October Mission Offering
The UBC Mission Offering for October goes to the World Mission Offering (WMO) of American Baptist International Ministries, and to the ministry of Ruth Mooney. International Ministries support more than 1,800 short and long-term missionaries serving in countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, in Central and South America and the Caribbean, and works with partner organizations in more than 70 countries to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ while meeting human need. It is supporting people and programs in theological education; primary, secondary and graduate education as well as vocational training; health, economic development; human trafficking; evangelism, as well as peace and conflict resolution. Some of those ministries are described in more detail in the bulletin inserts each Sunday this month.The primary support for all this comes from the World Mission Offering, taken in churches across our denomination.
In addition, In our October mission offering, our church designates support to the ministry of Ruth Mooney, one of the missionaries serving under International Ministries. Ruth is from the Twin Cities, and is serving in Costa Rica as one of the faculty and as the chaplain at the Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana (UBL) ( Latin American Biblical University), an institution founded in 1923 to prepare pastors and leaders to serve in churches throughout both Central and South America. Ruth has visited UBC several times, and spoken in our Sunday morning forum on several occasions. Use the special offering envelopes in the pew racks for your contributions. Unless you specify otherwise, your gifts will be divided evenly between support for the WMO and for Ruth Mooney's ministry. Thank you for your generous support of our denomination's overseas ministries.