Volume 3 | August 6, 2020
The Presbyark Update
Keeping the Presbytery of Arkansas informed.
August 6, 2020
During this time of struggle and uncertainty, the staff is constantly asked "what are other churches doing?" So we ask you to help us answer this question. How is your congregation adapting their ministry during covid? What programs have been created or adapted to allow your congregation to serve others, connect, and worship? We want to hear your stories.

Join our Facebook Group, Presbyark Connect, Click here, and respond to this post or send them to Julie Price at julietannerprice@gmail.com.

We're waiting to hear from you!
We Are Happy To Announce...
The birth of Elton Mateo Romero Smith-Houser on July 30 to Jason and Myra, Maryi and Santi. Elton was born weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Jason serves First, Arkadelphia as their temporary supply. He and Myra thank you for your prayers and support as they take Elton home to all his friends and FPC family in Arkadelphia!
First Steps to Dismantling Racism

The Synod of the Sun Network for Dismantling Racism presents a series of four webinars starting Friday, August 14.
The Mission of the Church Committee has paid the registration fee to encourage everyone in Arkansas Presbytery attend. Take note that each webinar requires a separate registration.
Click Here to read more about the series and to register.
Calling All Ministers of Word and sacrament!
It’s time to send in your compensation report to Stated Clerk Leslie Belden at lesliebelden@me.com! Click here to link to the form which can be found at presbyark.org under Resources, Presbytery Documents and Stated Clerk. This form is due by August 30, 2020. Leslie thanks you for attending to this task.
Youth & College Ministry Update
The Youth, College, and Young Adult Committee is working on new ways to support the youth and young adults of our presbytery. We are excited to share more information with you soon. We invite you to sign up for monthly updates about our youth and college ministries. 

Text ATEAMNEWS to 22828 to join the Youth monthly update. 

Sign up here to join the college & YA monthly update.
Short Term Assistance Program Extended!!!

The Administration Committee took action at its monthly meeting on August 3 to extend the deadline for the Short Term Assistance Program until December 31, 2020. This program was initiated to offer "no interest" loans to congregations that might be facing budget shortfalls due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The loan will cover up to two months of operating expenses per congregation. Click here for the application form or go to presbyark.org and find it under Resources, Presbytery Documents and Administration. For questions, call General Presbyter, Stewart Smith, at 501-663-2424.  
This offer will end December 31, 2020!
Pastor, CRE, Church Leader Meetings in August
Join us as often as you want, to check in and hear what's going on in the congregations of our presbytery as well as learn about services and events available through the presbytery, synod and denomination. We zoom together every month on the 1st and 3rd Fridays and the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. No meetings on 5th weeks. It's always at 10:00am and always using the same presbytery link or number and password. This month, we'll meet on the 7th, 12th, 21st, and 26th. So mark your calendar and we'll be waiting for you!

Presbytery of Arkansas
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Little Rock, AR 72227