Archive for April, 2013

Need some volunteers?

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR) hosts service learning trips for junior high and high school youth. DOOR partners with churches and non-profits to provide these service experiences. Do you have a project that you need some volunteers to do? Maybe you need a few extra hands to work on Vacation Bible School? Or […]

July 14 Pulpit Swap: Results

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Thanks to those who signed up for the July 14 pulpit swap. Mystery yentas matched clergy who dropped their name in the hat. Here are the results! Rich Pak is preaching at Edgewater, Chicago Barbara Cathey gets a Sunday off* Scott Estler is preaching at Rogers Park, Chicago Debbie Paton gets a Sunday off* Jan […]

Laundry Love at Lansing

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Written by Debbie Dennis, Ruling Elder at Lansing Presbyterian Church With mission and service always at the heart of everything at Lansing Presbyterian (LPC), the people of LPC set out to find new ways to “meet their neighbors”. A project called “Laundry Love” was found showing people going to a local laundromat to offer quarters for […]

April 20, 2013 Assembly

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Naperville experienced extensive flooding, but Knox Presbyterian stayed dry and was able to host the Presbytery Assembly meeting. Julia Peña, the Presbytery’s Moderator, ran his first official meeting, and the national PCUSA moderator, Rev. Neal Presa, visited – giving a pre-presbytery talk and preaching during the meeting. Mission Witness was the order of the day – […]

POC Clergywomen featured in Presbyterians Today

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

“I needed fellowship and intimacy with colleagues, and ways to offer leadership where new life is seeking to be born,” says Rev. Carol Allen of her Community of Theological Friendship. The group meets quarterly and at least twice a year for retreats. Communities of Theological Friendship are funded by grants from the office of Theology and Worship, designed for pastoral leaders to be […]

Understanding the Book of Order

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is governed by the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions. If you’ve never opened the Book of Order before, it can all seem daunting. Not to worry. The underlying structure is simple. We have prepared a “Road Map” that provides a basic overview of the Book of Order and the Form […]

Grant for Facilities Accessibility

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Retirement Research Foundation has announced the 2013 Accessible Faith Grant Program to enable houses of worship to make accessibility improvements to their facilities. View flier. The program is available to houses of worship in six metro Chicago counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry.

Trade Pulpits July 14!

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

  We are inviting preachers in the Presbytery of Chicago to put their names into a One Sunday Pulpit Exchange. How? You add your name to the box at the Mission at the April 20 Presbytery Assembly. Trained Mystery Yentas will match preachers with pulpits by the end of the meeting and share the results. […]

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