Open Space: Before the Presbytery Meeting
March 26, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Business Meeting including lunch
Meeting documents can be found on the Presbytery Meetings page of our website.
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Open Space
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Business Meeting (Click here for more information)
Mission Funding in Albany PresbyteryHere is a conversation long overdue. In some ways, it pits our past against our present.
According to this year’s budget, Albany Presbytery will distribute just short of $40,000 in unequal grants to six Mission Partners. These six have long relationships with us. It is difficult for everyone to consider other patterns.
And yet, for 2019 we had to cut each Partner by 10% because of Presbytery’s declining revenue.
Some people are now asking:
- Should Presbytery continue to grant mission dollars?
- Why should we act as a pass-thru for funding?
- Why not let Sessions decide whom to support?
- What does it take to become a Mission Partner?
- Can new programs apply?
- Can our own churches apply?
- What forms of accountability should Presbytery demand?
No easy answers, anywhere.
If you want to weigh in on this highly-charged subject, the Mission Committee invites you to Delmar from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 26. There’s a place at the church there waiting for you. Our minds are open – and also our hearts.
Rev. Ted Wright, HR
Chairperson, Church Mission Committee, Albany Presbytery