Ministers, Educators, Administrators and Clerks, please share this information with your congregation. 
Nov. 5, 2020
Registration Open for Called Presbytery Meeting
At the stated meeting on October 17, Moderator Leigh Anne Ring called a meeting of the presbytery for Saturday, November 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will include the following business: reports by Dismantling Racism Ministry and Strategic Planning Team, committee nominations, an examination for ordination, and a commissioning of a ruling elder to serve as a pastor.

 
9:00 a.m. - meeting opens
9:20 a.m. - orientation
9:30 a.m. - meeting begins
12:30 p.m. - anticipated time of adjournment
Registration

1) Clerks or ministers must provide to Barbara Espigh the name(s) of commissioner(s) elected by the session to represent the congregation. Commissioners may be the same as those elected for the October meeting. Send the name(s) of elected commissioners (whether the same as October or different) to Barbara by November 19.

2) All participants (ministers, commissioned ruling elders, certified Christian educators, commissioners, and guests) must register by 8 p.m. on November 20.
Meeting Packet

Documents required for the meeting are linked below. They also are available on the Stated Meetings page of the presbytery website.
Section I: Agenda
 
(5 pages, 260 KB)


Section II: Reports
 
(15 pages, 368 KB)


Meeting Instructions and Guidelines

Outline the plans that have been developed and the steps that you and your church’s commissioners should pursue to be prepared for the meeting


Other News
Worship Option for Reign of Christ Sunday
In time for Reign of Christ Sunday (November 22), PC(USA) leadership and staff will record a worship service based on the Matthew 25 vision. This is available for congregations to use on November 22 or any day. View or download the video starting November 18 at pcusa.org/matthew25-worship.
SDOP Grant Deadline Extended to December
The Self-Development of People Ministry has extended the deadline for 2020 grants to December 1. Churches are encouraged to review the grant requirements and apply for projects coordinated by the church or recommend organizations outside the church who qualify.

Grant recipients must be organizations or projects for whom the economically poor and/or oppressed are the primary beneficiaries. In addition, an organization's or project's leadership must be composed of a minimum of five members, a majority of whom qualify under low income eligibility standards (199 percent of poverty level).
Still Time to Join Presbyterian Women Events
Registration is still open for the Presbyterian Women of the James virtual gathering on Saturday. Learn about the 2020-2021 Horizons Bible study and local mission agencies nominated to receive the mission offering at their Spring 2021 Gathering. The Bible study starts on November 10 at 2 p.m.
Art Markets Benefit Haiti Ministries
First Presbyterian (Richmond) is holding an online and in-person market of handmade Haitian art culminating on November 14. The in-person market will be outside in the church parking lot. Online orders may be picked up at the in-person market or shipped to the purchaser. Sales support the congregation's partnership with Haiti Child Sponsorship and the Good Shepherd School in Haiti.
POJ’s Haiti Ministry also has art made by Haitian craftspeople that they are selling to benefit their work in Haiti. Sara Johnson, a member of the Haiti Ministry who attends Salisbury Presbyterian Church, is heading up this new initiative. Email Sara to learn how your church can host an art sale for the Haiti Ministry.
Into the Church Triumphant
Rev. Dr. Clement "Kim" Sydnor III 
October, 26, 2020 

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