Support of Tynring Primary School
For the past two years, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston has raised $2,500 through its November plate collections to support Tynring Primary School in Shillong India, part of the Tynring Unitarian Church there. First Church will consider this year whether to enter into a long-term partnership with the school.
Tynring School is in a remote and poor region of India and is run by the Unitarian Union of North East India. In January 2011, a delegation of First UU members visited the school and came home with the realization that our church could really make a difference by making a financial commitment to augment the school's tiny budget of $20 per year for each child.
Partner Church:Arkos Unitarian Church in Romania
Arkos Unitarian Church is a lovely fortified church dating back to the 14th Century located in a small, picturesque village in Transylvania. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston was one of the original churches to answer the call to partner with one of these small churches under threat of extinction from the domination of Ceausescu, a communist dictator who tried to eradicate the small Hungarian villages.