jointly appointed by both International Ministries and New City Fellowship in St. Louis to serve as medical missionaries at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Rices are from Saint Louis, Missouri, where Tim is a doctor on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. Kathy is a registered nurse.  

      They got involved in the DRC through the ministry of their church, New City Fellowship and also through their acquaintance with the late Dr. Dan Fountain and many other International Ministries missionaries in the DRC. Both Kathy and Tim had previously served short-term at Vanga Evangelical Hospital. They are now serving long-term contributing to the training of nursing and medical students for Christ-centered, whole person care.  

       The Rice's vision is to train the next generation of Congolese doctors and nurses in Christ-centered, whole-person care, empowering them to use the limited resources available to restore life and health across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  

       Their desire is to facilitate worldwide partnerships, enabling health professionals to participate in mutual exchange of expertise at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital and elsewhere in the world. 

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.

Rom. 12:12 NRSV