PCUSA Awards 2021 Walton Award and Mission Grants

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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) announced the 2021 winners of the Sam and Helen R. Walton Award. The award is bestowed annually to new Presbyterian churches who are working in creative ways to bring the gospel to their communities. 

The Open Table, in Kansas City, and Ormewood Church in Atlanta are 2021 recipients of the award. OpenTable will use award funds to renovate their sanctuary space so it may be more conducive to live streaming. Likewise,Ormewood will use their award towards facilities upgrades for livestreams and hybrid worship.

The Mission Program Grant, which provides members of 1001 New Worshiping Communities with short-term start-up funds, has been awarded to 18 new worshipping communities. 1001 New Worshipping Communities is a movement in the PCUSA to begin 1,001 new worship communities using new and varied forms of church for our diverse and changing culture.


The following congregations received $10,000 Seed Grants

African House Uganda Fellowship (Presbytery of Sacramento, Synod of the Pacific)

Church in the Hood (Presbytery of Utica, Synod of the Northeast)

Clarksburg New Worshiping Community (National Capital Presbytery, Synod of the Mid- Atlantic) 

Freedom Church of the Poor (Presbytery of New York City, Synod of the Northeast) 

Hope Church of New York (Presbytery of New York City, Synod of the Northeast) 

The Kinship Collective (Presbytery of San Fernando, Synod of Southern California & Hawaii) 

Mi Casa Community of Faith (Presbytery of Sacramento, Synod of the Pacific) 

Ministerio en Tustin (Presbytery of Los Ranchos, Synod of Southern California & Hawaii) 

Queens Chapel (Trinity Presbytery, Synod of South Atlantic) 

Zo PC (Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Synod of South Atlantic) 


The following congregations received $30,000 Investment Grants:

Be Well Community Center (Presbytery of San Francisco, Synod of the Pacific)

Brazilian Presbyterian Bible Church (National Capital Presbytery, Synod of the Mid-Atlantic) 

Mision Hispana Presbiteriana Concord (Presbytery of San Francisco, Synod of the Pacific) 

Stonewell Ministries (Presbytery of Riverside, Synod of Southern California & Hawaii) 

Utmost Athletes (Presbytery of Cascades, Synod of the Pacific) 

Voices of Jubilee (Presbytery of the James, Synod of Mid-Atlantic) 

WAYS (Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Synod of South Atlantic) 


The following congregation received a $30,000 Growth Grant

Pine Ridge Ministries (Presbytery of Wyoming, Synod of the Rocky Mountains)

Main Image: Mic Narra on Unsplash

Sources: 

PCUSA - Walton Award

PCUSA - Mission Program Grants 

Pres-Outlook.org


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