What is the partnership between PCW (The Presbyterian Church in Westfield) and Zambia? Rev. Amanda Huels Joria explains:
PCW has been in an official partnership with our sister congregation in Livingstone, Zambia since our Partnership Covenant was signed in May, 2011, but our relationship with Livingstone goes back all the way to 2008 when the first PCW members visited Africa to discern mission projects vs. partnership in the region. Our covenant with Livingstone provides church-wide opportunities for shared mission and affords us the opportunity to build relationships with Christians in another of the world. For more info on the Zambia team and our partnership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covenant of Partnership between The Livingstone Congregation (CCAP), Zambia & The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ (PCUSA). Signed on May 6, 2016.
- Focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities.
- Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
- Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
- Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.
-from PDA website