Lent 3 | Water is Life

Directed by God, the whole company of Israel moved on by stages from the Wilderness of Sin. They set camp at Rephidim. And there wasn’t a drop of water for the people to drink. The people took Moses to task: “Give us water to drink.” But Moses said, “Why pester me? Why are you testing God?” But the people were thirsty for water there. They complained to Moses, “Why did you take us from Egypt and … [Read more...]

PDA Sowing the Seeds for Long Term Recovery and Support

Left to Right: Jim Ellor, Cully Culpepper, Sally Dyer The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) National Response Team members returned with an additional team member, Rev. Dr. James Ellor (see bio below) on Friday, April 15th.  The team met with members of Albany Presbytery interested in disaster response to collaborate and prepare for the work in Hoosick Falls. On Saturday, PDA provided … [Read more...]

PDA Returning to Hoosick Falls by Donna Elia

Photo credit: Mike Groll/AP Photo On the weekend of April 15-17, very able folks from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (who very generously donate their listening and training skills) will return to Hoosick Falls. This time, they will work with Hoosick Falls leaders and community members to develop a long-term recovery group and also to provide some resilience training and support, particularly … [Read more...]

PDA’s National Response Team to Assist in Water Crisis: Meet the Team

This weekend Albany Presbytery welcomes Sally Dyer, Rev. Katherine "Cully" Cullpepper and Rev. Thia Reggio to journey with us.  Sally and Cully are a part of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance's National Response Teams who go out and visit with communities that have been impacted by disaster.  These NRT's first visit work is to assess, bring the care and support of our connectional church and to … [Read more...]