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September 25

Weekly Prayers

This Week: Wyoming Presbyterian Church
Next Week: The leadership of the PC(USA)
Week After Next: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

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
Friends of KIN
October 12th

Saturday, October 12th is going to be a BIG day...we will be running the Community Blood Drive, the Kearny Uniform Closet will be having a give-away in the gym, we will be collecting Halloween costumes, used eyeglasses and then a variety of items to help the folks at the Straight & Narrow rehab facility. Please share this information to your groups/congregations and if you need printed flyers, let us know.  We'd appreciate any time (and blood) that you can spare to help this run smoothly.
As if THAT isn't exciting enough, the Kearny (area) Interfaith Network (KIN) meeting will follow at 5-6pm. All activities are at First Presbyterian Church (663 Kearny Ave.). Stop by - everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!
Wee Kirk Conference at Montreat

wee kirk conferenceA conference that aspires to provide Christ-centered inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches.

Wee Kirk is just for leaders of small membership churches. The conference offers four tracks to fit your needs. All the tracks include communal worship and plenary sessions alongside the track-specific workshops. Join us this October for three days of encouragement, community, and growth with fellow small church leaders.
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
2019 Modern Slavery Forum
Featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad

Friday, September 27, 8am-4:30pm
Bethany Hall, Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ Campus.

More information and registration
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
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.
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.
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, October 5: Presbytery-Wide Educational Gathering at Montclair State University
  • Sunday, October 6, 4pm - Tuesday, October 8, 12pm: Clergy and Church Leader Retreat
  • Saturday, October 12th: Friends of Kin events
  • 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
Presbyterian Women
Fall Gathering

9:30-10:00am Breakfast/Registration
10:00-11:30am Mission in Action
11:30am Lunch (Contribution $6.00)

Bethel Presbyterian Church
185 Midland Avenue
East Orange, NJ

Abegail Johnson
(201) 349-3033

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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