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PHEWA Sets Date for 1997 Biennial Conference,
04 May 1996 20:41:32
95402 PHEWA Sets Date for 1997 Biennial Conference,
Releases New Resources
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association
(PHEWA) has announced that its 1997 Biennial National Social Welfare
Ministries Conference will be in Charlotte, N.C., January 16-20, 1997. The
site will be the Marriott Hotel City Center.
The conference theme is "Holy Humor...Sacred Laughter...Awesome
Feast." Conference participants will explore and celebrate the
Presbyterian Church's social welfare ministries. Biennial planners say,
"In doing this we will remember that God's creation is good, that Christ
came to announce a new reign filled with joy and laughter and that his
followers are called to an awesome feast of inclusiveness, mercy and
Several of PHEWA's 10 constituent networks have published new
resources in recent days. Some of them include
"Dimensions of Faith and Congregational Ministries with Persons
with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families." Includes resources on
worship and sacraments, accessibility, outreach ministries, Bible study,
religious education, and a list of national organizations and magazines
that address disability issues; produced by the Building Community Supports
Project in partnership with the Religion Division of the American
Association on Mental Retardation in cooperation with Presbyterians for
"Health Care Sabbath Kit." Includes worship and study materials,
Sunday school ideas, and advocacy suggestions such as letter-writing
campaigns, meetings with local officials and public forums; produced by
Interfaith Impact in cooperation with the Presbyterian Health Network.
"Our Church Has HIV/AIDS: A Manual to Organize a Presbytery Task
Force." Includes suggestions on how to recruit members, how to locate
community HIV/AIDS resources and organizations, how to build and maintain a
task force's energy and model projects, and a list of Presbyterian HIV/AIDS
resources plus current PC(USA) policy on HIV/AIDS; created by the
Presbyterian AIDS Network.
"Talking With Your Family About HIV\AIDS." A revised resource that
covers such topics as how HIV is transmitted, why children should be taught
about AIDS, how to get involved in AIDS ministries, a list of resources,
information about the Presbyterian AIDS Network and a summary of PC(USA)
policy on HIV/AIDS.
More information about these resources and PHEWA is available by
calling (502) 569-5800.
PHEWA is a ministry of the National Ministries Division in Louisville.
It is a voluntary membership organization linking 10 social welfare
organizations. They are Community Ministries and Neighborhood
Organizations (COMANO), Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN), Presbyterian
Association of Specialized Pastoral Ministries (PASPM), Presbyterian Child
Advocacy Network (PCAN), Presbyterian Health Network (PHN), Presbyterian
Network on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (PNAODA), Presbyterian Serious
Mental Illness Network (PSMIN), Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive
Options (PARO). Presbyterians for Disability Concerns (PDC) and Urban
Presbyterian Pastors Association (UPPA).
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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