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Vital Congregations Event Summary
Thank you so much for your presence at the Vital Congregations event on November 8th.
Kathryn Threadgill asked me to share with you her delight in being with you, and how much she appreciated your questions and your discussion.
It is our hope to continue this conversation, and to use the 7 Marks of a Vital Congregation as we work together to share God's love in this corner of the kingdom. Discussion showed that all our congregations could benefit from the resources that Kathryn presented, therefore, links to Kathryn's power point presentation, the handout distributed at the event, and the Toolkit Kathryn referenced are listed below.
Looking forward to continuing this conversation.
- Blessings and peace, Cathy
You may learn more about this initiative at: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/theology-formation-and-evangelism/vital-congregations/
Please contact Cathy (479.461.4042 or email@example.com) if you have questions.
Lebanon Trip Team Returns
The Lebanon Trip Team has completed its mission trip to Lebanon and Syria. This was a trip of mutual encouragement based upon Romans 1:8-12.
In Lebanon, the team met with faculty at the Near East School of Theology for an overview of Christianity and Islam in the region. Visits to five of the six NESSL schools for refugees followed. The teaching staff in these schools are Christian while the students are Muslim. The teachers share the love of Jesus and their love with the children. The children receive a meal at school. Many of the students do not want to go home at the end of the day.
We saw first hand the terrible destruction of the Christian quarter in old Homs. We also saw how Christians were starting to come back to rebuild. We were privileged to view two homes that had been refurbished by aid from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We visited many churches and talked with clergy and laity in Syria. The people were heartened by our visit. A highlight of the Syrian visit was the celebration of Worldwide Communion Sunday at the Presbyterian Church in Latakia. General Presbyter Cathy Ullrich preached the sermon. -Submitted by Karen Babri, Lebanon Team
Next Stated Meeting of Presbytery!
December 4th - 10:00 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)
The Vine Fellowship Church
3676 Community Lane
Copley, OH 44321
Attention Clerks of Session!
The Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire (CAQ) 2018 is now available on line. This questionnaire informs PC(USA) agencies about what congregations are doing and what their needs are. The deadline for completing the questionnaire is Thursday, November 15. To get started, click (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser):
For those who would like to download a pdf copy of the survey prior to completing the online survey: