11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1009
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 240.514.5348
Fax: 240.514.5349

Open Space Topics – June 25, 2019

Any topic that serves the Presbytery’s purpose to “empower and challenge our congregations to be missional, pastoral, and prophetic” is fair game. Please refer to OPEN SPACE GUIDELINES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A TOPIC.

Here’s how it works: Send your group topic and leadership to LaJuan Quander,lquander@thepresbytery.org . Please include leader’s email and phone number. The topics post here, so that others can see what group topics are being proposed. PLEASE REFER TO OPEN SPACE GUIDELINES.

REMINDER: Bring your own materials and equipment to open space. Presbytery nor National Church will supply laptops, screens, projectors, etc. Toreserve space or if you have questions about space email Jan Moody.

Orientation to National Capital Presbytery and Its Meetings
Are you new to presbytery meetings and not sure what to expect? Are you unclear exactly what the presbytery is, how it is organized, what it does, how to get involved? You will learn answers to these questions and more at the Orientation to National Capital Presbytery.
Karen Chamis
Therese Taylor-Stinson Reports on Next Church's May 19-28 "Holy Land Pilgrimage": Well-known and well-loved NCP figure Therese Taylor-Stinson, head of our Presbytery's very active Confronting Racism Team, participated in PCUSA Next Church's ten-day trip to Israel and Palestine late last month. Therese, possibly joined by other National Capital Presbytery leaders who went on this exciting venture, will provide her perspective on the Presbyterian travel group's visits with Palestinians and Israelis in Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Masada, and other Holy Land sites. The trip's purpose was to gain a deeper understanding of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, and to be able to look at the conflict alongside our American experience of racism.
In the Choir Room 4 pm to 5:15 pm. Sponsored by the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the National Capital Presbytery.
Therese Taylor-Stinson, Paul Verduin
How to Survive a Building Project - This workshop provides congregations considering a building project with concrete suggestions and ideas on how to manage the process successfully. Concepts addressed include: How to get started. How much the congregation can afford to borrow? Does the project require a capital campaign?
Since most churches only have one major building project in the life of its current congregation, it is likely that the church leadership has not been through the process before. Help make your church’s building project a positive experience by attending this important workshop.

Catherine Lynch works in the Synods of the Trinity, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and has been with the Program for 19 years as a field representative.
Catherine Lynch, East Coast Development Specialist
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Investment & Loan Program, Inc.