November 6, 2019
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From Pilgrimage to Presbytery: Notes in Transition

Friends, as I write, I am with our presbytery civil rights pilgrimage group (this is an initiative of our Peace and Justice Task Force). We have spent time at the 16th Street Baptist Church, where four girls were killed in the bombing. Some of the longest tenured members of the church conduct tours and tell the story - it is all quite affecting. We might wonder if we would have taken risks then for the sake of freedom or if we would have stayed silent with the moderate clergy and other church leaders to whom Martin Luther King Jr. addressed his Letter from the Birmingham Jail. We also saw the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, a fine museum about the period and events in the city. Tomorrow we will visit the National Memorial to Peace and Justice (the new lynching memorial) in Montgomery and then Selma in the next day. 

Meanwhile, I'll remind you again of our fall stated meeting, next Tuesday, November 12, at First Presbyterian Church of High Point. We are grateful for what our hosts are already doing as they prepare. I look forward to seeing you there. Please make sure your church is represented.

Grace and peace!

Steve Scott
Transitional General Presbyter
Transitional Ministry Training Opportunity

Charlotte Presbytery, in partnership with Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, is offering a program in transitional ministry January 21-24. Cost is $100 per participant; housing is available at a discounted rate near the seminary campus. Limited to 25 participants.

If you are engaged or plan to be engaged in interim ministry, if you want a new arrow for your quiver, or if you're increasingly aware that we're all in transition (as they keep telling us), this may be just the opportunity you're looking for. 

The impetus grew out of a proposal by Jan Edmiston, general presbyter in Charlotte, who last March invited presbytery staff members and selected interim pastors to discuss, refine, and focus the proposal. From Salem Presbytery Bryan McFarland, Dianna Wright, and I took part as staff members, and Nancy Dederer and Susan Moorefield were representative interim pastors. 

 Please see the brochure for more information:

Presbytery Packet Now Online

The packet for the November 12, 2019 meeting of Salem Presbytery may be found at the link below. 

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center Offers Mediation Skills Training

What:    Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI)

When:   March 23-27, 2020

Where:  Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, SC (near Charlotte)

Who: Pastors and other church leaders interested in learning skills to help them deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict

Those who register no later than
February 21, 2020 will receive a $200 discount off their tuition.  For more information please contact the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center at 630-627-0507 or admin@LMPeaceCenter.org.  To register online please follow the link below.

Disposing of Unwanted Resources?

If you need to rid yourself of materials you or your church no longer needs, please do not bring them to the presbytery office. As our realtor shows the listing, as the staff has downsized, and as we prepare to move, we do not have the capacity to steward such donations. 
Salem Online Resources

Take advantage of this handy resource, to which you have access through the Salem Presbytery website. As our staff grows smaller, and as fewer are available to answer the phone, you will find this directory easier to use (password = clemmons3950) than calling the presbytery to get phone numbers and email addresses of committee members or others you want to be in touch with. If using a list you received an email that bounces back, check the directory.

Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church Celebrates 152 Years!

The Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church of Cleveland, NC will celebrate its 152nd Anniversary on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:00 am.

Follow the link below to the church's Facebook page.

Click HERE for the 
2019 Prayer Calendar
November Prayers for:

Transitional Ministry Network
St. Andrews - Winston-Salem
Sedgefield - Greensboro
Cameron - Statesville
Mission Leaders In Salem Presbytery

Salem Presbytery is compiling a list of "Mission Leaders" in each of our congregations. We seek contact information for mission committee chairs, mission coordinators (staff or volunteer), or those excited about the mission of the church. Click the link below to add your info. 
Add Your Information Here
Become a Peace and Justice Church!

Become and Peace and Justice church! Let your Salem Presbytery Peace and Justice Task Force help, inspire, equip, and send you on a journey. Contact Frank Dew at the link below.
Email Frank Dew
2019 Prayer Calendar

Click the link below for the 2019 Prayer Calendar for Congregations and Ministries of Salem Presbytery.

Other Special Events

Are you hosting a special event *(concert, speaker, training, etc.) at a time OTHER than on Sunday morning worship? Submit your event through the link below to be included on our SPECIAL EVENTS Calendar.

Meeting Calendar Available

Don't forget to use our Calendar of Meetings for planning your 2019 monthly agenda. 

Hunger Action

Become a Hunger Action Congregation! Check the links below for more info.
Church Anniversaries

If your congregation is celebrating a significant anniversary (25, 50, 75, 100, etc.), please let the presbytery office know.
Board of Pensions

Click below for Board Bulletin - Fall 2019

  Board Bulletin
Board of Pensions Call to Health

Click the link below to join the Board of Pensions Call to Health.

Board of Pensions Call to Health
PCUSA News and Announcements

Click below for the latest news and announcements from the PCUSA.

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