Presbytery of Blackhawk
CONNECTIONS news & updates
October 26, 2020
You are Invited to Join Us for
Roundtable Discussions
1st and 3rd Thursdays:
November 5 at 2 pm and 7 pm Topic: Congregational Vitality
November 19 at 2 pm and 7 pm Topic: Systemic Poverty
December 5 at 2 pm and 7 pm Topic: Structural Racism
1 hour each, on Zoom - Drop in when you can!

Please join our group list to insure you receive the invitation and reminders.

Learn more about the Matthew 25 Initiative on our website or on the PCUSA pages
Please share information with your "theologically curious" students about The Lux Summer Theological Institute For Youth

A New Earth: Thinking Theologically about
Environmental Justice
June 13-27, 2021

Safety permitting, the program will be held in-person at Presbyterian-related Monmouth College (Monmouth, IL). Funded by the Lilly Endowment, the Lux Institute is a two-week opportunity for students to engage with a topic of global importance and participate in a living-learning community through study, worship, service, recreation, and vocational exploration. FIND OUT MORE.
PCUSA Co-Moderators announce new book study

Ruling Elder Elona Street-Stewart and Rev. Gregory Bentley say the first book to be recommended in their two-year term will be "Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance," by Edgar Villanueva.

They are encouraging churches to embrace the book in discussion groups. READ MORE HERE.
Congratulations to
Rev. Karen Schlack -
New Author!

Recently retired member of Blackhawk, Rev. Karen Schlack has announced the publication of "Mentoring with Morgan", chronicling her years-long journey with Rev. F. Morgan Roberts, her mentor and conversation partner in honing the craft of sermon making.

Please find more information on her website and blog.

Glory to God--Hymns and Songs for
Children and Families
Singing Faith All Day Long

Created for families to share songs of the Christian faith in a natural, every-day kind of way. Sing along or listen to them at home, in the car, with family and friends. SEE MORE

Christian Educators and Youth Leaders
Swap Ideas / Share Concerns
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm on zoom

All are welcome - clergy or lay leaders! If you have not previously been sent an invitation, please contact the Presbytery office to be included.