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Upcoming Events
DEC

05

TUE
Committee on Ministry Leadership Meeting
10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church
2424 Broadway
Mt Vernon IL 62864
DEC

07

THU
Presbytery & GC Leadership Handoff Meeting
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
600 W Temple
Effingham IL 62401
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NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP 2018

The 2018 Nicaragua mission and service team trip to La Flor is set for March 10 through March 17. This will be our fifth trip to La Flor and we are just as excited as ever to go and share God’s love with this wonderful, but struggling community.

If you would like to share in this life-changing experience, now is the time to make a commitment. Deadlines are approaching, Justhope has requested that we send a tentative head count to them by November 10, and the sooner we have a team set the sooner we can make travel arrangements and start planning for our trip. Our focus in 2018 will be on building greens stoves or “cocinas verdes”. This is something that every family still using traditional, open fire cooking technology wants and needs. Green stoves vastly improve the health both of the people using them and of the local environment. Each stove costs only 450.00, but makes a world of difference.

These trips are not free, but given the rewards, and the fact that you will spend an entire week in a foreign county, costs are reasonable.  The entire cost for one whole week is 825.00 per person. This includes all lodging and meals all days except “gringo day Friday”, when we get to play tourist and visit some cool local sites. Registration and a deposit of 100.00 are due by December 10; final payment, registration, and copies of a current passport are due by January 6. Please remember that your passport must be good for at least 6 months following our trip, so if necessary, now is the time to renew.

We have applied to the Keilman Foundation at Shelbyville Presbyterian Church for monies to support our travel. We are assured that they have the request in hand and will be allocating funds within the next 2 months. Last year, we were not fully funded, but did receive enough to cover nearly our entire airfares, at least for those who purchased their tickets in the fall. So please know that you may incur additional travel expenses.  The sooner we make our travel arrangements the cheaper the airfare will be and the less your expense will be. Last year, there was a 400.00 increase in price between tickets purchased early in November and those purchased early in January. March is spring break time, and the airlines know it! We are also asking that every person travelling purchase medical insurance. The simple policy is less than 100.00 and ensures that, should the need arise you will be treated in an “American” clinic or hospital and have transport back to the United States if necessary.

The Philo Presbyterian Church has a special, Nicaragua Service fund set up. We want to apply as much of that money as possible directly to our projects. The more green stoves we can buy, the better! However, we have some funds designated for travel assistance for individuals who really want to go, but just can’t make it happen. If that describes your situation, please contact Mary Simon at msimon9914@gmail.com, 217-840-5610, or just talk to me when you see me. If you are interested in helping support a service worker, or in purchasing materials fore a green stove, you can make a donation directly to our Nicaragua Service Fund. Just contact Pastor Jason Schiller, you can be anonymous or recognized. It’s up to you. And if you want more information about the work Justhope does, take a look at the website: www.justhope.org  (remember “Justhope” is one word!)

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, but don’t delay. Lets have a team in hand and travel plans made by the first of December!


SMALL CHURCH RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Click on the link below for a news story on this exciting program:

http://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2084/fall_2017_pw_newsletter_final__rev.pdf


FOREIGN MISSION FUNDS (Keilman Trust)

ALL TRAVEL FUNDS FOR 2017 HAVE BEEN DEPLETED

(applications are being accepted for 2018 travel)

First Presbyterian of Shelbyville wishes to remind anyone or any church considering going on a foreign mission trip that transportation (airfare) funds are available through the Keilman Foreign Mission Trust that the church administers.  The guidelines are listed below or you may request printed guidelines from the church. The church phone is 217-774-3624 OR you may reach Patricia Peterson at 217-454-7665.  It should be noted that missioners who wish to receive travel funds should apply well in advance (about, say, three months or more ahead of time) if possible.

The mission is to be a sustainable foreign Christian mission.  Priority for funds will be given to individuals endorsed from churches in the Southeastern Illinois Presbytery.  Preference is given to smaller teams going for longer than one (1) week.  All applications made for funding requests will be considered.  Shelbyville First Presbyterian will be preparing budget for 2018 transportation grants in December 2017.  If you are planning a mission trip you are wishing us to provide transportation for in 2018 please have your requests in by Nov. 30, 2017 if possible. That way, we will have some sort of idea the amount of money to budget from the trust for transportation. Questions and applications may be e-mailed to shelbyvillekeilmantrust@gmail.com

Click on the following link for the Travel Requirements:

http://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c2084/2017-04-30_kfmt_trip_participant.docx


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