FROM RACHEL YATES, PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE
 SCRAMBLED
Lately, order has turned into chaos.  My neat plans have been disrupted.  From the small to the big, my tidy way of addressing the world has been disturbed.  As a simple example, on my computer desktop, I store documents that I will need to access frequently.  I group them in little sections according to subject matter by dragging the icons together.  Each time I unplug my laptop from the large monitor on my desk, however, it scrambles all the icons and puts them in no order at all.  When I plug back into the monitor, the order is restored.  For those times when I'm just working from the laptop though, I have to squint and frown at my jumble of icons to find the one I want.  Let me know if there's a solution to that. 

This past Sunday afternoon, I had great plans to ... ( 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.
NEWS FROM THE DENOMINATION
PARTICIPATE IN THE ARTS AND JUSTICE PROJECT
The Arts and Justice Project invites young adults (18-30) to submit the creative ways in which they express the need for justice.  Whether it be through music, visual arts, dance, film, and anywhere in between, this project invites you to be creative.  Submissions will be accepted February 8 - March 27.  Find out more here.
IT'S TIME TO ORDER ECO-PALMS!
Through the Eco-Palms project, 25% of the cost of each frond is going directly back to the Central American communities that harvest them.  Get ready for Palm Sunday (April 5th) and order yours today!
SPECIAL OFFERINGS PARTNERS WITH ILLUSTRATED MINISTRY
Special Offerings is partnered with Illustrated Ministry, LLC., this year to provide bulletin inserts that correspond with each Offering in an illustration of a stained-glass window.  Coloring sheets are available for use at presbytery meetings, during Sunday school classes, or wherever else you see fit.  

Pictured is the design Illustrated Ministry created for the 2020 Action Kit (downloadable here).
BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCE SUGGESTION FROM PW