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2020 Vision Team Sample Application

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:01

Sample Application Form for 2020 Vision Team

Way Forward Commission Sample Application

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 06:00

Sample Application Form for Way Forward Commission

2016 Polity Conference Workshop Schedule

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:18

2016 Polity Conference Workshop Schedule (PDF)

2016 Polity Conference Schedule

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:12

2016 Polity Conference Schedule

Who Is Jesus? Bible Study Resource, Lesson 1

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 22:03

Looking for help with your personal or group study of the PW/Horizons Bible study, Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes? From the July/August 2016 issue of Horizons through the March/April 2017 issue, Katie Mulligan will provide a reflection and discussion questions for each lesson.

These resources are a subscriber-exclusive, but Lesson One is available here as a sample of all that you won't want to miss!

Sign-ons and letters from Gradye Parsons

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:45

View official letters issued by the Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The compilation also includes correspondences from non-PC(USA) entities that he has signed on to.

2016 Thank Offering Placemat

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:59

Use this placemat to promote giving to the Thank Offering at an event in your congregation, presbytery or synod. The placemat lists the 2016 recipients of grants from the 2015 offering and answers to questions about the Thank Offering of Presbyterian Women. Please promote giving to the Thank Offering so that even more ministries might receive funding in 2017 from the 2016 offering.

Print this on 11″ x 17″ paper or order preprinted from PDS. It is also available from PDS in packs of 25; $4/pack.

2016 Thank Offering Bulletin Cover

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:53

Use this bulletin cover to promote giving to the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod. The back cover of the bulletin cover lists the 2016 recipients of grants from the 2015 offering. Please give generously and promote vigorously so that even more ministries might receive funding in 2017 from the 2016 offering.

Print this on 8.5″ x 14″ paper. It is also available to order in packs of 20; free.

2016 Thank Offering Bulletin Inserts

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:44

Use these bulletin inserts to promote giving to the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod. Three bulletin inserts are included in this file; each one highlights a different recipient of a grant from the 2015 Thank Offering, and the life-changing work your gifts have made possible. Give now so that more life-changing ministries can be funded in 2017 from the 2016 offering. Note: These bulletin inserts are sized to fit on a half sheet of paper. They are available, preprinted in a package of 30 (10 each of the three) from PDS ($3/pkg.).

2016 Thank Offering Order Form

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:37

This flier lists all of the resources that are available to promote giving to the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod. It also includes the scriptural theme for this year's offering.

2016 Thank Offering Booklet

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:29

Use this packet to help you promote giving to the Birthday Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod. The booklet includes an invitation letter, impact stories, a dedication service (in English and Spanish), information about the recipients, ways to support the Thank Offering, how to access PW resources, sample poster and an order form.

2016 Thank Offering Poster, English and Spanish

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:24

Use this poster to promote giving to the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod.

This file includes both an English and Spanish poster with the theme and scripture of this year's Thank Offering campaign.

This file was created for 11″ x 17″ paper, but you may print at other sizes using your printer menu and "Scale to fit" options. It is also available to order; free.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (third quarter 2016), grayscale

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 14:24

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Read highlights of GA222 related to PW, learn about how your congregation can become a Courageous Congregation, get information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, get ideas for your holiday store, read advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, and much more. This issue is dated August–October 2016 and reflects news reported through July 27, 2016. This is the grayscale version. If you would rather see and print the newsletter in color, click here.

Note: This resource is also distributed as a print piece, mailed with enclosures. This download includes electronic copies of the inserts.

Think You Know Presbyterian Women skit

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:55

The wildly-popular "Think Again" poster series is now a skit!

Mary Cook Jorgenson penned this heart-warming, stereotype-breaking skit about how to identify a member of Presbyterian Women, or as her skit character calls them "a P-Dub"! Use this skit at your next event in combination with the posters to promote or celebrate all that Presbyterian Women does. 

 

PW Quarterly Newsletter (third quarter 2016)

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:01

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Read highlights of GA222 related to PW, learn about how your congregation can become a Courageous Congregation, get information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, get ideas for your holiday store, read advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, and much more. This issue is dated August–October 2016 and reflects news reported through July 27, 2016.

Note: This pdf is the color version. If you would rather see and print the newsletter in grayscale, click here. This resource is also distributed as a print piece, mailed with enclosures. This download includes electronic copies of the inserts.

GA222 Reporting Form

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:15

Download the form for reporting presbytery voting on proposed amendments to the Constitution. If the presbytery votes on amendments at more than one meeting, you may wait until all votes have been completed and report once. To report after each presbytery meeting simply copy the form and transmit the votes.

222nd General Assembly (2016) Voting Tallies

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:08
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

If the presbytery votes on amendments at more than one meeting, you may wait until all votes have been completed and report once, or report after each presbytery meeting—simply copy the form and transmit the votes after each meeting.

The deadline for reporting presbytery votes is June 25, 2017. However, in order to make changes and publish the 2017–19 Book of Order in a timely manner, receipt of votes prior to this deadline would be appreciated.

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     Affirm
 Neg  No Action 16-A Child and Youth Protection Policy—On Amending G-3.0106 (Item 05-09)       16-B Parity in Committees—On Amending G-3.0109 (Item 06-05)       16-C Ordered Ministry Titles       C.1 On Amending F-3.0202 (Item 06-08, Recommendation 1)       C.2 On Amending G-2.0102 (Item 06-08, Recommendation 2)       C.3 On Amending G-2.0301 (Item 06-08, Recommendation 3)       C.4 On Amending G-2.05 and G-2.0501 (Item 06-08, Recommendation 4)       C.5 On Amending G-2.0701 (Item 06-08, Recommendation 5)       C.6 On Amending G-3.0307 (Item 06-08, Recommendation 6)       C.7 On Amending Titles in the Directory for Worship and the Rules of Discipline (Item 06-08, Recommendation 7)       C.8 On Amending W-4.4001a. (Item 06-08, Recommendation 8       16-D Relationship to PC(USA) of a Person Who Has Renounced Jurisdiction of the Church       D.1 On Amending G-2.0509 (Item 06-10, Recommendation 1)       D.2 On Amending D-10.0401 (Item 06-10, Recommendation 2)       16-E Certified Service Requirements—On Amending G-2.1101 (Item 06-15)       16-F The Ministry of Members—On Amending G-1.0304 (Item 09-11)       16-G Access to the Lord’s Table—On Amending W-2.4011a. and b. (Item 14-03)       16-H Directory for Worship—On Replacing the Current Directory for Worship (Item 14-04)      

Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 13:25

Download the proposed amendments to the Constitution approved by the 221st General Assembly (2014) and recommended to the presbyteries for their vote.

Educator Certification Handbook

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 07:49

The handbook is the most recent version, dated 2016. This Handbook is provided to assist Christian educators to become:

  • Certified Christian Educators
  • Christian Education Associates

A print version of the 2016 Educator Certification Handbook is available here.

Presbyterian Women Word Wheel Challenge

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:08

How difficult could it be to rearrange just nine letters in multiple ways to solve the two-word, Gathering-inspired mystery words? Find out for yourself!

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