Faith in Action Grants for 2022 Presbytery of Detroit
The Presbytery of Detroit has once again been given a $300,000 gift for mission by an anonymous donor. This is the centering vision for the Faith in Action Grants for 2022:
In the times we feel most scattered and worried about our future, we often turn our attention inward. God assures us though that our welfare and well-being is tied to the well-being of others.In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells his disciples to “Seek first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33). Throughout Matthew, Jesus gives us a glimpse of what this kingdom looks like, including in Matthew 25: “Then the king will say... ‘for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’” How will we, in this new time, continue to seek first the kingdom of God?
This gift has been designated into 3 different "Tracks". Track 1: Welcoming the Stranger (refugee co-sponsorship) Track 2: Pastor Discretionary Funds Track 3: Matthew 25 Grants
Please see attached applications (at bottom of page) for each of the Tracks. The deadline for Tracks 1 and 2 is January 31, 2022 and the deadline for Track 3 is February 28, 2022.
UPDATE: Track 1 deadline is now just rolling. We still have enough funds for a few more grants to help refugees start their lives in SE Michigan. We are now opening it up to other faith groups besides those from the Presbytery of Detroit. Please email with questions.
If you have questions about the application process, please email: email@example.com The Faith in Action Work Group Rev. Julie Delezenne, First Warren Rev. Emma Nickel, First Royal Oak Deacon Michael Kim, New Hope Elder Loretta Stanton, Fort Street Rev. Dr. Flo Barbee-Watkins, Transitional General Presbyter