Special Offering: Ukraine Relief

The Session has approved a special offering for relief for those escaping the war in Ukraine. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working with European partners to help. Information on the work of PDA can be found here: https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/ukraine/ Offerings for Ukraine relief can be made on the Sunday service in the sanctuary and through the online giving page, https://www.corinthpresbyteriandayton.org/giving/ Please write UKRAINE on the memo as you give for this special offering.

Minutes for Mission through Lent: Madagascar Fruit Tree Project

Our Lenten Mission Project supports the Fruit Tree Project of PCUSA Mission Co-Workers Dan and Elizabeth Turk, serving in Madagascar. We received word of this need from Doug Tilton, PCUSA Regional Representative for Southern Africa, whom Corinth supports. Mission Committee members will be sharing Minutes for Mission during worship each Sunday during worship. Offerings for the Fruit Tree Project can be made on the Sunday service in the sanctuary and through the online giving page, https://www.corinthpresbyteriandayton.org/giving/ Please write FRUIT TREES on the memo as you give for this special offering.

Thrive Together

 Corinth members have been involved with Thrive Together since 2013.  Check out their Facebook page.  Originally called Circles of Kettering, this group shares a weekly meal and meeting together at Fairhaven Church, designed to combat poverty by building relationships across class and race lines.  Based on the principle that all of us experience poverty in our lives: in our relationships with God, with each other, with creation and within ourselves, people from all walks of life come together to support each other in setting and achieving goals.   Often the challenges of isolation, loneliness and despair can hold people back as much as lack of material resources.   With the supportive relationships of Thrive Together, we have seen people attain jobs with living wages, move out of subsidized housing, and further their education.   In addition and most important of all, we see people understand and embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ and move forward in following Him.  

Every other month Corinth folk provide a meal for Thrive Together, and some members have been involved as partners with those working their way out of poverty.  We rejoice that we have been given this opportunity to reach out with the love of Christ.

Missionaries We Support

Sean and Rev. Carmen Garrigan and family



The Garrigans are currently serving at MAG Headquarters in Burlington, NC.

As MAG’s Lead Flight Instructor and Flight Department Manager, Sean oversees the MAG flight training department and prepares missionary pilots for field deployment.  Sean is a graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Miramar College in San Diego and attended San Diego Christian College.  He is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII) and is licensed as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.

Carmen serves as MAG’s Mobilization and Pastoral Care Manager, ministering to staff and apprentice families during their time in Burlington and, working to mobilize missionary candidates for field service. She received her B.A. in Spanish from Pepperdine University and went on to Princeton Theological Seminary for her Masters in Divinity.  Carmen is an ordained Presbyterian Pastor. 

Doug Tilton

Mission co-worker in Southern Africa since 1992
Serving as Regional Liaison for Southern Africa

Contact: Doug Tilton (doug.tilton@pcusa.org)

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About Doug Tilton’s ministry

Doug Tilton currently serves as regional liaison for Southern Africa, helping to strengthen the mutual ministries of the PC(USA) and its partner churches and institutions in six countries: Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Regional liaisons are in regular contact with the PC(USA)’s partners, exploring ways of working together and building the capacity of the global church to bear witness to the good news of Christ’s redeeming love for all humanity. Doug also provides support for other PC(USA) mission personnel in the region and helps to connect PC(USA) presbyteries and congregations with their counterparts in Southern Africa.

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