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Facing Racism Resource
Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) must stand against, speak against and work against racism. In the wake of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the PC(USA)'s ongoing Facing Racism campaign offers tools to help assist Mid Councils in their work against racism. The campaign shares a wealth of free antiracism resources with the greater Church at   FacingRacism.org, which features recent statements by the Church on Charlottesville, plus studies, books, training sessions and other events.  

May God bless your witness as you share these antiracism resources on your website, in e-newsletters and on social media, and as you help equip Presbyterians to engage in addressing racism. Thank you for joining together in the efforts of the Church to become the community of faith God calls us to be.  
Why I Stopped Going to Faith Lutheran and Now It's Closing
AUGUST 11, 2017 7:00 AM
POINT
Curriculum and Study Resources for Children, Youth, and Adults
 
 
T he Congregational Ministries Publishing agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) produces excellent resources for use by our churches for a variety of offerings - Sunday School classes for all ages, weekday studies, after school programs, confirmation, and youth gatherings. There are options for multi-age children's classes and some resources may be used for intergenerational events and for special occasions such as retreats and workshops.
 
In order to help congregations become familiar with these resources, a program was established to help get the word out.
 
Introducing:
POINT
(Presbyterians Organized in Nurture & Teaching)
 
Each presbytery is invited to have up to two POINT representatives to be available to churches to share information on resources to help our congregations grow in knowledge of scripture and faith.
 
The POINT representative for our presbytery - Presbytery of Transylvania - is Ginny Harville Baker. Ginny holds a Masters in Christian Education and has served two other presbyteries as a POINT rep. She lives in Lexington and is anxious to meet with folks from churches in our presbytery to hear about what they are doing, would like to do, and to share what is new for God's children of all ages!
 
You may contact Ginny at:
219-363-9185 or ghbaker60@gmail.com
Kentucky Council of Churches Legislative Agent Search
KCC is beginning its search for a new Legislative Agent. 
 
Legislative Agent
 
The Kentucky Council of Churches is seeking a Legislative Agent.   The ideal candidate will demonstrate extraordinary communication and organizational skills.  He or she should be committed to educational and advocacy-oriented efforts for ecumenical relationships. The position entails working with officers and committees of the Kentucky Council of Churches and government entities.  The is a part-time contracted position.   We offer a competitive compensation package.  Interested candidates will be given further information by inquiring at kcclegislativeagent@gmail.com
Kentucky Council of Churches Annual Assembly
Registration is now open for the 2017 Annual Assembly
Please join us October 19th-20th at Jeffersontown Christian Church in Louisville for our annual assembly.
 
This year's keynote speakers are the Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre and Mr. Jack Jezreel.
 
Our workshops will discuss various forms of power and privilege and include topics such as "Working to Remove Systemic Privilege" led by Dr. Charisse Gillett; "Immigration Privilege" led by Dr. Emily Askew; "Environmental Privilege" led by members of KCC's Creation Care committee; "The Effects of Economic Privilege on Health" led by Tom Walton and a workshop discussing our 2018 theme - "A House Divided" led by a member of The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange.
 
Please visit our website  www.kycouncilofchurches.org, click on "Events" and then click "Annual Assembly". The website has detailed information about the event as well as accommodations
Pastoral Opportunites
There are a number of Pastoral Opportunities available in the Presbytery.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in one of the following positions, please share this information with them.

First Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceburg- Solo Pastor 

First Presbyterian Church, Somerset- Solo Pastor

Beaumont Presbyterian Church- Head of Staff

The Presbyterian Church, Danville- Interim Head of Staff

Hunter Presbyterian Church- Interim Pastor
Church News and Events
Events listed here do not reflect the view of the whole Presbytery and should not be seen as an endorsement of a particular theological view or stance unless otherwise stated.  If you have an event or news you would like to share with the Presbytery, please email philip.lotspeich@transypby.org
Salem Presbyteran Church Ice Cream Social- August 20th at 6 PM
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The folks as Salem Church at Pinegrove, 312 Combs Ferry Road, invite you to an old-fashioned ice cream social and hymn sing on Sunday, August 20, 6:00 p.m., at the church. Several flavors of homemade ice cream and toppings will be served (FREE!). That will be followed by a "choose-your-hymn" hymn sing. All are welcome!
Transitional Director of Youth and Families- FPC Lexington
First Presbyterian Church of Lexington, KY , is seeking a part-time Transitional Director of Youth and Families. This position requires an organized, energetic, flexible and kindly person who finds it personally rewarding to walk alongside middle and high school young people and their families in the development of faithful practice of the Christian life. We glorify God by engaging in worship, pursuing justice, and nurturing all who enter our doors. Founded in 1784, First Church is in downtown Lexington in the heart of the Bluegrass.
Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting ongoing ministry teams
  • Leading age appropriate Bible study
  • Responding to the needs of youth and their families
  • Assisting with the LOGOS ministry on Wednesdays
  • Coordinating youth mission trips and conferences in partnership with ministry teams and volunteers
This position will require on average 20-25 hours most weeks during the year to include Sunday morning availability from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the church grounds, Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to Noon in the church office, and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the church building. Additionally, this position will include out of state travel, for week long mission trips or conferences.
The term of employment commences upon hire and concludes after the completion of our summer mission trips no later than August 1, 2018. Compensation based on experience and budget.
Direct inquiries to Terese Pierskalla, Church Administrator, at (859) 252-1919 or tpierskalla@fpclex.org . Resume and cover letter can be mailed to 171 Market Street, Lexington, KY, 40507.
Deadline: Open until fille
Free to a Good Home! 
First Presbyterian Church, Georgetown has the following Surplus items. 

   - Sing the Faith Hymnbooks (quantity = 80)
   - table-top music stands for chimes (quantity = 18)
   - de Moulin choir robes - blue (34 for choir and 2 for accompanist)

Please leave a message on the answering machine at the church office:  502-863-3249 to make arrangements for pick up.

Thanks,
The Session FPC Georgetown
July and August Ordination Anniversaries
AUGUST
20- Jackson Haga - 54  years
21- Darryl Baker - 34 years
23- George Naze- 30 years

May God continue to bless your ministry!

If we have missed your ordination anniversary or have incorrect information, please email rjustus@transypby.org so we can update your information.
August Meeting Dates

22- Administration Commission- 3:00- Second, Lexington

24- Leadership Development- 1:00, Beaumont Presbyterian

24- London PNC Training- 5:00

25- South/Central Pastor's Lunch- 12- Cheddar's in London

28- North Central Pastor's Lunch- 12- Bianke's in Cynthiana

Presbytery Meetings 2017

Saturday, November 11 - 10:00 a.m. - Corbin Presbyterian.
 
Presbytery of Transylvania
PO Box 23580
Lexington, Kentucky 40523
859-264-8867