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News of Presbyteries and Synods

Date 04 May 1996 20:40:49


95410            News of Presbyteries and Synods 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Synod of the Covenant has chosen India as the focus for 
its 1996 Ecumenical Parish Program.  From Sept. 10-Oct. 21, churches 
throughout the synod will have the opportunity to host visits by Indian 
church leaders. 
     This will be the second time in the 21 years of the program that India 
has been its focus.  The first was 1977. 
LOS ANGELES--A cluster of churches in the Hollywood-Wilshire area of Los 
Angeles that have developed a joint plan for "a more significant outreach 
and mission" in the area has received a promise of funding for its efforts 
from the Presbytery of the Pacific.  Up to $60,000 has been earmarked for 
the cooperative venture from the impending sale of South Hollywood 
Presbyterian Church. 
     A timetable for the project calls for a detailed mission study to be 
undertaken between now and May 1996, with implementation plans developed 
between then and August 1996. 
     Participating congregations include Wilshire Presbyterian Church, 
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood and 
its Hollywood Urban Project, Christ Presbyterian Church, Hollywood 
Presbyterian Church, Fuente de Vida Presbyterian Church, Bethany 
Presbyterian Church and Wilshire Korean Presbyterian Church (Hanmi 
SEATTLE--A search committee has been formed by the Synod of 
Alaska-Northwest to find the best candidate for synod executive.  The 
person elected will succeed interim synod executive the Rev. David Meekhof. 
     The Seattle-based synod serves seven presbyteries in Alaska, 
Washington and northern Idaho. 
     Deadline for dossiers is Dec. 18.  More information is available from 
the Synod of Alaska-Northwest Executive Search Committee, c/o Synod of 
Lakes and Prairies, 8012 Cedar Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420. 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Envisioning and planning for a future where every small, 
rural or remote parish in New Mexico is able to continue as a viable 
Presbyterian church is the task undertaken by the just created New Mexico 
Ministry Project, a joint effort of the presbyteries of Santa Fe and Sierra 
Blanca.  The project is funded by a grant from the Garret Fund of the 
Presbyterian Foundation in Jeffersonville, Ind. 
     The project takes for granted that trained leadership is the key to 
survival but that ordained ministers will not be available to many small 
churches.  The project will explore what options are available in such 
situations and develop models and plans for implementing those options. 

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  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
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