PNews 11/3/22

With All the Saints

The great biblical symbol of the gathering of all the saints is the heavenly banquet, something Jesus mentions often. Presbyterians know something about banquets. We call them church dinners, and usually they are potluck affairs. Guests pay nothing, but members are expected to bring their offering to the table. Like potluck pros, can we learn to find great joy in offering the best we can as part of the great company of all the saints? In this week’s meditation, WIth All the Saints, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge discusses this question and more.
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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving which this year falls on Nov. 29. Because the PC(USA) — which first joined the #GivingTuesday movement in 2014 — has witnessed increased engagement through its livestreamed #GivingTuesday programming in 2020 and 2021, a multi-agency, cross-departmental team is once again planning a livestream from noon through 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 29 designed to entertain, inform and encourage greater giving.
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“A Year with Matthew” Resource Guide

A webinar highlighting examples of how to use “A Year with Matthew for a Matthew 25 Church” resources is now available to view. The video features Rev. Dr. David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and Worship, and Rev. Sally Ann McKinsey, editor of Call to Worship. “A Year with Matthew” begins in Advent, on November 27.
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Next: The Winter Youth Retreat at Camp Crestfield

It’s time to reserve your spot! Churches are invited to bring their 6th through 12th graders to Crestfield this December to find out what’s NEXT! Two separate tracks, one for middle school (led by Ed Sutter) and one for high school students (led by Mike Haddox) will explore questions related to our spiritual journey and the steps we are taking towards our future. Churches should plan to arrive Friday evening between 6:30 and 7 and the retreat will wrap up by 11am on Sunday. Visit the Retreats Page to see the promo video and reserve your spot! $115 per participant. Reserve your spot by November 9, Final Numbers due by November 30.
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Coffee with Clergy

Come treat yourself on Monday mornings at 10am to Coffee with Clergy! It’s a space for Pastors to shake off the Monday morning drudge with coffee, laughter, and great conversation among colleagues. B.Y.O.C. (or tea)! Click here for the Zoom link.
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