Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley
"partner with and equip present and emerging
PC(USA) faith communities in central Alabama
to serve Christ and our neighbors"

Click the image above for more information about the upcoming Habitat House build in Center Point and information about the family.
Click the image above to read the August Newsletter of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
The attachment below is an announcement for posting in your church.  Whether you have a functioning P.W. or not, your ladies, as members of the P.C.
are invited to this event. It is the Fall Gathering of P.W., Birmingham Cluster.  
Come and meet old friends and new friends for fellowship and worship. Our study overview will be called, Love Carved in Stone, A New Look at the Ten Commandments.
If you do not have a color copier, let me know and I will get a copy in color to you.  Belinda 979-1621
Hope to see you there. Belinda Dickinson and Charlotte Worsham.

The Perry and Dallas County Fund has been set up to provide aid to mission work in Perry and Dallas Counties. In particular, funds will be provided to a local agency, C.E.T. Ministries. Please consider donating to this fund. Contact Ralls Coston for more information.

Sponsored by PC(U.S.A.) & The Madagascar Mission Network
Thursday, Oct 10 (1:00pm) – Saturday, Oct 12 (2:00pm)
(Registration begins Thursday at 1:00pm, Conference Begins at 2 p.m.)
Conference Held at: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church

Attached is the registration form (with an online registration option) and a brochure that outlines some of the work of the network.

May grace and peace be given to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1. We were very happy to take part and observe the trauma activities organized by Revende Nzeba and the Jeff Boyd family, we are very pleased for the organization and realization of all activities with great skill and scholarship.
We are now reassured that this is a great program that includes two great modules for kids and adults. We are in the process of studying to achieve the effectiveness of the realization of this program within our two presbyteries. We ask you to get in touch with Christi, for more information that will enlighten you to better understand what it takes for the fulfillment of this program.
2. We remind you of your request for transportation to facilitate our travel within our respective presbyteries, we had transferred since December the prices of transport equipment and this has remained unresolved so far.
3. Our thanks for having received yesterday, 06/08/2019 funds for the supervision of vulnerable children girls in Bupole and Baolonga and for the seminar of educators of Christian education in our parishes with their didactic materials.

We give glory to our Father Creator and we wish you the peace and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Yours truly, Rev. Maurice Tshiyoyo,
Presbyter of the Nganza Presbytery
Our Presbytery sponsors an excellent ESL program Monday evenings at Oakmont Chapel.


Mark your calendars, round up your youth, and grab your most comfortable sweater! The Fall Presbytery Youth Retreat will be held Saturday-Sunday, October 12-13 at Living River. “Won’t You be our Neighbor?” explores our place in our ever expanding neighborhood. Led by Joe Genau, Pastor, Edgewood Presbyterian, Birmingham, this promises to be an amazing two days of fun, learning and being together at beautiful Living River! Registration is online and open on the Presbytery’s web site under Retreats   You may pay by credit card, check or billed to the church. 

Youth Leaders & Chaperones – there is more information on the website for you to use in your publicity at your church. 

Needed : annual list of approved individuals to serve as advisors/chaperones for Presbytery Youth Retreat. Your list of individuals who have been approved to accompany children/youth to Presbytery youth retreats is due to the Stated Clerk by Sept. 15. This list is for potential youth/children advisors, including pastors, who might possibly accompany youth or children to Presbytery retreats, not necessarily the whole list from your church who have been cleared for working with children/youth. Please use the Excel template previously provided in an email sent to each clerk OR you may download the template here or from the Presbytery’s web site under RESOURCES . The completed list should be sent to Pat Goodman or Tom Winter as soon as possible.

The first retreat is Oct 12. Be sure to have your list to Pat or Tom well in advance of the retreat! Thank you. 

On behalf of ReadyAlabama, Alabama’s emergency preparedness campaign, all churches are encouraged to participate and register for the ReadySunday initiative on September 27-29, 2019, the last weekend of National Preparedness Month.

The month of September is National Preparedness Month with the last weekend in September being National Preparedness Sunday. Alabama's emergency Preparedness campaign ReadyAlabama has designed that weekend as ReadySunday. ALVOAD is endorsing this to inform as many churches as possible.

Rush Watson, our Trustee moderator , is a member of Alabama Volunteers Active in Disasters (ALVOAD).


The next collection date is Saturday,
September 7. Bring your usable discards, gently used clothing, etc., to the Presbyterian Home for Children's reception center in the rear parking lot, below the playground of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church. Volunteers will be on hand to unload your vehicle and to give you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. The center will be open from 8 AM - 12 noon. To volunteer or for more information, email Terry Tingle.
Please be in prayer for the mission of our congregations, our presbytery and our mission partners overseas.

Pray for peace in Congo and the safety of our mission co-workers. Jeff and Christi Boyd-Congo.

If you would like to support our mission co-workers, click the link below and type in their name. You will be led to their personal page with more information on their mission story and how to give.

Please keep Rev. Craig Seitz in your prayers as he recently was diagnosed with cancer. Rev. Seitz has begun chemo and radiation treatments.

              ACTUAL     BUDGET
REVENUES   $302,976  $278,833
EXPENSES    $280,432 $278,833
NET               $ 22,544 $ --------
Jay Wilkins
General Presbyter

Ralls Coston
Volunteer Mission Coordinator

Patrick Harley
Birmingham UKirk Minister

Tammy Strickland
Presbytery Administrator
Assistant to the Stated Clerk

Tom Winter
Stated Clerk

Linda Burrowes
Recording Clerk

Jean Russell

Pat Goodman
Volunteer Nurture Coordinator

You are encouraged to visit, read and converse with our General Presbyter, Jay Wilkins. We are sure you will find interesting conversation on the blog which is located at the bottom of our home page in the blue area on the left hand side.

First, Presbyterian Tuscaloosa

First, Tuscaloosa has new job postings. They can all be found at . Available positions: Campus Minister, Interim Director of Children's Ministries.

3603 Lorna Ridge Drive ~ Birmingham, AL 35216
Phone: 205-978-0320 ~ Fax: 205-978-0330