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Presbytery of Boston Mission Home
As we seek to be a faithful witness to Christ in loving service together, the Presbytery of Boston will support the Great Ends of the Church by:
- Strengthening and growing the congregations of the Presbytery by providing guidance and resources for their ministries and by encouraging partnerships.
- Engaging in Presbytery unifying activities of peace, kindness and justice, witness and evangelism.
- Providing pastoral care for ministers and their families.
Mission Statement approved March 25, 2002
Contact: Burns Stanfield, 617-268-1281. Contact: Kate Murphy, 617-268-1281 Contact: Frank Kartheiser, 508-754-5001. Contact Marilyn Brower, 617-442-5234 Contact: Jean Southard, 781-893-3087. Contact: Betty Rots, 781-642-8499 Contact: Andy Parmelee, 781-982-0202. Contact: Priscilla Kelso, 617-965-5399. Contact: Sally Newhall, 978-365-6862. Contact: Eric Beene, 617-361-0051.
Burma Border Projects and Worcester Resettlement Project
An outgrowth of the VBS at First Presbyterian Worcester has been on-going ministry with refugees from Burma who have settled in the Worcester area by INS. Members of the congregation are adopting children and families for holiday gifts and food. Work with schools and outreach to families in Burma are also part of the mission. For more information, questions, or to make a financial contribution, contact Lesa McWalters through the First Presbyterian Church of Worcester (508-852-2111) or directly at 508-865-5135.
Boston Youth Leadership Development
This project involves Roxbury and Hyde Park youth in a leadership development program.
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO)
This large organization of various faith communities has provided a strong voice in the city in issues of concern such as education and housing. Presbyterians have provided key leadership roles.
After School Initiatives (Hyde Park)
Funds will go to support a homework program and music program to be held for neighborhood kids after school.
After School Ministries, (Fourth Church)
Fourth Presbyterian Church is providing quality, church based out-of-school care for community children in Boston. Currently the programs include: tutoring, Kids Club, Something on Saturday, Children’s Opera, and Summer Meals Program.
A multi-issue, multi-racial community organization, composed of religious congregations that reflect the diversity of the city. Develops strategies that help congregations, families and neighborhoods take action on the issues that affect them.
Emergency Relief Mission
Grants up to $1,500 each may be given in response to need locally or abroad, by authorization of two of three persons: Moderator, General Presbyter and Committee on Ministry Chair.
Special Mission Programs
This mission funding enables presbytery’s participation in new ministry for 2004.
Local Seminarian Project
For many years, the presbytery has assisted churches in paying stipends for seminary field placement students.
Youth Connection and Youth Triennium
This funding will support youth and advisors in attending these two triennial events. The intent is that this support be annual, with any unspent funds at the end of the year being carried over into the Youth Triennium fund.
Stewardship and Spirituality Event
Presbytery support of an annual ecumenical event in stewardship and spirituality usually held in Worcester for all of New England’s churches.
Boston/Cambridge Ministry to Higher Education
Presbytery partners with Synod and other denominations in the support of ministries on area campuses.
International Seminarian Advocate
Seminarians from Asia, Africa and Central America have been welcomed and brought into the life of the Presbytery through this continuing program.
Good Shepherd Mission Grant
Support for this new church development
Good Shepherd Mortgage
Presbytery payment on property purchase
PC (USA) Theological Education Fund
This fund supports all of our PCUSA seminaries. It is hoped that individual churches will be encouraged to pledge to the national fund directly from their own budgets.
PCUSA Redevelopment Conference
The funds makes available grants of up to $500 per person to attend the annual Redevelopment Conference in January, 2005. Conference provides motivation and resources for revitalizing and transforming congregations.
Outreach to Ghanian Community (Clarendon Hill)
The Clarendon Hill Church is beginning a ministry of outreach to Ghanian immigrants in the greater Boston area. This money will go towards a modest stipend for Rev. Augustus Kwaa who will head this work.
Social Impact Center (Roxbury)
The Roxbury Church’s Social Impact Center will work with Roxbury youth in a variety of programs. This money is to support the development of leadership programs for youth.
Maasai Outreach Ministry Summer Project (Bethany)
Bethany Church will use these funds to help support their mission trip to Kenya, Africa in the summer of 2004.
Funds to help provide a new septic system for Camp Wilmot
Nicaragua Mission Trip (Korean Church of Boston)
Mission trip of Korean Church of Boston, Primera Iglesia, and Ft. Square Presbyterian Church to Nicaragua.
Youth Ministry (4th and Roxbury)
4th Church and Roxbury are combining to do joint youth leadership development and several joint youth events in 2004.
Refugee Immigrant Ministry
These funds will support city wide efforts with new immigrant peoples, helping them with housing, legal issues, English as Second language courses, etc. This is an ecumenical effort.
Contact: Burns Stanfield, 617-268-1281.
Contact: Kate Murphy, 617-268-1281
Contact: Frank Kartheiser, 508-754-5001.
Contact Marilyn Brower, 617-442-5234
Contact: Jean Southard, 781-893-3087.
Contact: Betty Rots, 781-642-8499
Contact: Andy Parmelee, 781-982-0202.
Contact: Priscilla Kelso, 617-965-5399.
Contact: Sally Newhall, 978-365-6862.
Contact: Eric Beene, 617-361-0051.