VOLUME III NUMBER 30                                                                                                      July 26,   2017
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The country's religious congregations (each of them) would have to add $714,000 to their annual budgets each year for the next decade to make up for the cuts proposed in President Trump's 2018 budget. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World said,  "Congress should not justify budget cuts by saying that churches and charities can pick up the slack.  They cannot."                              
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that more than half the proposed cuts - or $2.5 trillion over 10 years - come from programs that help low and moderate income people.
Presbytery Meetings

PLEASE NOTE the upcoming deadlines for the August 12, 2017 meeting of Salem Presbytery. The calendar of 2017 Presbytery Meetings and their deadlines is online HERE. 2018 Calendar coming soon.
PCUSA Stated Clerk, J. Herbert Nelson Visits Salem

NC Presbyterians welcome our Stated Clerk, The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson on Friday, September 29, 2017 at First Presbyterian, Burlington. Register today!!
Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries training will be offered on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:30am at the offices of Salem Presbytery. Register today! Not sure if you need to renew? Visit the Salem Presbytery Directory to see when you last took the training.
Clergy Couples Retreat

Salem Presbytery has numerous couples. Called Together: A Retreat for Married Couples in Professional Ministry is a four day retreat focusing on relationships, renewal, and resources for couples who are both in professional ministry. clergycouples 
El Buen Pastor's Healing Garden

Read about El Buen Pastor's Healing Garden.
Make Your Presbytery Commitment of Support Here

Click HERE to make your 2017 Commitment of Support for Salem Presbytery and PC(USA). A new QR code is available for use in your printed materials, i.e. bulletins, newsletters, etc. commitment
Service of Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation

Salem Presbytery's Peace & Justice Task Group invites you to a Service of Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation in Salisbury, NC on Sunday, August 6.  Click HERE for more information on their facebook event page.
EQUIP Support Team News!

Look what's coming your way from the Equip Support Team: Resource Swap - August 12th. Bring some to Give or an empty bag to Get.  Click HERE for more information. equipteam
EQUIP Support Team Book Read

Equip's book read for the summer is "Inhabiting Eden" by Patricia K. Hill. Click HERE for more information on this book or you may connect with Beth Hayes in our Moravian Resource Center.  bookread
Presbyterian Women's Fall Gathering

Presbyterian Women's Fall GatheringSeptember 23rd at Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Salisbury. Keynote leader is Susan Jackson Dowd. More info to come on our webpage. 
St. James Celebrates 150 Years!

St. James Presbyterian in Greensboro celebrates 150 years! Click HERE for schedule of activities. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary (25, 50, 75, 100, etc.) please let the presbytery office know. stjames
Salem Presbytery Prayer List

The Salem Presbytery Prayer List is continually updated. Please notify Laurie Scott or Bryan McFarland if there are items you'd like to add/edit on our Prayer List presbyprayer
Salem Presbytery Directory!

Access our  Salem Presbytery Directory with the following GLOBAL password:  clemmons3950 OR if your information is in the system you can follow the online steps to gateway in by your own passphrase. Please  help us by sending any corrections to support@salempresbytery.org.   directory
POAMN Conference

Look at what's ahead for OLDER ADULTS & Retired Clergy in our presbytery. POAMN (Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network) Regional Conference set for October 19th at Highland, WS will include a workshop for retired clergy called Retired Clergy: Asset or Liability. Set this day aside and look for registration information in the fall. Click HERE for more information.
Little Big Tent Coming this Fall

The Little Big Tent is coming this fall, October 28th. Our committees will offer workshops that will help us focus on and celebrate the 500th anniversary of The Reformation. See the FLYER for more information. littlebigtent 
Help Needed: Famine Relief

YOUR HELP NEEDED TODAY!: Call your senators and request aid of  $1 billion dollars for famine relief in Africa. The money is to come from the 2017 Appropriations. The number to call is 800 826-3688.
PrayerMatters
Click HERE for the ALL-NEW 2017 Prayer Calendar
Richard Osmer - Faculty Princeton Seminary
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Pine Hall
 
July Prayers For

Don Saunders, President North Carolina Historical Society
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PCUSA Matters

  • APCE Mid-Atlantic Region Fall Retreat. "WALK THROUGH THE HOLY" Laurel Ridge Conference Center, October 16th - 18th. Click HERE for more info and to register. Early bird deadline is June 30th.Von Clemans will be the keynote speaker and will be sharing information about his most recent trip to Jerusalem. We will be gathering at the beautiful Laurel Ridge Conference Center October 16-18, 2017.  There will also be an APCE panel with three APCE Presidents: Our past president Von, our current president Holly Inglis, and our president elect Dr. Ken McFayden.  You won't want to miss this event! The early bird registration deadline is June 30.  So don't delay!  Register today HERE.
  • Click HERE for the latest news and announcements from the PCUSA
  • PRESBYTERY LIAISONS:  We are looking for individuals willing to serve as their Presbytery liaison. These volunteers would assist in building a local network of ecumenical partners, sharing ecumenical resources or information, and keeping CEIR and national staff informed of local efforts/resources.  The application can be found HERE and contains additional information.