Volume 20 | April 15, 2021
The Presbyark Update
Keeping the Presbytery of Arkansas informed.
April 15, 2021
Last Few Days to sign up For
The Church Comeback Conference
This is your last chance to register for The Church Comeback Conference. The virtual conference will take place April 19-21. Any size group from your congregation can attend for the single low registration fee of $47. This conference/workshop is geared to help small to medium size churches make post-pandemic decisions.

Click here for more information and register today!
Presbytery Profiles
“Hello! My name is Julie Agee Gillaspy, and I’m the 2021 Moderator of the Presbytery of Arkansas!” When I moved home to Arkansas 20 years ago, I wouldn’t have known what that phrase meant, much less believed that I would be saying it! Yet, here I am, and I am deeply grateful and humbled to be a small part of this faith community that I’ve come to love so very much. Click Here to read the article.
April Pastor/Church Professional Meeting
On Thursday, April 22 at 10:00am, pastors and other church professionals are invited to join members of the Presbytery staff for an hour of debriefing and discussing what was learned in the Church Comeback Conference. Conference attendees are encouraged to come and share, and non-conference attendees are encouraged to come hear about and continue the discussion from what was gleaned about becoming a post-pandemic church.

If you don't receive an email reminder with the zoom link the day before the meeting, contact Julie Price at julietannerprice@gmail.com.
Join the 21-22 Youth A-Team!
Do you want to help plan events in the Presbytery of Arkansas?
Do you want to get to know your fellow youth from around our Presbytery better?
Do you want to be more involved with Youthquake and summer trips?
Then sign up to be a part of the 21-22 Youth A-Team.

Who can apply?
– 10th-12th Grade Students
– College Students
– Adults

What is the commitment?
– Attending three large-group planning meetings
– Being part of the Leadership Team for at least one YAT Event
– Participating in YAT programming throughout the year

Click here to apply by May 15th. Click on the picture to watch a special video announcement from Cade Johnson, our 21-22 Youth Co-Moderator.
Presbyterian Women Fall Retreat
The Presbyterian Women of Arkansas will be hosting a Fall Retreat on Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville on Saturday, August 21 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Call PWPCT Co-Moderators Maryann Sweeney (479) 802-9620 or Vicki Erickson (479) 659-2358 with questions.

Click here for the registration flyer.
Presbytery Database on The Website
How often have you been doing your church, committee or session work and needed a list of committee members and their contact information? Or maybe you needed a list of clerks of sessions or churches or pastors and their contact information. Well, this information and much more is at your fingertips! Just go to presbyark.org, click on the word "Directory" at the top of the page and it will open in-C, the Presbytery's new database. If you don't have a password to open it, contact your pastor, clerk of session or send an email to directory@presbyark.org.

If you have questions about how to use the database, contact Leslie Belden (lesliebeld@aol.com) or Kim Palmer (kim@presbyark.org).
PMA Quarterly Resource Review
Presbyterian Mission Engagement and Support has offered a Quarterly Resource Review that's jam-packed with resources for congregations ranging from special offerings to Matthew 25 to special emphsis Sundays to justice issues and more. Take a minute to scan through the information, then keep it close at hand for reference.
Two Grants Available!
Two different grants are still available from the Presbytery of Arkansas:

  • Church grants for a one year Zoom subscription ($149.90 plus tax). Contact Kim Palmer at kim@presbyark.org for more information.
  • Future of the Church Grants for congregational growth in spirit, vitality, and mission. Completed application forms will be received from March 1-April 30, 2021.Click here for guidelines and application. Click here for a list of suggested uses for this grant.
Sign Up Your Session!
Everyone on your session should be receiving the Presbyark Update. Send Julie Price (julietannerprice@gmail.com) a list of your session members and their emails and she will add them to the list. Please make note of who the clerk is.

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