FROM RACHEL YATES, PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVE
STAMINA, PERSEVERANCE, AND PATIENCE
"Stamina, perseverance, and patience."  It was the prayer request of our newly elected General Assembly co-moderators, Elona Street-Stewart, executive of our very own Synod of Lakes and Prairies, and Rev. Gregory Bentley, pastor of Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama.  On Saturday, the 224th General Assembly overwhelmingly elected this co-moderator team on a first vote.  Stamina, perseverance, and patience. 

The pair will need this as they lead us for the next two years through difficult changes.  Anti-racism work tops the list.  "The world needs a church that has no fear over ...( 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 June 15, 2020 Presbytery Gathering.
A NOTE ABOUT THE PRESBYTERY WORSHIP SERVICES
There is not a worship service from the Presbytery this week as Ann continues to work on two multi-faceted summer series that will include worship and options for Bible study and prayer.

The first series, The Minor Leagues (featuring the 12 minor prophets), will launch July 8 and feature Milwaukee Presbytery's own: Rob Ater, Nikki Blanks, Beth Patton, and Mark Fraley preaching the prophets.  A complete worship service in addition to separate liturgy, sermon videos, and Bible study options will be available each week for the weeks of July 12-August 2, and then will be available either as the entire series or individual, adaptable components on the Presbytery website.

For those wondering how to plan for pulpit supply in COVID world, we hope this will help and at no cost to our congregations.

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.
RACIAL JUSTICE CHALLENGE
Sponsored by PW Synod
What can we do in response to the racism that exists across the U.S. and in our communities?  There is a growing awareness among Presbyterians that racism is a crisis and must be addressed. The PC(USA) and PW in the Synod of Lakes and Prairies are strongly committed to the struggle for racial justice.  PW in our Synod believes that it begins with education and dialog.

You are invited to begin to dismantle structural racism through your participation in the "Racial Justice Challenge".  This "Racial Justice Challenge" will help raise awareness about the perniciousness of racism and encourage action in response to that awareness.  Through discussions surrounding the PC(USA)'s anti-racism policy, scripture and a variety of other resources, participants may develop an increased understanding of how racism is systemic rather than simply personal.

This study is open to women and men across the synod.  It will meet for six-sessions on Mondays, beginning June 29 and ending August 31.  There are two sessions offered each time, 1:30-2:30 PM (Central Time) or 6:30-7:30 PM (Central Time).  There is no cost involved, yet you must register to participate via Zoom.

To register, email your name, presbytery, email address, phone number and preference for afternoon or evening participation to Marilyn Stone at mmstone52@att.net
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).  Congregations should discuss ahead of time with the pulpit supply additional compensation for non-traditional technological services, such as recording or editing or online worship.  
View the Pulpit Supply list 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.   If you have any questions, please contact   Ann Gibbs , Associate for Ministry Vitality.

We continue to hold you and your ministries in prayer.
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