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Seems like just the other day . . .
. . . that I was having trouble believing that May was almost over --- and now it's the middle of June!
Maybe things will slow down a little when summer finally gets here -- and that's next Monday (June 21), right? We'll see . . .

Meanwhile, the Coordinating Team decided last week that Presbytery meetings will remain online for the rest of the summer, so we will not be meeting physically at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs in New Port Richey on August 14. We do, however, still expect to meet on-site at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Chuch in Tampa on December 2.

Keep scrolling for updates and information on all sorts of resources, including:
  • Photography by Paul Means
  • "8 Habits of Evangelism"
  • New interactive resource guides from the PC(USA) Store
  • Guidance from FEMA and CISA on emergency and security preparedness
  • Training for ruling elders, church educators, church communicators, and more
  • Materials or resources available free from a couple of our churches, and
  • information on open positions for paid musicians, support staff, and more at several of our churches!


Blessings,

Bill

Rev. William A. Wildhack III
Stated Clerk and Manager of Communications
(813) 868-4800, opt. 2

P.S. No, you didn't miss the eNews that was planned for the week after Memorial Day --- because it didn't get sent! 😉 Did you miss our last eNews on May 21? Check it out here!

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Pulpit Supply List Updates
Earlier this week, we sent out an updated pulpit supply list to all ministers, clerks of sessions, and some of the folks who help them. Of course, since sending it out, we've heard back from a couple of ministers with additional updates.

The updates add one minister, correct a phone number for another, and change the city for two.

NOTE: because *this* version of the eNews is being shared on Facebook and our website, we've removed the details of the updates -- for the same reason we no longer post the pulpit supply list on our website; visit Presbytery of Tampa Bay | Pulpit Supply List for more of that story.

If you need to update the list you received from us, see the eNews in your inbox or contact our office. Thank you for understanding!
Because several of you asked for it after the last Presbytery meeting . . .
Paul Means Photography

While photographs are available for purchase, this website is about sharing not solicitation. My motivation and prayer is that the variety of photographic expressions here will celebrate God's glory and creativity in the world. I hope . . .

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Photography by Rev. Paul Means is now available on the web
Our online worship during the August presbytery meeting included amazing photographs and heartfelt reflections from Rev. Paul Means, associate pastor at Northwood in Clearwater.

Since then, several have asked where you could see more of Paul's photography --- and now you can. Paul has recently launched a photography website, and he writes that he views "the website as a ministry which is expressed in the theme - Celebrating God's glory in Creation through Photography.

In the About page on the website, Paul goes on to say:
I enjoy being out in God's creation where I am inspired by the beauty, majesty and wildness of God. Photography has been a wonderful gift and has become a spiritual practice which allows me to slow down, explore and open my heart and mind to the glory of God in creation.
In case you missed it: a new evangelism resource
ICYMI last month . . .

The "8 Habits" resource, the first evangelism tool developed by the PC(USA) in more than a decade, is designed for use in community

LOUISVILLE — The Rev. Dr. Ray Jones III has a vision for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism (TFE) sees Presbyterians using the new resource 8 Habits of Evangelism together as they begin to share with one another weekly — and even daily — about how the gospel is transforming their lives.

“I can hear them talking about some of the habits that are suggested,” he said, “talking with each other about what it’s been like to pray, or engage in fellowship with one another, in a certain way.”

While “8 Habits” will be helpful for people at personal level, Jones believes the first evangelism resource produced by the PC(USA) in more than a decade must be shared. As he and the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Threadgill, associate director for TFE, began praying about this new evangelism resource in November 2019, they had no idea that in just a few months a COVID-19 pandemic would expose devastating racial and economic inequalities in the U.S.

Evangelism Ministry | Presbyterian Mission Agency

Evangelism is the proclamation and manifestation of good news. The following passage from the prophet Isaiah illuminates the expansive, wondrous nature of God's good news: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who...

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New Interactive Resource Guides at PC(USA) Store
With these guides, you can easily compare products, click through directly to product pages, and read excerpts. You can also email or print these to use for personal research or with committees.
The links above were current on 6/17; when things change, updates should be available at this link.
Are you a church communicator?
New Communicators Network Facebook Group provides a safe ...

By Melody K. Smith | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE - The new Communicators Network Facebook Group has launched to connect church communicators with one another and extend the conversations to educate, inspire and support their communities.

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PC(USA) has a new Facebook group for anyone who's involved in communicating your church's message online or in print.
From the link:

Social media gives a church or mid-council more opportunities to reach its members, the people in their community, and those searching for more to life. It’s a way to engage directly in a manner that they’re comfortable with, where they are, and in their own time. However, social media can often be an uncomfortable, or unsafe, space to have deep conversations about faith and communicating faith.

“Changes in social media are happening daily, especially in Facebook,” says DeEtte Decker, social media strategist for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). “It is a constant challenge to keep your content relevant, while still engaging with your intended audience in a meaningful way.”

Are you ready for hurricane season or other natural and unnatural emergencies?
DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and FEMA offer help
Click here for more information on the Center, along with guides and webinars on emergency plans, keeping your church safe, helping your community get ready for hurricanes and more!
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) also offers help

"Building and providing a safe and secure environment for faith-based communities is no different than typical security planning, but with nuances that are respective of a congregation’s desire for openness and access, engagement with their congregants, visitors, and the rituals that may be impacted by heightened security."
Have you thought about becoming a spiritual director?
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Learn more from Audire: The Central Florida Foundation for Spiritual Direction, Inc.
Several members and friends of this presbytery have been through Audire's program, and you can attend an online orientation day on Saturday, June 26, to learn more.

Read more about Audire by clicking here. Learn more about Orientation Day -- and sign up -- by clicking here.
June issue of Regarding Ruling Elders
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The June issue of Regarding Ruling Elders has been posted online and is the sixth in a special formation series that will run throughout the year as a part of the Year of Leader Formation.

In June's article, Leaders Breathe, Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka invites us to "Breathe in God’s mercies. Breathe out God’s mercies to the world." He also writes that "Leading in these days means we are filled with God’s wind, God’s spirit, God’s breath."
This 12-part series focusing on PC(USA) leader formation is a part of the “Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons.” Additional resources are available at www.pcusa.org/leader-formation/. Past issues of the articles are available in Equip, the church’s online training site. To sign up to receive news about the initiative and learn when new items become available, click here.
Year of Leader Formation Webinar, July 14
Parliamentary Procedure for Leaders – A Webinar
July 14, 2021; 7-8:30 pm (eastern), with Tricia Dykers-Koenig
Registration Deadline July 6, 2021
PC(USA) ruling elders and deacons have responsibilities as leaders in Christ’s church. Whether you serve as a moderator or as a participant, your call will involve meetings conducted by parliamentary procedure – usually Robert’s Rules of Order. Most Presbyterians have learned about parliamentary procedure through observation during meetings; during this Year of Leader Formation webinar, you can expect to learn more about the theological connections between parliamentary procedure and our Book of Order and gain skills to help you participate more confidently and effectively. You will have an opportunity during the registration process to name questions you would like to see addressed.
This event is provided for free for participants and is funded through your per capita dollars. It does not come without cost, however. Knowing the diversity of language within the PC(USA), this webinar will be provided in several languages with interpretation based on requests made through the registration process. As a result, there is a registration deadline of July 6, 2021, in order to be able to have time to arrange for those services. This event will be recorded and will be available in English following the event.

Register for the webinar by July 6, 2021, by clicking here.

For 한국어 or Español, click here.
Other learning opportunities for church leaders and members
For Church Educators (both volunteer and paid) and ministers involved in education
The South Atlantic and Puerto Rico Region
of the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (a.k.a. SOAP APCE) invited you to join other church educators in the SOAP region for "Outside the Walls," scheduled for November 4 - 6, 2021, at Epworth By The Sea, St. Simon's Island, Georgia.

SOAP APCE is excited to welcome Reverend Aisha Brooks-Johnson as the keynote speaker and Eric Nanz will lead in worship.

The time will be filled with worship, plenary sessions, break-out discussions, informal conversation, and plenty of time to enjoy each other and the beauty of St. Simons Island.


The cost for registration is $150. (Click here for information on a possible scholarship for members of APCE.)
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FREE Materials for Young Children and Worship!
St. Andrews, Dunedin, is giving away all curriculum materials for Young Children and Worship
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Materials for all 3 years of the program are available because the church is no longer using them.

More details: Young Children and Worship from the Reformed Church in America (Overview)

In the Young Children and Worship book, Sonja Stewart and Jerome Berryman have taken the needs of children into account and devised an exciting method for introducing three- to seven-year-olds to the wonder of worship. Their approach, which integrates religious education and worship, has been presented at numerous workshops and training sessions. Based on the authors’ experiences, the methods described here will be invaluable to teachers helping children understand and appreciate worship.

Contents: 3-dimensional wooden Bible Story components from Worship Woodworks, and 2-dimensional Parable elements packed in several large boxes. Bamboo trays for each story, and towels (for children's personal space) may need to be replaced.

Contact: Carol White
727-946-8291
Looking to expand your choral music library?
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin has free choral music
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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin is cleaning out its choral music files and disposing of more than 350 titles. These are free to anyone who is interested and willing to come to Dunedin to pick them up.

Contact Charlotte Douglas at (727) 501-2862 or charlottedouglas1@verizon.net for more information.
Recent Job Postings
We're happy to share openings among our member churches and ministries (and occasionally beyond). Send information about openings to info@pbty.com with "eNews - employment opportunity" in the subject line --- and be sure to let us know if/when you fill the position!
TAMPA

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church is looking for a Church Bookkeeper and a Program Administrative Assistant

You can find out more about both positions and apply at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church Jobs, Employment in Tampa, FL | Indeed.com
PINELLAS PARK

Good Samaritan Church (UCC/PCUSA) seeks Music Director

TAMPA

St. John Presbyterian Church seeks a new pianist

From the church:

Our church's pianist has resigned as of June 27th. We have no one else who can play for us. We would appreciate being included in your newsletter asking that anyone with an interest in the job call the church office and leave a message.

St. John Presbyterian Church is located at 4120 N. MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33607. Our office number is 813-872-03333. Our secretary Mariana is in the office Mondays and Fridays. You may leave a message if she is unavailable. Our email address is stjohnpctampa@gmail.com. Thank you!
CLEARWATER

Northwood Presbyterian Church is looking for a Director of Children's Ministry, a Part-time Organist, and more.

Check out the Career Opportunities page on Northwood's website at Northwood Presbyterian Church (northwoodpc.org)

As this issue of the eNews was getting ready to launch, Northwood listed the following open positions:
CARROLLWOOD

Village Presbyterian Church in Carrollwood is still seeking a part-time Office Assistant position.

The position will require 20 hours per week which will include facilitating online worship on Sunday
mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Office Assistant will support the ministries and membership of the church with excellent written and
oral communication skills. A working knowledge of iMovie (video production), PowerPoint, Microsoft
Word, Excel, Publisher, and internet and website skills are required. A working knowledge of IT systems
is preferred. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years
related experience.

VPC requests that candidates submit a letter of application and current resume that includes three
references via e-mail to VPCapplications@gmail.com.
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Our next regular issue of the eNews should come out the week before the 4th of July. Please be sure to send info before then!
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! -- Bill