April 28, 2017
Northeast Georgia Presbytery Newsletter
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In This Issue
A Word From Hilary
Important Information from Northeast Georgia Presbytery
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Save the Date

Happy Easter Friends! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!
What a beautiful time to live in Northeast Georgia Presbytery! We gather next month in Monticello for fun, conversation and business around tables in their lovely fellowship hall. I am looking forward to seeing you and greeting a new minister member and a new inquirer to ministry. The folks who took the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center training, who are calling themselves "Practical Peacemaking Partners" will have some pop-ups (short informational skits); and worship will be woven within our business items. We hope to adjourn by early afternoon.
I am so pleased with the result of the search for our next Synod Executive, Rev. Joyce Lieberman, and am grateful to the Rev. Frank Colladay who served on the search committee. Joyce will follow our friend Heahwan Rim who is retiring at the end of June. We are thankful for his service and partnership and we keep him in our prayers. Joyce comes from the denomination's office in Louisville and has a wealth of experience and wisdom to share.
I want to express my appreciation to the staff of Northeast Georgia Presbytery, and share with you that Travis' son Carter will be married this weekend in New York. Linda and Anita are wonderful to work with, and we celebrated Administrative Professionals' Day earlier this week. Please be on the lookout for an invitation for all administrative personnel in our church offices to come to Athens on Tuesday, August 1, for an ice cream social and activities. I hope you will encourage your office workers to attend to help build another support network among our presbytery's churches.

  Please be reminded that the Mother's Day Offering, benefiting the Caring Hands Fund, should be remitted directly to Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. Their address is: PO Box 957267, Duluth, GA 30095.
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The 2017-2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendars can be ordered on the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. website by clicking here.

Click here for information on The Big Tent 2017, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, July 6-8 at Washington State University Campus.  This year the focus is on Race, Reconciliation and Reformation.

Hebron, Sardis, Jefferson and Commerce Presbyterian Churches will host "Heritage Trails" on April 30, 2017.  Click here for more information. 
First Presbyterian Church in Athens would like to extend an invitation to all churches in Northeast Georgia Presbytery to attend their upcoming Core Godly Play Training, which is scheduled for June 8, 9, and 10 at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

You are invited to a "Plan-It" Youth Ministry meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Augusta.  Click here for more information. 
Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

Continue to remember Rev. Heahwan Rim, Synod Executive, as he continues his treatment for Leukemia, and as he plans for his upcoming retirement.

Also pray for Rev. Joyce Lieberman, our new Synod Executive, as she transitions into her new position. 
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We Want to Hear from You!  
Please share your prayer concerns and celebrations by calling the presbytery office at 706-353-2533 or email Linda Turner

Save the Date

Presbyterian Campus Ministry Board Meeting, Presbyterian Student Center, 5:30 p.m., May 1
Committee on Ministry Team Meeting, Covenant Church, Athens, 10:00 a.m., May 11
Personnel Action Team Meeting, First Church, Union Point, May 11
Presbyterian Black Caucus Meeting, Westminster Church, 12:00 noon, May 13
Ninety-Third Stated Meeting of Presbytery, Monticello Church, May 16
Memorial Day, presbytery office closed, May 29
Committee on Ministry Team Meeting, Covenant Church, Athens, 10:00 a.m., June 8

We believe Almighty God is calling Northeast Georgia Presbytery to become a Christ centered, inclusive community of faithful and healthy congregations.
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