Summer ministries with children and youth can involve the neighborhood, not just the congregation. If your VBS program connects with unchurched kids, take a share of the proceeds from the Pentecost Offering, donated June 1 during worship at the presbytery meeting.

We have at least $150 to award and plan to divide our fund equally among all programs who send us information by June 30, 2019.

Email our chairman, Ted Wright ( and include

  1. Where, what dates, and what hours your VBS operates;
  2. Its program theme;
  3. How folks from outside can enroll;
  4. Costs and/or requirements, if any.

By sending this info, you consent to having the details of your VBS program shared on the Albany Presbytery Youth Page on our website.

Grants will be awarded shortly after July 1.  Blessings on your outreach!

The Albany Presbytery Church Mission Committee

+ Image from VBS at Brunswick Church, 2018

About Rev. Ted Wright, HR

Ted rejoined Albany Presbytery, having served previously as pastor at the Presbyterian United Church of Schaghticoke from 1978-1982. Since then he has pastored congregations in Langhorne, PA, and Gaithersburg, MD, and worked for PC(USA) World Mission in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. Ted was the Moderator of the SPAT in 2018 and is now the chairperson of the Albany Presbytery Church Mission Committee.

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