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"
MAIN EVENT registration is NOW open! Click here to register
JR/SR HIGH WINTER RETREAT

The Jr/Sr. High Winter retreat will be February 22-24 at Living River. Rev. Tom Bryson will be the Keynoter. Click the flyer above to register. Please spread the word within your church.

EDUCATION BEYOND THE WALLS
Increase your fundraising expertise!

A four-day intensive program with a practical application project, the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) provides the research, tools, and customized training to meet the growing needs of leaders in religious communities and fundraisers of faith-based organizations. The focus of the ECRF is on the cultural, organizational, and philanthropic practices unique to religious institutions that in turn enable donors motivated by spiritual and religious values to experience the joy of generous giving.
To learn more about the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising,  click here .

Date: February 11-14, 2019

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center

Cost:
EARLY BIRD RATE: $1,300 through December 15, 2018; $1,550 full rate on or after December 16, 2018. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to register for the early-bird rate or you can pay in full. Full payment for all registrants is due by January 15, 2019. The fee covers all course materials, snacks, and dinner on Monday. Lodging and other meals are the responsibility of each attendee.

Limit:  25 registrants.

(Contact  ebw@austinseminary.edu . )

Recommended for clergy, laity, judicatory executives, development officers, and all religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles.
PERRY DALLAS COUNTY FUND
The Executive Council of the Presbytery has approved the creation of the Perry and Dallas County Fund . This Fund is 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.
IN SEARCH OF...

Springville Presbyterian is looking to purchase a used baby grand piano or electronic organ. Please contact Charlie Griffin at 205-999-4828 if you know of an availability.

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS AT PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN

The Presbyterian Home for Children is pleased to announce several changes in personnel in recent weeks.

Click the link below to read about this exciting news.


PHFC THRIFT STORE MONTHLY DONATION DAY AT SVPC

The next collection date is Saturday,
February 2. 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.
SOUTHMINSTER HIRES NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR


Click the photo to read about Southminster's New Program Director, Robert Newman.


 PRESBYTERY FINANCES November 2018 YTD

               ACTUAL     BUDGET
REVENUES   $496,372        $468,069
EXPENSES    $450,981        $468,070
NET               $  45,391       $ (1.00)

Our Presbytery sponsors 
an excellent ESL program:

Monday evenings at
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.

BIG TENT 2019 DATES AND LOCATION ANNOUNCED

Baltimore, Maryland has been selected as the location for Big Tent 2019. The event will be held August 1-3 at the adjacent downtown Radisson and Lord Baltimore Hotels.
Please continue to keep the family of Bill Christians (Southminster) in your prayers. Below is the Memorial Service arrangements.

Friday, February 15, 2019, 2:00 PM
Southminster Presbyterian Church
1124 Montgomery Hwy.
Birmingham, AL 35216


Family will receive friends at a reception following the Memorial Service
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

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.
Springville Presbyterian Church , 6645 US Hwy 11, Springville, has an opportunity for an organist or pianist to play each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. worship service. The service is traditional and hymns are selected from the Glory to God hymnal. Anyone interested in full-time or part-time work, please call the church office,  205-467-7147 , and leave a message or contact Clerk, Frankie Tatum, at  msfrancistatum@gmail.com . Expectations and salary are negotiable. 

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Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church is searching for a part-time director of Christian education. Click the link below for the position requirements.


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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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Interim Associate Pastor position at South Highland Presbyterian Church

This ministry position is primarily focused on discipleship formation with an emphasis upon young adults and families under the age of 50.  Read more about the position here.

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Youth Advisor (two positions)
South Highland Presbyterian Church

Two Youth Advisor positions are available for college age students residing in the Birmingham, AL area during the 2018-19 academic year! Read more about the positions...


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