Church recaps successful camp for refugee children and announces upcoming VBS
Disaster Preparedness Training
Lightning. Storms. Floods. Hurricanes. Fires. Disasters bring chaos to hundreds of thousands of lives every year and have lasting effects.
Since 2014, Presbyterian Women and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) have partnered together to train congregations and presbyteries in disaster preparedness.
Co-Moderators of Cayuga-Syracuse Presbyterian Women, Susan Silliman-Smith and Rita Hooper along with 3 others from Central New York and 40 other women from across the country received training in Disaster Preparedness Training prior to the Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Louisville last week.
Each year 250 churches in the US are destroyed by fire. Does your church have a plan if a disaster should strike your church or community tomorrow?
Vacation Bible School at Korean Churc
Lodi Summer Camp:
Yunhee Kim, secretary of Korean Church of Syracuse, said the church had a great and joyful time in June at Lodi Summer Camp. The Lodi Summer Camp is a vacation bible school for refugee children.
The VBS welcomed 191 children from 15 different countries, including Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan,
Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Thailand, Korea and the USA. Among the 140 children who attended on the last day, 98 children accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.
"It was amazing blessing for us," Kim said.
Staffers from as far away as California and Florida participated in the VBS, including members and leaders from Yuong Saeng Presbytery in Pennsylvania. Yuong Saeng is one of the largest Korean churches in the United States. The Young Saeng members attended the camp to learn how to do refugee ministry.
Also, Missionary Kids came and learned how to do "mission" work through this refugee ministry, Kim said.
"So it was God's blessing to do God's great commission here where you live now," Kim said. "Please keep praying for these children so that they can hold strong faith in their lives with Christ and never forget God's endless love."
Upcoming VBS Information:
Theme: The God of Daniel, the living God (Daniel
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 14 to Thursday, August 16
(Registration starts at 9 a.m.)
Where: Korean Church of Syracuse (1800 E. Geneses St., Syracuse, NY)
Contents: Body Worship, Praise, Bible, Art, Game, Play, Snack etc.
Everyone is welcome to join. The church provides English translation.
Boundaries Awareness Training
The Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse will host a Boundaries Awareness training event with David Olsen from Samaritan Counseling Center on
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
First Presbyterian Church in Liverpool.
There is no fee for participants from Cayuga-Syracuse except for the cost of lunch. Other participants are asked to pay for lunch plus a $25 registration fee.
Stay tuned for details on lunch costs and how to register in future posts.
Northeast Wee Kirk
Deadline for registering is approaching.
What: Our purpose is to inspire, equip, motivate and encourage small Presbyterian churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the clergy and lay leaders of those churches.
October 8 to October 10, 2018
Where: Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Deadline to register: September 24, 2018
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