PNews 6/15/23


In this week’s newsletter reflections, Revs. Ralph Lowe and Brian Wallace reflect on the significance of the Juneteenth holiday for us as individuals and for our congregations.
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Upcoming Events

The following events take place at the Presbytery Building, unless noted:

June 21

Peacemaking (4:00 – 5:00pm)

July 11

Executive Committee (4:00 – 7:00pm)

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Crestfield Summer Camp!!!

Camps are filling up, but there are still spots available for this summer!  Visit the Summer Camp page of our website for details and dates. Also, check out the following discounts and financial assistance opportunities available this year:

  • Sibling Discount – Siblings registered together each get 10% off their registration fee.
  • Multi-Camp Discount – Campers who attend 2 weeks of day camp or 1 week of overnight camp are invited to attend an additional week of overnight camp at 40% off. To get this discount, email Renee at and she will get you set up.
  • Subsidized Rate – We understand that Summer Camp can be expensive. If the regular registration fee is a little out of reach for your family, please consider using the code SUBSIDIZED when you check out to reduce your fee by 20%.
  • Additional Financial Assistance – If you need additional financial assistance to make camp possible this year, you can apply to the Crestfield Campership Fund inside our registration portal.  Further assistance is also available through the Presbytery for those from under-resourced communities. Contact Ralph Lowe for more information.

If you have questions about camp, discounts, or financial assistance, please reach out to Renee at
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YAAD Nominations Needed!!

The 226th General Assembly (GA) will be held in Salt Lake City in 2024. The Session of your church may nominate a young person to attend the General Assembly as a Young Adult Advisory Delegate. The person whom you nominate should be at least 18 years old on June 20, 2024, and no older than 23 years on that same date. Please go to the following website to nominate someone for the YAAD:
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New PMA Grant Website

Throughout the year, the Presbyterian Mission Agency offers more than 20 grants and scholarships ranging from $100 to $50,000 awarded to individuals, communities and mid councils. These opportunities can now be found on the grants webpage that centralizes all the opportunities and lists their key attributes, such as application date, eligibility and purpose. Take a look and see what your church might be eligible for!
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PCUSA Store Summer Reads

The PCUSA Store has created an “Inspiring Summer Reads” list to help you find the perfect book to take with you, whether you’re going to the beach, the mountains, the desert, or your backyard. This library of books is intended to help you relax, learn more about yourself and the world, or to just take prayerful moments throughout each day. For those interested in a good read for a book club, some of the selections include book club guides.
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New CLC Transition Begins June 5th

The official transition date to the new CLC system is June 5th. If you currently have a PIF in the Church Leadership Connection, you will need to move that PIF to the new CLC system as soon as possible. The current CLC system will be phased out by the end of July and closed on August 31st. On June 14th, the CLC Staff will be holding a webinar on how to use the new system. A registration link for that event will be forthcoming.
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