By: Joanne Kreinbihl, Clerk of Session, Branford Presbyterian Church
The Branford Presbyterian Church of Branford, FL and the High Springs Presbyterian of High Springs, FL have had a special connection for the last twenty-two years. Pastor Glen Busby was called to the Branford Church twenty five years ago and three years later received a call to the High Springs Church. A pleasant working agreement was structured by both Sessions.
During the recent visit of a Holy Listening Team to the High Springs Session suggestions to strengthen our relationship were given. One was of a joint Worship Service which was realized on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at High Springs Church.
Reports were given by both churches to highlight current local mission projects. High Springs Vacation Bible School mission project collected supplies for the Disaster Relief Fund of the PCUSA and school supplies for the local school, and they gave a scholarship to send a youth to camp at Montgomery. Branford collected funds through Presbyterian Women to buy vouchers for shoes for children at Branford Elementary School, provided materials and built a ramp for a handicapped person to enter his home, and gave scholarships to send youth to camp at Montgomery.