Business Administrator Search Committee Announces Employment Opportunity

AUGUST 3, 2017

A letter from the Moderator of the Business Administrator Search Committee of the Presbytery of Philadelphia:

Friends,
On August 1st, the Presbytery of Philadelphia Business Administrator Search Committee met for the first time. We have big shoes to fill as Larry Davis’ faithful tenure draws to a close at year’s end, yet given the gifted elders and ministers with whom I have privileged to serve, I am confident we are up to the task. Thus as we begin this effort on your behalf, I need your help.

As part of our meeting, we reviewed the job description (found below) and talked about the key skills needed in this role. We are looking for a person with 5-7 years of relevant work experience in risk management and property issues, finance and budget, an individual who has proved adept in funds development and supervising a team, and someone with a love for the church who possess the people skills needed in cross-cultural settings.

If you can think of a candidate who you believe would be a good fit, please encourage her or him to send a resume’ and cover letter to [email protected] or by mail to the Presbytery office. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017. In addition, I ask for your prayers as we undertake and move through this search.

Along the way, I will provide you with updates of our efforts. In the meanwhile and beyond, know of our gratitude for your trust in us and our eagerness to find the person God has already prepared.

Faithfully yours,
John Willingham
Moderator, Business Administrator Search Committee

Business Administrator Job Description

Summer Snapshots Week of July 24: Connecting with PCUSA Mission Co-Workers

Connecting with PCUSA Mission Co-Workers

We are grateful for the varied churches in our Presbytery who recently hosted Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers. We give thanks for the many ways our congregations and ministries support the local and global witness of the church.
  • Overbrook
  • Valley Forge
  • Wallingford
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Presbytery of Philadelphia

Follow these links to visit each of the Mission Co-workers and find out how to support their specific ministry:

GOT PICTURES?? Summer Snapshots 2017 Is Here!

GOT PICTURES??
A Call for Pictures of Ministry Partnership!
Is your church or ministry collaborating with other churches or ministries within our Presbytery? This summer, our ENEWS will feature weekly images of collaboration as we celebrate 300 years in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Please send images of your shared ministry to [email protected]
 
Sharing our stories: Every summer, the Presbytery of Philadelphia invites all of our churches to share a photo your summer ministries and activities. Click here to check out last year’s Summer Snapshots.

Summer Video Series Curriculum

Looking for a Summer Curriculum or Video Series?

Our Presbytery has developed ten short videos as part of our 300th Anniversary Celebration. Join the conversation and consider for use in your youth ministries, confirmation and new members classes, summer Sunday School, small groups, or moment for mission in worship. View Play List.

A Nine-Part Video Series and discussion guide on our 300th Anniversary Mission Campaign. These two-minute videos explore how our ministries are elevating the education of children, disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, and promoting restorative justice.

Born in Faith. Rooted in Grace. Living into Hope: Presbytery Short-Film. This seven-minute video reaches back into history and leans into our future as we engage a few of our churches then and now.

Pentecost Offering 2017: Investing in Our Greatest Resource

PENTECOST OFFERING: INVESTING IN OUR GREATEST RESOURCE

WHEN IS THE PENTECOST OFFERING RECEIVED? The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost. However, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by the Pentecost Offering by making a gift at any time throughout the year. Donations can be made online or by mailing a check care of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to P.O. Box 643700; Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

HOW IS MY GIFT USED? A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency:

Presbytery Planning Calendars Are In!

Our 2017-2018 Presbytery Planning Calendars are in!

If you ordered calendars, they are available for pick-up at the Presbytery Office.

Please bring a check with you (unless you pre-paid).

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions

Calendars are $9.50 per calendar and go from June 2017 through December 2018.

Calling All Church Singers and Choirs!

300th Anniversary Celebration Worship Service!
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

CALLING ALL CHURCH SINGERS AND CHOIRS:

SING WITH THE CELEBRATION CHOIR AND VOICES OF HOPE YOUTH CHOIR

Celebration Choir Rehearsals (Must attend all):

  • Saturday 9/16 from 9-11am: Abington Presbyterian
  • Sunday 9/24 from 3-5pm: Abington Presbyterian
  • Friday 9/29 from 6:30-10:00pm : mandatory dress rehearsal at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Voices of Hope Youth Choir Rehearsals (Grades 5-12):

  • Thursday 8/24 from 6-8:30pm: Oxford Presbyterian
  • Sunday 9/24 from 3-5pm: Abington Presbyterian
  • Saturday 10/7 from 8:30am :  Enon Tabernacle

REPERTOIRE

Dress:  dark bottom/white top (men: dark suit, white shirt, dark long tie), Folder:  black (no writing), not shiny

Please click here for a flyer to share with your congregations! 

 

Order Your 2017-2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendars!

The Presbytery Planning Calendars are now available to order through the Presbytery office! Order Your Planning Calendars by Friday, May 5, 2017 for the 2016-2017 Presbyterian Planning Calendar.  This calendar is an invaluable resource for the whole church that includes photographs of Presbyterians living out their faith across the country and around the world. This 19-month calendar contains many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders.

In the calendar, you will find the lectionary for Sundays and special days, liturgical days, liturgical colors, resource information for PC(USA) programmatic emphases, updated synod, presbytery and Presbyterian Mission Agency staff directories, color foldout synod/presbytery and world maps. Calendar pages begin with June 2017 and end with December 2018.

The total cost for each calendar is $9.50, which includes the cost of shipping to the Presbytery. 

Calendars will be made available at the Presbytery office for pick-up. Please include your check (Payable to the Presbytery) for the appropriate amount. Call 215.242.1400, ext 329 for more information.

Please place your order now!

Planning Calendar Order

order form for Presbytery Planning Calendars

 

 

 

IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE FOR CHURCHES

As part of their drive to develop more real estate tax revenue, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has been sending notices to churches in the city concerning proposed property market values and tax assessed values for 2018.  In some cases the OPA has redefined what is subject to real estate tax regardless of previous exemptions.  It is very important for Philadelphia churches to read these notices carefully, and if necessary respond to the OPA by May 26, 2017.  If the church is shown to have a $0 taxable assessed value for 2018 no response is necessary.

Contact Larry Davis at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Prayers for Memorial Presbyterian Church in Boothwyn

Prayers for Memorial Presbyterian in Boothwyn

Please pray for saints at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Boothwyn – at around 8:30 a.m. today, emergency responders were called to the Memorial Presbyterian Church in light of a multi-alarm fire. The fire is contained and thankfully no injuries have been reported.  No cause has been identified at this time – more details will come as we become aware.

On this Monday after Easter, may the same Spirit that rose Christ from the grave embrace the congregation of Memorial Presbyterian Church and the surrounding community.

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