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Statement on Justice and Immigration

The following statement was approved at the 175th Stated Meeting–

The Presbytery of East Iowa adopts the following statement as an expression of our witness as Presbyterians in eastern Iowa to follow the prophetic voice of Micah to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God in servant leadership within the realm of God:

Whereas, the President of the United States, by Executive Order on January 27, 2017 has suspended visas or restricted entry for Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen (in essence banning the majority of Muslim Refugees) entering into the United States, which serves to further harm those who are the very victims of terrorism, genocide, religious and gender-based persecution, and civil war;

And whereas, this suspension contradicts the very foundations of our biblical faith to welcome the stranger and give safe haven to the refugee;

And whereas, Jesus himself, with his family, began life as a refugee;

Be it resolved, the Presbytery of East Iowa, of the Presbyterian Church (USA), meeting on this 11th day of February decries any policy that discriminates against refugees and asylum seekers by nationality, race, or religion, as immoral, and contrary to US tradition and our understanding of the Biblical Great Ends of the Church;

And further, urges the President to rescind this executive Order and restore the integrity and values of compassion and hospitality essential to our identity as a nation.

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2017 Pastor Call Forms

ATTENTION CLERKS:  As your churches complete their annual meetings and reviews of pastoral terms of call, please remember to complete the 2017 Change in Terms of Call form for the Presbytery along with the ENR-111 form for the Board of Pensions.  You can access these forms by clicking on the links below:

Click here to access the 2017 Terms of Call form (Due: March 1, 2017)

Click here to access the ENR-111 form

If you have questions, please contact Stated Clerk Rebecca Blair at rblair@peia.org or 319-930-7470

Thanks!

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Upcoming Events

PER CAPITA FOR 2017
At the November Stated Meeting on Saturday, November 12th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg, the Presbytery approved the following Per Capita rate for 2017---
General Assembly $7.50
Synod $5.30
PEIA $23.20
TOTAL 2017 PER CAPITA $36.00
Hello from the Young Adult Volunteer Program! Please note that the application date for candidates interested in international placement is February 1st. Candidates are able to apply to both national and international sites. Applying before February 1st does not guarantee an international placement; however, applications must be completed by that date to be considered.
If you would like YAV materials to be mailed to a certain address (campus ministry, church, etc.), please fill out this Material Request Form and we’ll be happy to send them to the requested address. Materials are available in English, Korean and Spanish. If you would like more information, please feel free to reach out to me or my colleagues (Lydia Kim [lydia.kim@pcusa.org], Richard Williams [richard.williams@pcusa.org]). Our Frequently Asked Questions page is also a great resource.