Members of the Angola Partnership Team know from first-hand experience that our partner denomination in Angola, IECA, is amazing. In the midst of difficult circumstances, they give hope and support to over a million members. They are very actively involved in bringing people to Christian faith and in “social mission” (education, health care, nutrition). With more pastoral leadership, made possible by increased seminary housing, the church can truly be a key for millions as they grow as Christians and build a healthy, peaceful future.
As Mike takes on the challenge of an Ironman triathlon, we ask you to respond to the challenges of our partners in Angola, and make a generous contribution to this seminary housing project. Your donations will help inspire Mike to complete his Ironman, and help bring hope to our brothers and sisters in Christ in Angola.
You can contribute on-line by simply clicking HERE. Note: Put your donation in the box next to OTHER and write Angola Seminary in the box to the right.
Or you can send a check made out to the Union Church of Hinsdale with “Angola Seminary” in the memo line. The address is Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave, Hinsdale, IL, 60521. Mike will be happy to answer any questions, including questions about large donations (the IECA seminary can make wonderful use of funds!). Just ask! Email, msolberg at uchinsdale.org, or phone, (630) 323 – 4303.
The Illinois Conference Angola Partnership Team
In the summer of 2004, the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ initiated a partnership with the Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola with the encouragement and assistance of Global Ministries Team of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This team is responsible to continue working on developing that partnership.
Angola Partnership Team
Ms. Angela Arnold
Mr. Zuberi Badili
Rev. Rebecca Clancy
Ms. Donna Dudley
Ms. Marla Melms
Ms. Thora Nurse
Ms. Beverly Porzelt
Mr. Matthew Reed
Ms. Nancy T. Reed
Ms. Sandra Rutter
Rev. Mike Solberg
Ms. Shirley Watson
Mr. Ernie Wright
Convener, Ms. Nancy T. Reed
Secretary, Ms. Beverly Porzelt
Conference Staff Consultant, Rev. Tom Norwalk
The current project of the Angola Partnership Team is a fundraising campaign to assist our Angolan brothers and sisters in building a home for married students at the Church’s Emanuel Seminary near Dondi, Angola. We are working to raise $60,000 for the project.