APCE Annual Event 2019 | Mission Project and Offering

The Annual Event Offering (The Val Murphy Offering) is shared between our designated Local Mission Project (25%), Ethnic Ministry Rebates (25%) and Scholarships (50%).

Galveston Urban Ministry (GUM) has been selected as the 2019 APCE AE designated Local Mission Project. GUM offers after-school programs for kids, mentoring programs for youth, and adult job training. From their website: Our mission here at Galveston Urban Ministries is to develop holistic relationships to transform the community we love. Whether we’re teaching kids how to read, helping our adult neighbors prepare to enter the work force, or educating work groups from all over Texas on how to alleviate poverty, our goal is to see the North Broadway community thrive! We want each of our neighbors to have healthy families, good paying jobs, and above all else know the abundant love of Jesus! For more information: www.galvestonurbanministries.org

The Val Murphy Offering was established for the purpose of assisting individuals needing financial aid to attend APCE Annual Events, and to honor E. Valeria Murphy, an educator and pioneer for minorities in Church education. She served a Presbyterian church from 1947 to 1963 and was a former APCE Cabinet member who never missed an Annual Event. Her enthusiasm and dedication inspired the first scholarship ever awarded by APCE, the Val Murphy Scholarship, which encourages cultural diversity among us. Over the years other scholarships came into being and are funded by this offering as well.

APCE offers scholarships to assist those who are involved with educational ministry to attend the Annual Event. To see a list of the criteria and benefits of these scholarships, please visit our scholarships page