The SPLN Mission Statement

  • Pray with and for the people of Syria and Lebanon
  • Listen to the concerns of all parties in the region
  • Partner with our brothers and sisters in Syria and Lebanon as they strive to live out their witness to Jesus Christ
  • Inform and equip PC(USA) members and friends for active engagement
  • Create relationships between PC(USA) congregations and the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) churches and institutions
  • Advocate for PC(USA) and U.S. policies that promote peace, justice, reconciliation, and development in the area
  • Raise funds through membership pledges and gifts from churches and individuals, for the work of the SLPN and to support NESSL relief work with Syrian refugees within Lebanon, and those remaining is Syria.


Presbyterian Partners in Syria and Lebanon:

A Weekend with Billie Sutter

Sponsored by the OVPC Christian Education and Worship Committees, and the Mission Advocacy Team

April 13-15, 2018

Ocean View Presbyterian Church Memorial Hall

67 Central Avenue, Ocean View  DE  19970

(302) 539-3455

Friday Evening

  • 6:00 PM - Pizza, Salad, Dessert
  • 7:00 PM - Introduction to Syria, Lebanon, and the Presbyterian          Partnership (Powerpoint presentation)

* A free will offering will be taken to defray travel costs for Billie

Saturday 9:30 AM - What is the Syria Lebanon Partnership Network?

  • What did the group learn from our visit?  How can we assist our partners in Syria and Lebanon?  What is the overture going to General Assembly about?  What is currently happening on the ground in these countries?

* Healthy snacks, coffee and tea will be provided

Sunday 9:30 AM - Worship at OVPC with Billie Preaching

* A reception follows with Syrian delicacies by Nouha Dabaj


Billie Sutter is a Certified Christian Educatr in the Presbyterian Church(USA) and a Ruling Elder who is a member of the Sytia Lebanon Partnership (SPLN), a volunteer mission arm of the PC(USA).  She visited Lebanon and Syria in 2017 and brings us up-to-date information.  Billie served as an Educator in several churches in National Capital Presbytery and has recently retired and moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area.