E-News: July 26, 2017
Joys and Concerns
Employment Opportunities
Pastor, Salem

Pastor, Cape May
Part-Time Youth Director, Logan, HaddonHeights, Collingswood

Part-Time Pastor, Greenwich
Part-Time Pastor, Elmer
Solo Pastor, Medford
Part-time Pastor, Clayton
Parish Paper
Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy

How Can We Help Immigrants?

What Promotes Hope?
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
Presbyterian Peacemaker: Manh Nguyen
Dear Host of International Peacemaker Manh Nguyen:
 
Grace and peace to you! Thank you for all you are doing!
We are grateful for all of the preparations underway to host your international peacemaker. 
 
 Manh Nguyen is the assistant to the president of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam, North. As part of that role, he helps with the administration of Hanoi Bible College. He also is the pastor of the Evangelical Community Church in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He completed his bachelor of theology in 2008 at Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries and his MDiv in 2011 at the International Graduate School of Leadership in Manila, Philippines. He is married and has two children: Sam is 21 years old, and Laina is 15 years old.

For the host email, click here
For Manh Nguyen's info form, click here

Thank you to all who are making this visit possible!

Locked In A Box:
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
"Locked in a Box" is an award winning short documentary that follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them...

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance supports the development of visitation ministries, legal orientation programs, and community-based services to those who are released in partnership and collaboration with Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS). This film is the result of the collaboration between PDA and LIRS with local partners in the hope of inspiring its viewers toward action.

Caution: Construction Area
Please click to read the Executive Presbyter's Report. The "Caution Under Construction" tape is at the presbytery office. Share via email or a call how you are using it! 
Digital Communication Strategy
The Council will partner with other presbyteries in New Jersey to update its digital imprint and will help congregations seeking to make use of social media resources. If your congregation wants to participate send me an email - revdeb@wjpres.net

For more information about our constultant, John Fong,
click here

For information about his work with other churches, click here
Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training Workshop
This Crossroads workshop is built on the premise that US society has a dominant cultural center which codifies (in overt and covert ways) who and what is seen as "normal, good, and standard."
 
The workshop explores our socialization within this system and the role the PCUSA plays in it.
 

Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:00am to 3:00pm
Presbyterian Church of Madison
19 Green Avenue, Madison, NJ

click here to RSVP for Workshop and Lunch ($10.00)  
Deadline to registration is Monday, September 25th
Hosted by the Presbyteries of Newton and Elizabeth
(973) 361-0084
500th Anniversary of the Reformation!
How are you and your congregation celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation?

Click here for books for group or individual study and reflection illuminate this formative church event and provide a fresh look at Martin Luther, the theologian whose ideas sparked a revolution.
Contacts
Executive Presbyter
Rev. Dr. Debby Brincivalli revdeb@wjpres.net
Stated Clerk Rev. Wendy Boer revwendy@wjpres.net
Administrative Associate Cheryl Becker admin@wjpres.net
Consultant,
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
Feasting on Abundance
When the World Says
There Isn't Enough

Synod of the Northeast
September 22-23
Stony Point Center

Learn about ministry innovation and missional opportunities being developed by Presbyterians throughout our
region.
For more information and to register, click here

Books Of Order Pick-Up

If you ordered the Books of Order through the Presbytery Office, please pick up Monday - Thursday 9-4:30PM.
The Presbytery Office has extra Books of Order. 

If you would like to purchase please contact Cheryl Becker admin@wjpres.net .
They are $10.00 each.


Please mark your calendars!!
 
 Sept 19:  Wenonah, 7pm
Nov 21: Carney's Pt, 4pm
A bi-weekly newsletter from the Office of the General Assembly, featuring information about Immigration Sunday.

Colaborate:A New Presbyterian Confirmation Curriculum

Students explore what it means to be Presbyterian and how to live out their confirmation promises.

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