COLLEGE STREET UNITED CHURCH

People helping people in the name of Jesus

music for  CUBA

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS GOING TO CUBA...THE LIST IS FINISHED, EVERYTHING IS BOXED CUBA...NOW WE WAIT FOR PERMISSION

CUBAN GROUP 'SOMOS' ...a spiritual support self-help group for the LGBT community in Cuba. 

In July of 2014, Chris visited the newly formed group "Somos" (means "We Are!") formed by the First Baptist Church of Matanzas ...It is a first: a group for gays and lesbians who want to express their spirituality openly.  Support from Canadians has made this group possible...click here for more information.   

Here's there most recent news:

Summer vacationing in diversity:


The project “Opening Breaches of Colors” and the group SOMOS have accomplished various activities this sum- mer of 2014, that have ranged from excursions to Varadero Beach, showing movies, and blessings of courtships to the participation in the cultural activities of our city of Matanzas.
We want to share with our friends that you continue to be close in our work, that you accompany us in your pra- yers and thoughts, that you have given strength, sustenance; that you have shared your experiences with us, that you in this island and on the other side of the sea; but that you feel part of this work of celebrating and defending life and its diversity, of defending and affirming the human dignity in an integral form, especially for the most vul- nerable groups, of accepting and respecting the way of life and expression of personal sexuality of every human being and of helping the churches and the society recognize the right of peopel to live their sexuality freely and responsibly.

The 23rd of August was a very special day, as two men (Lachy and Adiel) from our group celebrated two years of courtship and love, for which we were given the task of commemorating with a beautiful liturgical celebration in Varadero Beach. We are thus a group of friends who are accompanied in the processes of our lives; we are given strength and breath to continue celebrating the full and abundant life.

The last Saturday in August we celebrate three years of being together (Taimi and Dailenys), they also would like to celebrate it together with our community and in the style of the people of God, through a liturgy that blesses and celebrates the unions and the love of same-sex couples. Once more it was the Song of Songs that blew eros to our group.

Elaine
Musical Instruments for Cuba

In May 2013 the group CUBAbility,friends of Cuba, sponsored along with College Street United Church, the gathering and shipping of musical instruments to be used in Cuba.  In the end we sent down 3 baby garnds, 3 upright pianos, a dozen guitars and violins, horns, strings and a repair kit ...The slide show at left shows how they were all packed and sent off.  Thank you to all who helped.

In 2015 we will send another container of instruments to Cuba. Stay tuned.