Presbytery of Northern Kansas Newsletter
July 2020
New Releases in the Resource Center
Now available in the Resource Center.
Babbit and Joan, a Rabbit and a Phone. Turu, author and illustrator.
Now available in the Resource Center.
Crocodile's Crossing. Yoeri Siegers, author and illustrator. https://www.flyawaybooks.com/new-releases
Pre-ordered and arriving in September.
For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World. Michael W. Waters and Keisha Morris, illustrator. https://www.flyawaybooks.com/for-beautiful-black-boys
To make arrangements to preview the new children's curriculum, e-mail lweiser@pnks.org or call the Resource Center at 877-777-5310 or 785-825-1655.
The Church Financial Leadership Academy is Here
The Presbyterian Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Church Financial Leadership Academy.

The CFLA is an E-learning platform designed to help pastors institute best practices for church financial leadership, introduce them to new models of giving and stewardship, and offer new ways to talk about money and form generous disciples within their congregation.

The CFLA will enable you to:
  • Complete the courses at your own pace
  • Use the courses as a resource later
  • Share your playlist with other congregational staff
  • Access courses and resources at no cost to you

Experience the interactive online educational tool for pastors today. Simply visit  Churchfla.org  and create an account using the registration code: PCUSA

If you have questions or comments feel free to contact us at  serving@presbyterianfoundation.org , or 800-858-6127 ext. 5904.

Mission Co-Workers Find New Ways to Serve
Mission co-workers finding new ways to serve global...

by Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE - Presbyterian mission co-workers who serve 40 countries around the world are either back in the United States or are sheltering in place in their country of service. But their work has not...

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C.E. Programming and Planning During COVID-19
The Presbytery has been hosting Presbytery-wide Zoom meetings for anyone involved in Christian Education programming and planning during COVID-19.

The conversations have been GREAT for all present, so the decision was made to host the conversation weekly for awhile on Wednesdays at Noon.

If you want to join the group and share your ideas or gather ideas/advice/tips from others, contact the Presbytery office at office@pnks.org with your name, church, and e-mail address.
2% Experience Apportionment for Pension Plan Effective July 1
2 percent experience apportionment for Pension Plan...

A 2 percent experience apportionment for the Pension Plan takes effect July 1, 2020, as approved by the Board of Directors. The apportionment represents an eight-year cumulative increase of 26.4 percent. The experience apportionment affects...

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A need to "see each other"...
A ZOOM Church Social
Responding to a need to "see each other," Trinity Presbyterian Church of Topeka held its first ever ZOOM social on June 16th. There were 31 participants, including one of our newest members who was born during the pandemic. 

After a few minutes of introductions, we were sorted into breakout rooms for a few minutes of catching-up. Then the small groups reconvened in the larger group for some games (online trivia and brain teasers). The social time lasted an hour and there is another one scheduled in a couple of weeks.
Tax Reminders from the Board of Pensions
The Board of Pensions reminds you that the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadlines have been extended until July 15, 2020. The Tax Guide for Ministers (including the Housing Allowance Letter) and Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches are available through  Benefits Connect .

2020-21 Presbyterian Planning Calendar Order Form
It is that time of year again to start the Pre-Order for the 2020-21 Presbyterian Planning Calendars. Click the link below to print the order form.

Contact Dora Wiggins, Administrative Assistant at Presbytery of Northern Kansas, with questions at dwiggins@pnks.org .
Please contact the Presbytery Office with any joys or concerns you would like to have added to the PNK Prayer List.