E-News: March 21, 2017
Joys and Concerns
Presbytery Office Update
With Cheryl's recovery the office will be short staffed in March. Emails to Cheryl copying Debby at 
revdeb@wjpres.net will be appreciated. Please be patient with us.
Presbyteryian Women

Planning Calendars
Order your 2017-2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendar now from the Presbytery Office! 

$10 per calendar

Send order to admin@wjpres.net 
Requests for Info!
Are any of your churches ministering to prisoners via pen pals?  

If so, let us know! 
Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Pastor, Greenwich

Part-Time Pastor, Elmer

Solo Pastor, Medford

Interim Pastor, Woodstown

Part-time Pastor, Clayton

Solo Pastor, Pitman
Parish Paper
Reclaiming Small Church Ministry

Guide to Good Governance

How Do Congregations Respond to Interfaith Couples?
Devotional Resources
Weekly selection of scripture readings that many churches follow for preaching.

Suggested scripture readings for each day, from the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

A community creating of the relentless return of Sundays

Congregational Life Sunday

Sunday, March 26, 2017  
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Presbyterian Church at Hammonton 

(326 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08033)   

Workshops for Elders, Clerks, Deacons, Pastors, Worship Leaders, including Stewardship, Community Giving, Kids These Days, Elder and Deacon Training, Worship, and Transformation.

Vacation Bible School Workshop
Saturday, April 1

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room

Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Get Your Vacation Bible School Gears Turning with Hands-on Training

* Discover time-saving and budget-stretching tips from Group's Vacation Bible School (VBS) veterans.

* Meet and mingle with teachers, pastors, and youth leaders, and coordinate sharing props and decorating resources.

* Learn how to plan and coordinate an amazing VBS event, plus much more.

Bring all of your key leaders!

For more information, contact Sarita Ravinder, Christian education and congregational liaison librarian, or call 609.497.7915. 
Links to Read

Illustrated Children's Ministry

 Resources for Palm Sunday

Presbyterian Mission Agency

Easter Liturgical Resources

a community creating 
for the relentless return of Sunday 

Do you have favorite links for Holy Week resources? Send them to communications@wjpres.net for the e-news!
Executive Presbyter
Rev. Dr. Debby Brincivalli revdeb@wjpres.net
Stated Clerk Rev. Wendy Boer revwendy@wjpres.net
Administrative Associate Cheryl Becker admin@wjpres.net

Congregational Life
Rev. Ellie Cowherd ecowherd@comcast.net
Business Administrator Charles Robinson cbrno18@aol.com
Evangelist, Tres Iglesias Presbiterianas Rev. Carlos E. Rivera evangelisttip.cer@gmail.com
Communications Director Rev. Katie Mulligan communications@wjpres.net

Co-Moderator Visit

Rev. Denise Anderson, co-moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be at Princeton Theological Seminary on Tuesday, April 4th. All are welcome to hear her preach at the 11:30 am worship service in Miller Chapel followed by an informal time of conversation from noon- 1 pm in the MacKay Campus Center Main Lounge. Coffee and tea will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia, Director of Church Relations 
or 609-497-7785.

Lily Clergy Renewal Program
deadline April 21
The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary provide funds  (up to $65,000) to congregations to support renewal leaves for their pastors.

Please mark your calendars!!

May 16: Brigantine, 7pm
June 20: Cinnamin, 7pm 
 Sept 19: Wenonah, 7pm
Nov 21: Carney's Pt, 4pm
Presbyterian Cursillo

Cursillo is a 3 day spiritual renewal retreat--there are communities around the world spread throughout many denominations. Dwayne Bailey (Monmouth Presbytery) is gathering interested people to form a Presbyterian Cursillo community in New Jersey. If you are interested, please contact Dwayne at 609-815-0787 or dwayne@thebaileys.name
1001 Discerning Missional Leadership Assessment

Do you wonder if you are called to plant a new church? Here's an opportunity to find out. May 9-12, 2017 at Princeton Seminary. Registration is limited to 10 people and ends April 10. For more information, please click here for the informational flier.

Horizons Bible Study at Stony Point Center
May 9-11, 2017

Each year, we host a program with the author of the Horizons Bible Study.  This year, the study is 'Cloud of Witnesses:  the Community of Christ in Hebrews,'   written by Melissa Bane Sevier.  It looks at 'community' from a number of different angles, such as 'In Community with the Living God' and 'In Community with the Living Word.'
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