Friday September 23, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Presented by Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church
Grant provided by Presbytery of Santa Fe & Community Partners
SPEND A SIMULATED MONTH in the poverty experienced by individuals and families in our community. This interactive experience promotes poverty awareness, increases understanding and inspires local change. The simulation is based on Community Action clients and their daily realities.
Testimonial: “We love the Poverty Simulation because it offers a truly meaningful, insightful experiential learning opportunity for participants. From legislators and government officials to case workers and college students, everyone has something to gain from the Poverty simulation. It’s one of our most powerful tools for reframing issues of poverty and dispelling myths about low-income families.
– Afton Jones, Community Action Partnership of Utah
Spaces are limited for this workshop so please register early and complete registration form completely.
Poverty Symposium Registration Form (.pdf / 657kb)
Poverty Symposium Flyer (.pdf / 108kb)
Cost of trip, approximately $2400
Download Application (pdf 28k)
Application deadline: June 1, 2016. Applications also available through Susan or the Presbytery Office
The Cuba Work Group recommends that the majority of the offering be sent to the synod to be used as determined by the church leaders in Cuba, and a portion to support the seminary. The following projects are identified as needing support, but no amount will be specifically allocated. Churches within the Presbytery of Santa Fe who have partner churches in Cuba may designate 50% of their offering to their partner church.
This money would be used for salary supplement for pastors’ transportation and other needs as they arise. PSF is the only Presbyterian Reformed Church of Cuba (PRCC) synod partner other than the partnership with the denomination, PC(USA).
Funds would support the seminary students, specifically for transportation to assigned churches.
Support for the construction projects at the Synod Camp and Conference Center
Local congregations of the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Cuba are reaching out to their communities providing breakfast, lunch, laundry services, clean water projects.
At the Called meeting on Friday, the Presbytery voted to send its concurrence to General Assembly on the following overtures:
039, adding "Partners in Ministry" - 52-23-3
042, requiring a Dependent Care policy - 54-21-3
043, clarifying titles to Ordered Ministry, amended to add a rationale from our presbytery - 59-16-4,
062, asking RE/MAX to cease selling property in the West Bank - 48-29-2
070, celebrating a significant Social Witness anniversary - 65-13-2
065, asking forgiveness from Native Americans - 69-6-3
These overtures and others will now be considered by the General Assembly at its meeting in Portland this June. If passed (and as edited) by the Assembly, we will receive them once again for our vote.
The Presbytery also declined to concur with three other overtures:
006, adding "Presbytery Advisory Delegates" - 32-44-0
007, requiring a 2/3 vote to amend the constitution - 19-57-1
025, creating a GA Reform Coordinating Committee - 13-64-2
These three overtures have gained concurrences from other presbyteries and will be going to General Assembly. If passed, it is possible that we will also receive them once again for our vote.
(Adopted June 6, 2003; Revised February 23, 2008; Revised October 13, 2012;
Revised June 27, 2015)
Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,