September 29, 2017
 
Northeast Georgia Presbytery Newsletter
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Bogart, GA 30622
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In This Issue
Important News from the Presbytery Offfice
Important Information regarding Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Save the Date
 
 

IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE
 
Reid Memorial Church will be the host for a Cluster dinner and program with Rev. John Kuykendal, President Emeritus and Professor of Religion at Davidson College, to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. Please click here for a flyer. Contact Denise Rosenzweig at deniserosenzweig@comcast.net or 706-399-9124 for questions
     
 
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Thornwell Emphasis Month is this November, and it's the perfect time for you to make a long-lasting difference in the lives of other. Please click here for more information. 
 
"Home" a College Conference at the Montreat Conference Center will be held January 2-5, 2018. Please click here for more information.
 
 
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HURRICANES IRMA AND HARVEY  
 
Just in case you haven't seen this important information, we are repeating it again for you.  
 
Hurricane Irma - things you can do: 
 
Grace and Peace to all of you. Thanks for giving me an update in your presbyteries.  I rejoice that you all made it through Irma and pray for your continuing leadership as our Presbyterian family steps up to assist those who have been most affected by this disaster.
 
Florida PDA (FLAPDAN) has its website up and running post Irma including how to register volunteer teams.
 
 
Go to the volunteer section and click on Hurricane Irma.  The immediate need is for teams willing to do tarping, debris removal and muck outs.  This is just for Florida recovery. There will probably also be needs in Savannah Presbytery as well and we'll keep you posted.  
 
Presbyteries need to officially invite PDA in to work with them in a disaster (Georgia and South Carolina presbyteries, please note).  They also have initial grants available to presbyteries (see attached).  You don't have to have a formalized plan to request these funds.  Just the need.  
 
As we continue to assess the damage done, let us continue to keep one another updated, to reach out to one another when there is a particular need that is made known, and pray for the recovery of hearts and spirits as we rebuild in places that are broken.
 
In Christ,
Rev. Joyce Lieberman, Executive & Stated Clerk 
Synod of South Atlantic
   
Hurricane Harvey - things you can do: 
 
Please join us in prayer for those who are suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. To support PDA's emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey. You may also mail checks to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P. O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 or donate by phone by calling 1-800-872-3283.   
 
You can also put together Gift of the Heart kits for survivors in the affected areas - hygiene kits and cleanup buckets are especially needed. For more information, go to pda.pcusa.org/page/kits
 
Ask to be notified of volunteer opportunities. Call 1-866-732-6121 or email pda.callcenter@pcusa.org
 
 
 

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations   
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Please continue to pray for Rev. Charlie Cook, Honorably Retired Minister Member and former Executive Presbyter of our presbytery.  
 
We. want to hear from you!!  Please share your prayer concerns and celebrations by calling the presbytery office at 706-353-2533 or email Linda Turner

 
    
SAVE THE DATE     

Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board of Directors Meeting, Presbyterian Student Center, UGA, 5:30 p.m., October 2
Committee on Representation Meeting, presbytery office, 10:30 a.m., October 5
Committee on Ministry Team Meeting, Covenant Church, Athens, 10:00 a.m., October 10
Stated Presbytery Meeting, First Church, Cornelia, reg. 8:45/call to order 9:30, October 21
Presbytery Office Closed, October 23
Congregational Connections Ministry Team Meeting, presbytery office, 10:00 a.m., October 26
Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board of Directors Meeting, Presbyterian Student Center, UGA, 5:30 p.m., November 6
Committee on Ministry Team Meeting, Covenant, Athens, 10:00 a.m., November 9
Thanksgiving Holidays, presbytery office closed, November 23 and 24
Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board of Directors Meeting, Presbyterian Student Center, UGA, 5:30 p.m., December 4
Nominating Committee Meeting, presbytery office, 11:00 a.m., December 6
Committee on Ministry Team Meeting, Covenant Church, Athens, 10:00 a.m., December 14

 
We believe Almighty God is calling Northeast Georgia Presbytery to become a Christ centered, inclusive community of faithful and healthy congregations.
  
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