30 September 2021
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  • Hudson River Presbytery - Stated Clerk position: This 25 hour position is up for a three year contract renewal beginning January 1, 2022. The current incumbent, Rev. Dr. Susan DeGeorge, is interested in standing for re-election. The Personnel Committee will consider the current incumbent together with any other interested individuals. If you would like to be considered for the position (see attached job description) please send your resume with a cover letter highlighting your qualifications to Tom Albert, Chairperson, Personnel Committee at [email protected] on or before Monday, November 1. The Personnel Committee will then review the qualifications of all candidates and make a recommendation to the Presbytery.

  • Sadly, we report two deaths:
  • Rev. Duncan Nichol’s son John died September 22. Duncan is a retired pastor who attends Monroe. Condolences can be sent to Rev. Duncan H. Nichol, 156 Berry Road, Monroe, NY 10950. His wife’s name is Betsy.
  • Rev. Stephen Michie died September 26 at home in Rochester, NY, after a prolonged struggle with neurological problems, and recent palliative & hospice care. Beloved husband to Joan, father to Julia and Jonathan, grandfather to Nina and Jasper. Steve served most recently as Sr. Pastor of the Huguenot Memorial Presbyterian Church, Pelham, NY, from which he retired in 2015, and Parish Associate at the Larchmont Avenue Church. Prior to that he served churches in Northport, LI; Bryn Mawr, PA; and Rochester, NY. He was a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (NYC).


  • Save the date! Register now. Members of HRP’s Racial Justice Team (Edgar Hayes, Sarah Henkel & Yzette Swavy-Lipton) invite you to join the conversation. On Monday, November 15th beginning at 7:00 PM we will discuss the book, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem. You can also take advantage of the step-by-step healing process that is provided with the book. You can read it alone or as a group… just read the book and join us. We hope to see you. Click here to register

  • Check out this article that highlights transformation and renovation in Yonkers. Celebrate our Presbytery's connection.

  • Check out the new October webinars from Practical Resources for Churches. Remember: Hudson River has a subscription so there is no fee for congregations to utilize these services: 7 October, Small Church Series - Thriving Rural Ministry; 21 October, Narrative Budgets; 28 October, Sustaining Faith Online with Natalie Perkins. (Rev. Natalie Renee Perkins serves as Digital Minister and Director of Digital Ministry at Middle Collegiate Church) and; 16 November. Celebrating Smallness – Unleashing New Life Through Collaborative Models of Ministry. Register for any or all of these at www.prcli.org. Sign up for email updates as new offerings become available.

  • Brook Presbyterian Church will be holding its Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, November 12th, 4-8 PM, take-out or delivery. Dinners are $10 and all proceeds are for Brook Church Restoration and Preservation Fund. (Brook Church, 116 6th St., Hillburn, NY 10931.

  • St. Barnabas Church and Irvington Presbyterian Church, in Irvington, NY, are seeking a joint Youth Group Coordinator to work cooperatively with the Christian Education Committees of both churches to develop the overall direction and content of a new combined-church youth program for high school and middle school students. The position will be supervised by Irvington Presbyterian Church’s pastor and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church’s rector. The candidate will be relational in nature, working with other staff and members of the congregations to help ensure that this program is integrated into, and accessible as appropriate, to all teens in the life of the two neighbor churches. To learn more, please visit IPC’s website.

  • Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian church seeks an interim pastor to start as soon as possible. They are located in southwest Hunterdon County near Lambertville, NJ. See attached

  • Participants in the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (RSP) are invited to a 30-minute, interactive, virtual presentation filled with tips and a quick tour of NetBenefits, your online retirement resource from Fidelity Investments. Get to Know NetBenefits, hosted by Dan McCarthy, Fidelity Retirement Planner, is a free webinar designed to help you manage your NetBenefits account, review investment options and performance, access educational resources, and use calculators and other modeling tools as you plan for your financial goals with confidence. Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Noon: Register here for the webinar.