VOLUME VI NUMBER 5
February 5, 2020
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Salem Presbytery, Matthew 25, and You: Notes in Transition

Dear friends, 

We look forward to seeing you at our winter stated meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at Clemmons Presbyterian Church. We hope all ministers who are members of our presbytery will come, and we ask each session to make sure your church is represented by one or more commissioners. We will worship together, enjoy fellowship, and conduct business as we seek direction from God. 

Salem's Executive Council last month unanimously voted to endorse the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Matthew 25 initiative, to commend it to our presbytery, and to call on Salem to declare we are a Matthew 25 presbytery. The initiative calls us to orient our mission around the words of Jesus, to build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism, and eradicate systematic poverty. Our own Diane Givens Moffett (still a member of Salem Presbytery), president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, will preach and lead us in considering opportunities in mission available to us through the Matthew 25 initiative. As you consider our response to the invitation of the Executive Council, please make yourself familiar with the initiative, with information at this link:


The meeting is two weeks away, but since we hear occasional word that scheduled meetings sneak up on people, I want to call your attention to it, to ask that you make sure to be present, or your church is represented, and be prepared to consider important matters before our presbytery and church. 

Grace and peace!

Steve

Steve Scott
Transitional General Presbyter
Upcoming Presbytery Meeting - Election of Elder Commissioners

Clerks of Session and Moderators of Session are reminded to elect a commissioner(s) to the February 18 meeting of Presbytery, to be held at Clemmons Presbyterian Church.  
Annual Statistical Report - Note to Clerks of Session

The OGA system is open for your input for your 2019 statistics. (Of course, much can't be entered until the calendar year has concluded!) Please also submit the Salem documents so that we can update our files; the "Information Form" and the "Necrology 2019" (ruling elders in your congregation who died in 2019) can be found at the following web address:

Hunger Grant Applications

The deadline for Hunger Grant Applications is Monday, February 3rd. The link to the application form can be found below.

Click HERE for the 
2020 Prayer Calendar
January Prayers for:

Budget & Finance Committee
Campus Ministry Leadership
Graham Presbyterian
Unity - Woodleaf
Mt. Vernon - Cleveland





Hispanic Worshipping Group 
at
Sedgefield Presbyterian Church
Mission Leaders In Salem Presbytery

Salem Presbytery is compiling a list of "Mission Leaders" in each of our congregations. We seek contact information for mission committee chairs, mission coordinators (staff or volunteer), or those excited about the mission of the church. Click the link below to add your info. 
 
Add Your Information Here
Become a Peace and Justice Church!

Become and Peace and Justice church! Let your Salem Presbytery Peace and Justice Task Force help, inspire, equip, and send you on a journey. Contact Frank Dew at the link below.
 
Email Frank Dew
2020 Prayer Calendar

Click the link below for the 2019 Prayer Calendar for Congregations and Ministries of Salem Presbytery.

Other Special Events

Are you hosting a special event *(concert, speaker, training, etc.) at a time OTHER than on Sunday morning worship? Submit your event through the link below to be included on our SPECIAL EVENTS Calendar.

Meeting Calendar Available

Don't forget to use our Calendar of Meetings for planning your 2020 monthly agenda. 

Hunger Action

Become a Hunger Action Congregation! Check the links below for more info.
Church Anniversaries

If your congregation is celebrating a significant anniversary (25, 50, 75, 100, etc.), please let the presbytery office know.
Board of Pensions

Click below for Board Connections - January 2020

  Board Connections
Board of Pensions Call to Health

Click the link below to join the Board of Pensions Call to Health.

Board of Pensions Call to Health
PCUSA News and Announcements

Click below for the latest news and announcements from the PCUSA.

PCUSA News
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