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Philippines Partner Church

Philippines Partner Church



Len's New Film on UUs in the Philippines:
"Fire in their Hearts"

Our Partner Church, Malingin

First Church has adopted the UU congregation at Malingin as our Partner Church.  Slide show coming.

Want to Go On a Pilgrimage?

Members of First Church have made pilgrimages to the Philippines annually since 2008.  If you would like to join the next one, please keep watch for details

UU BUILD Project

The BUILD project will help educate women to break the poverty cycle while providing a steady source of income to support the UU Church in the Philippines.  To learn more, please watch the 4 minute video below. 

If you would like to learn more about the project or donate, please click here.

For more information on The UU Church of the Philppines, go to their web site.

A letter from Erwin

As part of our Partner Church program we exchange letters between children in San Diego and Malingin.  Here's a letter from one student, Erwin.

Hi I’m Erwin Castañeda, 13 years old. I go to school Monday to Friday. I wake up at 5am or 6am. Then I go to school at 6:30am and the school is about 4 km from our house. A few weeks ago, there was a typhoon named “Juan” (John in English). The rain is very heavy but it eventually stopped. In our school campus, there are some thieves and liers. They are bad. I would like to tell you that we will celebrate our 29th Anniversary. I also dream to go to San Diego. There is no snow in the Philippines, it only rains. Philippines has two seasons, sunny and rainy. I am First year high school and the name of my school is Ramon Torres Malingin National High School. What is the name of your school? Is it big? This is the end of my long letter.
We love you in San Diego.
From, Erwin"

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