Golf4Good Benefits Presbyterian Urban Ministries
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25:40
Operating in the Golden Hills neighborhood of San Diego, Presbyterian Urban Ministries began in 1968 as an outreach of the Presbytery of San Diego. The staff and volunteers at PUM work not only to meet clients' immediate physical needs but to go beyond this level to offer psychological, social, and spiritual services that can lead to real transformations in clients' lives. Guided by the love of Christ and his mandate to serve with compassion and humility, PUM's staff and volunteers take the time to listen to clients, offer them Christ-centered support, and pray with and for them and their families. In partnership with other agencies, PUM has an impact beyond its modest size, connecting clients to services such as those that can enable them to train for jobs or recover from addiction. This type of transformational work is what makes PUM a ministry rather than merely a social service agency and an embodiment of Christ's mandate to serve Him through service to those in need.
PUM is a California 501(c)(3) organization,
tax ID # 237107240.
Raul Palomino, Director
16,000 Members in 34 Congregations, Reaching Out
Presbyterian Urban Ministries Is a 501(c)(3) Outreach of the Presbytery of San Diego
The Presbytery of San Diego ministers to and with the community. The 34 San Diego and Imperial Valley congregations represent a cross section of society, including consumers of every description and influential academic, business, governmental, and spiritual leaders.
The Presbytery reaches out to the urban poor and homeless through Presbyterian Urban Ministries. It reaches out to and raises up first-generation college students who follow God's Word through the Reality Changers ministry.
It reaches out to diverse ethnicities through the Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana ministry, Sudanese-American Presbyterian Church ministry, and new church plantings. Each weekend, members throughout the Presbytery worship in six different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and Sudanese.
And the Presbytery connects with other churches, mission agencies, and ministries to extend
the Kingdom of God throughout Imperial and San Diego counties.
The F. Helen Pratt-Kurz Endowment Fund
The Golf4Good tournament committee named the annual tournament trophy in honor of F. Helen Pratt-Kurz, a graduate of San Diego High School, lifetime San Diego resident, and business partner-owner-operator of Keith's Drive-In restaurants. In 2004, when Mrs. Pratt-Kurz died at the age of 98, she bequeathed an extremely generous financial donation to the Presbytery of San Diego for exclusive use by the Presbyterian Crisis Center, the former name of Presbyterian Urban Ministries ( PUM ) from 1968 to 2006.
The Presbytery Budget, Property, and Finance Committee established a Fund Committee to manage assets of the bequest and resolved that all earnings be reinvested from 2006–2009, unless an urgent need arose to fund operating expenses or pressing emergent capital requirements. After that germination period, the Fund Committee had hoped that the endowment fund would be able to generate $10,000 each year toward PUM operating expenses. Although reinvestment of funds has been consistent, the 2008 economy left the fund with less worth than the previous year. So the endowment fund will remain untouched until it regains losses and returns to producing consistent gains.
Meanwhile, the Golf4Good annual tournament is the single largest fundraising activity for Presbyterian Urban Ministries.
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Golf4Good benefits Presbyterian Urban Ministries, a 501(c)(3) outreach of the Presbytery of San Diego.