7257 W 4th Street, Unit #4
Greeley, Colorado 80634
970-352-6496 (800-257-4583 in the bounds of the presbytery)
Fax Number: 970-352-9405
HOURS - Monday - Friday - 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
The Presbytery of Plains and Peaks consists of 41 churches and three immigrant fellowships, totalling 8,500 members, in Northeast Colorado and the Nebraska panhandle. Our statement of mission priorities reads:
God calls us to grow for new generations by demonstrating:
»A new willingness to partner in mission.
»A new willingness to equip leaders for ministry and mission.
»A new willingness to form and to transform congregations for mission.
The Presbytery of Plains and Peaks is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Follow this link for more information on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Supplemental and revised reports are now available online under the "meetings" tab for this weekends Presbytery meeting.
Lynn Smit, Stated Clerk, has been in contact with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). She has requested that they send a Disaster Response Team to our Presbytery to assist with the flooding situation within our presbytery bounds. At first, we thought it would only affect a few churches but the water has continued to spread from the mountains to the Front Range out to our Plains churches. Tom Hoffman, a PDA National Response Team member, will be leading the team which will be on the ground by Friday, September 20, 2013. They will be visiting with congregations beginning this Sunday to help with assessing the needs of our churches and members. We are still in a wait and see mode and encourage people to be patient until we know the extent of damages in the affected areas. This will be a long term recovery effort by PDA. Presbyterians may not be the first in, but they will be the last out! You will be notified as soon as we know what the needs are and how they will addressed.In the meantime, any church or member should first contact their insurance agent and also register with FEMA. The contact information for FEMA is www.FEMA.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. Please contact Lynn with any specific information about how the flood has impacted your church or congregational members. She will be in contact with PDA daily so the more information she has the better. I just want to say how grateful we are in the Presbytery office for PDA and if your congregational members want to contribute to PDA, please designate the gift to account # DR000015 and specify Colorado. The PDA website is www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pda/colorado-flooding-september-2013/. Prayers are always welcome and know we are also in prayer for all those in the flooded areas.
Highlands is doing ok. We are serving as an evacuation shelter. At one time we had 100 folks here. The staff here has done a wonderful job of caring for evacuees, each other and our facilities. We currently have 10 local residents being sheltered here. Our damage includes major road erosion, about 5 large sink holes and water damage to two staff homes. We have power, internet and phones. Our water and waste water systems are functioning well. We had food delivered www.highlandscamp.org). We are working with a volunteer group to do a roof replacement on one staff house that has substantial leaking. We are also working on road repairs as the area dries out.. We are working on propane and trash pickups. Road access is limited. We are trying to get staff some time off this week. Nederland is accessible. We have cancelled our guest groups for this weekend. It is unknown when unrestricted access to Highlands will become available. But I (Maria) am working with the National Shelter System to find out more about access. We are posting updates on our Facebook page and website (
"I think this presbytery is totally awesome!" - The Rev. Aric Clark, Pastor, Fort Morgan