WHAT DO YOU SEEK?
With God’s help, we can help!

Listed below are examples of ways we are offering to work with local leaders.  Drop us a line to begin a conversation, arrange for visits, or simply to ask your questions.

FREQUENTLY-SOUGHT HELP

  • Encouragement, prayer
  • Troubleshooting, problem-solving
  • Biblical foundations for mission
  • Immigration-related topic

ASSESSMENT, INNOVATION, and/or EVALUATION

  • Help design or re-design overall strategy
  • Optimize human and/or $$ resources
  • Evaluate effectiveness of current missions
  • Discern new or local mission possibilities
  • Learn more about… [agency or program]
  • Launch a new worshiping community
  • Become a missionary
  • Mission engagements for children
  • Understand cross-cultural joys and challenges

ASSISTANCE for MISSION-THEMED LOCAL PROGRAMS

  • Help organize a mission celebration event
  • Help a mission-interpretation program
  • Invite mission speaker(s), local or international
  • Mission-themed worship resources

FUNDING

  • Grant-writing help, skills, and/or ideas
  • Finding funds for new mission projects
  • Funds for current or expanding projects
  • Designating gifts; ensuring accountability
  • Campership grants
  • Emergency/Disaster grants
  • Mini-Mission grants
  • Youth Ministry & Youth Triennium grants

NETWORKING, whether NEAR or FAR

  • How to partner with other congregations
  • Albany Presbytery’s Guatemala partnership
  • PC(USA) country/region Mission Networks
  • How to relate to a particular missionary

LEARN MORE about ALBANY PRESBYTERY MISSION PARTNERS

  • Chaplaincy at Sage/RPI
  • Chaplaincy at SUNY/Albany
  • Chaplaincy at Union College
  • Rural & Migrant Ministry in NY State
  • Schenectady Inner City Ministry
  • Troy Area United Ministries

DISCOVER PC(USA) MISSION PROGRAMS

PC(USA) World Mission, including our international mission co-workers

  • Young Adult Volunteer Program
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
  • Presbyterian Hunger Program
  • Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
  • 1001 New Worshiping Communities
  • Self-Development of People

PC(USA) SPECIAL OFFERINGS

  • Christmas Joy Offering
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Peacemaking Offering
  • Pentecost and Global Witness Offering
  • Theological Education Fund
  • Resources to interpret special offerings

AGENCIES RELATED to the PC(USA)

  • Medical Benevolence Foundation
  • Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship
  • The Outreach Foundation
  • Antioch Partners

VARIOUS AGENCIES NOT RELATED to the PC(USA)

  • American Bible Society
  • The Gideons
  • Heifer Project
  • Joni and Friends
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Salvation Army
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • World Vision
  • Other … [you name it]

2019 Committee Members and Task-Force Liaisons

  • Rev. Jim Cortelyou (H.R.)
  • Ruling Elder Roger Ellis (Granville)
  • Ruling Elder Nancy Pienta (Valatie)
  • Rev. Karen Pollan (Delmar)
  • Rev. Katy Stenta (New Covenant)
  • Rev. Susan Strang (State St. & Christ Church of the Hills)
  • Deacon Connie Vooys (Brunswick)
  • Ruling Elder Elizabeth Meehan (Saratoga) / Peacemaking T.F.
  • Rev. Kathy Gorman-Coombs (Trinity Scotia) / Guatemala Partnership T.F.

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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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