The Congo Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has planned four virtual min-conferences for this fall and winter, each open to the public at no charge. The purpose will be to discuss topics of vital, mutual interest to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the U.S.
An exciting team of on-the-ground specialists in each topic will lead the discussions. These virtual sessions of about one and a half to two hours long will take place one Saturday each month, from September through December. Start time for the first session will be at: 7 a.m. Pacific Time, 8 a.m. Mountain Time, 9 a.m. Central Time, and 10 a.m. Eastern Time, 3 p.m. Kinshasa Time, and 4 p.m. in the Kasais. To register free of charge, please click https://congopartners.org/register2021. We will send you a link to attend each session. If you registered last year, no need to register again.
The topics and dates for the sessions are:
- September 11: The spread of COVID and the problem of vaccine distribution.
- October 16: Environmental education on climate change and its effect particularly on the DRC
- November 13: The Church’s Work with Vulnerable Children
- December 11: Christian Literature: How it is Used in Every Aspect of the Church’s Work. The serious shortage of Tshiluba Bibles is an important topic that will also be addressed.
Co-conveners this year are the Rev. Bill Reinhold (also co-convener in 2020-21) of Bridgewater, VA., the Rev. Dr. Simon Kabue, Rector of the Sheppard & Lapsley Presbyterian University (UPRECO) at Ndesha, and the Rev. Isaac Kalonji of Kinshasa, President and Legal Representative of the Presbyterian Community in Kinshasa. Our format will be like that of the well-attended Congo Mission Network Conference in 2020-21.
To find out more how the Democratic Republic of Congo and how the Congo Mission Network encourages partnerships with Presbyterian Churches and organizations in Congo, please check out our Congo 101 presentation
We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you!