As you may know, I am ready to go in the process for retirement as a pastor. First step, I must finish my relationship with the Guines congregation. I hope that will be tomorrow, Sunday, May 4. Pray for us at this special moment. It's difficult after so many years and so many experiences together, to think it has to be that way.
PRAY FOR US AS WE PRAY FOR YOU. Next Saturday, May 10, The Presbytery Council has a meeting and must declare ended my relation to Guines as a pastor, and then continue the whole process to call the new pastor. KEEP IN TOUCH. I WILL TRY TO WRITE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BIG HUGS. God bless you.
Montauk-Cuba Connection Despite the lack
of diplomatic relationships between the United States and Cuba, the
Presbyterian churches in the US and Cuba have historically maintained a close
relationship. At the time of the Cuban revolution in 1959, Cuba was part of the Synod of New
Jersey, but in 1967 the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba (IPRC) was
established as an autonomous denomination. A Mutual Mission Agreement adopted by the General
Assemblies of both the US and Cuba celebrates the unity of Christ, a common Reformed tradition,
and the sharing in "one Lord, one faith, and one baptism."
Presbytery of Long
Island and the Presbytery of Cuba have maintained a connection over
these years. The Montauk Community Church partnered with a church in Guines, an agricultural town just south of Havana. Members of the
Guines church, under the direction of their charismatic pastor, Rev.
Madruga, have visited Montauk many times over the past 10 years, and
members of the Montauk Community Church have traveled to Cuba.
Some of the
mission projects include: providing tuition/room & board for
seminary students; leadership training; and a second floor
addition to Christian Education building in Guines.
Mayela Vargas visits Cuba
Montauk Community Church - P.O. Box 698 - 850 Montauk Hwy - Montauk NY 11954