Presbytery of Northern Kansas Newsletter -
July 1, 2021
PNK News/Events
Pastor's Participation Dues Unchanged for 2022
Board of Pensions Directors held the line on medical dues for Pastor’s Participation at 27 percent of effective salary for 2022, with no change to the minimum dues basis. As a result, total dues for Pastor’s Participation will remain at 37 percent of effective salary for the fifth consecutive year.

Pastor’s Participation is the comprehensive benefits package for ministers, fully employer-paid according to effective salary. It includes family medical coverage in the preferred provider organization (PPO), 27 percent; the Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 8.5 percent; Death and Disability Plan, 1 percent; and Temporary Disability Plan, 0.5 percent.

The Healthcare Committee recommended to the full Board of Directors that dues remain unchanged after a presentation by agency staff and Milliman Inc., the Board’s healthcare actuary.
SAVE THESE DATES NOW
PNK Pastors' Retreat -- Tuesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 2 -- Rock Springs Conference Center

PNK Education Day -- Saturday, September 18th -- Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Salina -- for all PNK Presbyterians 

2021 PNK Presbytery Retreat -- Sunday, October 17th - Tuesday, October 19th -- Rock Springs Conference Center -- Everyone is invited!

Fall Presbytery Meeting -- Tuesday, October 19th -- Rock Springs Conference Center

PNKS Youth Work Camp!
Youth are invited to participate in the Presbytery of Northern Kansas’ Youth Work Camp at Heartland Center from August 1-6, 2021. It includes the work camp, fun activities at Heartland Center, and a one-day visit to Worlds of Fun. Youth who have completed fifth grade through those who have completed twelfth grade are eligible to participate. We also need adult volunteers to accompany our Presbytery leaders on the trip.
 
The cost per youth is $255. The Presbytery will pay one-third of each youth’s fee ($85). We encourage churches that are able to pay one-third of the fee, as well ($85). That means youth could pay as little as $85 for this whole week of fun!!

Please find the registration form and liability release below. All materials, including payment, must be received ASAP -- we are still accepting registrations for our final spots but space is limited so register today.
Order Your Planning Calendars Now
A return to regular stock paper
You'll be happy to know that you can pre-order the 2021-22 Planning Calendars and they will have the same stock of paper used for the 2019-20 Presbyterian Planning Calendars, which was much easier to write upon.

Calendar pages begin with September 2021 and end with December 2022.

Your deadline for ordering is July 30, 2021. Download and complete the order form below and send to the Presbytery office with your payment. You can also email your order to Dora at dwiggins@pnks.org or office@pnks.org, sending the payment by mail or via the GIVE NOW button on the Presbytery's website.
More resources and sample lessons also available
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Newest Additions in the Resource Center
NOW is a good time to be planning for your church's 2021-2022 STEWARDSHIP programs. Here are just a few resource ideas from your PNK Resource Center to help you get started.
DVD BASED STUDIES
SAVING GRACE: A GUIDE TO FINANCIAL WELLBEING

This six-part study, adapted from the best-selling Freed-up Financial Living curriculum from Good Sense, provides the text and tools you need to address the topics of saving, earning, giving, spending, and debt, along with helpful strategies for achieving a sustainable financial life. Includes a Leader Guide containing session plans, outlines, discussion questions; Clergy Workbook; a DVD containing 9 sessions for the participant/clergy study, to complement a 40-day devotional.
THE GENEROSITY CHALLENGE: 28 DAYS OF GRATITUDE AND FAITH 

The study offers a weekly reading accompanied by seven days of challenges in the forms of self-assessment, journaling, and prayer. After 28 days, members of the group study are encouraged to embrace a life-giving journey toward generosity and provided a road map on how to get there. The supplementary DVD sparks discussion and the leader helps in the back of the book allow anyone to lead the group. A devotional is also available.
BOOKS
KITCHEN TABLE GIVING by William G. Enright

In 6 chapters, the reader is invited to recognize that congregation members are already talking about money and that they both want and need spiritual guidance. Seeking to help spiritual leaders understand how to be a part of this kitchen table conversation, Enright leads the reader through his assessment of what makes for joyful giving inspiring them to consider their own ministry and that of their congregation from the vantage point of joyful giving.
BEYOND THE OFFERING PLATE: A HOLISTICE APPROACH TO STEWARDSHIP

Written by ten pastors, seminary professors, and church leaders, this resource offers a diverse and holistic approach to stewardship. Readers will learn how they can faithfully and practically discuss and engage with stewardship on a regular basis. This book includes questions for reflection and applications for life together at the end of each chapter. Copeland adds a special section with biblical references and preaching themes at the end of the book.
A complete list of Stewardship Resources in the PNK Resource Center are under Seasonal/Topical resources on the Resource Center webpage at www.pnks.org
Please contact the Presbytery Office with any joys or concerns you would like to have added to the PNK Prayer List.