I am writing to you as the North American Regional Secretary for the International Congregational Fellowship (ICF). For those who are not as familiar with this organization,
it "...is a vibrant global expression of a multiplicity of local Congregational churches and associated bodies across the world. For Congregationalists, how our churches are
organized and run have to reflect the principles and values that Jesus taught and the pattern we find for church life and the Christian leadership in the Bible." For more information on the
ICF, go to their website at http://www.congregational.org.uk/who-we-work-with/international-congregational-fellowship-1
Formed in the 1970's, the International Congregational Fellowship (ICF) was created to provide a world-wide exchange of fellowship and education about each other's cultures and worship
practices. Throughout the years, the ICF has grown and expanded to all continents and many different countries.
The ICF has elected representatives from around the world who communicate regularly to find ways to enhance our fellowships and discover new ways to share our faith.
Every four years the entire body of Congregationalists meets in conference. Our next meeting will be in Cape Town, South Africa, July 6-11 2017. For many of us, this will be a
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Please see the attached invitation, check the links to learn more, and most importantly consider joining us. The links will show the affordability and
general itinerary for the trip.
The National Association of Congregational Churches (NACCC) joined the ICF at the quadrennial meeting in Milwaukee in 2008. Our quadrennial meetings are held throughout the world (Greece,
UK, USA, were the most recent).
I am attaching a brochure and a link to an informational video that I hope you will share with your church.
Peace and Blessings,
North American Regional Secretary
International Congregational Fellowship