July 7, 2017

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Facing Racism: A Churchwide Policy on Antiracism
Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others. Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the PC(USA) must stand against, speak against and work against racism.

As part of an ongoing campaign to address racial injustice, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is sharing a wealth of antiracism resources - including studies, books and training - to equip the greater church to work against racism. We hope you'll return to this site frequently as links to new resources are added between now and the 223rd General Assembly in June 2018.
Find the website and resources HERE
The Church Has 'Sold' the Building

South Presbyterian's 'Acts of Faith' model of ministry takes 'church' to Rochester

by Tammy Warren | Presbyterian News Service
ROCHESTER, NY - After 170 years on Mt. Hope Avenue, South Presbyterian Church voted to sell its historic building on Easter Sunday 2014, a day chosen by the congregation for its symbolism of resurrection.
"To commemorate the sale of the property, we held a combined service in August 2014," said South Church pastor the Rev. Deborah Fae Swift. "We presented the new owners, a Free Methodist congregation, with the trowel used to lay the building's cornerstone in 1894, and used again for an expansion of the church in the 1920s.
Read the full Article HERE
Presbyterian Resource Guide for Ministry
A comprehensive reference handbook for congregations
At last, here's an easy-to-read, in-depth guidebook that puts loads of vital ministry information at your fingertips. The Resource Guide covers dozens of subjects, including disaster response, fundraising and stewardship, the ins and outs of building a website and using social media, children's/youth/collegiate/young adult ministry, church planting, grant and scholarship sources, evangelism, worship... and much more. Packed with practical and useful tips, stories, articles, and contacts, this comprehensive, one-stop reference is an essential asset for congregations, presbyteries, and individual Presbyterians looking for creative ways to improve their ministry.

Single copies are $5.95 each; $4.95 each for 2-4 copies; $2.95 each for 5-24 copies; $1.45 each for 25-99 copies; $0.95 each for 100-249 copies; $0.85 each for 250+ copies. Shipping is additional. When you order, ask for PDS 17116-15-002.   Order online or call (800) 52402612.

Job Opportunities 
Communication Specialist Wanted 
First Presbyterian Church , Lexington

Purpose: Manage First Presbyterian Church of Lexington (FPCLEX) messaging both internal and external across existing and developing platforms including but not limited to - print, web and social media.  Serve as staff lead in planning and implementation of publications and marketing materials. 
The Communications Specialist works closely with the Parish Administrator and participates as a member of the Ministry Leadership Team.

For the just right person this is a 22-26 hour a week job, Tuesday-Fridays from 9.00-3.00, although there is some flexibility.

The starting wage is $16 per hour with anticipation of increases following great experience.

Interested folks are encouraged to send materials and questions to Terese Pierskalla tpierskalla@fpclex.org.
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
Walnut Hill Bike Ride- July 15th!
Walnut Hill Church (575 Walnut Hill Road, Lexington) is partnering with the Bluegrass Cycling Club and Kentucky Refugee Ministries to host the   6 th  annual Walnut Hill Bike Ride on Saturday, July 15.  Registration opens at 8am.   

Open road rides (distances 15, 25 and 40 miles) begin at 8:30am.  A "Fun Ride" for families and novice cyclists will begin at 9am.  A section of Walnut Hill Road will be closed to regular traffic from 9am - 10am for the "Fun Ride."  Helmets required for all cyclists.  A complimentary brunch will be served from 10am - 1:00pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted to provide commuter bicycles and other support for refugee families. For more information, contact Walnut Hill Church (859-263-5304) or visit www.walnuthillchurchky.org
July Ordination Anniversaries
7- Caitlin Foehse- 4   years
8- Jack Robinson- 38   years
10- Gary Brooks - 29   years
11- Jon Jones- 18   years
12- Jack Wilhelm- 58   years
14- David Chumney- 34   years
14- Julie Olt- 5   years
17- Douglas Ensminger- 46   years
19- Bert Eyster- 57   years
19- Truman Geeslin- 38   years
19- Roy Hicks- 64   years
21- Jennifer Johnson- 21   years
23- Jim Erwin- 54   years
23- Philip Lotspeich- 22   years
25- Kenneth Rasmussen- 67   years
26- Bill Vanzant, III- 58   years
27- Ruth Fiscella- 33   years
29- Elisa Owen- 10   years
30- Eric Mount, Jr- 56   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.
July Meeting Dates

6-10- Big Tent, St. Louis

10- Christian Formation, 10 am, Beaumont, Lexington

11- Coordinating Commission- 5:00, Paris

19- Pastoral Transitions, 10 am, Winchester

Presbytery Meetings 2017

Saturday, August 12 - 10:00 a.m. - First Presbyterian, Maysville

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