The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

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Rwanda 2020
Departure Dates*: 
Thursday, April 23, 2020 to Saturday, May 2, 2020
Trip Meeting Dates: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020Thursday, April 2, 2020Thursday, April 9, 2020Monday, April 20, 2020
Est. Trip Cost**: 
Trip Status: 
Linda Smith, a photographer by trade, relocated to Rwanda some years ago and developed a ministry with orphans. The ministry is a discipleship program in the context of teaching photography and art. We will also minister with the ADEPR network of churches.

Our trip goals: 

  1. Business English Camp
  2. Children's/Youth/Young Adult Programs  
  3. Ministry Training. 

We are especially in need of teachers, business professionals, children/youth ministry workers, and French speakers.  We also need candidates who have a background in teaching, especially ESL, for our Business English Camp.  We also need business professionals with experience in Entrepreneurship, Management, Accounting, Retail, and Marketing, among other skills.

For our children's and youth programs, we need spiritually mature candidates that can minister to the children and youth.

Rwanda was the scene of one of the most horrifying genocides since the Holocaust. Approximately 1 million people were brutally and systematically killed in 1994. Since then, the country has struggled to reconcile surviving Hutus and Tutsis, though much progress has been made.

The genocide devastated the economy, but the economy has since rebounded and is growing. Rwanda is seeking to transform itself from a low-income agriculture-based economy to a knowledge-based, service-oriented economy by 2020. The current major parts of the economy are tourism, mineral exports and coffee/tea exports, but the information and communication technology industries are growing in importance.

Rwanda is a nominal Christianized nation, but this did not stop the genocide from happening. Much work is needed spiritually.

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