In order to experience a more full expression of the body of Christ, we need to know Christians from other parts of the Church. The Massachusetts Council of Churches regularly visits local congregations and denominational annual gatherings, strengthening bonds across the Commonwealth. Through Ecumenical Pilgrimages to the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, and others, you have had the opportunity to experience a new or different way of worshipping our common Lord. We vow to go with you to new and vibrant expressions of Christianity throughout the Commonwealth. Please give generously so we can continue expressing the reconciliation in the church that we would like to see in the world.