The Presbytery office will be closed the week of May 25-29, reopening on June 1. The staff will be in training in Dallas, TX. In the event of an emergency, you may call TEPCC, Anne Jones, at 217-620-4943 or Stated Clerk, Cindy Bean, at 217-620-4263.
MISSION and MINISTRY GRANTS
From: Mission and Ministry Grant Committee
Re: Grant recipients
What a wonderful gift was given to us by our Synod of Lincoln Trails. The opportunity to receive funds above and beyond our usual shared mission giving monies has enabled us to share the wealth with our Presbytery. We received 25 applications totaling close to $200,000.00. The ideas for mission and ministry opportunities were wonderfully creative and spanned the globe. The committee worked hard to stick to the guidelines stipulated in the application form.
Following is a list of the recipients for this year and a brief description of their program.
Greenville 6 week health and wellness, youth
Paris Hospitality/meeting room remodel
Golconda Weekend food bags
Champaign, First DREAAM Project
Mt. Zion Logos anniversary in community
Sparta Westminster Ag/Medical ministry in Malawi
Tilden Youth mission trip
Carbondale Area youth group, programing, & mission trips
Mt. Vernon AED and health safety training
Vandalia Tools for Schools
Monticello MMM trip and Chicago youth trip
Palestine Community garden
Tilden Christmas boxes and gifts
Marion revitalization/invigoration conference expenses
Mattoon video equipment
Champaign, Westminster hosting women from Zambia
Tolono youth mission trip
Philo ongoing Nicaragua mission
Argenta leadership training
Taylorville dinner seasoned with love
Thank you to all who worked hard to submit an application.
FOREIGN MISSION FUNDS (Keilman Trust)
First Presbyterian of Shelbyville wishes to remind anyone or any church considering going on a foreign mission trip that transportation (airfare) funds are available through the Keilman Foreign Mission Trust that the church administers. Contact the church for guidelines; the church phone is 217-774-3624. It should be noted that missioners who wish to receive travel funds BEFORE leaving on a mission trip should apply well in advance (about, say, three months or more ahead of time) in order to be approved for a grant. Otherwise, funds will be distributed as a reimbursement.
In addition, the church has a Keilman Fund love gift program. If you or your church has a favorite foreign mission project or organization that you want to support, you can send a designated gift to First Presbyterian of Shelbyville (preferably of $100 or more) and the Keilman fund will TRIPLE your gift, if your request meets the guidelines and is approved! FPC Shelbyville's mailing address is P.O. Box 264 Shelbyville, IL 62565
2015 Session Records Reviews
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Generosity Task Force
The primary goal of the PSEI Generosity Team is to support the congregations of our presbytery as they seek to raise funds for God’s mission through their congregation and presbytery. Our strategies for working toward this goal are (1) conducting workshops on generosity at regional and plenary presbytery meetings, (2) responding to invitations of clustered sessions and/or committees of our presbytery to address particular stewardship concerns, and (3) providing a set of recommended resources on congregational generosity/stewardship.
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