The Presbytery of Grand Canyon (PGC) has developed a plan for helping the Native American Presbyterian churches get assistance for building and chapel repairs, plumbing, water, roof, any type of necessary work that should be done for the health and safety of our Native church members.
Identifying work that needs to be done requires a process for getting that information to the Resources Committee if Presbytery funds will be requested for the work. A work request/financial aid form has been developed by the working group so the church leadership can identify the need, whether financial aid is requested or not, and we want to know about any type of work that needs to be done by a contactor, a local person or church member.
A database has been created that will house the information about church leadership, church property, work requests, contractor's contact information, and will house this information for all Native churches in the Presbytery. The database will allow the information to be used a variety of ways by setting up customized reports for a specific church, the type of work requested over time, the amount of funds requested from the Presbytery, and a list of contractors that have been used.
The request form will be ready to send out to the churches by the end of March. If you would like to receive a work request/financial aid form, please contact a member of the working group.
The members of the working group are:
Bob Schulz, PGC – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Lynn Walters, Resources – email@example.com
Rev. Martha Sadongei, Central Presbyterian – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce McAfee, Blackwater – email@example.com
Rev. Norma McCabe, Kayenta – firstname.lastname@example.org
Milinda Benallie – email@example.com
Clyde Parks, working knowledge of the properties – firstname.lastname@example.org
Every member of the working group is willing and able to answer questions about the project, and will assist the churches by sending out and/or filling in the work request form for the churches. This is a new working group and we are focused on learning the best practices for this project.
Please include our working group in your prayers.
Laurie Porter, Moderator