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News of Presbyteries and Synods
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
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
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.
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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