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July 1, 2021
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July 1, 2021

Missions Café - July 2021: A Visit to Uganda, Part One

Join World Missions on Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 p.m. for Missions Café: A Visit to Uganda, Part One. The fourth in its lunchtime webinar series, the July Missions Café will feature a presentation from the Rev. Eric Fenton, retired priest of the diocese and member of Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio, and Richard Wallace, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Windcrest member and Band Director, about the Band & Bible Ministry in Uganda. Please note that the previously scheduled Threads of Blessing presentation has moved to September 9, 2021.

Since its beginning in 2011, the Band & Bible Mission works to support the brass band ministries of three Ugandan dioceses: Kampala, Bunyoro-Kitara, and Nebbi. Students learn to read music, musicianship, and instrument repair, in addition to spiritual formation rooted in scripture. A large part of the ministry focuses on a scholarship program overseen by members of the band has been established to assist students in completing their education, by providing tutoring for students and some basic necessities for their families. This team is made up of experienced band teachers or members and travels in the summer.

Throughout 2021, the World Missions Department has offered a free, virtual informational webinar every other month. Each Missions Café highlights a specific region or country and our partners and their ministries located there. Each speaker will introduce their mission, the needs of the people they serve, local customs and culture, and how the ministry is making a positive difference on the community. Each session will aim to educate, entertain and motivate participants.

Registration for each Missions Café will be available online, using the button below. Questions may be directed to Catherine Markette, World Missions Ministry Coordinator, at catherine.markette@dwtx.org.

Be on the lookout for more information about upcoming Missions Café webinars:

  • September 9 - Uganda, Part Two: Threads of Blessing, led by Gen. Garry and Mrs. Helen Schnelzer
  • November 4 - the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, led by the Rev. Leon Sampson and Texas Water Mission's Samantha McLelland Dick
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