PNews 12/14/23

Leave Your Umbrella at Home: An Advent Shouting Match and the Faithfulness of God

In this week’s letter, Rev. Austin Shelley shares with us her sermon in written form that was delivered at the December presbytery meeting. In Leave Your Umbrella at Home, she encourages us to open ourselves so that God tears open not only the heavens but also our hearts for the sake of the gospel. What if, this Advent, instead of putting up our umbrellas, we agree to soak in the immense gifts God is already pouring out into this presbytery, into our churches, into our seminary, into our clinical settings, into our validated ministries, into our communities?

Upcoming Events

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

December 20
Peacemaking (4:00 – 5:00pm)

Where is the Staff?

This is where the Presbytery Staff will be on Sunday, December 17:

  • Ralph Lowe – Worshiping at The PC of Plum Creek

Last Minute Gift Guide

Do you need a last minute gift for someone on your Christmas list? Avoid the mall crowds and give a gift through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. With everything from supporting refugees to promoting peace, there are a variety of causes to choose from that align with our Presbyterian values. You can send personalized e-cards to your loved one with your donation.

Group Study Resource Guide

The PC(USA) Store has a new 2024 Group Study Resource Guide available. There are book available for Bible Study, Theology, and Spiritually. It has everything you need to create an adult book study program that’s biblically based and intended for today’s Christians.

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Gathering

“Do everything in love,” based on 1 Cor. 16:13–14 (NIV), is the theme for the 2024 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women (CWG). The CWG will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, August 8–11. Plenary and large-group sessions will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex. Gathering registration opens March 2024. Visit for full details.

2024 Justice and Peace Book Guide

Presbyterian Women Churchwide’s Justice and Peace Committee has released their 2024 Book Discussion Guide. The list of six books includes The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng, and more. The discussions are held bimonthly on the second Monday from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

The Presbytery staff are continuing to experience difficulties with our phone system. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to reach us, please reach out via email. Staff email addresses can all be found here. Unfortunately, this issue is temporarily beyond our control.

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