FROM RACHEL YATES, PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE
 THE BIG SWITCHEROO
It's easy.  CPM is still CPM (except the acronym is for a different name), and it took on some of the responsibility of COM, which is now CTM.  Partnership became CVC, but it's doing a lot of what COM (now CTM) did.  Council is still Council, with more.  So, what's to explain?

On February 4, our big shuffle of responsibilities among our Presbytery commissions took effect.  We made the adjustment to even out the work levels and align work differently.  It should make a difference.  We even had a meeting of the moderators of the affected commissions to test ... ( READ MORE )
PRESBYTERY PULSE
PRESBYTERY HIGHLIGHTS
Weren't able to make it to the last Presbytery Gathering, but interested in the good work happening in the Presbytery?  Checkout the Presbytery Highlights, a one-page synopsis of the February 4, 2020 Presbytery Gathering.
ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF AMANDA CHRISTENSEN
February 23, 3:00 p.m.
Please join us on Sunday, February 23, 2020, for the ordination and installation of Amanda Christensen. The service begins at 3:00 PM at Good Shepherd Trinity Church ( 3302 N Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53216).   Celebrating that Good Shepherd Trinity is a combined PC(USA) and ELCA congregation, this will be an ecumenical service.  Clergy are invited to wear their favorite celebration stole and all others are invited to wear their favorite boa.

Amanda is originally from Milwaukee and it is delightful that she is now returning home with her family to follow where God is leading her.

Amanda is passionate about rituals and liturgies which bridge ancient practices with future possibilities of realizing God's vision of justice, and seeks to find ways where the rhythms of knowing God's deep compassion become a part of everyday life.
Amanda states that as an advocate for systems that maximize resources, build and restore communities, and work to bring about God's vision for justice, her hope is to work in ways which the church radically seeks to live out this sense of justice.
Judy Jaggard
Moderator, Milwaukee Presbytery
CREATIVE WORSHIP PACKAGE FOR CHURCHES IN PASTORAL TRANSITION
Inspired by the creative worship leadership of Marcia McFee last fall, Rev. Beth Patton, Rev. Nicole Farley, and Ruling Elder and Presbytery Executive Rachel Yates have designed a creative worship package for the Easter season (April 19 through May 24), specifically for churches in transition. More details here.
HAS YOUR CHURCH INCORPORATED?
The advice that our congregations incorporate with the State of Wisconsin continues to be raised among our church leaders.  As a reminder, our Stated Clerk has offered this guidance.  First (Racine) researched its own incorporation history and shares this historical reflection from its archives. 
NEWS FROM THE DENOMINATION
DO YOUR PHOTOS TELL THE PC(USA) STORY?
The Presbyterian Planning Calendar is seeking photo submissions for its 2020-2021 edition that focus on the ways churches, mid-councils, and other groups are carrying out the Matthew 25 and Hands & Feet initiatives, which highlight PC(USA) efforts to actively engage in the world and communicate God's love.  Submission Deadline is Friday, February 14th.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCE SUGGESTION FROM PW
Looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month with young readers in your life? Download the coloring sheet/reading challenge created by 
@HereWeeRead . The Here Wee Read website also has a wealth of book recommendations for Black History Month (and every month), as well as book-related activities and tips for encouraging reading!
FREE "BASICS OF REFORMED THEOLOGY" WEBINAR
Thursday, February 20th, at 12:00 p.m. (CST) Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby will present a one-hour webinar discussing the basics of reformed theology.  Rev. Dr. Rigby is the W.C. Brown Professor of theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and co-chair of the Reformed Theology and History Unity of the American Academy of Religion.  This webinar is ideal for people new to Christian education, volunteer and seasoned veterans.
Learn more about the webinar and register here.