February Communion Offering
February’s Communion Offering will go to the United Methodist Black College Fund and Africa University.
Education continues to be the great equalizer in our society, and for almost 150 years the Black College Fund has been an important tool in achieving that goal. The Black College Fund supports a network of 11 schools that provide settings where generations of students have the same chance to connect with top-caliber faculty, dedicated staff and have welcomed the world’s best and brightest students. They intentionally blend nurture, great expectations and a commitment to service into every graduate. The Black College Fund offers assistance with building construction, major construction, library improvement, academic research and student counseling.
Africa University, located in Zimbabwe, serves students of 31 African countries and was founded by the United Methodist Church 30 years ago. Students go home to their countries to serve in diverse fields. The studies include education, agriculture, agribusiness, theology, Christian ministry, Christian education, and health. Supporting Methodist Churches include Germany, Norway and Korea. There is civil strife in many African nations and Africa University provides educational support for students who can make a productive and peaceful difference when they go home.