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Thank Offering Projects Funded
04 May 1996 15:25:04
96141 Thank Offering Projects Funded
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The Creative Ministries Offering Committee of Presbyterian
Women has announced the funding of 89 domestic and overseas projects in
1996 from its annual Thank Offering. A total of just over $1 million was
The 109-year-old Thank Offering is received in the fall and money from
it awarded in the spring, after the Creative Ministries Offering Committee
has evaluated proposals. This year 226 proposals were submitted.
Projects are evaluated on their ability "to meet crucial needs of
people who are hurting and to International Health Ministries of the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)." This year, 11 overseas hospitals received
funding from the offering. A total of 40 percent of the offering is
earmarked for health ministries.
Commenting on the projects selected, Creative Ministries Offering
Committee chair Una Stevenson of Salt Lake City said, "The purpose of
Presbyterian Women calls us to support the mission of the church and to
work for justice and peace. It is exciting to see the significant impact
Presbyterian Women have, both nationally and internationally, through their
annual $1 million plus Thank Offering gifts."
Other committee members are Flavia Alvarez, Quebradillas, Puerto Rico;
the Rev. John Evans, Davidson, N.C.; Sue McClew, Hanover, Ind.; Martelle
Scott, Mobile, Ala.; Gloria Venett, State College, Pa.; Ruth Williams,
Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Emily Wood, Maitland, Fla. Staff to the
committee are Women's Ministries Program Area staffers Gladys Strachan,
coordinator for Presbyterian Women, and Jean Cutler, associate for mission
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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