Here at CFC we are blessed to have a Korean Partner Church--the Hanmok Church--though the Connecticut Conference, UCC. Here's more about the program:
Conference maintains a vital and exciting ecumenical partnership with the
Kyung-Ki Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in South Korea. The Connecticut
Conference of the United Church of Christ formed a covenanted relationship with
the Kyung-Ki Presbytery in South Korea in 1994. The churches committed to build
a relationship with each other, learn about each other’s culture, and grow in faith
together. Individual Connecticut
churches establish partnerships with individual Korean churches with the help
of the Connecticut Conference Korean Partnership Committee.
Partnership Committee sponsors opportunities to travel to South Korea to visit
our partner churches.
- Each April we send delegates to the Kyung-Ki Presbytery’s Annual
- Every four years the Connecticut Conference sponsors the Sacred
Journey program in which youth in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to visit
their partner churches.
- Individual Connecticut churches also arrange for their own
travel groups to visit partner churches.
Presbytery provides similar travel opportunities for its churches.
- Each October South Korean pastors attend the CT Conference
- Every four years Korean youth participate in an exchange Sacred
Journey program in CT.
- CT women hosted Korean women at the Women of the UCC Conference
in March 2010.
the Lines of Communication Open
touch is a crucial component to successful relationship development and ongoing
management. Partners send greeting cards and small gifts at Christmastime or
for other special events in their congregational life. They send photos of
church members and photo directories with an explanation of what they receive.
The ever-changing world of technology lets partners keep each other updated
through email and social media outlets like Facebook. Even Sunday School
classes match up students to create email-pals! The life of our church here in Connecticut is enriched by this wonderful partnership with Hanmok Church in South Korea.