Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois Newsletter January 24, 2019
The NEW is going ONLINE!
Are you ready for a newly revamped website?

As a part of the Communications Services Plan that was acquired by the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois, we have unveiled a new website.

The site still contains much of the content of the previous site with some new added features. For example, go to your church's link and check out the changes.

As with the old website, we will be able to make changes very quickly, updating information as it comes in. If you find an error in the site (and we know there will be some!), please let us know right away so we can make a fix.

We're also looking for content! Help us liven up the site with your stories, events, and photographs. If you've taken great pictures at your event or just have something inspiring to share, send it along.

Questions, comments, suggestions, ideas? Send them to our Communications Services Plan provider at .
Clerk of Session training classes offered
Ideal for brand new Clerks of Session. Experienced Clerks and Moderators of Session are also welcomed.

All training events will be held on Sundays from 3:00pm-5:00pm. (Click on church name for church website; click on address for Google map).

February 24 at FPC/Effingham

A Registration link will be available on the Presbytery's website shortly.
2019 Stated Meetings
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Saturday, February 23rd - First Presbyterian Church, Greenville

Thursday, June 6th - First Presbyterian Church, Golconda, IL

Thursday, August 29 - First Presbyterian Church, Taylorville ,

Thursday, November 21 - First Presbyterian Church, Effingham
PHS Awards Seven Heritage Preservation Grants

The Presbyterian Historical Society is pleased to award seven Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations in 2019. The winners come from six states and Puerto Rico: Anderson Presbyterian Church (Jackson, Tenn.), organized 1893. First...

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Small Membership Churches' Forum provided by the Presbyterian Foundation
This Forum will provide a structure within which leaders from small (typically defined as 50 or fewer members) congregations may meet, learn from one another, and identify and model "best practice" approaches to the ministry of their churches, The Forum will gather for lunch on a quarterly basis. The Foundation will provide a "topic expert" for a brief presentation on a subject relevant to small congregations, but the primary focus of the meetings will be to stimulate discussion around how various churches are addressing the challenges they face.

Through interaction and conversation, church leaders, both clergy and laity, with similar roles and responsibilities will become acquainted with one another, develop a network of local expertise to consult when facing a new challenge, and can receive information from the Presbytery and the Foundation that may be of interest. The Forum will serve as yet another element of the connectional nature of the Church. Representatives from the Foundation will be present, and presbytery leaders will attend as their schedules allow. Individual congregations will have access to information about the successes and lessons learned from other congregations facing similar opportunities and challenges.

Small-Membership Churches, please plan to join us at these forums. The program, materials and lunch are FREE for all participants. Registration will be open shortly - watch the newsletter for registration details soon. The schedule follows, with all forums taking place from noon to 2pm. (Click on church name for church website; click on address for Google map)

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