FROM RACHEL YATES, PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE
ALPHABET SOUP
I never did like alphabet soup.  It always looked good in the commercials - or at least, it looked fun.  In reality, I thought it tasted terrible, and I could never get enough of the right letters on my spoon to spell anything.  What a disappointment!

The Presbytery created its own pot of alphabet soup in February, a broth with random letters:  C, P, V, M, T.  We mixed up the ingredients of Presbytery responsibilities from our Manual of Operation and let them simmer for a time.  On our organizational spoon, letters began to group themselves as CCV, CTM, CPM. 

Having lived with our new organizational structure for a few months now, it felt timely to report on ...( 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.
WITH CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES
Nancy Theoharis, mother of Rev. Liz Theoharis and long-time member of North Shore Presbyterian church, passed away on June 6, 2020. An online memorial service was held on June 8th to celebrate Nancy's life. Nancy's obituary can be read online.
 
A NOTE ABOUT THE PRESBYTERY WORSHIP SERVICES
For the next two weeks, there will not be a worship service from the Presbytery while Ann works on two multi-faceted summer series that will include worship and options for Bible study and prayer.

The series will feature sermons from our own Milwaukee Presbytery preaching team that will be available both in a cohesive worship format or separate and adaptable for pulpit supply needs for online worship.

The first series, The Minor Leagues (featuring the 12 minor prophets), will offer some fun baseball themes while at the same time tackling the realities of our day through the voices of those who knew what it was to be a disparate people and struggling for justice in the world.  It will launch July 8.
In the meantime, we encourage you to explore these online services available each week from our member congregations:  www.pbymilwaukee.org/covid-19coronavirus-worship-resources.html.
UPDATED PULPIT SUPPLY LIST
The Presbytery of Milwaukee has updated the Pulpit Supply list with new information you can use when you need help filling your pulpit (digital or physical).  Check it out here.
COVID-19 PRESBYTERY RELIEF GRANTS AVAILABLE
The Presbytery of Milwaukee Council and Commission on Congregational Vitality are working together to provide relief aid and support for our congregations in response to COVID-19.
Please see this  grant application form for details.  Grants are available to both individual ministers and congregations.
We continue to hold you and your ministries in prayer.
If you have any questions, please contact Ann Gibbs, Associate for Ministry Vitality.
LORD, HERE WE ARE - COVID-19 HYMN