CFP Partnership with El Centro Presbytery in Cuba
Database of Churches in El Centro Presbytery
Next Presbytery Sponsored Trip to Cuba - January 18-26, 2017
In January, 21 people from 13 congregations will travel to Cuba to further develop our relationship with our partner congregations in El Centro Presbytery. We now have seven churches that have either established or are in the process of establishing partnerships with one of their 13 churches. One of the new travelers this trip is Jill Cohen, who leads the Lifeboat Project, a mission to end Human Trafficking. We are working closely with mission co-worker Jo Ella Holman, the Council of El Centro Presbytery, and leaders from the Gender Institute at the seminary in Matanzas, Cuba to have a meeting at one of the churches regarding human trafficking, with representatives of the Gender Institute participating. Our goal is for this to be the first step in developing an ongoing dialogue with the Presbyterian Church in Cuba regarding human trafficking.
Leadership Training Program
For More Details on the Leadership Training Program Fund,
Download the flyer.
Churches in El Centro have limited staff yet extensive outreach. Training is needed for church members to assume leadership roles. To assist El Centro in offering regional Leadership Training workshops the goal is to raise $3,000. The transportation costs alone can run $500 per workshop. With an average salary of $22 per month, many members simply can't afford to travel to the workshops.
Individuals or congregations may support this fund by mailing a check, designated to "Cuba Leadership Training," to Central Florida Presbytery, Attn: Karen Daniel, 924 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803
Transportation Fund Drive
A major initiative of the Cuba Partnership is to assist El Centro with their transportation needs. The goal this year is to raise $10,000 to purchase a car engine ($5,500), make repairs, and perform maintenance ($4,500) on vintage cars four of their pastors drive.
For More Details on the Transportation Fund, Download the flyer.
As of November 30th
$3,300 still needed by mid-January
Individuals or congregations may support this fund by mailing a check, designated to Cuba Transportation Needs, to Central Florida Presbytery, Attn: Karen Daniel, 924 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32803
Recent Cuba Leadership Team Minutes