On 3 October 1967, the London Missionary society (LMS) which had been in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, for 108 years transformed into the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA). The celebrated unity came about through the coming together of three Congregational Churches, the LMS, the Bantu Congregational Church (BCC) and the Congregational Union of South Africa (CUSA). This transnational church is not only in Zimbabwe but it cuts across South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique. Having been in existence for fifty years the UCCSA celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2017.