ACERO is pleased to report that it has received a significant contribution from faithful of the United Church of Christ in Massachusetts.

On Sunday 14 September 2014 the First Church in Marlborough (Congregational) UCC donated its Sunday collection of $1315 USD towards ACERO’s work in the Middle East. Another UCC congregation, the First Church of Christ UCC, New Haven matched the donation thus raising $2630 USD for the suffering Assyrians of Iraq and the wider Middle East.

ACERO extends its profound thanks to The Reverend Kazimierz Bem and The Reverend Dr Sandra Olsen, pastors of the First Church in Marlborough (Congregational) UCC and the First Church of Christ UCC, New Haven respectively.

ACERO has learned from Pastor Kazimierz Bem that the collection for ACERO was the largest deacon’s collection in Marlbroough’s history since he has been leading the congregation. This outpouring of Christian solidarity is most heartening and attests to the strength of spirit from Christians around the world in support of their brethren in Iraq.