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 Fall Stated meeting will be Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The Presbyterian Home for Children. Click here for the packet.

With the cold and flu season upon us the Presbyterian Home for Children’s greatest needs are cleaning supplies and paper products for the residential cottages. Monetary donations are always beneficial as they help fund counseling services, budgeting and job skills training, and other programs necessary to give residents of the Home hope for a successful future.

If you would like to make a monetary donation or contribute to the needs of the Presbyterian Home for Children, there will be designated spaces available to drop off your donations at our November 8th Presbytery meeting at the Children's Home . We hope to see you there!
The 3rd Annual Elementary Retreat at Living River is scheduled for November 11-12, 2018. Click the link below to view the full flyer and to register. Sunday is the deadline to register! 

A strong sense of stewardship and solid management of the revenue stream on the part of the Board of Pensions enabled Directors to eliminate vacancy dues, effective January 1, 2019. Currently, congregations pay dues for the first 12 months that a minister member’s position is vacant. Going forward, this burden has been eliminated.
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.
Our Presbytery sponsors 
an excellent ESL program:

Monday evenings at
We hope you will continue to visit our website for Mission projects. We are sharing ideas, publicizing and celebrating all the mission projects that the churches in the Presbytery perform. 

The next collection date is Saturday,
November 3. Terry Tingle will need a volunteer host for this date. If interested, please email Terry . 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.
-- as in  one’s own!--   

Rev. Mary Porter will be leading a
one-day workshop on Saturday, December 8 (8:30 AM - 4 PM) at Shades Valley Presbyterian Church.

1. consider participating yourself 
2. share the news with others in your circle.
The Small Church Task Team has set the date of January 12, 2019 for the next Small Church Officer Training Event at Living River. Click the link below to view the full flyer and to register.
Inspire your congregation to explore alternative giving this holiday season by hosting a Living Gift Market event for Heifer International.

Click Here to download your free resources today.

This unique charity event starts with stocking your "store" with the tools to end hunger and poverty.
  • Community members can buy meaningful gifts that will change lives around the world.
  • Help struggling farming families with sheep, goats, cows and other Heifer living gifts.
  • Support Heifer's mission to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.
We have all the resources you need to plan a successful event, including a step-by-step guide, order forms, posters and more.

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; Gwenda and Dr. John Fletcher-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.

REVENUES   $361,570        $372,274
EXPENSES    $347,084        $351,053
NET             $ 14,486      $ 21,221
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

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.
Educational Consultant (International Mission Co-Worker) (World Mission)
DR Congo, Outside of U.S., Democratic Republic of the Congo

In a country in which the PC(USA) church partners have a long-standing commitment to transforming lives through education, this coworker will assist the Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa (CPK) and Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC) education departments in the development, support, implementation and evaluation of strategic plans to expand and... read more...

Program Director
Southminster Presbyterian

Southminster Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama is looking for a Program Director. This director position will oversee three keys areas of the church’s life: Education, Outreach, and Communications. This is a full time position with a salary starting at $32,000 annual and full medical coverage. 
We are looking for someone with a strong faith, deep love for the church, and a willingness to learn and try new things. To apply, please contact Laura Bannon at .  


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.


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...


Independent Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
Birmingham, AL

Position Title: Assistant Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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