Ubunye Task Force

Ubunye Partnership Task Force is responsible for developing and implementing programs and relationships with our sister presbytery, the Presbytery of Amathole, in South Africa. Membership is open to anyone who is interested. The partnership was established in 1998 and since then the group has sponsored many trips both way, “steps from my house to yours.” We organized youth exchanges and pastor exchanges: each with the group coming to US first, then a group going to South Africa, and in August 2011 a Women’s Leadership Exchange brought 6 South African women to New England for 3 weeks. Their stay started with a seminar on Women in Leadership in a Multicultural World with 18 participants from PNNE and Boston presbyteries. The return exchange in 2014 was a huge success, with 14 women from the Presbyteries Boston and Northern New England traveling to Amathole for three weeks.  Now the next phase of the partnership is being discussed. The exchanges have touched most of the churches in the presbytery.