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PHEWA Announces 1996 Ministry Award Recipients
22 May 1996 15:16:31
16 May 1996
96183 PHEWA Announces 1996 Ministry Award Recipients
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Doorstep Ministry in Topeka, Kan., and Seventh Avenue
Presbyterian Church in San Francisco have been named recipients of the
Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) 1996
The awards will be presented at the General Assembly Council's Awards
Service, July 3, in Albuquerque.
Doorstep Ministry, in its 30th year of ministry in Topeka, will
receive the Network Community Ministry Award from Community Ministries and
Neighborhood Organizations (COMANO). The interfaith and ecumenical
ministry is sponsored by 48 congregations, five of them Presbyterian.
Doorstep's services include a food bank, a clothing bank, a wellness
clinic, medical and utility assistance, emergency transportation,
counseling, commodity distribution and a secondhand store.
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church will receive the 1996 Urban
Ministry Award, sponsored by the Urban Presbyterian Pastors' Association
(UPPA). With just 100 members and part-time pastoral leadership, the
church nevertheless hosts 4,000 people a month who meet in various 12-step
groups, attend a very active senior center ministry, build low-income
housing in the neighborhood, deliver meals to persons with HIV/AIDS,
operate a day-care center and participate in a variety of other community
COMANO and UPPA are two of the 10 ministry networks that comprise
PHEWA. The others are the Presbyterian AIDS Network, the Presbyterian
Association of Specialized Pastoral Ministries, the Presbyterian Child
Advocacy Network, the Presbyterian Health Network, the Presbyterian Network
on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, the Presbyterian Serious Mental Illness
Network, Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options and Presbyterians for
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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