Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Southern Africa Partnership Committee

The Southern Africa Partnership Committee (SAPC) was formed in early 2004 to coordinate the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW)'s partnership with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) Anglican Church of Southern Africa.  When the partnership began, then-Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane said, "We cannot choose our human family and we cannot choose our Christian family either. Our job is to recognize that we belong to God and we belong together."

Honoring Mandela Day 2017

Honoring Mandela on Saturday, July 15, 2017: The EDOW Southern Africa Partnership Committee will be preparing and sharing hot lunches to feed the hungry on Saturday, July 15. The lunch will honor Nelson Mandela's life-long commitment to serve all people. The location will be Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 (map), from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM. For more information, a signup sheet can be found here. Also, you may contact Juanita White.

South African Pic

Mission Trip to South Africa 

A delegation of eleven people from six of our parishes will be traveling on pilgrimage in February to visit the parishes and schools of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. They will deliver English dictionaries to children in schools in Swaziland and solar lamps to families  who have no electrical power to enable their children to do evening homework. Follow the pilgrims on their journey through South Africa by liking the SAPC Facebook page.

The pilgrims and SAPC invite a $10 donation to buy two dictionaries and/or a $20 donation to buy two solar lamps.  Checks may be written to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and sent to attention of Cheryl Daves Wilburn, Episcopal Church House, Mount Saint Alban, Washington, D.C.  20016, or dropped off with the Southern Africa Partnership Committee booth at the Diocesan Convention on Saturday, January 28. 

Cynthia Efird
Elizabeth (Betsy) Finley
Ian Glenday
Kitty Hempstone
Abbott McCartney
Juanita White
Contact: Abbott McCartney