The Purpose of this memo is to describe the Cayuga--]Syracuse Presbytery Unified Missions guidelines for giving.

  • Churches are encouraged to continue a robust missions program working in concert with other churches and organizations. The Presbytery Leadership Team will make every effort to facilitate communication between churches and new and ongoing mission programs to help ensure local churches have every opportunity to continue helping others in need. 
  • Money collected by local churches in support of Denominational Special Offerings such as One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Christmas Joy may be sent to the Presbytery bookkeeper for forwarding to the particular beneficiary. 
  • The presbytery does not receive mission contributions from the churches and does not organize or administer mission programs or projects.
  • The Presbytery does not make a missions contribution to General Assembly or Synod. . Churches that would like to send Unified Mission monies to General Assembly and/or Synod may send them directly to the receiving organization or to the Presbytery bookkeeper. Eighty percent of the Unified Mission funds sent to the Presbytery bookkeeper will be forwarded to the General Assembly. Twenty percent will be sent to the Synod. 
  • Churches should send money designated for such organizations as Vanderkamp, John Dau Foundation, specific M&M Teams, etc. directly to the designated organization.

**Money being sent directly to the Synod should be sent to the Synod of the Northeast, 5811 Heritage Landing Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Money being sent directly to the General Assembly should be sent to Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburg, PA 15264-3700.