By: Kathy McLean  Joy, movement, bread and wine, a beautifully delivered sermon on being clothed with Christ, the sound of maracas, bells and the sound of water flowing in the healing garden under the light of a full moon, filled the service of worship and installation of Rev. Laurie Furr-Vancini as the Associate Pastor for Nurture at Palms Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening December 15th! We celebrated with the congregation their decision to enter into this covenant relationship with Laurie and charged both Laurie and the congregation with words of their giftedness and their responsibility to each other and the world. This poetic, creative, prophetic,Read More →

By: Sandra Hedrick, Stated Clerk First date to enter data: 12/06/13  Last date to enter data:  02/20/13  Each year, our churches complete a statistical report that includes a variety of information including the size of the congregation.  The report is approved by the session, included in the church’s minute book, and some of the information is posted online as a part of the website of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).    Nationwide, the statistics become part of the “OGA statistics” that appear in the General Assembly Minutes. In addition to being the basis for per capita calculations, the data is helpful in understanding the composition of ourRead More →

By: Cindy Benz, Chair Our Enrichment Event was held at Montgomery Presbyterian Center on November 15-16, and the feedback from those who attended has been very positive!   The Friday night Fireside Chat with Jack Haberer, editor of The Presbyterian Outlook, was superb, as were his workshops on Saturday. He gave us a lot of good food for thought. What an honor it was to have such a rock star of the denomination with us! We were also privileged to have Meg Flannagan, who resourced the new hymnal project, with us leading workshops in the morning and afternoon that were just tremendous. These two very giftedRead More →