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July 28

Weekly Prayers

This Week: Maywood – First PC
First Presbyterian Church, Cranford

Next Week: First Presbyterian Church, Newark
First Presbyterian Church, Rahway
New Milford Presbyterian Church

Week After Next: Montgomery Presbyterian Church, Belleville
Norwood Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, Roselle

Full Weekly Prayer Calendar
Race to Action Class

The Riverside Church's Education Commission and Anti-Racism Task Force for "Race To Action." This Small Group class will take place for 10 weeks online via Zoom on Thursday evenings. We will be considering what it means for our congregation and each of us to be "antiracist" in this watershed moment for our church and society.

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Faith Formation Resources
This webinar shares resources for all of our products that will make using PC(USA) curriculum easier Fall 2020. There are slides available for this presentation
All middle and high school youth in the Newark Presbytery are invited to our "Encounters With" summer devotions on Zoom. Please contact for the Zoom details.
Presbyterian Planning Calendars

We will not be placing a bulk order this year, as our office remains physically closed for the remainder of the summer. Please note that you may purchase a planning calendar from the PCUSA Store and have it shipped directly to you. Click here to order.
COVID-19 Philanthropic Recovery Funds

Please be aware of the philanthropic funds that could be available to you. These are on the Newark Presbytery website.

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You are invited to this series 3-part virtual series to learn about trauma-informed approaches to ministry…and life! Trauma expert and Elder Rebecca Bryan, DNP, will share the neuroscience behind, and the principles of, trauma-informed thinking. Opportunities for interaction and resilience-promoting practices will be offered during our time together. The first one was held July 2nd. The second was held July 16th.

Topic: Clergy Trauma Seminar
Time: Thursday July 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 347 372 8718
Password: PWJ
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Church Financial Leadership Academy (CFLA). The CFLA is an E-learning platform designed to help pastors institute best practices for church financial leadership, introduce them to new models of giving and stewardship, and offer new ways to talk about money and form generous disciples within their congregation.

For More Information
Stay connected with your Presbytery colleagues throughout the week for encouragement and support as we navigate this unprecedented season of ministry together. Please email for Zoom access if you wish to take part.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Pastor/Church Leader Check Ins at 10:30am
Wednesdays: Virtual Happy Hour at 5:00pm
The Presbytery has set up a library of resources for your use including:
  • Government and Health
  • State of New Jersey
  • Worship and Meeting
  • Pastoral Care
  • Online Giving
  • Food Distribution
  • PC(USA)/Denominational Resources
  • Webinars
  • Devotionals and Encouragement
These are updated daily.

Resources also include what other churches in the presbytery are doing.
COVID-19 Resources
Online Opportunities
We want to know about your church’s online worship and gathering opportunities, please provide all relevant information on the submission form.
Submit Your Online Opportunity

Things You Should Know

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Please keep in mind some of these events and offerings may be postponed or cancelled. Check with the host of each event.
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Save the Dates!
Here are the presbytery meeting dates for 2020 for Newark Presbytery (locations to be confirmed).
  • Saturday, September 12 - Online
  • Saturday, November 14 @ Elmwood Presbyterian Church
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!


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. [Read More]
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