E-News: June 28, 2017
Joys and Concerns
July 4th Holiday
The Presbytery Office will be closed July 3rd and 4th in observance of the holiday. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th.
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
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 suing it! 
The Doyle's are Returning!
The Rev's Janet and Dwayne Doyle and their teenagers Sarah and Andrew are returning permanently from their missionary assignment. While they are discerning where God is calling them next they will move into the manse at the Presbytery Center in Haddon Heights.

It is a house that is empty! We need:
--Clean up help - Electrician (install light above sink, kitchen fan, etc.) - Plumber (sink and toilet installed)
--Electric stove - Pots, pans small appliances - Living room furniture, tables, lamps -Beds, nightstands etc.

Contact Rich Daugherty -  richdaugherty@juno.com or 609-320-7461 if you can help

Thank you Presbytery!
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
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
Thank You!
To all churches who have submitted their annual reports.  We are taking time to glean "best practices" which we will share in future e-news.  We will also develop a sample template for those interested in how others share their information with the congregation.
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

Please mark your calendars!!
 
 Sept 19:  Wenonah, 7pm
Nov 21: Carney's Pt, 4pm
The Presbytery is partnering with other presbyteries to provide access to a church consultant for digital communications and social media. For more information about our constultant, John Fong,
A bi-weekly newsletter from the Office of the General Assembly, featuring information about Immigration Sunday.
Race, Reconciliation, and the Reformation

July 6-8
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Through plenary events, Bible study, workshops, and worship, you will be challenged and renewed by the power of the gospel message to overcome our current realities of anxiety, division, and inequality.

for more information:
Scholarships Are Available!

If you are interested in attending Camp Johnsonburg, Stewardship Kaleidoscope, Big Tent, or other conferences/events, please contact the Presbytery office to ask about scholarships!

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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