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"

 Get ready Youth!  We’re off to Living River on Friday, Feb 21-23 to explore the theme “Hey Neighbor!” Led by Rev. Rachel Winter, Interim Director of Children’s Ministries at First Pres, Tuscaloosa and Andy Spaulding, Associate Pastor for Campus Ministries , it promises to be creative, stimulating and spiritually enriching. Some exciting new recreation is in store as well as some of our beloved traditional fun. Join us by registering on the Presbytery website - and choose Retreats. Please register by February 18, 2020

For a list of workshops offered on Friday and Saturday visit the Presbytery Website at:

Shades Valley will host the Stillman College Choir on Wednesday February 12th . We welcome them to SVPC at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited! If you plan to attend dinner please contact the church office at by Friday February, 7th.

Stillman College Concert Choir is one of the most highly acclaimed choirs in the Southeast. This choral ensemble is comprised of students who are music and non-music majors. You will definitely want to be here for this special program!

You are invited

PW Annual Spring Gathering
Independent Presbyterian church

March 7, 2020

Registration: 9:30 AM
Program: 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker: Eugenia Gamble


AL-MS Presbyterian Women Conference

July 7 - 9, 2020

Springville Presbyterian Church
Mobile, AL

Keynote Speaker: Lynn Miller
Author of PW 2020-2021 Study
April 30-May 1, 2020 Montreat Conference Center 401 Assembly Dr, Montreat, NC 28757 
 Stronger Together:  Faith in Action Across Generations 

A regional, day and a half conference sponsored by POAMN

This conference is for you if:.
  • you work with older adults in your congregation (lay or clergy);
  • you want to build relationships across generations;
  • you seek to thrive after 55 in body, mind, and spirit;
  • you seek the latest on current issues of aging and the church;
you are a retired church
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. Read more...

Being Prophetic in a Divided World Dr. Brennan Breed of Columbia Theological Seminary is guest lecturer for the 2020 John Haddon Leith Lecture Series at First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, Alabama. Join us in hearing his wisdom on living prophetically in a divided world. Read more...

The next collection date is Saturday,
March 7, 2020. 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, contact Jonathan Ahern a t 1-256-368-8109.

Nina Cranor, previous Presbytery Assistant
Director of Resource Center at home with hospice.

Rev. Craig Seitz as he continues chemo and radiation treatments.

Rev. Tom Winter was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and will have out patient surgery on February 10th.
This year’s Women’s Connection theme is “Word Wise: Encountering the Word that Draws Us In and Sends Us Out.”

Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2020 - Currents of Faith: Stewardshift

STAY TUNED! (and get ready)
While we can't unveil all the details just yet, we can say...

September 21-23, 2020
Cincinnati, OH

Registration will open on March 1, 2020!
We hope to see you in Cincinnati!  
Summer Camp Dates Set! Visit the Living River Website 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.

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.


              ACTUAL     BUDGET
REVENUES   $492,832 $478,000
EXPENSES    $463,120 $478,000
NET       $29,712 $ 0

Sue Westfall
Transitional 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 and read the Transitional Presbyter Blog. We are sure you will find interesting conversation on the blog which is located below.

Montevallo Presbyterian Church, Montevallo AL.

Job Opening: Office Assistant, Part Time 10 hours per week, $10 per hour, Production of worship bulletins, newsletter, ability to manage church web site and Facebook page, as well as other duties related to office management and communication. For more information or to apply, please contact the Rev. Sam Hamilton-Poore: , 415-686-9240.

Part time Youth Director Position

Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian Church, located in Hoover, Is looking for a paid, part time Youth Director. Read more...
Minister of Music

Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa seeks a Minister of Music who will develop and guide a vibrant music program under the pastor’s direction and in consultation with church leadership. The person who fills this position should have demonstrable musical gifts on the piano and organ, preferably, or on either, and be conversant in traditional hymns, modern gospel music, and contemporary praise music. Attendance and participation in weekly rehearsals, Sunday morning worship, and special services are required. This opportunity is a part-time position (approx. 5 to 7 hours per week), and salary is negotiable, dependent upon experience and ability. Please send cover letter and resume to Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3535 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401; Attn: Elder Bettye Colbert, Personnel Committee.
First Presbyterian Church

First, Birmingham is searching for a Property Manager.

Position Title: Administrator
Status: Part time (10-15 hrs/week), Hourly non-exempt
Reports To: Pastor/Head of Staff
TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to , Attn: Facilities Administrator Position

First Presbyterian Church Livingston

First, Livingston is searching for an Interim Pastor. Click the link below for the job description and responsibilities .

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