Saturday, November 12, 2016
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque
Sponsored by the Education Networking Committee of the Presbytery of Santa Fe
Saturday, Oct 22 - 9:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE, Albuquerque
Led by Karmen Van Dyke, Music Director, Second Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque.
Whether we believe that children and youth are the future of the church or, rather, that children and youth ARE the church, we must seek meaningful ways for them to take their place in leadership. Ms. Van Dyke will provide resources for both your congregation's children and you which allow them to provide leadership in Sunday morning worship, especially (but not entirely) through music.
Led by Juan Hernandez, Interim Director of Choral Activities, University of New Mexico
Organists often need a third hand to conduct their choirs! Mr. Hernandez will provide practical methods for choral directing - a practicum on choral leadership.
Doors open at 9 a.m. refreshments provided. These workshops are co-sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Albuquerque Chapter of American Guild of Organists.
For further information please contact:
James Yeager, Director of Music
First Presbyterian Church (Albuquerque)
or visit the website: firstpresabq.org
First Presbyterian and Second Presbyterian Churches in Albuquerque will host a presentation by Peacemaker, Dora Kanizsai-Nagy, on Sunday, October 16, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m at Second Presbyterian Church (812 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque). A light supper of soup, sandwiches, and dessert will be provided. Dora will speak about the plight of Middle Eastern refugees in Europe, and about her work with refugees in Hungary.
Dora Kanizsai-Nagy has a degree in International Relations and began her career in think tanks, focusing on energy policy and democracy. In 2014, Dora co-founded the Kalunba Social Services Association, a non-government organization (NGO) that now actively serves refugees in Budapest. Dora and her team help their clientele, in both the short and long term, by providing services such as housing assistance, employment, schooling, language lessons, and community building opportunities.
As our international Peacemakers share their stories, they help us to understand the peace and justice concerns of others around the world, while giving insights to those in our own communities.
Dora will also be at the October Presbytery meeting.
Cost of trip, approximately $2400
Interested persons should contact Susan Keil Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Presbytery Office.
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.
The Cuba Work Group has traditionally set the offering date for the Sunday prior to the beginning of Lent or any Sunday that is agreeable for the congregation. Members of the Cuba Work Group are available to promote this offering. You may contact Susan Keil Smith at email@example.com
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.