January / 4 / 2022
Weekly Blog Post
Happy the Miracle Dog
Blog Post by Rev. Paul Frazier
Pastor of First Presbyterian, Hardin, Illinois

"His family was grateful, and being the kind people they are, wanted to give me all the credit. "
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket

  • Please pray for... our blogger, Rev. Paul Frazier, and his ministry at First Presbyterian, Hardin, Illinois
  • Please pray for... for our unhoused and underserved neighbors during cold and harsh winter weather.
  • Please pray for... for our presbytery members and friends as Omicron has impacted the health of all of our communities
  • Please pray for...those traveling through winter weather for safety, nutritional and cold-weather supplies.
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Thurs., Jan. 6
3pm Planning Gathering - Click Here
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9:30am Dynamic Leaders-Link emailed
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Tues., Jan. 11
11am NWCC - Click Here
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Wed., Jan. 12
12pm Transitional Pastors-Click Here
Thurs., Jan. 13
9:30am History Team (Southminster)

2022 - Presbytery Year of Evangelism
What Is Evangelism?
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 announces peace,
who brings good news,
who announces salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” (Isaiah 52:7)
News & Updates
Matthew 25 - Films That Matter
Beginning Thurs., Jan. 20
Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian will be sponsoring an Epiphany learning & fellowship event via Zoom using Matthew 25 curriculum on engaging racism through film. We are excited to offer this to the community and presbytery! We will begin on Thursday, January 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. and continue on consecutive Thursday evenings through February 17. It's not necessary to attend all the events, but we're asking for persons to preregister with us by sending an email to [email protected] or to me at [email protected] so they can receive the link.  Flyer with details found here
You can find the Facebook Live Event Here:
Tips for Caring for God's Unbelievable Creation: Mulch your holiday greens
Find a way to chip, shred, and mulch Christmas Trees and other holiday greens these days after the holidays. Many communities have places for this or if not, you can do it yourself. Use the resulting product as mulch instead of throwing it in a landfill.
Provided by the Earth Care Team of Presbytery. Contact Carleton Stock by email at [email protected] or call 314-941-9378.
Spirit of Stewardship
Fri., Mar. 4 & Sat., Mar. 5
(Location TBD)
Make plans to attend this regional stewardship event seeking to nurture, educate, and inspire faithful financial discipleship and promote meaningful holistic approaches to stewardship.
Sponsors: Presbyteries of Heartland, Missouri Union, Northern Kansas, and Southern Kansas. Flyer found here.
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!
Mon., Jan 24, 2022
6:00-7:30 pm Eastern Time
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 3006 0674
Thurs., Jan 27, 2022
2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time
Zoom Meeting ID: 993 3006 0674
Save the Date!
Changes in a federal student loan forgiveness program to
have a positive impact on ministers and church leaders
The Presbyterian Mission Agency is offering two webinars in January for all PC(USA) leaders. These webinars will be a launching point for a year-long push to make sure every PC(USA) leader with student loan debt has the information they need to take advantage of a limited waiver from the Department of Education. Many who may not have qualified for Public Service Loan Forgiveness previously, could have their loans forgiven much sooner than expected. Any PC(USA) leader is welcome to join either meeting. Student Loan experts from PeopleJoy will present the material and be available to answer general questions. Live simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Spanish and Korean. Visit for more information.
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

Office Administrator - 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