Rural and Migrant Ministry: Menu of Hope

Menu of Hope (flyer)

Keeping Vigilant on Religious Liberty

The Commission on Christian Muslim Relations (A GRCC Subgroup) is sponsoring the following program on Religious Liberty on March 19 at 5:30 pm, at the Islamic Center @ 727 Westfall Road, Rochester NY.  (See Attachment)

CCMR 3-19-17 Medley Program -Keeping Vigilant on Religious Liberty

Presbyterian Mission Peacemaking Program

2017 Travel Study Seminars Opportunities, for more information click:  Presbyterian Mission Promotional flyer for 2017

Mission Day Movement

As we journey through resurrection and the season of rebirth we are likely moved to new projects and new actions. Some of these new actions may be individual and some may be corporate. Outreach to our community is a great new action for this season of change.   This year rather than participating in a presbytery-wide event, PGV churches and neighborhoods are encouraged to develop mission and outreach activities suitable to their own context.  Given our evolution to the new PGV model of “bottom-up” support to churches (rather than “top-down” ) the Mission & Advocacy and Resource & Education Committees stand ready to provide support (e.g. resources, publicity, connections, etc.) for the formation and implementation of  church developed mission activities or events. Hopefully the collaboration between congregations will result in some unique new events – or rebirth of previous mission activities. Contact Susan Orr at [email protected] to make connections or for more information on creating new mission events.

Disaster Preparedness Training

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – Presbyterian Women

PW DP NY Flyer April 2017

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

EAD 2017 Details

2017 EAD flier rev (Click for details)

Deadline is March 10th!

Volunteers build community as they work for change

Our own YAV Jeremy Glidden, along with others, making a change!

Asheville Young Adult Volunteers meet challenges of a growing city

The Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network

The Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network  (Click for Newsletter)

A Thank You from The Garden’s Edge

Garden’s Edge 2016 Report

We Choose Welcome

We Choose Welcome

Motor City Mission Corps

The Presbytery of Detroit has two Work Groups that would like to promote service opportunities to the newsletters of close by Presbyteries. A brief overview is below. Are you the right person to send that information to for your Presbytery or could you point me in the right direction?

The Hands on Mission Work Group Inbound Mission Subcommittee sponsors both Summer Work Groups and Alternative Spring Break groups to serve within the Presbytery of Detroit.

The Motor City Mission Corps Work Group seeks 18-30 year olds who would be willing to come to live and serve for a year in our Presbytery.

Peg Carpenter, member of both of the above Work Groups.

Motor City Mission Corps Flyer (1)

Advocacy Training

Details:  Advocacy Training Weekend April 21

We’re Changing Our Dining “Habits”!

Kirkhaven Action

The Children’s Agenda

As we head into the final weeks of New York State budget negotiations, it’s more important than ever that our NYS Senators and Assemblymembers hear from us.  Do your part by letting them know that you want increased investments in high quality early care and education for our children. Send a message to your representatives right now saying “Thanks” to those who have already signed on in support of child care and to urge all of them to stand up for kids and working families during this budget session by advocating for:

  • Rejection of the Executive Budget proposal to transfer $27M in Title XX funding from current critical local services to child care, pitting necessary programs against each other on the local level. Keep both programs whole to ensure current children and families do not lose services.
  • Investment of $100M in subsidies.
  • Creation of an early childhood learning fund with a dedicated revenue stream to serve significantly more children who are eligible but going unserved because of lack of funding. NYS currently only services about 17% of those who are eligible.
  • Implementation of the new federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) regulations without passing costs onto providers.

Budget decisions will be made in the next few weeks, so please take action today! Thank you.

Light the Way

Light the Way flier

Update from the Holy Land – October 2016

To Read, Click:

Update from the Holy Land Newsletter


REACH Home is now BRIDGE Home!

Urgent!  Reach Home is now Bridge Home! flier

Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless (REACH)

REACH October 2016 funding letter

PC(USA) Peace & Global Witness Special Offering: Blessed are the Peacemakers

2016 Peace Global Witness

Sarah Noble Moag’s Women of Faith video


RCRGL: Rochester Coalition for Reasonable Gun Laws

RCRGL Ltr for Sponsors

PC(USA) young adults get down on the farm

Greetings and good afternoon from the Presbyterian Mission Agency! Our latest story from Stony Point Center on its Food Justice and Sustainable Agriculture retreats – and the lasting impact that the retreat has had on a young adult group from Gates Presbyterian Church – just went live this afternoon at:


Webinar on Gun Violence with Rev. J Herbert Nelson

If you were not all able to participate on the live feed, here is a link to the recording of the webinar. Please share far and wide.