The theme of this gathering will be Household of Faith. Registration will soon be open on January 3.
Come join the Synod of the Northeast at General Assembly for company and conversation. We look forward to seeing you, sharing wine and cheese, and talking about the overtures we are bringing before the Assembly (https://pc-biz.org/#/search/3000096 and https://pc-biz.org/#/search/6329and our response).
All are welcome (not just members of the Synod of the Northeast)!
Get plans in motion now for the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), June 18–25, in Portland, Oregon.
Registration is now open. Please completely read the instructions on the How to Register page before you get started!
Commissioners and advisory delegates from all 171 PC(USA) presbyteries, along with other participants and observers from around the world, will converge on the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) in downtown Portland for celebrations, deliberations, and inspirations in support of the denomination’s biennial gathering.
Hosted by the Presbytery of the Cascades and united under the theme “The Hope in Our Calling,” from Ephesians 1:18, the General Assembly will include rich worship services, the election of the Moderator, action on a plethora of overtures, and much more. View the proposed docket.
We will focus on the trauma of incarceration, how it impacts 3 areas of Re-entry: Jobs, Housing, Family Reintegration, and which trauma-informed ministries are addressing these areas effectively. Most of the speakers will be men and women who were formerly incarcerated.
Primary purpose: To identify 'best practices' in Re-Entry work in the 8 Northeastern states... practices that we can learn from and perhaps emulate in our areas. For faith communities throughout the Northeast to learn about and share effective re-entry ministries throughout New York, New Jersey, and the six New England states. What's being dong in Bangor, Maine may be useful in Trenton, New Jersey. Methods that help formerly incarcerated people in Buffalo, New York better adjust to life on the outside may be directly applicable in programs in Providence, Rhode Island.
$50 per person for double occupancy.
Single occupancy is $95.
Covers all meals and room.
This event is organized by the Prison Ministry Network of the Synod of the Northeast of the Presybterian Church (U.S.A.). This is, however, not an exclusively Presybterian event. All who are involved in or interested in prison ministry are welcome — across lines of faith traditions!