CFP Partnership with El Centro Presbytery in Cuba
Next Cuba Partnership Trip
February 13 – 21, 2020
Download the Trip Announcement
and Application Below
Larry Cuthill, our Cuba Partnership Team Advocacy Coordinator, has provided the draft letter to support our Cuban brothers and sisters. They can't advocate with our government for themselves, but we can. This is one of the most important things we can do to help them - to speak up and tell the stories of what we have seen in Cuba. We urge you to consider using this letter, either as is, or as a template for your own letter, and to send it to the President, your senators and representatives.
Please remember to speak as an individual, not as a representative of your church, session, etc. (unless your session chooses to endorse the letter).
Thank you for your heart for our brothers and sisters in Cuba.
Pat Zinn, Ken Lasseter, Randy Simpson
Transportation Fund Drive
Our 2019 goal of $3,000 was Reached. Watch for the 2020 Goal!
Individuals or congregations may support this fund by mailing a check, designated to Cuba Transportation Needs, to Central Florida Presbytery, Attn: Nina Wilson Jones, 924 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803
For More Details on the Transportation Fund,
Download the flyer.
Leadership Training Program
Our 2019 goal of $5,000 to was reached. Watch for the 2020 Goal!
For the past 2 years, one of the goals of the Cuba Partnership Team of Central Florida Presbytery has been to help El Centro Presbytery, Cuba provide training for their lay leaders. The only seminary where theology and other church courses are taught is 300 km away. That is why it is so valuable for pastors and other church leaders to be able to participate in lay leadership programs in Bible, Liturgy, Christian Education, and Vocation.
For More Details on the Lay Leadership Training fund, Download the flyer.
Individuals or congregations may support this fund by mailing a check, designated to "Cuba Leadership Training," to Central Florida Presbytery, Attn: Nina Wilson Jones, 924 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803
Recent Cuba Partnership Team Minutes
Central Florida Presbytery has committed to help El Centro (The Central Presbytery of Cuba) with their transportation needs. Six pastors serve 13 churches and 10 mission churches. The pastors travel a minimum distance of 40-50 km to attend to their churches or missions. Cars are assigned to 5 pastors; other pastors depend on buses, horse carts, motorcycles, and taxis to travel to their congregations. Our goal is to take $3,000 when we return to Cuba on January 9, 2019.
Report from our
Cuban Pastor Liudmila explains how Central Florida’s partnership with El Centro is making a difference in the ministry of the Cuban churches
We have all heard of the hardships being created for Cuban families with the closing of consular (visa) services in the US Embassy in Cuba. U.S. church leaders, including the PC(USA), this week sent a letter to Congress asking them to reopen the services in Cuba, the Embassy and drop the travel advisory.
If you would like to download a copy of the letter, please click here.
We encourage you to contact your Senator or Representative in Congress on the points raised in the letter.
Rev. Dr. Jo Ella Holman
Video of 2017 Cuba Mission Trip