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Monthly Meetings -- First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia MD 21045 frm 7-9pm on the third Wednesday of the month.  If you recently visited Cuba or are interested in learning about the partnership possibilities for your congregation, plan to come to one of our monthly meetings!

Contact: Deb Milcarek, Associate for Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Happening Now?

Partnership Sponsors Pastor-A-Pastor Program


cubaaPastors are in unique positions. As leaders of faith we are one of but never fully part of our community of faiths.  Pastors are in need of spiritual nourishment, like worship, but even more than worship, pastors are in need of a pastor themselves.  Someone who knows them, who knows their family and situation, someone who will give them an inspiring word when thing are difficult.  We have therapists and mentors and colleagues, but we don’t have pastors.

Pastors from Baltimore, Central Florida and Cuba recognized these shared needs and together devised a program to meet them! A unique Pastor-A-Pastor Program started with a retreat held in Varadero, Cuba on January 15-19, 2018.  Pastors and spouses/partners from Baltimore, Central Florida and El Centro Presbyteries met to cubabbuild friendships that provide mutual support and care, accountability, collaboration and prayer. This vision of a peer network of pastors in the US and Cuba who are committed to helping one another will continue for three years with regular communication, visits and at least one more retreat.

The week was a success!  We hope and pray that this will be a chance for us to overcome some of the loneliness of ministry that we all face.

The Rev. Shannon Meacham, Pastor (Ashland Presbyterian Church)

 


A Message from Our Cuban Partners . . .

Marlon I. Irrarragorrí, pastor of Cabaiguan Church and Treasurer of El Centro Presbytery Council, and Edelberto Valdés, pastor of Caibarién Church and Executive Secretary of El Centro Presbytery, share their appreciation for the Baltimore Cuba partnership.