Eastminster Presbytery

E-News
for the Week of January 23, 2019
For correspondence mailing, please use the appropriate mailing address:
General Presbyter & Stated Clerk
1201 E Market St #427
Akron, OH
479.461.4042
Business Administrator
P.O. Box 14439
Poland, OH 44514
330.505.2167
Business Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm
Presbytery Calendar at a Glance

  • AMC meeting January 16, First Church, Warren, 3:00 p.m.
  • West Area Pastors lunch, January 24th, Panera (Stow), 1:00 p.m.
  • Pastor's Retreat, January 30-31, Villa Maria Spirituality Center, 4:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. If attending Thursday only - Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Attention all Teaching Elders & CREs!!
PASTOR’S RETREAT
Wednesday - Thursday
January 30-31, 2019
Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center
2067 Evergreen Road
Villa Maria, PA 16155

Resurrection of the Rust Belt

Led by: TE Lisa Nichols Hickman, First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, PA.

Cost: $50 (includes overnight accommodations and meals)
$25 for Thursday only (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Check in for those attending Wednesday-Thursday is 4:30 p.m. (dinner served at 5:00 p.m.). If attending Thursday only, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10:00 a.m.


Reservation Deadline: Thursday, January 24th at 12:00 p.m.

Attention Clerks of Session

It is time to report the 2018 statistics for your church! Our goal this year is to have 100 percent reporting, meaning all 45 of our churches! As promised, if we reach our goal, our General Presbyter and Stated Clerk will do a happy dance at the March Presbytery meeting! The link below will direct you to the PCUSA's Statistical Reporting and Frequently asked Questions page. The first link will take you to the log in page for statistical reporting. If you continue to scroll down the page, you will find answers to common questions to assist you in your reporting. Questions regarding login information or statistical reporting can be emailed to cathy@eastminsterpresbytery.org .


2019 Directory Update

Church Administrators or Clerks of Session, please take a few moments to complete the Directory Update Form. This year, you can do this online by clicking on the link below. If you prefer to print out the form and mail it to Eastminster, (P.O. Box 14439, Poland, Ohio, 44514) a downloadable form is available on our web page under the Quick Links menu. If you have any questions, please contact Diane at diane@eastminsterpresbytery.org or 330-505-2167.
Ministers' Communion Service

There will be a Ministers' Communion service on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in the sanctuary of Firestone Park Presbyterian Church, 275 S. Firestone Bldv, Akron , for all our minister members and CREs. We invite you to join us for a time of worship, communion and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch on your own at the Waterloo Restaurant in Akron. This is a great opportunity to gather as a community with colleagues in Eastminster! To help with planning, please click on the link to confirm that you will be attending!
All Saints Remembrance

We will celebrate the saints of our congregations at the March Presbytery Meeting since our last remembrance which was in March 2018. Please click on the link below to report the elders from your congregation who have joined the church triumphant between March 2018 and today. You may also visit our Resources page at eastminsterpresbytery.org for a downloadable form (Celebration of Saints) and mail it to:
Eastminster Presbytery
P.O. Box 14439
Poland, OH 44514

If there are no elders to report, please indicate so on the form and submit as well. It is helpful to hear back from all the congregations to be sure that we include all the names. If you have any questions, email diane@eastminsterpresbytery.org .
The Vibrant Faith Institute

Every congregation wants vibrant, life-transforming faith formation for all ages and generations that promotes lifelong faith growth and discipleship. Our 21st  century world presents congregations and their leaders with significant challenges, but also with new possibilities for creating dynamic faith formation. Congregations need leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and practices to develop faith forming communities in the 21st century.
The Vibrant Faith Institute is designed for leaders who care about the future of faith formation in their communities—whether they are full time, part time or volunteer leaders, pastors or Christian education directors or coordinators.
The Vibrant Faith Institute will help you embrace a new vision and develop a new set of practices for faith formation with all ages and generations in your congregation. To learn more and/or register >>> The Vibrant Faith Institute
MUSA 2019
Mission to the USA - Synod of the Covenant

Reverse mission. You do not go to Africa; our Synod brings Christian leaders to you. For three weeks. This coming October. They come from Muslim majority countries to inform and participate in your congregation and community. Most of it paid for by the Synod. Here is one great opportunity we have been doing for 35 years. Contact our MUSA Director, Steve Gorman, for details: 216-801-2036   stevegorman48@gmail.com 

God is opening one big door here!
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