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One day after hearing last week about the border experiences of three Border Patrol agents, the Presbyterian Mission Agency delegation learning about issues along the U.S.-Mexican border and in Guatemala heard a different take from the Moderator of the 1992 General Assembly.
Rocio Calderon kept a Presbyterian Mission Agency delegation spellbound Monday just by telling her story.
During last week’s Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting, a new missional relationship among the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Boy Scouts of America and the National Association of Presbyterian Scouters (NAPS) was signed. The agreement continues and expands the relationship between the PC(USA) and NAPS for another century.
“We have seen a vision for what can happen,” the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II told the Presbyterian Mission Agency board last week, “and we are beginning to live into that possibility.”
During a committee meeting of last week’s three-day gathering of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, Warren Lesane, vice chair of the PMAB and chair of the Committee on Mid Councils, asked committee members to introduce themselves in a unique way. Lesane said, “Give us your name, the name of your presbytery and tell us what your presbytery is doing to address the issue of poverty.” Eradicating systemic poverty is one of the three goals of the Matthew 25 Invitation.
Monday marks the official kickoff of the Matthew 25 Invitation, a movement that calls Presbyterian congregations and mid councils to actively engage in the world around them so that, as the invitation’s now-active website says, “our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities.”
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board of Directors voted unanimously Friday to extend, by six months, the timeline for studying the future of Stony Point Center, a facility and ministry of the PMA along the Hudson River north of New York City that practices intentional hospitality and offers education, housing and meeting space.
With eradicating systemic poverty as one of the three goals of the Matthew 25 invitation, Presbyterian Mission Agency Board members took two hours Thursday to hear from a panel what’s being done about it and, around round tables, to discuss poverty’s implications and challenges for congregations, mid councils and other groups.
With all the skill and passion she’s built spending 30 years in the pulpit, the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett christened the Matthew 25 Invitation before the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Wednesday.
The invitation to become Matthew 25 churches and mid councils and a discussion on the future of Stony Point Center near New York City highlight the meeting of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Wednesday through Friday.