Eastminster Presbytery

for the Week of November 7, 2018
For correspondence mailing, please use the appropriate mailing address:
General Presbyter & Stated Clerk
1201 E Market St #427
Akron, OH
Business Administrator
P.O. Box 14439
Poland, OH 44514
Business Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm
Presbytery Calendar at a Glance

  • Nov. 7- West Area Clergy Lunch, Panera Bread (Stow), 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 8- Vital Congregations Event, New Covenant Church (Akron), 10 a.m. (Registration at 9:30)
  • Nov. 12- AMC, First, Youngstown, 4:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 13- COM, Oak Hill Church, 5:30 p.m.

Eastminster Presbytery Stated Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The Vine Fellowship Community Church
3676 Community Lane/ Suite 100
Copley, OH 44321
(off S. Cleveland-Massillon Road)

9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Meeting

Meeting details along with menu and registration link coming soon!
Vital Congregations Event
10:00 a.m. (Registration at 9:30 a.m.)
The Vital Congregations Event
9:30 a.m. (Registration) - 3:00 p.m.

The Vital Congregations Event will take place tomorrow, Nov. 8, at New Covenant Community Church, 1587 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44313. Kathryn Threadgill from PCUSA will lead the event. We will order box lunches for $10 including drinks, paid at time of registration. If interested in attending, you can still register by clicking on the link above.

Pastors, elders, and church leaders are invited to attend this time of conversation and learning. Even if your church may or may not be ready to participate in this initiative, you will find this time with Kathryn a blessing to your ministry.

More information about the Vital Congregation Initiative can be found at:
Please contact Cathy (479.461.4042 or cathy@eastminsterpresbytery.org ) if you have questions.
Board of Pensions Open Enrollment

Now through November 16, is the time for employees to make changes or elect benefits coverage for 2019. Employees will receive an email from Board of Pensions announcing the start of annual enrollment. Log on to Benefits Connect to submit elections for 2019 benefits — even if there is no change from 2018 benefits.
Attention Clerks of Session
The Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire (CAQ) 2018 is now available on line. This questionnaire informs PC(USA) agencies about what congregations are doing and what their needs are. The deadline for completing the questionnaire is Thursday, November 15 . To get started, click (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser): 

For those who would like to download a pdf copy of the survey prior to completing the online survey: 2018 Clerk's Annual Questionnaire
Safety and Security from Church Mutual

In the wake of Saturday’s tragic shooting in Pittsburgh, we grieve with those who have lost their friends, family members and neighbors to another act of violence at a house of worship. If you need help making your organization and people more secure, please visit our safety resources by clicking on the Church Mutual logo >>
Around Eastminster Presbytery....

If your congregation has an upcoming event or would like to get information out to the churches and community in Eastminster, please email Diane with the details! Deadline to submit is each Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Visit eastminsterpresbytery.org for information and updates; and while you are there, check out the Connections page (under the "Our Presbytery" tab on the home page) to stay connected!

The HUB Community Center in Copley
Saturday, November 10, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Purposeful Eats Cooking Academy inspires students ages 7-18 to experience new foods and develop cooking skills. The World Cuisine Series will explore tasty and unique dishes from all over the world. Students have hands-on instruction of the featured foods, sample their creations and receive a copy of the recipe to recreate again at home!

Class fee is $25 per student. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

This month we will highlight food from the land down under - Australia!

Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite or www.purposefuleats.com.


Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service
The Poland, Ohio area churches (Poland United Methodist, Poland Presbyterian, Heritage Presbyterian, Holy Family Roman Catholic, Bethel Friends Lutheran and Prince of Peace Lutheran) invite you to an Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Poland United Methodist Church (1940 Boardman Poland Road, Poland). Clergy from the churches will lead the service and a combined choir of the churches will provide the music. The offering will be directed to the Poland Food Pantry at Poland United Methodist Church.
Presbytery Staff & Officers: