Archive for January, 2015

Two Pastors Relish Sabbatical Time to Re-Charge and Renew

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Eyes Open Submitted by Rev. Amy Pagliarella , Lake Forest First One of the greatest challenges in my ministry is relating to families whose church participation is sporadic; after all, being in church every Sunday is usually part of the pastor’s job. So while on sabbatical last summer, my husband, two boys, and I became […]


For over 50 years, four+ churches partner in food ministry

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Written by Natalie Beglen It takes a village. This statement has rung true for the past 50 plus years as several Presbyterian groups have joined forces together to prepare and serve weekly meals hosted at Chicago First Presbyterian Church. In the late 1960’s, a group of young moms from La Grange First Presbyterian Church planted […]


Items from South Holland United available to churches

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The United Presbyterian Church of South Holland closed on October 5, 2014 and the building is under contract to be sold. There are numerous items at the church that may be of value to other congregations. Download the list of items. If you see anything on this list that your congregation may desire please contact Eric […]


Transition and Reorganization: What is the title of the new staff position?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Connectional Mission Design Task Force recommended the title “Presbytery Community Organizer,” because in 2013, the Presbytery Assembly voted to accept the recommendations of the Vision and Praxis Team, much of which consisted of a commitment and ongoing inquiry into the practices and tools of community organizing. Community organizing is a process of building relationships […]


FAQ for Transition and Reorganiztaion

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

FAQ for Transition and Reorganization (revised 1/13/2015) Visioning updates: Read this FAQ from the Connectional Mission Design Task Force on the transition from Mission Priority Leadership Teams to Mission Collaboration and Congregational Vitality Teams and a Presbytery Community Organizer.


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