VOLUME III NUMBER 23                                                                                                       June 4,   2017
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Sam's Pick 'o the Week

The continuing issue of racism and discrimination needs informed people to address those challenges.  The Presbyterian Church USA has a website link that offers guidance for dialog and action.  In addition you may wish to read Bryan Stevenson's award-winning  book "Just Mercy - a Story of Justice and Redemption."  The PCUSA resources are at this link:   The PCUSA resource are HERE   samspick  
Ordination Exam Readers Needed

Volunteers (both Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders) to read ordination examinations are needed for the 2017-2018 exam cycle. Salem "readers" will be involved during the periods of August 7-11, 2017 and November 6-10, 2017. All work will be done online, and it is anticipated to take up to 10-12 hours of time in evaluating exams during the reading period. If you are willing to serve in this role, please let Rev. Dr. John Senior (seniorje@wfu.edu) or David Vaughan (statedclerk@salempresbytery.org) know right away. If we get more volunteers than are required, we'll keep you in line for future years! ordinationexams
Stewardship Webinar Offered

The Hesitant Herald: Why Preachers (and Stewardship Committees!) Hate Talking About Money and What to Do About It. Sponsored by the Presbyterian Outlook, join Karl Travis for a 90-minute LIVE WEBINAR on Tuesday, June 13th at 2 pm (ET). For more information and to register click HEREstewardshipwebinar
El Buen Camino 5K

You are invited to join the 5th Annual El Buen Camino 5K. This family fitness event is committed to building community through running, walking and being with one another.  This unique race definitely has a Latin flare, takes you through the beautiful campus of Wake Forest University and is a perfect event for the whole family! Race packets can be picked up at El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services (4637 Tim Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106) either on Thursday, June 8 from 5-8 pm or Friday, June 9 from 9 am-12 pm. Or packets may be picked up on Friday, June 9 beginning at 5 pm until the start of the race. Online registration is available HERE through Monday, June 5 at 6 pm. After that, you may register in person for either the 5K or 1-Mile Walk at either of the Packet Pickup times - Thursday, June 9 (5-8 pm), Friday, June 10 (9 am-12 pm & 5-6:30 pm). Registrations made after June 5 must be made with either cash or check and cost $30 for 5K, $20 for Walk, $5 for Child Walk. camino5k
Clergy Couples Retreat

Salem Presbytery has numerous couples who are both in professional ministry. Click HERE for info about 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 
Make Your Presbytery Commitment of Support Here

Click HERE to make your 2017 Commitment of Support for Salem Presbytery and PC(USA). commitment
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
POAMN Conference

L ook at what's ahead for 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. poamn 
Call Your Representatives

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TODAY! Call your senators and representatives 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.
St. James Celebrates 150 Years!

St. James Presbyterian in Greensboro celebrates 150 years! Click HERE for schedule of activities. stjames
Bryan McFarland on Sabbatical

Associate Presbyter, Hunger Action Advocate, and Communications Coordinator Bryan McFarland will be on sabbatical March 26 - June 25, 2017. Read Bryan's sabbatical plan HERE.  bryansabbatical
2017 Presbytery Meeting Calendar

The calendar of 2017 Presbytery Meetings is online HERE. meetingcalendar
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
New 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
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 
Click HERE for the ALL-NEW 2017 Prayer Calendar
Old Providence - Cleveland
Greenwood - Reidsville
Fifth Creek - Statesville
Dianna Wright - Associate Presbyter _ General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations_ Chair _ POAMN _Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network_
Margaret Elliot - Committee on the Office of the General Assembly
All Members-at-Large of the Presbytery
  • Presbyterian Women and Men's summer conference information: click HERE and HERE.
  • APCE Mid-Atlantic Fall Retreat - "WALK THROUGH THE HOLY" Laurel Ridge Conference Center, October 16-18. Click HERE for more info and to register. Early bird deadline is June 30th.
  • Big Tent 2017 -  The 2017  Big Tent  conference in St. Louis, July 6-8, 2017 with the theme: Race, Reconciliation, and the Reformation. Through plenary events, Bible study, workshops, and worship, attendees will be challenged and renewed by the power of the Gospel message to overcome our current realities of anxiety, division, and inequality.
  • The Church Leadership Connection (CLC) will host a Face to Face Event at Big Tent held at Washington University in St. Louis, MO from July 6-8, 2017. To register for Face to Face click HERE
  • Click HERE for the latest news and announcements from the PCUSA.
  • The 2017 Board of Pensions Call to Health has begun. Click HERE for information about incentives!!
    • 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. https://www.pcusa.org/resource/presbytery-ecumenical-and-interreligious-liaisons/