What's Happening

  • Helping congregations...
  • Conversations about GR&DP
  • Congregations called to help homeless
  • Vibrant Faith
  • Youth Rally
Helping congregations make bold decisions about their future
 
A "Come and See Event" will be held Saturday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.to Noon, at John Knox PC, Houston (2525 Gessner Road). This free two-hour event is designed to inform congregations about the process and schedule for the New Beginnings Assessment Program. Congregations are encouraged to bring pastors and teams of 5-10 leaders to the event.
 
For more information, see the Sept/Oct issue of Connections or contact Mary Marcotte, 713-526-2585, x224 or mmarcotte@pbyofnewcovenant.org.
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Conversations about the Gracious Reconciliation and Dismissal Procedure
 
There remain two opportunities to join a conversation about revision to presbytery's Gracious Reconciliation and Dismissal Procedure. One gathering will be held Monday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian in Beaumont. The remaining opportunity will be Monday, September 15, 11:30 a.m. at the Presbytery Center.  If you can't make a meeting, please send your suggestions to Lynn Hargrove, lhargrove@pbyofnewcovenant.org.  
 
You can find the original document and the proposed revisions on the presbytery website in Our Filing Cabinet in the folder, "Resources for Congregations." You are invited to share your thoughts and concerns with the Stated Clerk at the remaining two conversations about the revisions.
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Montrose Street Reach Ministry which has been serving the homeless from the Presbytery Center's parking lot every Wednesday night for the last 10+ years has challenged Presbyterian congregations to provide and serve individually-packed snacks at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

The presbytery staff will volunteer for months when no church has volunteered. Generally about 150 snacks and 2-4 volunteers are needed from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. If your church would like to volunteer to be part of Presbyterian outreach to homeless, contact Patricia Brantley, pbrantley@pbyofnewcovenant.org, 713-526-2585 x101.

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Vibrant Faith: Empowering families and households to grow in faith!

Leif Kehrwald of Vibrant Faith Ministries will lead a free, one-day training event Thurs., Oct. 2, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church, Houston, www.springbranchpres.org .  Rather than a program, the Vibrant Faith approach encourages an intentionality of relationships that grows out of four key practices: caring conversations, family devotions, shared service, and rituals and traditions. 

Believing that faith is caught more than it is taught, Vibrant Faith offers concrete suggestions for ways that the church can engage in a living partnership between the ministry of the congregation and the ministry of the home.

To reserve a $10 lunch ticket that covers meals and meeting materials, please RSVP to Mary Marcotte, mmarcotte@pbyofnewcovenant.org , (713-526-2585, x224). Deadline to register is Mon., Sept. 29. Bring friends!

Learn more about this ministry approach at vibrantfaith.org .

Invitation from Mary Marcotte

 

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Youth Rally

Come Sun., Oct. 19, for morning worship “youth-style” followed by lunch, games, and a hands-on mission project at Northwoods Presbyterian Church, 3320 FM 1960 West, Houston 77068. This event is an opportunity for youth groups of our presbytery to come together to worship, fellowship, and make a difference through mission. Middle and High School youth and their adult sponsors are invited.  A free event!

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Our Filing Cabinet

Many useful documents and links are filed in Our Filing Cabinet to help you find just what you are looking for! Each folder listed on the following page contains documents, forms, flyers, manuals, articles and links related to the name of the folder.

 

 
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