January 25, 2018
Mission Presbytery Purpose Statement
We are Mission Presbytery, serving Christ in the World. In the Reformed Tradition, together we
  • Establish and equip congregations and sessions to carry out their missions;
  • Recruit, receive, ordain, develop, and care for those called to service in the church;
  • Enable mission and witness to the Gospel that congregations cannot accomplish alone; and 
  • Steward our resources faithfully and generously.

We are better together.

Buckets Anyone?
A big "Thank you" to everyone who supplied buckets earlier for Harvey cleanup.  MORE buckets are now needed. 

If your church still has some or you can put more together, contact  Charlie Schuler in Rockport  right away. He is seeking as many as they can get. 

cell 361-441-8773.  
Thank you!
Job Opportunities

St. Andrew - San Antonio
or 210-722-9871

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Madison Square Church
or 210-226-6254

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Report Changes Please
We like to keep in touch with you.
  1. Have you moved?
  2. Has your phone number changed?
  3. Has your email changed?
  4. Other 
Please include the presbytery office when notifying friends and family of any contact changes. Send information to:
Annual Report for Members-at-Large and Specialized Ministers
Use this form to submit your Annual Report to Rev. Carol Clarke at cjcrev@aol.com.

Retired pastors are not required to submit this report.
And Other News

John Knox Ranch


Presbyterian Pan American School

Synod's New Address
The Synod of the Sun has a new mailing address which you may use now:

Synod of the Sun
445 E. FM 1382, Ste 3-778
Cedar Hill TX 75104

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, all mail will be forwarded to the new address.  E mail addresses and phone numbers will remain the same.
The Presbyterian Church Store has all kinds of resources for the upcoming Lenten and Easter seasons, as well as the newly revised Book of Common Worship.
Mission Presbytery uses Constant Contact as the primary vehicle to provide membership and churches (you) with announcements of news, events, and updates.

To subscribe to the newsletter, call 210-826-3296 or 
800-683-9999 or email
Submit articles for the newsletter by 5 PM, Tuesdays to
Contact Us
Mission Presbytery
7201 Broadway, Ste 303
San Antonio TX 78209
P:  210-826-3296
F:  210-826-0917

No personal information is included in Presbytery communications without the expressed permission of the individual.

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Presbytery Ponderings
Greetings to the Saints of Mission Presbytery!

Y'all continue to amaze me. From the vantage point of this office, I get to see young leaders being developed through the Midwinters Planning Team and Youth Coordinating Committee. I get to be part of deep conversation regarding the futures our congregations and pastoral leaders. I get to watch dozens of volunteers give of their energy, intelligence, imagination and love to further God's mission in the southern fifth of Texas. I get to visit, pray, drink coffee, break bread, counsel, be counseled, and laugh a lot with you all. I get to think and dream and write. I get to work with some amazing colleagues, both here in the office and among our congregations. And every so often, I catch a little glimpse of what God may be bringing to pass among us. Amazing!

I also get to witness the talent among us - which means that today I want to tell you about a couple of new books produced by our colleagues.   Read on...

Presbytery Job Opening
A Great Opportunity Awaits!

Mission Presbytery is seeking a Youth and Young Adult Program Director! If you enjoy working with young people, using your leader skills, being a mentor, friend, and enthusiast, this job is for you. Great benefits included and travel is required. All applicants may send resume with cover letter to HRTeam@missionpby.org. Questions, call or text Claudia Smith at 512-797-3138.  Youth Ministry Job Description

Year-End Reports to Presbytery
For Clerks of Session

---Annual Statistical Reports for 2017 are due on or before February 1, 2018 - that's NEXT THURSDAY! The site to submit your report is open now through February 1. Questions? contact statedclerk@missionpby.org

Links to workbooks:   Korean   --  Spanish   --  English

Link to submit your report:

---Necrology Reports for 2017, due January 31, 2018 .  Form  
Prepping for Presbytery

Mark your calendar for the next presbytery meeting which will be held March 2-3 at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin.  Information for you is being gathered and will be out soon in this publication and on our website. 

Child Care Registration is now ON-LINE.  Registration is due no later than February 9. Click here to register.
Installation Services
You are invited to these upcoming services:

The Rev. Holly Hoppe
as Designated Co-Pastor of
Grace Presbyterian Church
1705 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 3:00 PM


The Rev. Trey Haddon
as Pastor of
St. John's Presbyterian Church
12420 Hewitt Lane
Austin, Texas 78748
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 PM

After Harvey...
FEMA- Assistance to Churches
Important!   Time Sensitive Information

Houses of Worship in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey may apply for assistance beginning January 5, 2018 and ending February 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Read this notice from FEMA for details and access to necessary forms.

Other Assistance:
The Texas Psychological Association, www.TexasPsych.org offers three free counseling sessions by Ph.D Psychology providers to anyone affected by Harvey. Click here to find a counselor

BOP Start-of-Year Checklist

Attached is the annual Start of Year Checklist for 2018 which details the routine reporting responsibilities of congregational leadership. Points included are  Salary Change reporting, 
Taxation of Death Benefits Dues Calculator and more. Mission Presbytery's BOP Representative is:

Rev. Kevin S. Keaton,
Church Consultant
215-435-1301 - Mobile

Also, Read the January Board Connections for information on
This Summer at JKR!
    There's no place like camp and we believe ther is no  place more magical than John Kno x Ranch! This summer we're offering resident, day camps, and Leaders in Training camps. There are also job opportunities!  Visit our website, then register now to reserve your spot! 

Educational Events:

>>Classes at the SoL Center - UPC-San Antonio Campus
Many varied opportunities are offered through the SoL Center. Click here for upcoming classes

>>Kaleidoscope 2018 - Meet Us St. Louis!  
September 24-26, 2018     More details
    Plan now to attend the 2018 Kaleidoscope stewardship conference to be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac in St. Louis. Featured speakers: Diana Butler Bass and Chick Lane.  

>>Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry
April 24-27, 2018 - Princeton Theological Seminary-Princeton NJ.   Forum website: http://iymforum.com,     Forum Flyer  

>>MO-Ranch Events 2018 - Click here
IRS Mileage Rates for 2018

Business miles
54.5 cents per mile
18 cents per mile
Service/Charitable Organizations
14 cents per mile