CFP Partnership with El Centro Presbytery in Cuba
Update on the Current Crisis
Transportation Fund Drive
The 2021 Goal for Transportation is $6,000
For More Details on the Transportation Fund,
Download the flyer.
Last February we took $3000 plus $2000 in parts which were much more expensive there, if available at all, for their transportation needs. During 2020, maintenance has included new tires, brake pads, rotors, air filters, hoses, steering components, emission system parts, seals, electric box, an engine overhaul, a radiator was cleaned, sheet metal work with painting, and more. Your donations made all this possible. On our next trip, we hope to take $6000. Please, send your contributions to Central Florida Presbytery, 3101 Maguire Blvd., Ste. 244, Orlando, FL 32803, clearly marked for the “Cuba Transportation Fund”.
Leadership Training Program
Donate to Support Lay Leadership Training
For More Details on the Lay Leadership Training fund,
Download the flyer.
This past February, on the Presbytery’s mission trip to our partner Presbytery in Cuba, we took $5000 to help enable lay leadership training. Early in the year they had 6 face to face workshops at 3 different churches, with the objective of recognition and defense of human rights as a driving force behind community leadership. The first series was designed for adults and had a total of 174 attendees. The second series included children and young adults and had a total attendance of 268. Please, send your contributions to Central Florida Presbytery, 3101 Maguire Blvd., Ste. 244, Orlando, FL 32803, clearly marked for the “Cuba Lay Leader Fund”.
Thank you for helping support the Cuba Partners Network fundraiser to benefit the Cuban Synod. With Central Florida's help, the CPN raised and sent to Cuba more than the $25,000 goal.
Larry Cuthill, our Cuba Partnership Team Advocacy Coordinator, has provided a 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
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
Recent Cuba Partnership Team Minutes