January 15, 2020
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MLK - From Memphis . . . to Montgomery: Notes in Transition

Dear friends, 

1. In many of our churches this weekend mention will be made and thanks offered for the prophetic witness of Martin Luther King Jr., whose courage changed our nation. Having grown up in Memphis, I cannot help but remember his involvement in the sanitation workers' strike, which led to his murder. I was probably just a few miles away from where it happened at that time. I was in high school. I had the opportunity a couple of months later to stand in the spot from which he proclaimed, "I have been to the mountaintop!" While I served in Statesville, I was honored one year to keynote the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast. I recalled how Jimmy Carter said King brought freedom to white Southerners too. More than that, we recall King's own courageous example of standing against injustice and for human rights, an example that encourages us in our time too. 

2.  You may have seen my reflections and heard those of some Salem folk who took part in November's Civil Rights Pilgrimage to sites in Alabama. I want to let you know of a new opportunity being offered through the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. The synod is eager to recruit a diverse delegation of participants who will visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial to Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Those who take part will need to arrange their own transportation, but synod will cover all costs otherwise, thanks to a generous grant from the Presbytery of Newcastle. Participants will travel on Thursday, February 6, visit sites and reflect on the experience with the group on Friday, February 7, and return on Saturday, February 8. The new film Just Mercy , about the work of Bryan Stevenson in addressing injustice, especially visited upon people of color and especially with regard to the death penalty (I recommend the movie), keeps these issues before us. If you have interest in the synod experience, please contact me, and I will share further information. Depending on interest, we might be able to arrange some shared transportation with another presbytery. 
Grace and peace!

Steve Scott
Transitional General Presbyter
Upcoming Ordinations and Installations

Please note the upcoming installation of the Reverend R. C. Griffin, III, as pastor of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church which will be held Sat. Jan. 18 at 2:00 p.m.  

Also mark your calendar for the ordination/installation of Wes Pitt as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m.

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.

Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries CORE training event will be held Monday, January 27 from 9:30 - 12:30 at the Presbytery office.  COM has determined that all active clergy and other church professionals are required to attend one CORE and one elective training workshop every three years.  The online directory will show you the dates of your latest Healthy Boundaries training should you have a question about your eligibility status. Registration is limited, so sign up through the link below.

Salem Online Resources

Take advantage of this handy resource, to which you have access through the Salem Presbytery website. As our staff grows smaller, and as fewer are available to answer the phone, you will find this directory easier to use (password = clemmons3950) than calling the presbytery to get phone numbers and email addresses of committee members or others you want to be in touch with. If using a list you received an email that bounces back, check the directory.

Click HERE for the 
2020 Prayer Calendar
January Prayers for:

Budget & Finance Committee
Campus Ministry Leadership
Beulah - North Wilkesboro
Red House - Semora
Dellabrook - Winston-Salem

Nate Sell
Keith Dove
Alexandra Maundy

Pastor Residents
First Presbyterian, Greensboro
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.

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