February /8 / 2022
Charge to the Presbytery at
Rev. Landino's Installation
Video Blog by Rev. Rob Dyer
Senior Pastor/Head of State
First United Presbyterian Church
Belleville, Illinois
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket

  • Please pray for... continue to pray for Rev. Paula Cooper, as she is no longer on oxygen but now has daily therapy in her recovery from COVID.
  • Please pray for... Kevin Berry, who is recovering from a car accident.
  • Please pray for...our world leaders, who are charged with keeping us safe, at home or away.
  • Please pray thanksgiving for all that participated at our presbytery gathering, particularly Rev. Dr. Kathryn Threadgill and Rev. Dr. Teri McDowell Ott
Quick Connect
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Upcoming Ministry Team Meetings
This Week
Next Week
Wed., Feb. 9
12 pm - Transitional Pastors - Click Here
1:30 pm - COM - Click Here
Thurs., Feb. 10
9:30 am - History Team TBA
3 pm - Gathering Plan Click Here
Mon, Feb 14
7 pm - DRAWP- Click Here
Thurs., Feb. 17
10 am - Public Witness- Click Here
4 pm - Vision Team Click Here

We Gathered Last Thursday
Quick Survey
Friends, in our attempt to plan and host the best Presbytery Gathering Experience, we ask for and use your feedback.
If you haven't had a chance to take the survey, please do so now
We Heard You Wanted Some Information on Evangelism
We took note during the meeting that you would like to have a copy of Rev. Dr. Kathryn Threadgill's PowerPoint, as well as the 8 Habits of Evangelism. Please find both of those below.
Pastor Boundary Training Event February 16
If you are new to our presbytery and/or were unable to attend the September 30, 2021 training, you should plan to be at this online event.
Wednesday, February 16
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Zoom
You must register for the event, and we welcome you to do that as soon as possible by clicking here.
If you have already participated in boundary training within the last three years, you must submit a copy of the certificate of completion to the Stated Clerk, Rev. Joy Myers, at [email protected] or by mailing it to 1001 Craig Rd., Suite 170, St. Louis, MO 63146. If you have any questions, please call her at 314.772.2395. We look forward to seeing you February 16!
News & Updates
Tips for Caring for God's Good Earth:
Try low or no waste grocery shopping.
Some ways to reduce waste when shopping for groceries: Buy unpackaged fresh fruits and veggies. Bring your own container for bulk items. Bring your own cloth grocery bags.
("TIPS" is brought to you by the Earth Care Team of the presbytery. Contact: [email protected] or 314-941-9378)
Called to Address Hunger in Your Area
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of 5. By the end of 2022, 60 million children will face life-threatening malnutrition if we don’t act.
The House is expected to vote on the bipartisan Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act (HR4693) in the next few weeks. Urge your representative to cosponsor this lifesaving bill. 
The Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act builds on Bread for the World’s years-long efforts on improving global nutrition. It establishes a strategy to support countries in implementing their plans to prevent and treat malnutrition.
Good nutrition is critical during a child’s first 1,000 days of life. If we act now, we can intervene during that critical time.
Please contact your Representative. Contact Hunger Action Enabler, Donna Cook by clicking here.
Presbyterian Communicators Network
Schedule of 2022 workshops
One of the most prevalent issues facing churches in the age of COVID-19 is effectively communicating with church members while continuing to adjust to and discern how best to communicate.
Proof of Vaccination Required
  • The Stated Clerk and the Office of the General Assembly have agreed that for the safety of all participants, who attend the General Assembly at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, they must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Proof of vaccination will be required during the registration process. 
  • Additionally Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2022 "will be requiring that each participant provide proof of the most up-to-date vaccination available in accordance with the CDC without exception." Analise Brown, National Registrar for Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Online Training for Pastors Leading
in Transitional Settings
Beginning February 7
Since all ministry is transitional, please spread the word to all your pastors about the list of opportunities available on the website of the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium of the PC(USA).
Here’s more about two coming up soon, for which details are already posted:
Scott Lumsden and Eliana Maxim will lead a 4-day event spread out over four months, the first Monday of February (7th), March (7th), April (4th), and May (2nd). The workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific, with breaks along the way. They’ll cover the basics about leadership, congregational dynamics, and how to lead change (in other words, how to deal with conflict). Check it out here.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is offering Part 1, The Art of Transitional Ministry: Reconciliation in God’s New World. Sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern February 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; and April 7. Details here.
Faith at Home Lent Practices Webinar
February 24 at 2 pm
Join this webinar on February 24 at 3:00 p.m. EST with Traci Smith, who will talk about simple practices for at-home faith formation during Lent. We will also release six short videos for use by your households, highlighting our five faith practices of storytelling, hospitality, service, prayer, and retreat. Faith at Home Book: Are you looking for a Lenten resource for households with children? Have you seen author and pastor Traci Smith’s newest book, Faithful Families for Lent, Easter, and Resurrection? The Office of Christian Formation has partnered with Chalice Press and Traci Smith so that PC(USA) formation leaders can receive a discount of 50% off 5 or 10 copies of the book to share with those you serve.
White Privilege Conference
March 9-12
For the first time in it's 23-year history, the White Privilege Conference is being hosted by a religious organization and specifically by The Presbytery of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC March 9-12, 2022. We plan to be both in-person and hybrid knowing that the in-person experience will be life-changing. We hope to see you all here in Charlotte!
The WPC Conference Theme for 2022 is: 'Wade in the Water: White Supremacy, Race, Religion, and Reprocity'. Our keynote speakers will include Resmaa Menachem, Khyati Joshi, Bree Newsome and Gregory Drumright. 
There is a 20% discount for PC(USA) members: Enter PCUSAWPC23 at checkout. (Thanks to Molly Casteel) Register online here: 
St. Stephen Presbyterian Church Youth Searching for Mission Location
Week of July 25-29
St. Stephen Presbyterian Youth, a small but hearty youth group, is looking in several places in the USA to offer our services for a Vacation Bible School and possibly a small construction project at a church or needy organization in your area. We are mostly a group of girls, with a few guys, looking to hold a VBS in a location this particular week of the summer: Their resume of past summer experiences can be found by clicking here.
Contact Beth Fultz, Director of Christian Education
St. Stephen Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, Texas 76109
817.927.8411 office | 817.875.9704 cell
Pastors Save the Dates of May 15-20
Mid-America and Lincoln Trails Synod have announced they will have Transitional Ministry Training at the Mercy Center in St Louis May 15-20, 2022. Please watch the newsletter or other direct emails for further information.
Month of Grace + Prayer:
A Retreat in Everyday Life
Pray on your own 20 minutes each day and meet one-on-one with a spiritual companion one hour each week for four consecutive weeks. Starts on February 6. All meetings will be virtual (Zoom or phone if you prefer). Weekly meeting times set around your schedule. This is an individually directed retreat tailored to your own deep desires. Committed couples also have the option to participate as a couple. All adults are welcome regardless of denomination or affiliation. For more information, visit and to register contact Clarence Heller at [email protected].
Changes are coming to Triennium, a life-changing event for thousands of Presbyterian youth and young adults
July 24-27, 2022
God has called us to be together to SEE God’s people and to SEE and explore what it means to truly SEE each other. There is a place for you to be, to see, and to be seen…in July 2022. A place where young Presbyterians will gather together to activate their next steps in faith, exploring the intersection of justice, courage, connection, and vision. When we SEE each other at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium... We will SEE God | We will SEE Ourselves We will SEE OTHERS | We will SEE ALL We will understand what it means to truly SEE!
Called to Serve? We Need You!
Have You Considered Presbytery Service?
There are many ministry team positions available in the coming year, and we just know you would be a good fit for a committee or commission
Please fill out and return the form below.
GLPby App Form (Word) | GLPby App Form (fillable PDF)
Current Support Ministry Position Openings
Organist/Accompanist - First Presbyterian - Cape Girardeau, MO

Director of Youth Ministry + Digital Media - First United, Belleville, IL

Audio and Video Tech (15 hours/week) - First United, Belleville

Music Director - Glendale Presbyterian Church, Glendale, MO

Head of Music - First United Presbyterian, Collinsville, IL

Associate Pastor - Dardenne Presbyterian, Dardenne Prarie, MO

Off Hours Help Needed? Contacts Found Below
Rev. Liz Kanerva
Associate Presbytery Leader
Rev. Joy Myers
Stated Clerk
Leigh Porter
Office Manager
Janice McMillen
Communications Associate