The St. Augustine Mutual Mission Committee oversees, coordinates and recruits participants in the various ministries of the Mutual Mission, in cooperation and consultation with our partner, the Jamaica Ecumenical Mutual Mission. It administers and is guided by the presbytery’s policy, “Activities of Ministers, Churches, and Session in Participating in International Missions.” It seeks to maintain and strengthen the mutual mission effort in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries and within the bounds of this presbytery. The committee plans ways for raising both funds and awareness in support of the mutual mission. On an annual basis, it submits its budget to the presbytery for approval.
The ecumenical Mutual Mission is an association of members in St. Augustine Mutual Mission (SAMM), Jamaica Ecumenical Mutual Mission (JEMM), and Cuba, committed to Christ and the Gospel so that needs are mutually shared, responded to, and met. For more details on our work in Jamaica, go to www.mutualmission.org.
The committee consists of at least nine members.
Diane Watkins, Co-Moderator/
’17 (RE) Bob Bell
’17 (RE) Mark Poole
’18 (TE) Jim Bullock
’18 (RE) Mary Brown Davis
’18 (TE) Ruth Elswood
’18 (RE) Diane St. John
’19 (TE) Matthew Benz-Whittington
’19 (RE) Pat Crews
’19 (RE) Diane Watkins
January 8-14: Dental, Medical and Housing Trip – Jamaica
February 17-22: Church to Church Partnership Trip – Jamaica
March 31 – April 5: Counseling Workshop for Jamaica Partners – Florida
April 28 – May 1: JEMM/SAMM Executive Meeting – Fernandina Beach, Florida
June 4: Mutual Mission Sunday
July 5-17: Youth Exchange – Florida and Jamaica