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. Merlyn Lawrence

Mr. Oliver Lawrence

Ms. Marla Melms

Ms. Thora Nurse

Ms. Beverly Porzelt

Mr. Matthew Reed

Ms. Nancy T. Reed

Ms. Sandra Rutter

Rev. Mike Solberg

Mr. Ernie Wright

Convener, Ms. Nancy T. Reed

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 and hope to celebrate the success of our goals at the Annual Conference Celebration which will be held from June 13-15th, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL.  We hope you'll be present to help us celebrate the work we have done together!