Members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) will be attending services in Houston on Sunday, November 5th.
A few weeks ago, I heard about a group of Ukrainian clergy coming to the USA, which I thought was great knowing as I do just how much American and Ukrainian Christians - and other faiths – have in common.
So, I was particularly excited when the group’s sponsor Razom for Ukraine reached out to me to see if I could recommend a mega-church in Houston that the group might be able to connect with. 15 members of UCCRO, including leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Crimean Tatar, and Orthodox Church religious communities, will join the trip along with Evangelicals, Catholics, and others.
I sent them three churches I had recently visited on Back to Bucha’s Texas Scouting Tour:
Lo and behold the group said that they would like to visit all three! In the end though time allows for just two including a morning service at Northside Christian and an evening service at St. Martin’s. Together with the tremendous reception organized at Ecclesia’s West Side Campus last night the delegation will see a wonderful slice of what Houston’s Christian community offers its faithful. It will be the finale of a whirlwind trip for the group which started Oct. 28th in Washington, DC.
Here is a list of the delegates:
I am honored and excited to be acting as their guide on the 5th!
“The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) was established in 1996 as an interdenominational institution, aiming to unite the efforts of various denominations to focus on the spiritual revival of Ukraine, coordination of interconfessional dialogue in Ukraine and abroad, participation in a legislative process on church-state issues, and the implementation of comprehensive charitable actions. Today, it is one of the largest non-governmental institutions in Ukraine, representing over 95% of all religious communities in Ukraine. UCCRO works closely with the Ukrainian government, civil society, and international organizations, including on the issues pertaining to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.”
Click here for the press release.