To Glacier Presbytery
From Ed Albright
The last two weeks, while in Montana, have been for me bittersweet. On the one hand, my ministry in Glacier Presbytery was coming to an
end but on the other hand it was filled with so many hugs and expressions of thanks.
I deeply appreciate the many letters, cards and gifts in my "sending off"! I will have the people of Glacier Presbytery in my heart all
the days of my life - - I will never forget this wonderful "family of love"!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is already hard at work making a difference in the Philippines. Many of you have asked for information about how our congregations can help those who have been affected by the typhoon……
This link will take you to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance web page about the Philippines which is updated often and contains additional resources:
How you and your congregation can help: Give.Share your financial blessings by designating gifts to DR000012-Philippines. Individuals may give through their local Presbyterian congregation,
,or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. You can also text 'PDA' to 20222 to donate $10 for disaster response.
Act. Sign up to receive
PDA RIN (Rapid Information Network)
emails to be aware of current responses and urgent needs you can share with your congregation.
Pray. Please pray that through the response of the faith community, the people and communities impacted by Typhoon Haiyan and those offering assistance will be strengthened, have their needs met, and be reminded of the hope and compassion that are found in Christ.
Information from PC(USA): We have received reports from all our PC(USA) mission co-workers that they, as well as current Young Adult Volunteers, are all safe.
PDA Response: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working in collaboration with our mission partner, the National Council of Churches Philippines (NCCP), and other members of ACT Alliance to respond to this crisis. Initial response also includes the provision of non-food items, material resources, drinking water, emergency shelter kits and cash-for-work-programs.
A major humanitarian operation by our partners is anticipated. Coordination of the relief effort is necessary as many operations are currently in place from many different agencies.
PDA will respond with One Great Hour of Sharing and designated funds as the assessment is complete, needs are identified, and the appeal for assistance is issued.
PW of PC USA is greeting the commercialism of the
season in it's own way.
To celebrate our 25 years as an organization, we're being asked to send a Check for $25 to PW Remittance and Processing, PO Box 643652. Pittsburgh, PA 15624-3652. Our synod needs a Match. If anyone feels led to make that offer contact Donna Maddux, Glacier PW Moderator or Synod Treasurer, Idella Smithers of the Kalispell church for contact information. Ann Fergeson has asked for contributions to this fund instead of a retirement party. Let's send her off in style! Donna Maddux
Highlights of Glacier Presbytery Meeting
I hope that you will find it helpful as you make reports to your session or congregation. Marsha
Click here for pdf document
Rachel Yates (PCUSA) has put together a collage of our churches using the baskets presented at the Conrad Presbytery meeting.
Click here or the Missions link on the menu
YAV Newsletter September 2013