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"
The Presbytery's Summer stated meeting
is next Thursday, August 15, 2019
at Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa.
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY!

The new 2019-2020 Book of Order is now available. The price is $9.50 per book. Click here to place your order. We have 50 copies available at the Presbytery office. Additional copies can be ordered.
More information on the location of the home and family to come...
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN OF BIRMINGHAM, AL
 
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.

PERRY DALLAS COUNTY FUND
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.
Rev. Wayne McLaughlin, Honorably Retired, has published a new book titled The Bible Explained by Eight Kisses . Available on Amazon.com
Our Presbytery sponsors an excellent ESL program Monday evenings at Oakmont Chapel.

Please keep Rev. Craig Seitz in your prayers as he recently was diagnosed with cancer. Rev. Seitz has begun chemo and radiation treatments.
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
THANK YOU LETTER FROM CONGO

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
SEMINAR AT IMMANUEL

On August 24th, Immanuel Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a workshop on ministry to those (children and adults) with special needs. We are SO excited to be able to offer this opportunity to the Montgomery area as the special needs community is so often underserved in congregations. We are hoping that this information will be helpful to you and yours as you widen the welcome to all of God's children. 
 
This opportunity is $35 per person for a full day (9am-2:30pm) or $25 per person for a half day (9am-1pm or 12pm-2:30pm), and includes lunch. For more information please visit either our Facebook page (see events) or visit  https://brightthreadsministries.org/august-24-2019-let-all-the-children-come-registration/?fbclid=IwAR0FdmA2_NxosxF1AMYe3FvaGiFSFhF00y1tKvlE6uxwkF6VtbXf3cU20Vo 
 
We are asking that you help us spread the word, and we look forward to partnering with you in ministry. 
It's going to be an exciting and fun evening at The Club in Birmingham as the Presbyterian Home for Children raises funds for Ascension Leadership Academy which educates at risk and displaced children from across Alabama. We will also be honoring Cindy Fisher, Founder of Kingfisher Media that evening. Please join us! Click the link below for more information and tickets.
BOARD OF PENSIONS TO HOST BENEFITS OVERVIEWS IN AUGUST!
 
Keenan Rodgers, Associate Church Consultant for the Board of Pensions, will host Benefits Overviews for employers and employees on August 14th to provide key information about the benefits the Board provides. Whether you make decisions about benefits for church staff or receive benefits from the Board of Pensions, there is a gathering for you. Light refreshments will be provided at both events.
FARMERS MARKET AT SVPC

Be sure to stop by Shades Valley for their Farmers Market for fresh fruits and veggies each Wednesday from 3 - 6 PM!
SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH FOUNDATION
FOR MINISTRY  

The SPC Foundation for Ministry is a ministry of Southminster Presbyterian Church. Its purpose is to bring Christ and His love to our local and global communities by supporting selected charitable ministries consistent with the principles of Christian stewardship.
 
This year's grants to be awarded total up to $26,000. For details on how to apply for a grant, go to this website: southminsterfoundation.com and click on "apply for a grant."  Grant applications are accepted from June 1 to Sept. 1.  
 
Grants are awarded each year primarily to cover special projects or one-time needs of the receiving organization. Grants will not be made to cover core administrative, operational, staffing costs or individuals and will not provide for ongoing funding needs.
YOU ARE INVITED ~ PHYLLIS WARD RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
August 18, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
8790 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36117

PHFC THRIFT STORE MONTHLY DONATION DAY AT SVPC

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.

 PRESBYTERY FINANCES JUNE 2019 YTD

              ACTUAL     BUDGET
REVENUES   $276,246   $239,000
EXPENSES    $240,640  $239,000
NET               $ 35,606 $ --------
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
Treasurer

Pat Goodman
Volunteer Nurture Coordinator

Bookkeeping
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.
Edgewood
Director of Youth Ministry
 
Click the link for the job description
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First, Presbyterian Tuscaloosa

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

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Independent Presbyterian is looking for a Director of Youth Ministries 
Please click the link below for more information.






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