Learn about Uganda Christian University March 18

Editor’s Note:  Epiphany is a supporter of Uganda Christian University through our missions committee and was able to send a team of congregation members to visit the school in 2013.

Dear Friends,

As coordinators of Uganda Christian University Partners in Northern Virginia, we would like to invite you to an evening of discussions of several interesting initiatives at Uganda Christian University (UCU).

Date:  Tuesday, March 18

Time:   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Church of the Epiphany Anglican, 13515 Dulles Technology Dr., Herndon, VA 20171 (map and directions here)

A light supper will be offered at no cost; however, donations will be appreciated. Please RSVP so that we know how many meals to serve.  To RSVP please contact Epiphany member Murray Black via email.

The evening is intended for anyone who would like to learn about and discuss this growing Christian university in Uganda, whether or not you have visited UCU.

We will hear from guest speakers Dr. Thomas and Jayne Gurley, husband and wife, who were at UCU in 2012-13, and will come from Ohio to be with us.

  • Jayne Gurley will lead a discussion about Save the Mothers, an exciting program at UCU that focuses on the well-being of mothers in Uganda.  Jayne is on the board of Save the Mothers – USA.  Save the Mothers is a global leader in reducing the number of mothers dying in childbirth. The program offers a Master of Public Health Leadership degree in Maternal Health that is currently administered by UCU.  Graduates return to their home countries and establish clinics to provide for pregnant women and infants. More information about Save the Mothers is here.
  • Tom Gurley, a chemist who taught at UCU in 2012-2013 as a Fulbright Scholar, will tell us about development of several degree and research programs in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UCU.  Dr. Gurley has taught classes in nursing and agricultural science and assisted in setting up the chemistry laboratory in the newly completed Technical Park Science Building.  In 2013 he taught the first two laboratory classes in biochemistry and food chemistry which are part of the Bachelors of Agricultural Sciences and Entrepreneurship major. He also formed a contract analytical lab, Green UCU, with students to analyze soil samples for local farmers and agricultural businesses.

In addition to the presentations by Tom and Jayne Gurley, we will learn about recent developments at UCU and Uganda Christian University Partners (the US-based organization that supports UCU).  If you have personal relationships and/or other involvement with UCU, please come and share with the group.

We look forward to seeing you on March 18

The Rev. Meg Guernsey
Jack Klenk
Murray Black


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