July / 9 / 2019
“The event is named, The Road to Reconciliation . DRAP then asks the question on the flyer, “Are you called?” DRAP recognizes that the first step toward racial healing begins in our hearts.”
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket Update

  • Please pray... for those who have been through recent earth quakes.
  • Please pray.... for St. Andrew Presbyterian Church family as they mourn the recent loss of members Shirley Snodgrass and Tom Floyd, Sr. (they were formerly Carondelet-Markham members)

Click on the prayer basket to find our current prayers.
C onsider Big Tent
for Summer Faith Connection
There is still time to register for  #BigTent2019 ! Join Presbyterians from across the country in August for three days filled with worship, learning opportunities and mission, including an opportunity to join city residents in an action against gun violence. Register at .
People attending Big Tent in Baltimore this August will have an opportunity to join city residents in an action against gun violence. This year, Big Tent will coincide with the quarterly Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, a grassroots effort to draw attention to and curtail gun violence in the city.
On Friday, August 2, Presbyterians and others attending Big Tent will gather together and take a one hour prayer walk through downtown Baltimore.

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2019-2020 Planning Calendars
(August Arrival)
Reserve yours now, by calling or emailing
Leigh Porter at
Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
Application for Nomination
224th General Assembly
June 20-27, 2020 | Baltimore, Maryland
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: July 11 to July 17

Thurs., July 11
9:30 a.m. - PW Coordinating (Oaks)
3 p.m. - Gathering Planning (Oaks)
Tues., July 16
11:30 a.m.- Interim Pastor Gather (TBD)

Week of: July 18 to July 24

Thurs., July 18
6:30 p.m. - CPM (Ladue)
Mon., July 22
11 a.m.- Social Witness (Oaks)
1 p.m. - DRAP (Ladue)
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.
Session Records Review
is Coming Soon! Save the Date!

Session Records Review Resource may be found here.
If you have questions, please contact Rev. Joy Myers, Stated Clerk, at or by calling 314-772-2395.

  • Saturday, August 10 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian
St. Charles, Missouri - Directions Here

  • Saturday, September 14 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian
Sullivan, Missouri - Directions Here

  • Saturday, September 21 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Presbyterian
St. Louis, Missouri - Directions Here.
Uprooting Hunger - 2019 Presbytery Wide Goal
Your congregation and your Presbyterian
Hunger Program complement each other!

In communities around the nation, congregations and organizations are doing hunger relief work and other important activities to address homelessness and poverty. Many congregations grow and share produce, offer meals, and support various types of feeding programs. They provide funding, sell fair trade items, educate themselves on the root causes of hunger, and advocate with public officials and corporations alike.
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 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
PC(USA) Book of Order
2019/2021 Download
A downloadable PDF version of the Book of Order, now available. You may click here for direct link to download to your PC, tablet or other mobile device.
This book is Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and contains the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, the Form of Government, the newly approved Directory for Worship, and the Rules of Discipline. Additional information is provided to the reader through the inclusion of Received Ecumenical Statements of Guidance and Articles of Agreement.
If you prefer to have the book in a print version, please find the link to order that version here.
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: .
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 - Currently 14 applications received.
Hurry - Applications and Deposit due by August 1.
Congregational/Event Happenings
You are Invited!
A going away party is being planned for
Rev. Miriam Foltz, UKirk Pastor
Saturday, July 13
3 p.m. to 5 p.m
Trinity Presbyterian - University City

Please RSVP your attendance to:
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.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Second Annual Blood Drive at First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, on Sunday July 28, Noon-4 pm! Schedule your appointment to donate now! Go to  and enter FPC into the "Find a Blood Drive" box.
Innovative Learning, Conversation
and Fellowship
Washington Presbyterian Church
Beginning July 29th

Everyone is invited to the “Reel Faith” Movie Club! This club will function much like traditional "Book Clubs." Each month, Pastor Pat will pick a movie that everyone can go/rent and see at their leisure. Then the group meets to discuss themes, theological underpinnings, and various theatrical nuances. We’ll announce the movie at the beginning of each month to give ample time to see it before the Club meets on the last Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. for fellowship and discussion. Contact the church office for this month's movie!"
Family Fun Weekend
August 9th - 11th
First Presbyterian - Sullivan

Yee-Haw Family Adventure as they stampede through the wild frontier and celebrate God’s greatest gift of all—Jesus! Learn more here.
Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church
Celebration of Ministry & Final Service
Sun., Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.
The final service, in celebration of the many years of ministry and mission, for Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, August 11 beginning at 2:00 pm. Everyone from across the Presbytery is invited to participate with the congregation as the Presbytery officially closes their ministry.
Further information will be available as plans develop.
There are numerous items available for other churches or individuals who can use them in their own ministry. See the attached list.
Complete List of Educational Opportunities: Found Here
"Ending Violence in America"
Beloved Community UMC.
August 9th-10th

The purpose of the conference is to bring the faith community together, cross denominational, to join hands in an effort to reduce violence, particularly domestic violence and other forms of violence as "America's Peacemakers Against Violence". There will be training and workshops on how to implement faith based models of violence prevention and intervention, as an extension from your church into communities near your church. Models of faith based domestic violence and Prison Reentry Programs, as well as other training on faith based violence prevention program models. 
Learn more about the presenter here and registration information can be found here .
Stewardship Kaleidoscope Annual Conference
September 30 to October 2
San Diego, California
Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!
More information found here | Registration can be found here.
The Art of Transitional Ministry
Princeton Theological Seminary
October 7–11
Leading a congregation through transition is challenging and rewarding. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry offers training in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation in transition. There are two week-long courses of study. Both weeks are being offered concurrently.
Co Inspire
Liberating Imagination, Eviscerating Racism
October 7–10, 2019 | Montreat

In the beginning, God breathed on humankind to animate our existence. Our breath is our life-force, but the air we breathe can restore our life or kill us. We are living in a world where the sins of racism infect the very air we breathe. What happens when we pay attention to how much breath we give to scarcity, competition, and fear? What happens when we choose to focus our breath on giving oxygen to liberate our imaginations for a world where the air is full of abundance, hope, and equity?
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