Worshiping, praying, serving, glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ and bringing light into the world
Our Ministers of Word and Sacrament are the other half of the backbone of our mission
Many more are not pictured, but we are strong by serving one another in the way of Jesus Christ
State of the Presbyteryof Donegal Presented by The Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes and the Rev. Charles W. Gross, Jr. January 19, 2010
Council Summit 2009 Discernment On The Road Together Listening to the Spirit for…… Nurturing our Faith Change Telling our Story Worship Welcome the Other! Sharing Matters of Justice! Blue Christmas Caring for the Least
STATE OF THE PRESBYTERY Our Mission Together, we are an expression of the body of Christ, working to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ in Word and deed in our community, presbytery and around the world.
Top 10 in Mission Giving!(previous year’s numbers) Donegal – $700,708 . The Top Ten for total giving by average per member are: Donegal - $33.26 The Top Ten for basic mission support by total dollar amount: Donegal - $402,471 The Top Ten for basic mission support by avg per member: Donegal - $19.10 The Top Ten honored for special offerings by total dollar amount are: Donegal - $222,973
Mission Co-Worker Launching Doug and Margy Trimble and family (not pictured)
Mission Challenge 09! MagdaIskander is the founder of Care With Love. Born in a village in the south of Egypt, Iskander was raised to understand that helping out–-caring for older people, the sick, and others in need–-was simply part of what one did.
Presbyterian Women in Mission! Top 10 PW in mission giving in 2009 by giving $61,556 to PCUSA 39 churches have active women’s organizations Mission focus – 2008-9: Sowing Seeds of Hope in Congo and 2009-10: Susquehanna Safe Harbor (homeless shelter) and more Elder Kris Gerling is the Moderator Melissa Matheson, Gloria Straub and Jackie Caleb are on the Synod Coordinating Team
Mission Interpretation Pilot Project! Partnership with the Synod of the Trinity Partnership with GAMC Deputy Exec Dir of Communications & Fund Development – Karen Schmidt Mission Communications Director – Rob Bullock Mission Interpretation Director – Jon Brown “Mission Jim” & Lois Caldwell, Rick Schmidt
The Year in Review Mission Mission, Mission Mission, Mission, Mission Implementation Team enhancements Collegial Collaboration, Discernment Handled with Christ-like compassion and loving care!
Presbytery of Donegal Mission Mission Support Commitment We vote to: Give: 45% Mission $ to GA Give: 12% Mission $ to Synod Give: 43% Mission $ to Presby In reality, we: We give 52% Mission $ to GA We give 11% Mission $ to Synod We give 37% Mission $ to Presby Total Mission Giving in Dollars Received 2009: GA $394,791 Synod $ 82,735 Presbytery $282,336 Total $759,862 Always in Top 10 Mission Giving Presbyteries List !!
In Loving Memory of our Friend Bill Brown…. Two quotes from his First Report to the Presbytery in January 1965! “We need to change the image of what is ‘evangelism.’ We need to confront every Church with a need to minister to their immediate community. We need to develop new techniques and new ways to touch those that thus far seem “untouchable.” It is time we study, seriously, the Mission of the Church…” “I am expecting great efforts, conscientious leadership, and able and unstinting cooperation from everyone so that we may reach out into new fields.”
State of the Presbytery Summary Thank-you all for responding to every challenge with Christ-like compassion and loving care! It is an honor and a privilege to serve Jesus Christ with you! Erin Cox-Holmes and Charlie Gross