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Hunger Action Advocate

The term Hunger Action Advocate (HAA) was coined by the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. in 1973 when the Women’s Birthday Offering established a network of 14 Hunger Action Advocates to serve the synods and the General Assembly’s Task Force on world Hunger. RE Nancy Lister-Settle (Dallas Center, First) has served the Presbytery of Des Moines as HAA since 1994.

Hunger Action Advocates are a vital part of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s (PHP) local work as they serve presbyteries as educators, motivators, and facilitators of hunger action. As advocates of others, they resource, alert, and mobilize Presbyterians for specific hunger action.

Nancy assists congregations and other groups to become engaged with the poor in their own communities and in other countries to address immediate needs and long-term solutions. She provides a link with local, regional and national ecumenical agencies (including PHP) which address issues of direct hunger relief, hunger-related development assistance, public policy advocacy, education and interpretation about hunger and lifestyle issues, including environmental justice. 

Since 1978 churches of the Presbytery of Des Moines have participated in a special hunger offering called the Harvest Offering.  It originated as an offering unique to this Presbytery with all funds going to farmers in developing countries to learn more productive farming techniques with the promise that they would share that knowledge with other farmers.

In 1987 the Presbytery voted to include an additional focus—the local farm crisis.  Half of the offering was designated for local programs, and the offering was renamed the Rural Harvest Offering.

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Lectionary Group
Wed Aug 23 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Budget & Finance Committee
Tue Aug 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Property Committee
Tue Aug 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Lectionary Group
Tue Aug 29 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Moderators Meeting (MOM)
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Confirmation Conversation

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Stated Meeting

 

Our Next Stated Meeting Is:

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The 509th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Des Moines will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the United Christian-Presbyterian Church, 1500 Industrial Ave., Bedford, Iowa. The meeting will be hosted by the Southwest Regional Partnership of the Presbytery. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

You may make your reservations for the meeting here