VOLUME IV NUMBER 36
September 5, 2018
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Presbytery Pledge
Creating a Culture of Generosity: Notes in Transition

Workshops for the next installment of "Creating a Culture of Generosity" take place this Saturday. We continue to be excited that eighteen congregations of Salem Presbytery are taking advantage of this program, and we are glad to be partners with them. It's still not too late to consider taking advantage of this year's Stewardship Kaleidoscope Conference in St. Louis, September 24-26 (see link below). 

If your church is like most I know, you are giving serious thought to a fall stewardship campaign. Some congregations plan a year-round program, but whether they plan far in advance or are just now feeling hard-pressed, congregations are moving into high gear as they - and we - offer members the opportunity to participate in the mission of their congregations and give.

As you make plans, we encourage you to give prayerful thought to your participation in the ministry of Salem Presbytery in 2019. Change is afoot in every arena of ministry, not only in congregations. Many presbytery responsibilities will require continued commitment, even as - during this transition - the shape of our shared ministry evolves. Members of the staff are eager to be of support to congregations at times of transition, in time of need, and in mission we do together, all in response to the call of God in Jesus Christ. We are grateful for the support you give, in resources and in sharing leadership.

Grace and peace!

Steve Scott
Transitional General Presbyter

  Stewardship Kaleidoscope Conference
Peace and Global Witness Offering

Our next historical offering season is Peace and Global Witness which began September 2nd and continues through October 7th - on World Communion Day. This time period is known as the season of peace. This five-week pilgrimage is intended to deepen the pursuit of peace for congregations, small groups, families and individuals. Learn more at the link below.
 
Presbytery Meeting Digest

The DIGEST for the August 18, 2018 meeting of Salem Presbytery is now online via the link below.
 
Presbyterian Inter-racial Dialogue

At our last Presbytery meeting the Presbyterian Inter-Racial Dialogue (PIRD) clergy introduced the recommendation that Salem Presbytery endorse the Black Lives Matter movement. Click the link below for the recommendation. We have all heard of Black Lives Matter and have formed opinions based on what we have heard, yet many of us have not educated ourselves on what the movement does and does notstand for. Please check out their website linked below, and look at what they believe or visit our resource page also listed below to download resources for your congregation or ministry.
 
Mission Leaders In Salem Presbytery

Salem Presbytery is compiling a list of "Mission Leaders" in each of our congregations. We seek contact information for mission committee chairs, mission coordinators (staff or volunteer), or those excited about the mission of the church. Click the link below to add your info. 
 
Add Your Information Here
Become a Peace and Justice Church!

Become and Peace and Justice church! Let your Salem Presbytery Peace and Justice Task Force help, inspire, equip, and send you on a journey. Contact Frank Dew at the link below.
 
Email Frank Dew
Healthy Boundaries Workshop

The next Healthy Boundaries workshop is Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Clemmons Presbyterian Church.  Rationale, description of workshops, registration and more are online at the link below.
 
Healthy Boundaries Workshop Info
Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering

Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering set for September 22nd at North Wilkesboro PC. Rev. Lara Musser Gritter, Co-Pastor of First Presbyterian in Salisbury will lead us using the theme, "Chosen in Love." Plan to come join us. Registration information on our PW page on Salem's website. And coming soon to our event page.

PYC Mission Project

Got an idea or suggest for our mission project? Scheduled for November 10th. Let us hear from you. Contact Taylor Barner at link below 
 
Save the Date: November 3 - YAVA Day 2018

All alums of the Young Adult Volunteer program are invited to YAVA Day on Saturday, November 3! Meet and re-connect with other YAV alum at an event near you! If you're interested in attending, hosting or helping out with a YAVA Day event in your area, please fill out the form through the link below.
 
Campus Ministry

Thank you for your support of our college students. We had a great time sharing God's love with them during the school year. As we begin our preparation for the fall, we want to remind you to let us know where your young adults will be attending school this fall. Click below to submit your information.
 
Campus Ministry Info Submission
Mission Trip Opportunities

The NEW dates for the sister2sister International trip to Nairobi, Kenya are October 3-16, 2018.  Join us for this mission verification trip. More information at the link below

Please Keep in Prayer

Keep our Salem Presbytery ministries and colleagues in prayer. Follow the link below for more info.

Special Events?

Are you hosting a special event (concert, speaker, training, etc.) at a time OTHER than Sunday morning worship ? Submit your event below to be included on our SPECIAL EVENTS Calendar.

Support Salem Presbytery

Help support Salem Presbytery in 2018. Click the link below to: 
  • LEARN about the various ministries of Salem Presbytery your pledge supports,
  • READ current per capita information, 
  • DISCOVER how to make a pledge and GIVE online.

Prayer Calendar Available

Our 2018 Prayer Calendar is now available at the link below

Meeting Calendar Available

Don't forget to use our Calendar of Meetings for planning your 2018 monthly agenda. 

Pathways to Learning & Leadership for CREs

Learn about Pathways to Learning & Leadership for CREs   through Union Presbyterian Seminary, by clicking on the link below.
 

Pathways to Learning & Leadership
Hunger Action

Become a Hunger Action Congregation! Check the links below for more info.
Church Anniversaries

If your congregation is celebrating a significant anniversary (25, 50, 75, 100, etc.), please let the presbytery office know.
Click HERE for the 
2018 Prayer Calendar
Sparta
St. Paul - Greensboro

Nancy Williams-Berry 
Chaplain (Honorably Retired)
Presbyterian Homes
Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain

September Prayers for:

Presbyterian Women
Presbyterian Youth Council
Board of Pensions

Click below for the August 2018 Board Connections!

Board Connections!
PCUSA News and Announcements

Click below for the latest news and announcements from the PCUSA.

PCUSA News
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