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I know some of you have been wondering . . .
. . . why the eNews didn't come out last week.
Okay, I realize that "some" is probably not that big a number 😉 but the presbytery meeting last Thursday got in the way of the regular, bi-weekly eNews and concerns about Dorian kept a few more of us occupied after the meeting. After a busy week, this email includes both your Presbytery Meeting Summary AND a catch-up edition of the eNews!

As Constant Contact sends this to you on Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Dorian is off the Carolinas after lingering for days and wreaking horrible destruction on the Bahamas before turning northward. Presbytery staff and volunteers from all six of Florida's presbyteries were on a conference call with Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network (FLAPDAN) staff, volunteers, and others not long after our presbytery meeting ended last Thursday and again this Wednesday. Those have been sobering calls.

And, while we can be glad that we were not directly affected, we can still find ways to make a difference in supporting PDA, FLAPDAN, and other agencies as they respond to Dorian---and whatever comes next---along with our prayers for those most affected and all who seek to help them. The following prayer comes from "Prayers after a Natural Disaster" on page 574 in the PC(USA)'s new Book of Common Worship (2018) :

God of the ages, you have always been faithful to your people.
Come to us now, we pray!
Give comfort and courage to those who are suffering.
Give strength and skill to those who are working
to save and to heal.
Give us your peace that passes all understanding
in these moments of shock and sorrow,
and open our eyes, hearts, and hands
to the movements of your Spirit,
that we might be comforted and comfort others
in the name of Christ, our healer and our light. Amen.

It was a pleasure during our Presbytery meeting last week to report to Moderator Loli Ros Reiter that the offering collected that day totaled $2165.43 for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in grateful appreciation for the work it is doing around the country and world today and that it has done—and will be doing again—in Florida. (Look for a Hurricane Dorian update below from PDA that arrived just as I was about to hit "send" on the eNews.)

Along with the Presbytery Meeting Summary, scroll down for both new information on upcoming events and always timely and important reminders from FLAPDAN. As we enter the peak of the hurricane season, it may be too late to get flood insurance, but the other tips seem more timely now than they did before as we see images of Dorian's destruction.

Blessings,

Bill

Rev. William A. Wildhack III
Acting Stated Clerk

P.S. For clergy: today's eNews includes one last chance to register for the Florida Clergy Convening hosted by the Florida Council of Churches on September 12-13 in Orlando. Scroll down to find more info (or just click here for more and/or to register).

P.P.S. Remember your phone or browser may not automatically show you the whole newsletter. As you scroll down, watch for something near the end -- just after it seems the eNews ends awkwardly -- that looks like:
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Presbytery Meeting Summary
For those of you reporting on the meeting to your congregations, looking for more on something you heard, or wondering what you missed last week in Sun City Center . . .

And, because some have asked for them, here are links to the Seven Marks handout from pages 7 & 8 in the packet and the Matthew 25 brochure from pages 34 & 35 of the packet--- but without the big page numbers they had in the packet!


New From Libby Shannon
Living as vital, thriving congregations
Friends,

Throughout the summer the Presbytery has been invited to engage with the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Vital Congregations initiative in a variety of ways. The Commission on Church Vitality has used the seven marks of a vital congregation in two retreats; the Coordinating Team has been using the seven marks to guide their devotion each month; the Presbytery of Tampa Bay offers a daily series entitled “Vital Rituals” to invite folks into a spiritual practice guided by the daily prayer cycle; and at our August 29 Stated Presbytery Meeting our liturgy and breakout conversations were designed around the seven marks. 

It is our hope and prayer that as you begin to familiarize yourselves with this initiative and all the different ways we can incorporate it into our lives together that more ideas and opportunities will continue to surface. As these ideas make themselves known to you, please make them known to us, we would love to hear what you’re thinking about, and to know if there are any particular ways we can support you. In the coming weeks the presbytery will make available a full set of liturgy for a seven-week sermon series on each of the marks- those who are preachers will have to write their own sermons however. 

Living as vital, thriving congregations means, first and foremost, that we must remember all the ways God has already marked our lives as sacred and extraordinary. The challenge becomes responding to that call with faith and hope. We look forward to walking this path with each of you, as together we celebrate the ways we are called to be present and active in God’s beloved creation.

-- Libby

Rev. Elizabeth Shannon
Assoc Presbyter for Emerging Ministries

P.S. One way to learn a more about the Vital Congregations initiative is to visit the website by clicking here. You can also engage with the marks as part of a daily Vital Rituals practice on the Presbytery’s Facebook page.
PDA RESPONDS TO HURRICANE DORIAN
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ Isaiah 41:13
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane on September 1, 2019. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is still monitoring Hurricane Dorian as it affects the Atlantic coast of the U.S. All of us feel great sadness about the damage this hurricane has already caused, the loss of life, destroyed homes and structures, floods and affected vegetation. PDA is currently in communication with one of our partners in the Bahamas, Bahamas Methodist Habitat, as well as U.S. presbyteries in the path of Dorian. As part of PDA's initial response, a solidarity grant has been coordinated for response efforts in the Bahamas. We have been in communication with several international response organizations, including Church World Service (CWS) and ACT Alliance, as well as National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Puerto Rico VOAD. In conversations with ACT Alliance and CWS, we are identifying the best time and best way to travel to the Bahamas as part of a damage assessment team to implement a rapid, timely and effective emergency response to Hurricane Dorian’s impact; identifying needs, local capacities and providing updated information. In the past few days we have also answered the call of many people eager to know how to respond to this emergency.

We understand the genuine desire to help our neighbors. The reality is that right now the situation on the affected islands is critical. Access to the affected islands has been reserved for first responder organizations doing search and rescue, and providing first aid relief. As learned from previous disasters and the shared experience of many relief organizations, the best way to respond to a disaster is through monetary donations. As USAID indicates, “Cash donations are the most efficient form of assistance. Unlike material donations, cash involves no transportation costs, shipping delays, or customs fees. It also enables relief organizations to spend more time providing aid by spending less time managing goods. Cash donations also allow relief supplies to be purchased in markets close to the disaster site, which stimulates the local economy, thereby boosting employment and generating cash flow.”

If you would like to support PDA’s response, please designate gifts to DR000194 online (by clicking on this link) or by check with “DR000194-Dorian” on the memo line to:

Presbyterian Church (USA)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. 
New this Week
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER:
Florida Clergy Convening in Orlando, September 12-13
THIS JUST IN from the Florida Council of Churches:

If you have not yet registered for the Florida Clergy Convening, please do so as soon as possible. Due to Hurricane Dorian, we have extended the RSVP date to Thursday, September 5 (but call the number below to see if they might still accept a reservation after Sep 5) . Clergy and lay leaders are welcome! There is no cost to attend due to the generous support of our sponsors. We do, however, have a limited number of rooms.

September 12-13, Florida Clergy Convening, Florida Hotel & Conference Center , Orlando.

Clergy Impacting Legislative Reform for Florida

This is intended for clergy whose gospel values for a shared future where all belong and flourish leads them into issues of justice. Specific issues in Florida will be addressed.
  • Ecumenical Worship Service & Reception, Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM
  • Advocacy Training and Working Groups, Friday, September 13 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Engaging in Legislative Advocacy • Consumer Law Reform • Criminal Justice Reform • Environmental Law Reform • Immigration Law Reform • Public Education Reform)

For more information or to register, click here. For questions, contact Melissa Rodriguez at mrodriguez16@floridacbf.org or 863-682-6802.
Retreat workshop at Cedarkirk for COM, CCV, CT and interested pastors --- Saturday September 28, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For members of the Commission on Ministry (COM), Commission on Church Vitality (CCV), Coordinating Team (CT), and other interested ministers :

You are invited to attend a one-day retreat workshop with Gavin Meek, Transitional Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of New Harmony, to explore the new face of transitional ministry in light of today’s church's needs and realities on Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We're convinced that most pastors can benefit from thinking about their ministries as ‘always transforming and changing,’ really considering how they might prepare and help their sessions and congregations be more healthy vital congregations. During our retreat workshop, Gavin will present focus points of transitional ministry and invite us to dig into them from a practical perspective.

Our program is scheduled for Lower Cedar Lodge at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center, 1920 Streetman Dr, Lithia, FL 33547 .

There's no charge for the workshop and lunch is included, but we do need your reservations by Thursday, September 19 to plan appropriately for meals and room set up. RSVP by clicking here to use the online form or contacting Ann Marie in the office (813-868-4800 or office@pbty.com) with the following information:
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Preferred phone
  • COM, CCV, CT, or ministry
  • Dietary restrictions (so we can try to accommodate your needs)

Gavin Meek is a well-regarded instructor for both weeks of transitional ministry training for pastors. He has a strong background in doing transitional ministry in churches and mid-councils. Gavin makes use of the concepts written about in Transitional Ministry Today: Successful Strategies for Churches and Pastors , edited by Norman Bendroth.

Small Church Network Gathering --- Wednesday, September 25, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
From Micki Robinson, Chair of the Commission on Church Vitality (CCV):

The Presbytery's Small Church Network will gather again on at 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25th at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, for lunch, fellowship, and a workshop.

Patrice Hatley, Presbytery Coach & Coordinator, and Libby Shannon, Assoc. Presbyter for Emerging Ministries, will co-lead a program focusing on Church Life Cycles and Ecclesial Health (one of the Seven Marks of Vital Congregations).

Please spread the word! As we move forward looking for ways of strengthening the life of our smaller congregations, we want to look for other gathering topics that might be helpful. We might also consider other ways the churches can join together, sharing our strengths and helping each other in the areas that are particularly difficult for smaller congregations.

Part of that move forward may be looking at ways this informal network can become more formal and structured so that we can better serve and encourage one another!  

Lunch will be provided (at no cost), but we need your RSVP by Thursday, September 19 so we can plan for room setup and meals. You can RSVP by clicking here to use the online form or contacting Ann Marie in the office (813-868-4800 or office@pbty.com) with the following information:
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Preferred phone
  • Church or ministry
  • Dietary restrictions (so we can try to accommodate your needs)

I look forward to seeing you as we continue to celebrate the wonderful life of faith we know through our smaller congregations!

In Christ,
Micki Robinson
Invitation to Dialogues Series at First Presbyterian Church, Dunedin
First, Dunedin, invites you to participate in Dialogues: A Small Group Encounter for 2019-20

The first series entitled “Christians and Immigration” will be 4:00-5:15 pm. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in the Church Library at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland Street in Dunedin.

This year they hope to expand Dialogues to include other faith communities who would like to share their experiences and encounters of joining in God’s work in the world. 

This will be a six-week exploration of issues related to the topic, beginning on Tuesday, September 10, and continuing through October 15. 

The Rev. Dr. David Shelor will be the moderator of the first series, but he invites other faith communities to contribute to the sessions. 

Please share this invitation with members of your congregation who would like to explore this topic. For additional information, contact Dr. Brenda W. Thomas, drbwt1969@gmail.com.
Want to join a mission trip instead of plan one from scratch?
Hank Belusa at St. Andrew in New Tampa writes:

If your church is interested in doing International Mission but doesn't have the staff or resources to organize one, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of New Tampa has just the solution. A fully loaded trip in early January that takes care of the details. All you have to do is say yes and join us.  

The attached brochure provides you with an overview and deadlines while the attached registration and medical form provides further details.  

For more on St. Andrew's Haiti mission, check out http://standrewnewtampa.org/outreach/haiti-mission/

Lastly, the following link takes you to the short video that summarizes this past January's trip. http://standrewnewtampa.org/outreach/haiti-mission/haiti-trip-2019/  

If you want to discuss further please email: Hank Belusa at debbieandhank@msn.com or call Hank at 813-632-2701.  

Bondye beni ou,
Hank Belusa  

(Note: "Bondye beni ou" is Haitian Creole for "God Bless You.")
Leaders Lunch at Beth-El, Wednesday October 2, 2019
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry invites you to join them at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday October 2,for a delicious and informative lunch at Beth-El Mission as community
leaders share the current challenges facing our farm working community and how you can help.

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry is located 5 miles south of Sun City Center Blvd at 18240 S. US Highway 301 in Wimauma.
RSVP by September 25 to director@beth-el.org
Still important . . . and becoming more urgent. The deadline to apply is September 19, 2019!
224th General Assembly is in Baltimore next summer. Want to go as a commissioner or Young Adult Advisory Delegate?
In search of . . .
Commissioners and a Young Adult Advisory Delegate for the 224th General Assembly (2020) in Baltimore
The Presbytery's Nominating and Representation Committee (NRC) needs your help in preparing a slate of commissioners for election at our November 2019 Stated Meeting.

GA224 is now less than a year away, so it's almost past time to think about nominating someone -- or yourself -- to serve as a commissioner or Young Adult Advisory Delegate.

The deadline to apply is September 19, 2019 -- but, because you'll need an elder's endorsement AND your session's recommendation, don't wait to the last minute to decide to apply!

Links to the NRC's GA224 Commissioner/YAAD Nomination Procedure and Application are right here :

(NOTE: BOTH THE INSTRUCTIONS AND THE APPLICATION FORM ARE IN BOTH VERSIONS OF THE FILE; YOU DON'T NEED TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER FORM ELSEWHERE ON THE PRESBYTERY WEBSITE.)

Have a question? Contact Vicki ByRoade, Chair of Nominations and Representation at Revmom@byroa.de
It's also almost time for these events!
What does the future of Christianity look like for the emerging generations?
At the Commission on Ministry meeting this month, Robert Shaw mentioned this upcoming, free webcast starting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. From the website:

For several years, the Barna team has studied what’s working to form resilient faith among Millennials and Gen Z. On September 10, we will reveal those findings in Faith for the Future , a free, live webcast event that will help Christian leaders minister effectively to and alongside 18–35-year-olds.

Click here for more information or to sign up.
You've been saving the date; now it's time to sign up --- and it's filling fast!
Come out for a fun day of golf and help support Cedarkirk’s effort to build a new dining hall strengthening a special ministry and setting a place for all. To register, download a form and return it to Cedarkirk or contact Julie Poulin at campaign@cedarkirk.org for more information.

Click here for more details, including start times, cost, sponsorship opportunities, and more about the capital campaign.
In case you still haven't gotten around to it even after Dorian almost visited us. . .
Hurricane Preparedness Reminder from FLAPDAN
The Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network (FLAPDAN) sends along the attached flyer (click on the image or here to download) with reminders for congregations (and individuals, too).

Key reminders from the flyer:
  1. Know your flood zones and evacuation routes https://www.floridadisaster.org/knowyourzone/
  2. Review your insurance plan.
  3. Update your church’s disaster plan, including current contact names and numbers.
  4. If you don’t have a church disaster plan, start here:  https://www.flapdan.org/sample-disaster-plans
  5. Plan to assist those in your congregation and neighborhood that may need some extra help with their preparations… gathering supplies, putting up storm shutters, county special needs registry, evacuation, etc. For ideas, check out https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
  6. Heed local weather advisories and evacuation orders.
  7. Contact your local emergency management office if there is something your church can offer your community post-disaster… distribution or staging area in your parking lot, commercial kitchen, temporary housing for responders or volunteers.
  8. Contact FLAPDAN if you can temporarily host out of town volunteers, have a team that can travel within Florida to assist with tarping, muck and gut, trained chainsaw operators, etc. Email:  fla.pdan@pcusa.org 

As it says in the flyer: "No matter what this season’s predictions are, it only takes one storm to devastate a community. Last year, we witnessed what began as a tropical depression and within approximately 72 hours watched Category 5 Hurricane Michael destroy Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Panama City and several inland communities."
From FEMA to you, via FLAPDAN and us . . .
Kathy Broyard, Executive Director / Emergency Management Specialist, at Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network (FLAPDAN), forwarded this not from FEMA to us with a request that we share it with our congregations:

The 2019 hurricane season is here. To urge communities to prepare for hurricanes and the devastating flooding they can bring, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is encouraging residents in Florida to protect the lives they’ve built by investing in flood insurance. As a trusted leader in your community, we invite you to help spread the word about the vital protection and peace of mind flood insurance offers.

FEMA is currently running radio and digital media in 23 media markets along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts through August 2019, and invites you to help amplify this public service messaging through your networks. You can help your community’s residents understand their flood risk and purchase flood insurance today. FEMA has created outreach materials, such as social media content, videos, and flyers, to help you spread the message. These and other community outreach materials are available for download at  www.floodsmart.gov/hurricaneseason .

Every year, coastal states like Florida experience catastrophic heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. That’s why we’re reaching out now – to ensure that we can help protect your community from flood losses before hurricanes occur. Flood insurance helps ensure residents are more resilient after a flood and can help them get back on their feet sooner.
Please review the campaign materials and join this effort. If you have any questions about the campaign content, contact me or reach out to Danon Lucas, with FEMA Region IV External Affairs at  Danon.Lucas@fema.dhs.gov .
Updates from local mission partners
There's a lot more to Cedarkirk than Summer Camp!
Although our Summer Camp program is wrapping up for the year, there are still plenty of opportunities for both kids and adults to visit Cedarkirk. Throughout the year, we offer numerous unique programs for individuals and groups. These programs are designed to provide faith-building, fun, community building, and growth. They feature exciting activities, worship, Bible studies, and opportunities for spiritual development in a natural environment. 

Here are just a few upcoming opportunities to experience Cedarkirk:

  • Silent Retreat: Oct 13-15
  • Young Adult Retreat: Oct 4-6

For more on these or to view a complete list of ALL of our programs, please click here
Less than $17,000 to go!!!!!
Double Your Donation!

We need your help to meet our $100,000 goal - LESS THAN $17,000 to go!!!

Tampa Bay Presbytery has challenged individuals and congregations in Tampa Bay to support our Capital Campaign effort. For every  new gift or pledge  made by a church or member of the Presbytery will be matched dollar for dollar. 

This is a great opportunity to double your gift that will strengthen
your camp and conference center!


If you have questions, please feel free to contact Rev. John Reiter, Executive Director at  john@cedarkirk.org  or Julie Poulin, Capital Campaign Director at  campaign@cedarkirk.org
or call 813.685.4224


Color My World
Kathy Dain, Executive Director at Beth-El, reflects on preparing for storms, both natural and human-created.. Here's a taste:

I believe that preparation is composed of 1-part planning and 2-parts prayer. I confess that I tend to get those measurements backwards most of the time. All of us would like to have some assurance that we are in control—that if we follow our plan, all will be well. Yet, how many more of us have become disheartened when all of our plans fall apart—when our dream vacation is cancelled; when the diagnosis is not what we had hoped, when a storm appears on the horizon with no certainty on where it will make landfall only the probability of the damage to come. Storms are particularly harmful to the most vulnerable in our community.

Click here to read Beth-El's September Newsletter for more on storms and what's going on at the ministry.
SAVE THE DATE
Tampa Bay Rowdies Faith Night, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 21, Al Lang Stadium
Are you a fan of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the United Soccer League?

The Rowdies are offering an "opportunity to listen and interact with [their] professional athletes (starting at 5:00) as they share their story with faith and how it has influenced their lives to get them to where they are today. This will be a chance to hear from these players on a more personal level and hopefully build a connection with some of their stories. After, you can enjoy an exciting Rowdies team take on Bethlehem Steel, at 7:30, and have a fun night out with your group!"

Click on the flyer for a contact and more information if you're interested in putting together a group to go --- and a chance for your church getting a portion of the price of each ticket paid by your group!
A few Scholarships are STILL available:
2019 POAMN National Conference, October 15-18, 2019
This year's conference will be held in Laws Lodge at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, with special keynote presentations by Rev. Dr. Diane L. Givens Moffett, President & Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA), and Rev. Jason Brian Santos, PhD, Mission Coordinator for Christian Formation & Small Church Support at PMA.

Click here for more details--- including info on scholarships for small churches---and other registration info.

In case you didn't know (from their website): POAMN is the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network,a network of persons who are engaged in ministry with older adults. These people work in presbyteries and synods, they are leaders in congregations, and some serve in specialized ministries such as chaplains in care facilities and presbytery staff who are involved with older adult ministry committees.
"Leadership in a Time of Division and Fear" -- Women in Ministry Conference, October 23-25
The Women in Ministry Initiative of Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to offer a  conference  for women leaders of the church, both clergy and lay, who work within the church and beyond. We will gather to worship, to study, and to encourage one another. Keynote presentations, sermons, informal discussions, and workshops will provide an opportunity to develop and strengthen talents and skills for leadership in the church and world to which we are called.

Register  today! Registration fee of $195 includes program and meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and reception; lodging not included.
Burchenal Lecture Series – Fall 2019
The Center for Spiritual Life at Eckerd College invites members of the presbytery to attend two lectures this Fall semester. 

On Thursday, October 3 , Dr. John Russon, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Gueph in Toronto, will speak on "The Needs of Community and the Problems of Modern Government."

And, on Wednesday, October 30 , Jesuit priest, Father Greg Boyle, will talk about "The Power of Extravagant Tenderness." Father Greg is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. 

All lectures are free and open to the public.
Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St Petersburg, Florida. For more information visit  www.eckerd.edu/csl/
The Art of yes, and . . .
When Church Doesn't Go According to Plans
The South Atlantic Puerto Rico region of the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators fall workshop features Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana (Author of God, Improv, and the Art of Living), with worship and music lead by Rev. Bill Carter (Presbybop Music). For a larger version of the flyer, click here.

For more info, visit the SOAP site at http://apcesoap.org/ and the registration site at https://foothillspresbytery.org/soap-registration/
Employment Opportunities
The eNews welcomes employment opportunity notices from our member churches and partner organizations. For more information about any of the items below, please contact the church or organization directly rather than the Presbytery office.

A request: If you've filled a position you posted here -- or if you know it's been filled -- please send an email to statedclerk@pbty.com so we can remove the post! Thank you!
PT Director of Music
Presbyterian Church of Seffner

The Presbyterian Church of Suffer is looking for a part-time Director of Music to begin this summer, and is offering a salary of $9,000 - $12,000.

Read the full position description here. If you have questions after reading it, contact Patty MacEwen at lokatemom@hotmail.com or at The Presbyterian Church of Seffner at 813-689-4412.

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Director of Student Ministries
First, Winter Haven

First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven is seeking an enthusiastic leader seeking a long-term relationship to continue the development and expansion of its middle and high school youth ministry program. This Christ-centered individual must be able to work well with and lead volunteers, coordinate youth programs, and have the ability to establish one-on-one and group relationships with our youth. 

Read the full position description here along with qualifications and contact information for the church.

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Staff-Member-in-Charge,
Before/After Care Program
 Northwood PC, Clearwater

Northwood also has an opening for "an enthusiastic, team player as a Staff Member In Charge for our Pinellas County Licensed Before/After Care program."

Read more about the program, requirements, and how to apply by reading the position description here .

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Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Northwood PC, Clearwater

Northwood is looking for a new Full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministries (aka, Citylight) to be the primary person responsible for programs and ministry to youth and their families at the church.

You can read the full position description here, along with info on Citylight, required qualifications, and more.

Email resumes and questions to northwoodpcsearch@yahoo.com. Please submit cover letter and resume. No calls please.

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Youth Ministry Coordinator Christ PC, Largo 
 
Christ Presbyterian Church in Largo is looking for a part-time youth ministry coordinator to serve 10-12 hrs/wk ( Sunday mornings; Wednesday evenings; other fellowship programs, special worship services, and special events as determined).

For the most recent information regarding this position and how to apply, please visit the church's Job Postings page at: https://www.largocpc.org/job-postings


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Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, FL, is looking for a new, full-time Chaplain. The CEO/Executive Director writes: "Florida Presbyterian Homes is a wonderful organization and we seek a Chaplain that will engage and energize our residents, staff and volunteers on our individual and collective paths of faith and spirituality."

To read the full position description, including educational and professional requirements along with specific job functions, and to apply, visit FPH's Career Center Chaplain page by clicking here.
Remember, there's always a lot of content on the Presbytery of Tampa Bay website, with info about all the presbytery commissions and committees, resources for clerks of session, news and announcements, and more. Click the button below to start exploring!
Have an idea for the bi-weekly eNews? Send it to statedclerk@pbty.com .
Deadline for submitting something to the bi-weekly eNews is as early as possible 😉
 but no later than Monday morning the week it comes out.
(Because this was a catch-up issue, the next edition will come out next week, so please get any updates to me by Monday, September 9!)
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! -- Bill