The Plymouth Church & Pommern
The Plymouth Church in Framingham, United Church of Christ, has performed outreach internationally for decades. The Africa Exchange Project, our most recent and largest scale effort, has provided a deep and dynamic relationship with the community of Pommern, a rural village in Tanzania, East Africa. Members of our congregation traveled there in 2007and in 2008, we brought a choir from this village who performed concerts throughout Metrowest. This relationship has continued to grow and each year this exchange has brought local families over there and villagers from Pommern to visit us.
Announcing Our Spring 2014 Event
We are thrilled that two members of the Pommern community, Barnabus Chavala and Engera Swai, will be visiting with us this year for two weeks in later April. These two educators will be meeting with various churches, schools and other organizations in the Grater Boston area. If you would like to have them visit with you, please contact us and we will do what we can to have you meet and enjoy these wonderfully spirited people. On Saturday evening, April 26th we will be holding a fundraiser at The Plymouth Church. All are welcome for an evening of food, dancing and other culturally enriching activities.
In the 11 minute video below you can see the results of our work with Pommern and its surrounding communities including drilling wells for fresh water, building and funding schools as well as other projects.
Our goals of the African Exchange Project:
- Help provide access to a reliable source of fresh water to improve the health and economic well-being of the people.
- Improve the quality and accessibility of education.
- Promote the cultural, musical, and spiritual exchange between the members of Plymouth Church and the people of Pommern, Tanzania and the surrounding areas.
Our connection with the people of Pommern and the surrounding area demonstrates that we can make a difference in the world. Your continued support will help us make those dreams into a reality. We have only just begun. Won’t you join us…. To learn more, please peruse the web site and to make a donation, click on our Donate page. For more information about our project contact Rob Schadt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about The Plymouth Church, Framingham, MA go to http://www.plymouthchurchframingham.org/