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August 27

Weekly Prayers

This week: Grace Presbyterian Church
Next Week: All teams of the Presbytery
Week After Next: Newark Presbytery Meeting

Full Weekly Prayer Calendar
Have you registered for our October 5th presbytery-wide leadership event, Where Two or Three Are Gathered, yet?

Spend time learning new things and  getting to know friends across the presbytery. It's at Montclair State University, and you can check out the full schedule, workshops and registration on our website
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.
Presbytery Meeting Info

September 14, 2019
Check-in starts at 8:30am, Meeting starts at 9:00am

Grace Presbyterian Church
153 Grove St
Montclair NJ 07042

Registration will open soon.

All reports for the next presbytery meeting are due to our office by this Thursday, August 29, so if you have not already done so, please submit them to us now! Thanks.
Women in Ministry Conference

The Women in Ministry (WIM) Initiative of Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to offer a conference October 23-35 for women leaders of the church, both clergy and lay, who work within the church and beyond. We will gather to worship, to study, and to encourage one another. Through keynote presentations, sermons, informal discussions, and workshops we will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen our talents and skills for leadership in the church and world to which we are called.

More information and registration is on the Princeton Seminary website.
Ordering PC(USA) Planning Calendars and Books of Order

If you ordered a 2019-2020 PC(USA) Planning Calendar through our order form, we now have them in the office for pick-up. We have a few extras, so if you still want one, please fill out the order form so we can reserve one for you.

The calendars will be $8.50 each, and please pay for your calendars before you pick them up or we ship them to you. You can also pick them up at the September presbytery meeting.

If you asked for your calendar(s) to be shipped, please remember to include shipping in the check. (Shipping costs are approximately $2.50/calendar or $7.25 for 3 calendars.)

We also have 50 copies of the 2019-2021 Book of Order available for purchase. They are also $8.50/each (+shipping). You may also pick these up in the office. If you would like a copy, please email our office to arrange the details. Thank you!
Interested in Accompaniment?
Join Learn & Discern Fall 2019!

Accompaniment begins with a long weekend of training and discernment in the U.S. Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Learn & Discern take place twice a year, and it’s never too early to sign up!

The next Learn & Discern weekend will take place October 11-14 2019, in Montreat, NC.

About Learn & Discern events:
At this three-day gathering, people who are interested in accompaniment gather to train in non-violence and anti-racism, engage with accompaniment principles, learn about the contexts in which we have been invited to practice accompaniment, and spend time in discernment and reflection.

More information about Learn & Discern
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 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!
  • Saturday, September 14: Newark Presbytery Meeting at Grace Presbyterian Church, Montclair
  • Saturday, October 5: Presbytery-Wide Educational Gathering at Montclair State University
  • Sunday, October 6, 4pm - Tuesday, October 8, 12pm: Clergy and Church Leader Retreat
  • Thursday, October 24, 8am-5pm: Boundary Training at Community Presbyterian Church, Chester NJ (Newton Presbytery)
  • 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
Podcast Highlighting Work of PC(USA) Worshiping Communities

From Presbyterian Mission Agency:

 The “New Way” podcast, which debuted in January with host the Rev. Sara Hayden, began dropping episodes for its second season beginning July 30.

Produced by Atlanta-based artist and pastor Marthame Sanders, New Way explores these kinds of connections between people and their communities — and the way that context shapes faith. Sanders also hosts a weekly podcast “Aijcast,” which is part of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement.

[Read More]

For a free subscription to New Way, so that each new episode of season two is downloaded to your listening device (through iTunes), click here.


Asking for Help

As leaders, asking for help can be one of our toughest challenges. People tend to look to us for answers, which is how we got into leadership in the first place. Of course, good leaders are also good at getting help through delegation, so you would think we are also good at asking for help. However, even good delegators (who are telling more than asking) can find themselves with tasks they took on their own shoulders that become overwhelming.

It is important to always recognize your limits. We may be taking on tasks someone else could do. Or we simply may not have the same time to put into a project we’ve easily completed before. Complications could arise we did not anticipate. Or a whole host of other reasons we might need to ask for help when we didn’t think we needed it. When we’ve said we would do a particular thing ourselves, then cannot finish it on our own, we may think it shows a lack of planning or leadership to ask for help. [Read More]

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