July / 5 / 2022
Overture to be Discussed in Plenary 7
of GA#225 Tomorrow!
On Friday, June 24th, a group of six advocates for RGJ-08 – An Overture of Apology to African Americans for the Sin of Slavery and Its Legacy, had the joy of hearing a unanimous approval (31/0) vote by the commissioners in the Race and Gender Justice Committee.
Appearing in Plenary 7 on Wednesday, July 6 at 11 am.
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket

  • Please pray for...for our GA#225 Commissioners and advocates this week
  • Please pray for... for safety of those protesting injustices around the world
  • Please pray for... for children and youth ministry in all of our churches
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Mon., July 11
9 am Dynamic Leaders- Email Link Sent
Wed., July 13
12 pm Com on Ministry - Click Here
Thur., July 14
9:30 am History Team -Southminster
3 pm Plan Gathering - Click Here
Please note that many presbytery teams will recess in July.
Please check with your teams moderator to find out when you next meet.
2022-2023 Planning Calendar
This 16-month calendar (starting with September 2022, and ending with December 2023) contains many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders. Cost is $9.75 per calendar
Email [email protected] to reserve your copy as soon as possible.
Calendars arrive in August.
News & Updates
Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this, around 618 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. This website provides helpful tips, information, and resources to help you stay safe in the extreme heat this summer. Please check on and care for your family, friends and neighbors.
Join Light for the Darkness for a
Fireside Spirituality Chat
Wed., July 6, 2022 at 7 pm
in St. Louis (South City)

Join us for a fireside chat about spirituality and mental health. All are welcome. Text Thirza for directions and further information 314-266-8007. 
Light for the Darkness is a New Worshipping Community of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) led by Rev. Thirza Sayers. L4TD facilitates support groups and other events for people with mental health variances (such as anxiety or depression) to provide a place for people to be heard and connect with others who understand. To donate:  
Beach Party Bingo 
Saturday. July 9th
Florissant Presbyterian Church, 660 Charbonier in Florissant, will be having a beach themed bingo night. Doors Open at 6:30pm., Start time 7:00pm. Popcorn and Soda Provided
Cost is $10.00 per person and $5.00 per extra card. Bring in a pkg. of diapers or feminine hygiene products and receive an extra card for free. There will also be a contest for best tropical wear, plus other games. Please RSVP by leaving a voice message for reservations at 314-837-8555 or sign up outside of office. Please give name and number of people attending. Directions can be found here.
Presbyterian Women Giving Day - 2022
A message from Susan Jackson Dowd, Executive Director of Presbyterian Women
“PW Gives Day, a day to remember the many ways Presbyterian women support the promise of God’s kingdom, is fast approaching. July 31, the day Presbyterian women’s organizations officially combined to become Presbyterian Women, was chosen as a day to acknowledge and honor our PW founders—those foremothers who provided us with the shoulders we stand on. My shoulders—your shoulders—provide PW’s ongoing foundation. PW Gives day supports the annual fund (Mission Pledge), which undergirds PW program from the congregation to the national level.”
Support PW on PW Gives Day 2022
Give online at Then select PW Gives Day and your gift amount. Or mail your check to Presbyterian Women Inc., PO Box 643652, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3652. Please indicate annual fund and PWGDay22 in the memo line of your check.
Mental Health First Aid Classes July 16
Why Mental Health First Aid (for Adults and Youth)? Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders (in adults and youth). It gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Visit PCUSA's Financial Aid for Studies website and learn about denominational scholarships, loans, and grants.
The Synod of Mid-America has funds available for Presbyterians to use for higher education. These scholarships can be used for any accredited institution of higher learning (including trade schools and graduate study programs). Scholarships are available/awarded per school year and renewable with application annually.
Scholarships are open to active Presbyterians within the Synod of Mid-America, and whose church of membership qualifies as follows:
- in Kansas (total of 90 members or less),
- in Missouri or Illinois (total of 50 members or less),
as determined by membership reported December 31, 2021.
Applicants will be judged on financial need, academic achievement, and involvement in the local church, school, and community. All scholarship applicants must be endorsed by their session, and obtain a letter of support from the Clerk of Session or Pastor.
The deadline for application for Higher Education Scholarships is August 1, 2022 at 5:00pm. Scholarship recipients will be notified by August 31, 2022.
Federal Student Loan Relief for Pastors

The Synod of Mid-America wants you to know that relief is available! Apply soon because this offer expires on October 31.
More information can be obtained here:

The form is here:
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
Interim Pastor - Covenant Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Mo. (Heartland Presbytery)

Part-time custodian - Second Presbyterian Church.

(PT) Coordinator of Christian Education - Southminster Presbyterian, Crestwood, Missouri

Church Office Manager - St. Mark Presbyterian, Ballwin, MO

Organist/Accompanist - First Presbyterian - Cape Girardeau, MO

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

Music Director - Glendale Presbyterian Church, Glendale, MO

Head of Music - First United Presbyterian, Collinsville, IL

Off Hours Help Needed? Contacts Found Below
Rev. Ryan Landino
Presbytery Leader

Rev. Liz Kanerva
Presbytery Leader
Rev. Joy Myers
Stated Clerk

Leigh Porter
Office Manager
Janice McMillen
Communications Associate