Updated: Jan 10
"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ."
May this fourth Sunday of Advent and the Nativity of the Lord encircle you with peace and joy.
Cindy, Donna and Tracy, New Castle Presbytery
Leadership Equipping Day
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm Where: Zoom! No winter driving needed! What: Various sessions exploring important topics for ministry in our congregations Who: For everyone!
You don't want to miss the Presbytery's first January Leadership Equipping Day! With breakout sessions on Zoom, there's something for everyone in your congregation. Register now and share this information with the whole church.
Annual Bay Retreat
Theme: "On Your Marks. Get Set. Go!"
WHEN: Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Boulevard, Cambridge, MD
The coordination of the retreat planning team is moving quickly with retreat registration opening in early January. This event is earmarked for ministry leaders, however incorporates joy, confidence, authenticity and coaching for all PC(USA) members. Yes, that means clergy, ruling elders, deacons and members alike!
Exciting leadership ...
Podcaster, producer, improviser, musician, consultant, Rev. Marthame Sanders
Deputy Director for Vision, Innovation and Rebuilding (Presbyterian Mission Agency), Ruling Elder Corey Schlosser-Hall
Lead Presbyter for Vision and Collaboration, Presbytery of the James, Rev. Floretta Barbee-Watkins
Jazz Musician, Warren Cooper
A theme lending curiosity about:
The Seven Joyful marks of Vital Congregations: creative brainstorming and sharing of inspiration.
Joy as resistance: In a world full of disheartening news, joy is not frivolous but necessary.
Confidence comes with practice: Playful improvisation can teach skills that translate into powerful resilience, creativity and nimbleness in our churches.
Authenticity and energy in worship: Build authenticity and energy in life.
Exercising our teamwork chops
Group coaching for sessions and other leaders
A discount will also be offered for groups of 3 or more from the same church!
So please "talk it up", mark your calendar and plan to join us . Our marketing campaign will be emailed and posted to social media as soon as registration is open!
Georgetown PC, Georgetown, Delaware
Opening Code Purple to Help Homeless through Winter
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are nearly 1,100 people who are homeless in Delaware each night. Georgetown PC is now geared up for its shelter to open. View the December 1, 2022 video from WRDE below.
Other topics in this newsletter you don't want to miss:
Join our Connectional Presbyter/Stated Clerk by attending the conference!
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Our Pasters Podcast Goes Live!
Our Ministries - Riverfront - Wilimington Kitchen Collective
NCP Upcoming Trainings
Our Churches - Ocean View PC Partnership with SERCAP
Interfaith Peacemakers - Theater of War Productions