"United Action" - under this name fundraising campaigns with a thematic focus in Africa and Asia is launched every 2 years. The donations are used to support projects and programmes in the member churches of the UEM. In 2021, the theme of the campaign was "Children in Need".
United Action is more than just a fundraising campaign. United Action symbolizes the common aspiration of all UEM members churches in all three regions, Africa, Asia and Germany, to work together to improve people’s living conditions. In South Africa the term Ubuntu is commonly used while in Indonesia they use the term Gotong Royong. These expressions perfectly embody the spirit of United Action. A togetherness regardless of the little or much that one has. The great willingness to donate and the solidarity of the African and Asian members after the flood disaster in the Ahr valley has attracted lasting attention, both within and outside the UEM community. With "United Action", every member of the UEM stands by the side of the people who need support.
An important contribution to the implementation of United Action is made by local volunteer representatives. These are committed people who are able to contribute their own resources and to motivate others in their personal and professional networks to do so. Supported by their church, they initiate, plan and execute fundraising and awareness raising activities such as fun runs or community festivals that translate into monetary donations toward United Action. The UEM staff in the regional offices in Dar es Salaam and Pematangsiantar accompany the United Action Coordinators in the planning and implementation of their United Action activities as well as support them through capacity building workshops to ensure that they are well equipped to execute their tasks.
We are all UEM. UEM is me and UEM is you. We are UEM. Therefore we have the joint responsibility and accountability to raise funds that help address the needs of those who are UEM.
Every member church in Asia has a financial target to reach. That means, if your church is part of the UEM family, you can help your church reach its target. Every little bit counts. Your donation will be help your church and in doing so you may be helping a child in need from another member church and you may even helping a project from your church.
Every church has an assigned United Action Coordinator which drives the UEM awareness and United Action related Activities. United Action Coordinators are also supported by UEM.
As the UEM family we now have a chance to change the narrative: we can give as much as we receive. And we can absolutely be a blessing to others by donating to United Action.
UEM Asia: Bank BNI - account# 0128002447 - Swift code: BNINIDJAMDN
UEM Africa: CRDB BANK PLC - branch: 3319 - account# 1950299692300 - Swift code: CORUTZTZ
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