Our Mission Statement
We, the Synod of the Covenant,
in partnership with
our presbyteries, congregations, the General Assembly
and other faith communions,
are called and sent by God
to be a living, active and inclusive witness
to the love of Christ.
Mobile Health Fairs (MHF)
MHF conducted 38 free health fairs throughout Michigan and Ohio.
Total Screenings: 1,442
Medical Referrals: 138
Volunteers Involved: 416
Young Adult Staff: 6
Mission to the USA (MUSA)
In the fall of 2016, the Mission the the USA program will focus on the Middle East for the third year. Mission Partners from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria will be hosted by churches in the synod for three weeks. The Mission Partners will lead a seminar on the Middle East at the November Assembly meeting. Churches interested in hosting a Mission Partner can click here for more information and the church application.
Self Development of People
The Synod funded 3 projects totaling $30,000.
MulticulturalYouth Conference (MCYC)
22 high school students, 2 youth, and 4 adults led the Synod’s third MCYC together with the Covenant Gathering at Michindo in Hillsdale, MI.
72 Presbyterians from the Synod of the Covenant and the Synod of Lincoln Trails gathered last summer. The intergenerational retreat featured 7 adult classes on Bible Study, Spirituality of Earth, Living Simply, Worship Style, Christian Education, and Spiritual Photography. www.covenantgathering.com
Black Theology and Pastoral Care Retreat
17 African American Teaching Elders met with deans and professors of Johnson C. Smith, Columbia and Louisville Seminaries at the Irv Moxley Black Theology and Pastoral Care Retreat at Quaker Hill Retreat Center in Richmond, Indiana. Discussion centered around the future of theological education for African American Clergy.
51 Higher Educations Scholarships for Racial Ethnic students for a total of $40,000.
3 Peacemaking Scholarships were awarded for a total of $1,500.
8 New Covenant Grants totaling $45,000.
(Total requests were $194,504 from 9 presbyteries)
3 Racial Ethnic Ministry Grants totaling $6,000.
1 Peacemaking Grant for $500.
Giving and Funding
Mission Giving: $96,879
Peacemaking Capita Received: $439,879
Presbyterian Women: $10,504.13
Individual Contributions/Donations: $2,2885
Cabinet on Ethnic Church Affairs
The moderators of CECA caucus read, studied, and discussed Jacqueline Battalora’s book,Birth of a White Nation in preparation for the White Privilege Conference in Louisville, March 2015.