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.
2015 MULTICULTURAL YOUTH CONFERENCE
June 29 - July 3
What was your overall impression of the conference?
'I thought the conference was so great! I would love to come back every year!'
'I like how it turned and can't wait to return!'
'It was a great experience and I loved all the activities and things we did.''My overall impression was moving-a great experience.'
What did the conference do for you personally?
'It introduced me to cultures and how to be accepting.'
'It made me realize that stereotypes didn't really matter.'
'I feel like it brought me closer to God.'
'It helped me be more open and make more friends.'
What Activities did you enjoy?
'Waterslide, fireworks, free time, the gym'
'Hiking, basketball and volleyball.'
'Every single one.'
Rev. Ernesto Badillo enters life eternal
The Synod of the Covenant would like to express condolences and prayers with much gratitude and love to our dear brother and friend, the Rev. Ernesto Badillo and his family. May God comfort family and friends on the hope of the resurrection.
The Synod of the Covenant received this news from the Presbytery of West Jersey:
"The Presbytery of West Jersey celebrates the life and mourns the death of the Rev. Ernesto Badillo who completed his Baptism and entered life eternal on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Our sympathy is extended to his wife Angie Badillo (11 Woodstone Dr., Voorhees NJ 08043) and his son Ernesto and. A service of witness to the resurrection will be announced later. Please hold his family in your prayers. Well done, good and faithful servant" https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Jersey-Presbytery/125055707586103
The Rev. Ernesto Badillo Jr. joined the Board (of Pensions) in September 1992. In addition to serving as a Regional Representative, he has also served as Account Executive, Affiliated Benefits Program; Manager, Regional Service team; and Regional Administrator, Member Services.
Ernesto was pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, before joining the Board. In his presbyteries, he has served on the Council, Permanent Judicial Commission, and Finance Committee. He also served as chairperson of the Personnel Committee of the Synod of Boriquen (Puerto Rico) and on a General Assembly Stated Clerk Nomination Committee.
Ernesto serves presbyteries in Puerto Rico, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He also supports the Board's Spanish-speaking membership and the pensioners, dependents, and survivors residing in Cuba.
Synod and Presbyteries:
Synod of Boriquen: Northwest, San Juan, Southwest
Synod of the Covenant: Cincinnati, Detroit, Eastminster, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Mackinac, Maumee Valley, Miami Valley, Muskingum Valley, Scioto Valley, Western Reserve
Synod of the Trinity: Beaver-Butler, Carlisle, Donegal, Huntingdon, Kiskiminetas, Lackawanna, Lake Erie, Lehigh, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Redstone, Shenango, Upper Ohio Valley, Washington, West Virginia
SYNOD ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS March 2015
The Synod of the Covenant Assembly met at the Weber Center in Adrian, Michigan, March 18-20, 2015.
Doris Evans reported that the Mobile Health FairTeam has been hired, and the Fairs calendar is quickly filling up.
The Multicultural Youth Conference (rising 8th to 12th HS) will be held from June 29 through July 3, 2015 at Michindoh Conference Center. The conference director is Charon Barconey from Detroit Presbytery. The suggested registration $250.00 – Suggested early registration fee $200 until May 31. Scholarships of $100 are available for a 300 word essay on “What is Multi-Cultural and Who am I”. MCYC 4 will be held in conjunction with the Covenant Gathering
Mission to the USA will be held October 16 to November 8, 2015. This is the second year of focus on the Middle East. We expect to host 6 partners. For further information contact Doris Evans, Program Coordinator.
Presbyterian Women Triennial Churchwide Gathering will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 18 to 21, 2015.