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November 5

Weekly Prayers

This Week: Newark Presbytery Meeting
Next Week: Bethel Presbyterian Church
Week After Next: All Committees of the Presbytery

Full Weekly Prayer Calendar
Presbytery Meeting Registration
Please register for the Saturday, November 9 Presbytery Meeting by Friday, November 8. A printed paper packet may not be available if you register after November 7. You can also register in person the morning of the meeting.

Meeting Registration and Information

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On CHRISTMAS Day, when we honor the nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the doors of the 7th Street Bistro Soup Kitchen will be open wide to greet and offer peace and hope to homeless and working poor people living in Newark. The 14th Annual dinner will be held from 2 - 5 pm. 

To make the joy of this day complete, the 7th Street Bistro is reaching out to churches in the Newark Presbytery, asking for donations of small, inexpensive gifts for all in attendance.

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Calling All Youth Pastors & Leaders
Liz Hathaway and Nick Wallwork are organizing a team of youth leaders in order to encourage a collective youth movement within the Presbytery. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact us at youth@newarkpresbytery.org.
Come to the Table 2019

The third installment of the Synod of the Northeast's Come to the Table event is scheduled for November 8-9, 2019 at the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY. The theme around which our Synod community will gather is For Such a Time as This: Change, Crisis, & Opportunity.

Mark your calendars and find more information and registration on the Synod website.

Roseville Presbyterian Women (RPW)
40th Annual Women's Day

Join the RPW from Roseville Presbyterian Church for their 40th Annual Women's Day on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10. All activities require preregistration.  More Information

300th Anniversary Celebration

Old First Presbyterian Church is celebrating their Tricentennial as a Presbyterian Church (1719-2019). Come and fellowship as they celebrate on Sunday, November 10 at 11 am. They will have special guests Mayor Ras Baraka and Councilwoman L. R. McIver, and Rev. Dr. Barbara Smith, Transitional Director of Presbytery Ministries, Newark Presbytery will be the guest speaker.   More Information

Blessed Tomorrow: Caring for Creation Today


Are you, or is your faith community growing more concerned about climate change?  How do you as a church leader help people make the connections between faith and climate? How well-equipped do you feel to speak about the spectrum of solutions? About opportunities to act and advocate? Are you looking for cost effective ways to decrease the carbon footprint of your church?

Rev. Ruth Boling and Dr. Carlos Monteagudo, from Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green, have recently been trained and certified as Blessed Tomorrow Climate Ambassadors. They seek opportunities to speak to congregations and groups about 1) the impacts of climate change on health, livelihoods and communities, and 2) faith-based responses that will help protect the health and wellbeing of families and communities now, and ensure a prosperous, just, and secure future.  

Blessed Tomorrow is “a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of God's creation," and is a program of ecoAmerica, “which builds institutional leadership, public support and political will for climate solutions int he United States.” The PC(USA) is a partner organization.  

For more information contact the church office: 973-743-1796 or email RuthBoling@aol.com.  

Book Club for Young Adults & Professionals
Brittany Heun and Liz Hathaway have organized a book club for young adults (18-30(ish) years old) within the Newark Presbytery. This club meets twice a month to discuss Rachel Held Evans’s book Searching For Sunday.

If you’re interested in joining the discussion, please contact Liz Hathaway.
Wolff Memorial Administrative Commission

Wolff Memorial Presbyterian ChurchThe Wolff Memorial Administrative Commission (WMAC) continues to assist the congregation of the Wolff Memorial Presbyterian Church in planning for its future and exploring options for repurposing the facility for mission. Some of the next steps regarding mission opportunities revolve around the identified needs listed below:
  • Medical services e.g. cancer screening, vaccinations, etc.
  • Literacy Learning
  • Establishing 501C-3 and identifying funding resources 
  • Grant writing 
  • Social Services contacts
  • Painting, replacing doors, building storage 
  • Further clean-out of the upstairs 
  • Furnishing rooms once purpose is established
To read the full report of the WMAC from the last Presbytery meeting, please visit the Archives section of the Presbytery website. If you have any ideas, thoughts, or other contributions to the above mentioned topics, and/or are interested in volunteering your time and talents at Wolff Memorial, please contact Elder Erika Cowan at pcumerika@aol.com.
Save the Dates!

Here are the presbytery meeting dates and locations for 2019 and a couple other important dates for Newark Presbytery. Thank you to all the church that have agreed to host our 2019 meetings!
  • November 8-9: Synod of the Northeast Come to the Table 2019 at Stony Point Center
  • Saturday, November 9: Newark Presbytery Meeting at Prospect Presbyterian Church, Maplewood
Job Openings

Our employment opportunities page has been updated with a few new postings - for pastoral and non-pastoral positions. You can check out anything new we post anytime in the resources section on our website!


 
Save the Date!

April 17 - 29, 2020
Spring Women's Retreat
More Information coming soon!
Leadership

Regarding Ruling Elders:
Congregational Nominating Committees

The PC(USA) Book of Order calls for ruling elders to “exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church ...” (G-2.0301). As ruling elders are called to ordered ministry for life, it is important to approach the work of nominations to this role with humility, open hearts, and open minds. The congregational nominating committee has the responsibility to provide for the leadership of both the local congregation and the larger church through its councils. [Read More]
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