The Synod of the Northeast Mission and Ministries Commission met on October 6-7 at Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY.
Here are the highlight of the decisions the Mission and Ministries Commission made:
The Commission allocated $65,300 from the unused monies from the 2017 Innovation Fund for the purpose of aiding Puerto Rico in their continued recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Furthermore, the Commission approved the task force to work in concert with ecclesial leaders in PR to discern the most meaningful and effective way to disburse such funds.
The Commission also allocated $20,000 of unused monies from the 2017 Innovation Fund to the Immigration Action Network for legal defense fees for immigrants to assist immigrants that are facing legal fees in deportation cases.
For Higher Education Support Grant, Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries: RU Spiritual at Rutgers University and
Princeton Presbyterian of the Westminster Foundation at Princeton University received $10,000 each in 2017. In addition, they have been approved for $10,000 respectively in 2018 as well.
In New Brunswick Presbytery, LGBTQ + Dinner Church is the Innovation Grant recipient in 2017 for the amount of $10,000.