Volume 41/March 3, 2022
The Presbyark Update
Connecting & Informing the Presbytery of Arkansas
March 3, 2022
149th Presbytery Meeting:
What You Need To Know
To read a message from General Presbyter Stewart Smith, click here.

Click here to register.
Click here for all meeting documents.
Click here to make your offering.
Click here to register for Youth @ Presbytery.
Prayers And Aid For Ukraine
This is a prayer by Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the GA of the PC(USA) from a letter sent to partner churches in both Ukraine and Russia.

“In this troubling time, we pray for peace and unity between the churches of Ukraine and Russia as well as churches in broader Europe and the USA. We seek to stand together as siblings of God’s beloved community, declaring in the face of war that there is another way. Claiming our hope in the Lord our God to protect the vulnerable and watch over those fleeing violence. And we call on God to help stop this war, breaking the instruments of violence, so that there can be peace.”

Click here to read the article.
Click here if you would like to support emergency relief for those fleeing Ukraine.
Click here to download a bulletin insert.
Top Things To Do
Before You Retire
Whether you are 25, 45, or 55, all of us need help planning for our future. Join Fidelity Consultant Dan McCarthy on Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00 noon for a free 30-minute, interactive, virtual presentation on important things to consider — before you retire — that may impact or influence your financial decisions.

This free webinar, sponsored by the Presbytery of Arkansas, is designed to help you get your financial house in order, create a retirement income plan, understand Social Security, and prepare for the unexpected.

As a bonus, if you have medical coverage through the Board of Pensions, you can earn 25 Call to Health points for participating. Following the presentation, Dan will be available to answer your general questions. You can also schedule a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with Dan to discuss your unique circumstances.

Click here to read more and register.
Future Of The Church Grants Available!
It is time again to consider applying for a Future of the Church grant. Future of the Church grants are intended to help churches move into their futures.  Many churches used their grants last year for technical equipment or to find ways to make their church more visible in the community or to bring in a consultant to help them with visioning and reflection.  Normally the grants are not given for property improvements. Please take note that there are also Presbytery grants given by the Presbytery's Mission of the Church Committee.
Here is a link to fill out the grant online or click here to find the grant information on the Presbytery’s website (Presbytery Documents/future of the church). If you have questions, email: Carol Clark at cbclark05@aol.com or Steven Kurtz, chair of the Future of the Church Committee at stevendkurtz@gmail.com. Or call Carol Clark at 501-563-6279. 
Lenten Study
with the Presbytery of Arkansas
During Lent, join the Presbytery of Arkansas and PC-USA Mission Co-Worker Rev. Dori Hjalmarson in a six-week Zoom Bible study of mission and church. The study will take place on the six Thursdays from March 3 through April 7 at 7:00pm.

To read more about the study and register, click here.
Have You Joined Us On
Presbyark Connect?
In Between these twice monthly, very informative Updates, how do you stay connected and keep up with what's happening in our Presbytery and beyond? The answer is, on Facebook at Presbyark Connect!

If you have never joined, click here now and join today. If you are a member, check it out each day, post your questions, share your church events, and let others know you are there and you care by commenting and sharing on their posts.

See you soon at Presbyark Connect!
Mission of The Church Grants Available
The Mission of the Church Committee is offering Unified Mission Emphasis grants to assist congregations and ministries of the Presbytery of Arkansas in proclaiming the love of Christ beyond their walls; efforts that extend the power of congregations and ministries to serve the most vulnerable in our society are particularly welcome. 

Click here to read more and learn how to register (presbyark.org/Presbytery Documents/Mission of the Church).
Summer Trip March 15 Deadline
We still have a few spots available for both Mo-Ranch and Montreat! Please sign up by March 15 to claim your place on these awesome summer trips! 

Click here for registration information. Questions? Contact Rev. Brianne Christiansen, Interim Director of Youth Ministries (brianne@presbyark.org).
New Junior High Youth Event!
Announcing a new Youth A-Team event!!! ⁠
Mission Possible is a Junior High spring retreat centered around service. This year we're serving the Russellville community!⁠
Come stay at Central Pres, serve with your friends, and hang out with cool JHers from around the state. Junior high students (6th-9th graders), high school leader corpses (10-12th graders), and adult chaperones are all invited! ⁠
Registration will drop on Wednesday, March 9 at this link.
Presbyterian World Mission adopts new funding system to support mission co-workers
As the new year gets underway, the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) is implementing a timely and important change to its funding system in support of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s mission co-workers in 80 countries across the globe.

Effective immediately — as a tangible way of expressing that the whole church both sends and supports all of its mission co-workers — the PMA now invites the whole church to use one fund, General Sending and Support, E132192, rather than a host of individual accounts, to demonstrate this shared commitment. Click here to read more...
Upcoming PRC Free Webinars
You Don't Want To Miss!

GenOn Ministries is a non-profit organization that partners with churches to nurture intergenerational Christ-centered community. Explore resources and training that they offer.
3/16/2022 @ 1:00pm
Does Your Church Need a Sabbatical?
Explore how you can use the sabbatical concept through the next year as a way to build momentum for what's next!
3/22/2022 @ 1:00pm.
Messy Church is a global movement that focuses on a way to be church for all-ages, but tune in to learn how Messy Churches have quickly adapted to our changing environment.
3/24/2022 @ 1:00pm

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