Join our (mostly) impromptu choir to help lead hymn sing worship for the next presbytery meeting at Monte Vista Groves on November 4. Bring yourself, your church choir, or your small group. There will be one evening rehearsal a few days before, more details TBD. Contact Jennifer Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626‐396‐6058. (Play an instrument? You’re welcome too! Especially looking for a pianist.)
News & Updates:
Monday Morning Update:
Dear Ruling Elders, Teaching Elders, and Young Adults of San Gabriel Presbytery,
Next year, the 223rd General Assembly (2018) will meet in St. Louis, Missouri, June 16-23. The theme of the GA will be “Renewing the Vision: Kindom Building for the 21st Century.” At our Presbytery meeting on November 4, San Gabriel Presbytery will be electing one Ruling Elder Commissioner, one Teaching Elder Commissioner, one Young Adult Advisory Delegate (ages 17-23), and alternates for each. If you are interested in being considered for these very important positions, or want to nominate someone, please use the attached nomination form. For your information, we are also attaching the draft docket for the GA.
For this GA, the process for selecting Theological Seminary Advisory Delegates has changed significantly. In the past, PC(USA) and certain seminaries selected the TSADs; this time, seminarians who have at least one year of seminary education after GA are eligible to nominate themselves, and the Office of the General Assembly will select the TSADs from all applicants. Please see the attached information sheet for more information, including the link for applying.
The General Assembly is a unique experience for every person who participates in it, and a remarkable demonstration of the dedication and connectionalism of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The PC(USA) appreciates this volunteer service on the part of active members of our Presbytery or member churches, which includes preparation prior to GA and full attention for the week of the Assembly. The GA pays travel, hotel, and meal expenses for all elected commissioners and advisory delegates. Please consider your participation, and if interested, send the completed form to Rev. Rob Crowell, Moderator of the Committee on Representation and Nominations, by OCTOBER 16, 2017.
In faith and service,
Committee on Representation and Nominations
Give today to help Presbyterian Disaster Assistance bring hope & healing to Texas families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is in touch with presbyteries affected areas of Texas to offer assistance. We are standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so.
For those who wish to support PDA’s emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey. We need your help. Please give generously.
If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
PO Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700
You may also call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone. For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.
Please join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the deep human needs left in the wake of the storm.
Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance