Youth Leaders Get-Together!

Hi youth leaders, pastors, CE directors, etc,

No matter how many youth your church has, summer is a great time to do exciting mission and fellowship activities with them. You’re invited to come to a youth leaders get-together to share your own church’s plans for summer youth activities, and learn about programs for your youth to take part in! 

Join us for an open house from 5-7 on Wednesday, April 12 at Lovin’ Cup Bistro (300 Park Point Drive in Rochester). We’d love to have you come learn and share together. If you can’t make it, feel free to send someone else from your church or just ask us for notes about summer opportunities. 

Thanks,

Katie Styrt.

 

Broad Street Ministry

Broad Street Ministry (letter/flyer)

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.

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

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)

Continuing Education Scholarship for Christian Educators and Youth Workers

The Resource and Education Committee is proud to offer a scholarship to support the continuing education of our current Christian educators and youth workers.

This scholarship will pay the registration cost for any of these four conferences: Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE), Northeast Association of Church Educators (NEACE), Presbyterian Youth Workers Association (PYWA) and Progressive Youth Ministry (PYM). These scholarships are drawn from a special fund previously used for Christian Education Certification: once the funds have been spent, they will not be replenished.

Requirements: Applicants must be a clergy member, staff member, or layperson currently active in Christian Education or Youth Ministries in the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Each person may only receive one scholarship from this fund. There is no application deadline; applications will be considered by the Resource and Education Committee as they are submitted. Plan for approximately a one-month delay before receiving news about your application, since the committee meets monthly. Recipients of this scholarship must write a newsletter article about their conference experience (less than one page, pictures encouraged) to share with the presbytery.

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