Newsletter
June / 25 / 2019
Follow Your passion!

" This past Saturday, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, Director of the Office of Public Witness, posed two question to approximately 70 Giddings Lovejoy members. What is your passion? What are your concerns?"
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket Update

  • Please pray... for Rev. Paul Bembower, as he recovers from a heart attack, and while learning more about the damage sustained. 
  • Please pray ... healing for Elder Jim Starks of Hunter Memorial in Sikeston recovering from cancer surgery preparing for radiation treatment
  • Please pray.... for those traveling this summer, and for those who are preparing to attend Triennium

Click on the prayer basket to find our current prayers.
‘The way that God would have the church operate’


The  Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky helped two Louisville congregations formalize their future together by holding worship Monday in the  Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church chapel that’s used for worship each Sunday by the  Korean Presbyterian Church of Louisville.

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2019-2020 Planning Calendars
$8.50/each
(August Arrival)
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Reserve yours now, by calling or emailing
Leigh Porter at
314-772-2395
Innovators and Laggards
To Be Continued on July 2 at 11 a.m. via Zoom
The blog post, Innovators and Laggards, published on June 11, had some comments that I felt needed to have further conversation. I heard - and want us to continue the dialogue.
In understanding summer schedules can get a bit tight, I have scheduled a Zoom Meeting that is open to any who choose to attend.
For those unfamiliar with Zoom, please email Janice McMillen at jmcmillen@glpby.org and she will give you instructions on how to participate.
Join Zoom Meeting on July 2 at 11 a.m by clicking on this link:
Upcoming Team Meetings
NOTE: Meeting locations are as follows: Oaks - is the meeting room next door to the presbytery office; St.Andrew - refers to the Board Room of St. Andrews on the second floor, directly above the presbytery office; Pres - refers to the Presbytery Office Resource Center; Ladue - refers to Ladue Chapel; WG - refers to Webster Groves Presbyterian. Contact the office at 314-772-2395 if you are unsure where you will be meeting.
Week of: June 27 to July 3

Mon., July 1
5 p.m. - Liaisons (Oaks)
Tues., July 2
11 a.m. - Innovators & Laggards Blog Conversation Continued (Zoom)
See Link Above


Week of: July 3 to July 10
Office Closed - July 4
Mon., July 8
3 p.m. - Personnel (Oaks)
Tues., July 9
11 a.m. - New Worship Com (St.Andrew)
4 p.m. - Admin/Support (Oaks)
Wed., July 10
1:30 p.m.- PTCC (Oaks
Some Ministry Teams will be in recess the month of July. If your team is not listed, or you are unsure of your meeting schedule, please reach out to the moderator of your team.
Uprooting Hunger - 2019 Presbytery Wide Goal
Addressing Extreme Poverty
When were you hungry?
Right now four countries are experiencing famine: Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.
The  Presbyterian Hunger Program  and  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance have partners that are working to address underlying causes of hunger in these countries and in other places where people are suffering from extreme hunger. But at this time, their communities are also in need of emergency assistance.
We are asking for your help, so that we can support this urgent work. Learn more and give to help at   www.pcusa.org/phpfamine .
Congratulations to our newest Certified Congregations:
Second Presbyterian and St. Mark Presbyterian
Uprooting Hunger - Hunger Action Team
In 2019 the presbytery will work toward establishing Certified Hunger Action Congregations. This  handout will be helpful to your congregation, as we journey together.
We welcome any questions you might have - email us at communication@glpby.org or call 314-772-2395.
We celebrate, in thankgiving, our 11 Certified and 17 Covenanting Congregations for their dedication to eradicating hunger in their communities!
Ministry Team Updates
Troubling the Waters:
For the Healing of the World

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Church Service Locations Needed
2MIPeople Ministries is looking for some venues for a series of Sunday evening pop up church services we would like to host this fall. Please contact us if you are a progressive church with a parking lot and some free programming space/time from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays. We will set up, clean up, lock up: johanna@2mipeople.org .
On the Road to Reconciliation
October 18 to 21
The Dismantling Racism and Privilege (DRAP) Team of the Presbytery welcome you to join them on the Road to Reconciliation, as they travel to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice ad Legacy in Montgomery, Alabama.
Registration is limited to 50, and 8 currently registered.
Hurry Registration with Deposit due by August 1.
Congregational/Event Happenings
You are Invited!
A going away party is being planned for
Rev. Miriam Foltz, UKirk Pastor
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Saturday, July 13
3 p.m. to 5 p.m
Trinity Presbyterian - University City

Please RSVP your attendance to: roger@wustl.edu
Kindercottage Ministry
Golden Gala
Saturday, June 29
Celebration of 50 years!

J une 29 is coming quickly. Please order your tickets now and make plans for a joyful celebration of Brenda Crisp’s and all our combined ministries at UniPres Kindercottage these last 50 years. 
Go to https://www.unipreskindercottage.org/gala-event/ to place your orders now. Invite friends to join you and purchase a whole table. It will be a wonderful and inspiring evening!
Full event flyer can be found here.
First Presbyterian Church - Sullivan
Celebrates 165 Years of Ministry
July 14 at 2 p.m.

The first records of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sullivan, Missouri date back to November, 1892, but the first roll of members was received in the area as in 1854, and the first church building was completed in 1897. We have much to celebrate! All are welcome to join us in this celebration.
Whitewater Presbyterian Church
Annual Picnic
July 20 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On a June day 175 years ago, 13 people gathered under a tree on the bank of Whitewater Creek on the old Farmington-Jackson road about a mile east of Heitman's Mill. That was the first official meeting of what is now Whitewater Presbyterian Church in Sedgewickville, Missouri.
This year marks 187 years of ministry and they would love for you to join them at their annual picnic.
First Presbyterian - Ste. Genevieve
Vacation Bible School
July 21 to July 24th

Children aged 3 through Fifth Grade
Mars and Beyond
Vacation Bible School
July 22 - 26, 2019

Your Voyager will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to experience a mission of a lifetime with God. Join us in Learning Where God’s Power Can Take Us!

Same Week - Different Locations
  • St. Mark Presbyterian from 9 a.m. to Noon (Details found here)
  • Steelville Presbyterian from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Details coming soon)
Complete List of Educational Opportunities: Found Here
Lifelong Learning Grants
Through the years, the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation has provided over a million dollars to support many educational events, workshops and/or seminars which cover a wide range of topics and serve anywhere from 10 to more than 200 people. Teaching Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders (CREs) and Lay Leaders all greatly benefit from LifeLong Learning events that are located within their Presbytery or state.
Pastoral Responses To Adolescent Depression & Anxiety: Preventing Crisis & Suicide in the Church’s Youth
Wed., July 31 | 9 a.m to Noon

 There is little more frightening for a youth minister than when a young person confides that they are having thoughts of harming or killing themselves. This workshop is intended for parish pastors, youth ministers, and directors of religion education to help prepare them to respond to youth in their fellowship who might be experiencing depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Participants will be educated on the signs of adolescent depression, anxiety, and suicidality. They will learn basic pastoral intervention that can help keep a youth safe, and will be provided community mental health resources to support the youth and the family.
Current Support Ministry Position Openings
Part-Time Ministry Assistant - Westminster St. Louis

Church Choir Accompanist - St. Mark Presbyterian

Children, Youth and Family Ministry - Second Presbyterian

Soprano Section Leader Wanted - Westminster St. Louis