Greetings fellow NCPers!
Over the past month I have been to visit Calvary Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA to learn more about what went into their Be the Kingdom Sunday, there is a lot energy in the congregation! While visiting Western Presbyterian Church I got to engage in a conversation about GA overtures, participate in worship and have some wonderful picnic style lunch. I also had lunch with the Community Coalition for Haiti’s Director of Development Marie Buchwalter. Just another example of how much passion there is for Haiti in National Capital Presbytery.
Also, a few weeks ago, I was finally able to take up an invitation extended by Rev Jeff Krehbiel (Church of the Pilgrims) to take a driving tour of Washington DC and learn about some of the projects Washington Interfaith Network is involved with. There are three IAF organizations within the bounds of National Capital Presbytery: Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) and Action in Montgomery (AIM). These are great organizations that focus on a few key issues and can help pull your congregation into local action. And don’t forget, the Mission Coordination Committee offers a matching grant towards first year dues to help congregations get involved.
Here are some useful links to learn more:
Part I of Community Organizing Grant:
Part II of Community Organizing Grant:
Maybe the most exciting news this month is that the Mission Coordinating Committee Awarded $34,500 to congregations through 9 separate grants. The scope of the grants ran from reducing a church building’s carbon foot print, helping support a campus ministry program, and empowering congregational work in Cuba, Malawi, Kenya and Haiti. Congratulations to the following congregations: Bush Hill, Vienna, John Calvin, Heritage, Burke, Riverside, the Cuba Partner’s Network and United Campus Ministries at University of Maryland. Do you have a big idea! Make sure to apply for a Mission Grant today. If you have questions, I am happy to answer email@example.com
I’ll close out with a reminder that I am available to talk to Sessions and Mission Committees about how Mission works at the presbytery level, I will come with a great PowerPoint presentation that will help explain it all. Make sure to follow me on twitter @NCPMission and check out the Presbytery’s Mission Specific website: www.NationalCapitalMission.org!