Wider Outreach & Service
Our faith teaches us that we are inextricably connected to our sisters and brothers throughout the world—that when one person suffers, we all suffer, and when one person rejoices, we all rejoice. Village Church sponsors regular service trips to Fumbelo, Zambia; to Quito, Ecuador; to the pueblos of New Mexico; and to the Dominican Republic; among other opportunities. We also support development and relief efforts across our nation and our world through our denomination, the United Church of Christ.
Please use the links below to learn more about these global outreach and service ministries.
Our partnership in Ecuador is with For His Children an orphanage in Ecuador that serves abandoned children, many of whom have special needs. Currently, 40 to 50 children are cared for in two homes in the city of Quito and a home in the town of Latacunga. The environment provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing, and lots of tender, loving care. The residents of For His Children range from newborn to 18 years of age. <read more>
Our partnership in Zambia is with the village of Fumbelo, outside the capital of Lusaka. We are connected through Communities Without Borders, a nonprofit organization that builds relationships between communities in the U.S. and in Zambia. A group of Village Church members travels to Fumbelo each summer to support school teachers and students with supplies and aid, help in the building of a new school, spend time with children, and support the community. In addition, we raise funds and collect donations of books and school supplies to bring with us. <read more>