Dear Presbytery Family,

Even though 2020 has been anything but normal, we are people of HOPE; people who affirm the words of the writer of the Gospel of John: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 

God of new beginnings, in these waning days of Advent, open our eyes so that we can see a future full of hope and catch a vision for a brighter tomorrow that is overflowing with peace and beauty. In the name of Jesus, the Light of the World, Amen. 
(Prayer taken from the Presbytery of Denver)
Here are highlights from your presbytery at work in ministry and mission:

Coordinating Council Updates:
  • Approved the Winter Stated Presbytery meeting on Saturday, February 6, 2021, be held electronically, via Zoom.  Registration will begin the first week of January, through a link provided on our website, in the stated clerk's official meeting notice, and other communications. The clerk's new commissioner training will be offered via Zoom as it was for the Fall Stated Meeting.

  • Prayed for all those in our churches who are suffering from illness, especially those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Expressed gratitude for God’s many blessings to us this year:
Connect with the Larger Church:
  • The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) Annual Event will be held virtually February 4-6, 2012. Click here to register! Watch for opportunities to gather virtually for discussion and reflection during the conference!
  • NEXT Church will hold their annual gathering virtually March 5-7, 2021. Click here to register for Breaking, Blessing, Building: a call for the common good.

Connect with one another: 
  • Send us pictures of your congregation at worship on Christmas Eve! Whether a zoom screenshot, or a living Nativity, or masked worshipers in your sanctuary, or bundled up outside, we’d love to see how your congregation celebrates the birth of the Christ child. Send your pictures to Marigrace Doran, Communications Coordinator.

Christmas Blessings,

Diane Wilson, Chair of Coordinating Council
Edd Norris, Moderator of the Presbytery
Holly Dillon Inglis, Ministry & Mission Coordinator
Sandra Hedrick, Stated Clerk
On Behalf of the Coordinating Council
Previous Staying Connected emails are available on our website.