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"

First, Livingston Helps Community with Tornado Damage

On Tuesday the 14th of March, First Presbyterian Church of Livingston, members of the Delta Chi Fraternity and other volunteers joined forces to help neighbors in Sumter County. In the town of Emelle 20 volunteers descended upon the debris field left by the recent tornados that damaged and destroyed homes in that community. With hard work and enthusiasm these volunteers, including County Commissioner Mrs. Drucilla Jackson, property owner Ollie Mae Watson and her cousin worked to move debris from the properties to the road side for removal. This is the third time First Presbyterian Church members and volunteers have worked to clear these properties to help these people begin to rebuild and put their lives back in order. There are plans for more workdays soon.  

Summer Camp

Register for Living River Summer Camp and apply for a presbytery scholarship for up to half the basic Camp fee! These are TWO registrations - one for camp and one for the scholarship. 

A registration link for both is found on the Presbytery summer camp web page!!

New to Older Adult Ministry?

Join Spring Online Learning Cohort

POAMN’s Spring 2023 online learning cohort will help those new to older adult ministry develop confidence in their new role. Join with peers to learn, exchange ideas, and grow.

Coach Sandy Safford will guide this small, online group of five to eight people in developing programs or projects unique to each person’s setting. Sandy has 25 years of experience in faith formation and is excited to coach this group.

The cohort will meet weekly on Wednesdays in April and May from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is open through April 5.

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One Great Hour of Sharing

For more than 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has connected us in God’s healing, tending and growing to create a world where all needs are met. 


Thanks to your heartfelt gifts, One Great Hour of Sharing currently supports projects in more than 100 countries.

Visit for locations and ministries. 

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Newsletters, Bulletins, News

Stewardship Kaleidoscope

Registration is opening soon and we have special 2022 Throwback pricing to kick things off. For just one month you will be able to register at 2022 early bird prices:

  • $300 individual in-person
  • $115 virtual
  • $159 first-call pastors and seminarians
  • special group pricing at 2022 rates

Learn more

Living Waters for the World

Contaminated water and poor handwashing cause illness every day, but you know that doesn’t have to be the case. Approximately 1,090 Living Waters for the World partners have experienced the life-changing effects of clean water and health education thanks to your support.

That’s why I wanted you to know about a special giving opportunity we have lined up. In honor of World Water Day, the first $20,000 given online March 22, 2023 will be matched! It's a wonderful opportunity to amplify your impact and send a message of hope during these difficult times.

Below is a very special video, Light of the World, lifting up those we serve, with music provided by Lauren Daigle. Click the image below to see the video and let’s celebrate what God is doing in the world through our partnership.

New Logo for Presbytery

Calling all Artists! Still Searching...

The Presbytery is in search of a new logo and is starting a contest for anyone that would like to participate. (the talented winner will receive a financial gift!) Please submit to Tammy three examples of your work or proposed logo's through March 31, 2023.

Selma Disaster Relief

Many of you generous people have asked how to help out in Selma. Currently we have a team of people investigating our Presbytery's best strategic approach to long term assistance in Selma. In the meantime if you wish to make a gift for the rebuilding of Selma, we recommend the Black Belt Community Foundation. We recommend this because the Black Belt Community Foundation is a coalition of all the stakeholders in the Black Belt and are more intimately aware of the needs of the region. You may donate at the website below:

In Our Prayers:

The family of Alicia Storey (Presbyterian Home for Children) upon her death

Richard Hanna, recovering well from heart surgery

deNay Kirkpatrick and family on the passing of her father


Just a reminder that the Presbytery office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday's from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (4 PM on Friday). The staff work from home on Tuesday and Thursday's.

Please check with the office for availability before scheduling committee meetings.

On-going Newsletter Articles

Ponderings by: Rev. Dr. Sue Westfall

PHFC Thrift Store Donations

Perry Dallas County Fund

Online Church Services

Matthew 25


Sue Westfall

General Presbyter

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Tammy Strickland

Presbytery Administrator

Assistant to the Stated Clerk

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Jay Wilkins

Stated Clerk

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Linda Burrowes

Recording Clerk

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Jean Russell


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Ralls Coston

Volunteer Mission Coordinator

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Pat Goodman

Volunteer Nurture Coordinator

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James Ephraim

Volunteer Liaison for

African American Churches

[email protected]

Interim Campus Minister,

Bama UKirk

First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa, AL is seeking an Interim Campus Minister for the ‘23-’24 school year. Following the departure of the Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry, FPC is looking for an experienced, nurturing self-starter who can minister to the UKirkers of the University of Alabama in a time of transition. Both full and part time candidates will be considered based on abilities/availability. Click here for job description. Send inquiries to Rev. Michael Bailey [email protected].

Position Description

Grace Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa

Is in need of an Interim Pastor. If you or someone you know would be interested in applying, click the link below for more information.

Click here for the job description and qualifications.

PCUSA Job Openings




Birmingham Korean Presbyterian Church is looking for a Senior Pastor. Attached are the requirements. If you are interested, you may submit by mail to:

Birmingham Korean Presbyterian Church, Calling Committee

7814 Helena Rd, Pelham, AL

35124 or

E-mail: [email protected]

Korean document


Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian Church in Hoover, AL, is searching for a Choir Director due to the retirement of our long time Director. In this position you will work with Dr. Jonathan Brown in selecting music for our Sunday services, directing practice on Wednesday evenings and rehearsal on Sunday mornings prior to each service. Additional time would be required for special services such as Easter and Christmas services and other special occasions. Salary information will be available during interview process. Please contact Dr. Jonathan Brown at [email protected] with your information or questions concerning this position.


We will discuss salary during interview process as this will be determined by experience of the applicant.

Immanuel PCUSA in Montgomery is searching for an individual to serve as part-time Director of Family Ministries; for full position description contact the Immanuel Church Office - 
First Presbyterian Church
of Phenix City, AL is looking for a
New Part-time Pastor. Click here for the job description.
3603 Lorna Ridge Drive ~ Birmingham, AL 35216
Phone: 205-978-0320 ~ Fax: 205-978-0330
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