Volume 32
January 2022

Guns2Gardens Zoom Action Circle:
Thursdays Jan 13, Jan. 27 and Feb. 10
12:30 pm EST for one hour.
Participating in the Action Circle gives you detailed information and our past learnings so that you can discern if your congregation is called in this direction.
Topics covered: Educating your session and congregation on the many reasons that people need a way to safely dispose of unwanted guns without putting them back into the gun market.... How to organize and publicize a safe surrender event.... How to use a chop saw to safely dismantle guns, according to the rules of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).... Or how to find someone in your community who already uses a chop saw.... How to provide pastoral care to persons for whom the unwanted gun has significant memories, whether good or bad memories.... Theological reflection on the presence of God in the healing and prophetic aspects of Guns2Gardens.
See reflections from Rev. Deanna Hollas on a Guns2Gardens event
at a Houston church: HERE
Trinity Presbytery Welcomes (back!) Jim Rowell as Interim Stated Clerk
Trinity Presbytery Coordinating Team has appointed Elder Jim Rowell to serve as Interim Stated Clerk for Trinity Presbytery.

Jim served as Stated Clerk from 2012 to 2015. He is also serving as Commissioned Pastor for our Abbeville congregation.

We are pleased to have Jim back on the Presbytery Staff.
Soul Shop Training for Faith Leaders
Upcoming in-person Soul Shop training for Faith leaders. This training will be held on January 19, 2022 at the Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington. To be considered for the training, please email tinotenda.martin@scdmh.org and you will receive a link to complete your registration.

Click the image to the right for more information.
Click HERE to read the latest blog entry of our
General Presbyter, Rev. Dr. Danny Murphy, Sr.
Camp Fellowship
We are excited to announce that our summer camp registration for 2022 is NOW open!
You can access the schedule, online information and promotional materials and registration online at https://www.campfellowship.org/summer2022.
1. Please share the good news that summer camp registration is open with your church families and community! 
2. Please let us know if your church will be offering camperships (financial support) to registrants from your church. You can provide all the information we need to set this up by completing this google formhttps://forms.gle/p4NmjesNmHSysvnp6
3. Would you like to schedule a visit with one of our staff? Email info@campfellowship.org to arrange a program or presentation - in person or online!
4. Contact us with any questions and for additional information!
5. Consider signing up as a Volunteer-Educator-Chaplain of the Week and come to camp this summer! (Contact us for more information!)
We look forward to welcoming you to Camp Fellowship!
Film Screening Explores Gun Violence
The Peacemaking Committee at Shandon Presbyterian Church has partnered with The Nickelodeon Theatre to host a public screening with “talkback” of “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Vio- lence” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, at The Nickolodeon Theatre.
News and Reminders from the
Discipleship Resource Team
Lifelong Faith
A workshop sponsored by the five Presbyteries of SC: Charleston-Atlantic, Foothills, New Harmony, Trinity, and Providence 

Speaker: John Roberto, with Lifelong Faith. Read about John Roberto here.
John Roberto will present seven essential elements that seek to address the challenges the church faces today in nurturing faith of all ages. Then participants will engage in models for putting these elements into practice and come away with a blueprint for their congregation.
The event will be available in person and by zoom. Participants attending will be able to purchase John Roberto’s new book “Lifelong Faith” for only $16.00 (a 40% discount off current sale price). The book will be distributed on the day of the event.
Cost for in person- $60 per participant for workshop including lunch.
In person registration deadline- Tuesday, February 22.
Cost for Zoom- $30 per participant
Online registration available up to the day of the event
Please contact your church or Presbytery if you need financial assistance to attend.
Register early- space is limited.
Every person who registers will receive a link to the recording after the event.
Click the Image for More Information
Click the image above for news from the Center for Lifelong Learning
A Message from the Digital Media Department

In 2022, we will begin using the e-news strictly for immediate information. 

More permanent information will be found on our website, after it appears in the e-news the first time. We hope this new approach will shorten the length of the e-news each month & that you, our readers, will know that whatever is here, is NEW! 

Also e-newsletters from previous months will be housed, all together, on our website, so if you see something you want to return to, you can visit our website and and easily find it. 

We hope this new approach will make your life easier and help you to stay informed! 

Do you have news to share or an event you’d like us to publish? Please feel free to reach out to me directly!

It is our gaol in the Media Department of Trinity Presbytery to support the local church and communicate the information you need! If we can help you in any way, please reach out. We are always open for suggestions and requests. Please feel free to email me directly. 

Best Regards,
Susan Hammersley 
Please visit our website for the following:
The Presbytery office has reopened. However, if you are planning on visiting the office, please call beforehand to be sure the staff member you need to see will be there.

All safety precautions continue to be observed.

The Presbytery Office Hours During COVID-19

9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 a.m. -1 p.m. on Friday

Wednesday- open only for appointments, staff will be working remotely.

Please call ahead if you need to make an appointment for Wednesdays.