Our Partnership With Nueva Paz . . . the Beginning

Our engagement with the Presbyterian Church in Cuba began in 2008 when Loretta Gratias-Bremer & Ann Beran Jones visited Cuba with a group from the Presbytery of Chicago, visiting Havana-area churches and celebrating a covenant that had been established between the Chicago and Havana Presbyteries in 1999. The church in Nueva Paz was one of Read More

Living Waters for the World

Years before the words “Living Waters for the World” (LWW) became familiar to our congregation, they were familiar to many other churches and congregations across the United States and around the world.  By March of 2017, LWW had already installed water purification systems in over 800 communities throughout 25 countries.   In Cuba alone at that Read More

The Nueva Paz Breakfast Club

An active and long-time member of Presbyterian Women, Jane Boxell applied for a Thank Offering grant to help our friends in Nueva Paz launch a new program – The Nueva Paz Presbyterian Church Breakfast Club.  Thanks to the generosity of PW and their annual Thank Offering, we were awarded $2,000, the full amount requested!   Read More

Pastor Erik, meet Nueva Paz!

In celebration of 10 years of partnership, we visited our friends in Nueva Paz in mid-November, 2019.  Attempting to leave Chicago on one of the snowiest Mondays of the year, Pastor Erik, Kevin McDermott, Mindy McMahon and Kathy Wennerstrum spent nearly 17 hours together in O’Hare before re-routing through Newark (arriving Newark at 2:30 am) Read More