Denver Presbytery Stated Meeting
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Denver Presbytery Stated Meeting

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Ministers of the Word & Sacrament and Church Administrators:

Please share this message and attachments with your Ruling Elder Commissioners

CALL OF THE MEETING:

The Presbytery of Denver Assembly
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Shepherd of the Hills
11500 W. 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215-1224

~ Opening the Doors – Traveling Together ~

3:30 p.m. Registration Opens – Please sign-in at the registration table upon arriving and pick up your Ballot.

Childcare is ONLY available upon request, if a reservation is made before October 18, 2018. Please contact Beth Carlisle at beth@denpres.org or 303.777.2454

4:00 p.m. Pre-Assembly: Committee on Ministry. Church Template: Minor/Vulnerable Adult Protection and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policy and Procedures - Overview

Meet and Greet Our New Transitional Presbytery Pastor, Rev. Dana Hughes

5:00 p.m. Meal and Fellowship: Tickets for dinner will be available at registration for $8. A taco salad bar with vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Pumpkin cake will be served for dessert.

5:50 p.m. Announcements

6:00 p.m. Presbytery Assembly Convenes

PLEASE NOTE:

The Presbytery utilizes electronic communication for assembly documents. All assembly materials are posted on the Presbytery of Denver website www.denpres.org, click Assembly Meetings tab one week prior to the Assembly. Copies of new materials or critical items will be on the registration table.

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Previously undocketed business may be presented as new business if a recommended action is placed in the hands of the stated clerk thirty (30) minutes prior to the convening of the Assembly.

John Anderson, Moderator
Olivia L. Hudson Smith, Stated Clerk

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Leadership Retreat 2018 -
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Leadership Retreat 2018 -

OPENING DOORS . . . TRAVELING TOGETHER - IN LOVE

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WHEN November 9-10, 2018 Friday Registration begins at 4:00 pm Program wraps up at 3:00 pm Saturday

WHERE Highlands Camp & Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado

FEATURING • Rev. Jana Childers, PH.D., Dean of San Francisco Seminary, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Homiletics & Speech Communication.

REGISTER: WWW.HIGHLANDSCAMP.ORG

REGISTRATION $90—Lodging & Food $45—Day Rate (No Lodging)
Group discounts & scholarships available

TOPICS INCLUDE: Agape as Unifier Holy Spirit to go between us & bind us together Practices we do in and beyond worship to be open to people with different points of view. Plus: Worship Wiki Why we do what we do in worship & what are some different ways to do it.

BENEFITING Pastors, Musicians, Educators, Leaders of your congregation— Elders, Deacons, & Others. Especially members of your Worship Committee

 

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Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering: "Telling My Story" by Dr. Christine Mann Darden
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering: "Telling My Story" by Dr. Christine Mann Darden

~ Join Presbyterian Women ~

Telling My Story with Dr. Christine Mann Darden, NASA Scientist. Dr. Mann Darden is one of the human computers featured in the book “Hidden Figures”, Darden will talk about her life journey and the lessons to be learned from the movie.

Open to family and friends!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Program begins at 10 am | Peoples Presbyterian Church is hosting | 2780 York Street, Denver | program & lunch $10

RSVP to Vicky Terry by email or call 720.273.6870, no later than 10/10/18.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

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Sources of Strength: Evidence-Based, Upstream Prevention
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Sources of Strength: Evidence-Based, Upstream Prevention

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The Advocacy and Faith Formation Community will host Sources of Strength at Grace Presbyterian Church. A Presbytery-wide training for multiple congregations across the Presbytery.

Dan Adams, Director of Training for Sources of Strength, will lead us in two days of training on the importance of mental health and wellness promotion in communities of faith, through strength-based community storytelling and individual/community resiliency practices. Youth leaders, faith leaders, parents, youth (5-12 grades) and community members are invited to come to this training prepared to learn about and experience how you can use your voice to spread Hope, Help and Strength with youth and adults across your community.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Adult Training
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 1 - 6:30 p.m. | Teen Peer Training

 A Covenant Community of the Presbytery of Denver

A Covenant Community of the Presbytery of Denver

Questions? Contact Stephanie Fritz at stephanie@centraldenver.com

 

 

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Stewardship Kaleidoscope: Real Tools for Real Ministry
Sep
24
to Sep 26

Stewardship Kaleidoscope: Real Tools for Real Ministry

General Conference Information
Plenary and Worship Leaders
Keynoter: Diana Butler Bass
Keynoter: Chick Lane
Worship Leader: Larissa Kwong Abazia

Workshops
We have a variety of workshops covering a broad spectrum of stewardship topics such as:

  • Small Congregations
  • Planned Giving/Endowments
  • Theology of Stewardship
  • Presbyteries and Stewardship
  • Stewardship in Practice
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Generosity

Schedule
The conference begins on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2 PM.  Check-in/registration will begin at noon.  The conference concludes on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at noon.  For a more detailed schedule, please click here.

Location
The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac in St. Louis, MO.  For more information about the hotel and how to make your reservation, please click here

Conference Registration Fee
$275 on or before August 1, 2018 and $300 after August 1, 2018.

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Moving (FREE - GIVEAWAY) Sale - 1710 S. Grant Street
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Moving (FREE - GIVEAWAY) Sale - 1710 S. Grant Street

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1710 S. Grant Street, Denver

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The Presbytery of Denver Offices have moved to our new location!  We have office furniture, tables, chairs, desks, file cabinets, piano, paper, space heater, books and other miscellaneous items available for our churches.  We had to downsize into our new space, so our loss is your church's gain. Please respectfully take items for your church use.  If items are left after Monday, we will offer to individuals.

This will be a first come, first serve basis.  That’s right, everything is FREE!!! We cannot save or hold items. Please come prepared to take items with you.

Questions, contact Wesley Jones

Sunday, September 23rd | 1-6 pm
Monday, September 24th | 9 am - until gone

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Advocacy for Faith Formation Meet Up
Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

Advocacy for Faith Formation Meet Up

Who? Educators, Youth Workers, Pastors, Elders, Volunteers…anyone serving in the area of faith formation from any denomination!

September Gathering


Topic: Outdoor Ministries and Faith Formation in Nature

Grace Presbyterian Church | 9:30 AM
9720 US-85, Littleton, CO 80125

For more information, contact Stephanie Fritz.

 

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The Second Wind Walk/Run at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

The Second Wind Walk/Run at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church

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Green Mountain High School & Green Mountain Presbyterian Church

Cost:
$25 Early Bird Student, $30 Early Bird adult through 8/17/18

Description:
The Second Wind Walk/Run event is returning to Green Mountain this year! The Walk/Run has been going 17 years strong to raise funds to save the lives of youth at risk of suicide. Join other Coloradans on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to walk, to run, to heal, to remember, or to celebrate life.There will be a a short program, entertainment, and a memorial dove release, followed by a 5K fun run and/or a 1 mile or 5K walk. This event also includes games, activities, music and a picnic lunch. All proceeds benefit Second Wind Fund to help pay for life-saving therapy for youth at risk of suicide in Colorado. Fees include a free t-shirt, for those who sign up early.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Fearless Dialogue: Conversation on Issues of Race, Diversity and Inclusion
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Fearless Dialogue: Conversation on Issues of Race, Diversity and Inclusion

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“Inspiring Mutual Affirmation of Ethnicity in
the Presbytery of Denver”

We are becoming a more and more diverse nation. By 2023, it is estimated that 50% of U.S. children will be ethnic minorities. By 2042, 50% of U.S. population will be ethnic minorities. (And this is due to birth rates, not immigration.) As this nation becomes more diverse, it is more important, now than ever, to engage in thoughtful conversation on issues concerning race and diversity. So, let’s have conversation!

Conversation on issues of race, diversity, and inclusion

Time: Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 6:00PM
Location: North Highland Presbyterian Church
2945 Julian St, Denver, CO 80211

*This is first of several regional events to come. The main audience for this event are members of churches in the NW part of Denver (W of I-25 and N of Hwy 6).

Bring a dish to share. We will be watching a video presentation and engage in thoughtful and provocative conversation about race and diversity.

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 9, 2018
 

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Advocacy for Faith Formation
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Advocacy for Faith Formation

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Who? Educators, Youth Workers, Pastors, Elders, Volunteers…anyone serving in the area of faith formation from any denomination! Please forward this to your peers/committees etc…

August Gathering

August 16th at 9am  (note earlier time) followed by optional Holy Yoga at 1030 am
Shepherd of the Hills
11500 West 20th Av. Lakewood

TOPIC: Faith Formation of the Mind, Body and Soul

For more information, contact Stephanie Fritz.

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Stated Presbytery Assembly Meeting - Elizabeth Presbyterian Church
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Stated Presbytery Assembly Meeting - Elizabeth Presbyterian Church

CALL OF THE MEETING:

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The Presbytery of Denver Assembly
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Elizabeth Presbyterian Church
325 S. Banner St
Elizabeth, CO 80107


 ~ Opening the Doors – Traveling Together ~


8:30 a.m.   Registration Opens – Pre-Register, click here. Please sign-in at the registration table upon arriving.

Childcare is ONLY available upon request, if a reservation is made before August 7, 2018. Please contact Beth Carlisle at beth@denpres.org or 303.777.2454

8:30 a.m.      Light Breakfast and Fellowship
9:20 a.m.      Announcements
9:30 a.m.      Presbytery Assembly Convenes

A sack lunch will be available for purchase to eat before you go or take with you.

On-line Pre-Registration is now closed.  Please come to the meeting and check in at the church. 

SEE YOU THERE!

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Webinar: Faith over Fear - Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Faith over Fear - Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims

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New Webinar Series: Faith over Fear

Addressing Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims

Please join our partners, Shoulder to Shoulder, on August 9th at 1:00pm EST for a "Faith Over Fear" Webinar on Messaging: Addressing Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims in your congregations and communities. This webinar will be the first of a “Faith Over Fear” Webinar Series.

This first webinar, Messaging: Addressing Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims will be facilitated by Shoulder to Shoulder and partners, Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons with ReThink Media, Aneelah Afzali with The American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Arsalan Bukhari with the Council of American Islamic Relations and Rev. Terry Kyllo from Neighbors in Faith on Thursday, August 9 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.

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2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women
Aug
2
to Aug 5

2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women

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The 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women will be held August 2–5, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. 2018 is also the year that PW celebrates its 30th anniversary! #PWGathering #2018ChurchwideGathering

Registration is now open for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering. Whether you register by mail or on line, remember that when you register for the Gathering, you can also register for your synod meal, buy a tote bag (embellished by refugee women trained through Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ STITCH program) and buy meals for a guest.

Register by May 1 and you’ll receive a special-edition Gathering pin. And the first 800 registrants will receive a copy of Bound Together in Love: The Creation of Presbyterian Women, 1978–1988 (appropriate reading in anticipation of PW’s 30th anniversary!).

Seeking financial assistance for the Gathering?
Grant deadline extended!

A limited number of leadership development grants are available to help with Gathering costs. These reimbursable grants will cover up to $500 in Gathering registration, housing or travel expenses. The deadline for applying has been extended to May 1, 2018, but early application is encouraged. First-time Gathering attendees will receive priority consideration.
Download a grant application.

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BorderLinks Workshop
Jul
21
8:30 AM08:30

BorderLinks Workshop

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The Presbytery of Denver Immigration Task Force
invites you to an:

Experiential Exploration of the Immigration Issues

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE COME TO EVENT AND REGISTER - SEE YOU THERE!

Why Don't People just come into the country legally from Mexico? This is a day exploration that will invite a broader understanding of the complicated issues. Facilitated by BorderLinks*

WHEN: Saturday July 21 - 8:30 to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church (map)
COST: $20 (includes lunch) Pay with credit card online, to right or click on button at bottom of page to pay by check.

In today's climate people are asking the following questions:

  • Why do people migrate?
  • What happens during the migrant journey?
  • How do policies impact people?
  • Why don't people just become US citizens?

*A PCUSA supported non profit- organization that has been facilitating educational immersion trips for delegations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas. Their mission is Through dynamic educational experiences, BorderLinks connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of the border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation.   www.borderlinks.org

We are honored to have the expertise and facilitation skills of these experiential explorations.  This is for the entire Denver Presbytery, members of churches, clergy, elders, anyone interested in exploring these issues in a engaging environment. 

Registration online is highly encouraged as the number of facilitators that are coming is dependent on planned attendance

Scholarships are available, please contact Dee Cooper.
 

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Traveling Together in Exile - Lunchtime Reflections Part III
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Traveling Together in Exile - Lunchtime Reflections Part III

Traveling Together in Exile

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There has been an undeniable sea change in attitudes toward church in America.  Worship attendance has been on the decline for over a decade.  Those who once felt confident about how to plant a new church or to grow an existing congregation, now feel at a loss of how to minister in this climate of skepticism.  The tide has turned and we find ourselves to be strangers in a strange land.  The 'promised land' ministry of American Christianity has been lost.  But a new calling, that of 'being faithful disciples in exile,' is before us.  Locating ourselves in 'exile' will allow us to see how the kingdom of God is still dynamically unfolding around us today.

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BRING: BAG LUNCH
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18th
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WHERE: Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant St., Denver

Our third lunchtime gathering will be Wednesday, July 18th, from 12:00-1:15 pm at the Presbytery Center.  In preparation for that gathering, please read Daniel 3.

In 2018, we are incorporating more theological reflection in our presbytery assemblies.  Our presbytery worship services will explore this paradigm shift from ministry in the 'promised land' to faithful ministry in 'exile.'  We will locate ourselves alongside Daniel, who figured out how to remain faithful to the LORD while serving in the courts of Babylon.

We invite pastors and elders to join us for a lunchtime theological reflection on faithful discipleship in exile. In preparation for our March, May, and August presbytery assemblies, we will gather together for a lunchtime theological reflection in February, April and July.  Daniel's faithfulness in exile might show us how to serve God as strangers in a strange land. The worship service at the presbytery assembly following our lunchtime conversations will present the insights discerned over lunch.  

We are traveling together.  It's always safer that way.  We are traveling in unfamiliar settings. The old ways of being church are no longer accessible to us.  But the Spirit of God is ready to guide us into faithful ministry in exile. Come journey with us.

You might also consider watching a 45-minute video by Dr. Mark Labberton on finding ourselves in exile. Click here or watch below.
 

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Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering
Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering

Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering

June Gathering

Who? Educators, Youth Workers, Pastors, Elders, Volunteers…anyone serving in the area of faith formation from any denomination! Please forward this to your peers/committees etc…

June 21st at 930 am
People’s Presbyterian Church  
2780 York St. Denver

TOPIC: Adult Faith Formation

For more information, contact Stephanie Fritz.

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223rd General Assembly
Jun
16
to Jun 23

223rd General Assembly

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets biennially in even-numbered years. It consists of commissioners elected by each of its 173 presbyteries. The GA is full of activities: business sessions, committee meetings, an exhibit hall, daily worship services, and mission tours sponsored by the  Committee on Local Arrangements. 

The assembly acts on hundreds of items of business, which it receives through the reports and recommendations of various assembly entities, and through overtures from synods and presbyteries.

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) will be held in St. Louis, Missouri -  June 16 - 23.

In March 2018, the Presbytery Assembly approved concurrence to nine (9) overtures to the General Assembly which will meet in St. Louis, Missouri beginning June 16th and continuing through June 23, 2018.  A team of past commissioners and others reviewed overture and nine were brought before the Assembly for consideration of concurrence. 

The nine overtures include:

  1. 08-01, Directing the Board of Pensions and the Foundation to Divest from Fossil Fuel and Actively Invest in Securities that Focus on Renewable Energy;
  2. 10-11, Establishing a Grant to Develop Resources to Educate Entities Regarding Serious Mental Illness Issues;
  3. 08-02, Adding to the GA Divestment List All Companies that Meet Specific Listed Criteria;
  4. 06-07, Amending G-2.0509 and D-10-0401d When Former Ministers of the Word and Sacrament who Renounced Jurisdiction While Being Accused in a Disciplinary Case Wish to Work for the PC(USA) Again;
  5. 12-03, Creating a Task Force to Examine NCCOP’s Call to Ecumenical Solidarity for Justice for Palestinians;
  6. 06-12, Amending G-3.0201, Composition and Responsibilities of the Session;
  7. 06-15, Amending G-3.0303 to Include BOP Participation and Paid Family Leave;
  8. 06-14, Amending G-2.804, “Terms of Call”, to Include Paid Family Leave;
  9. 06-13, Instructing the Board of Pensions to Include 12-Weeks of Parental Leave as Part of the Benefits Package.

Please keep The Presbytery of Denver 223rd General Assembly Commissioners in your prayers as they travel to St. Louis to meet, deliberate, and serve, let the Holy Spirit guide them so that the whole church may be joined in love and service to Jesus Christ. - YAD Claire Wineman (05- Mid-Councils), RE Georgia Comstock(10-Mission Coordination), RE Cleve Dixon (11-Social Justice Issues), Rev. Ruth McCollum Huff (06-Church Polity and Ordered Ministry), Rev. Jason Whitehead (09-Peacemaking, Immigration and International Issues), Rev. Carol Fisher (alternate), also members of the Presbytery who will serve in other capacities, Julia Henderson, Sherry Kenney, Jean Demmler, Wanda Beauman, and Amy Mendez, and Olivia L. Hudson Smith.

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Free Document Shredding
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Free Document Shredding

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It’s time for Spring Cleaning! 

The Presbytery of Denver is offering churches an opportunity to purge unneeded documents. 

We invite churches to bring anything they want shredded to the Presbytery Center from June 4th – 7th between 9 am and 4 pm.  

Please drop off your boxes of shredding to 1710 S. Grant Street in Denver We will collect boxes in the fellowship hall.

Records Retention Schedule, click here.

No plastic, 3-ring binders or USB/jump drives.  If you have disks or CDs, please contact Olivia.

Paperclips and staples ok.  

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Service of Celebration - Presbytery Center at Grant Street
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

Service of Celebration - Presbytery Center at Grant Street

The Presbytery of Denver invites EVERYONE to:

 A Service of Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, June 3rd at 3 pm
WHERE: The Presbytery Center at 1710 S. Grant St. Denver

We will have a service of worship with, sharing in the Lord's Supper, to celebrate our past and look to our future of Denver Presbytery. This building and location has served us well; providing years of community for many and a nesting site for growing congregations while serving as the office for Presbytery staff. We anticipate the Presbytery Center moving over the summer and would like to celebrate where we have been and look toward our future with you~ traveling together.

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There will be a reception to follow with light appetizers and cake. The courtesy of a RSVP is appreciate so we can plan for this event. Thank you.

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Stated Assembly Meeting - Tuesday, May 22, 2018
May
22
3:30 PM15:30

Stated Assembly Meeting - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pre-Registration now closed.  Please come early and sign in at the registration table at St. James, see you there!

Call of the Meeting:

The Presbytery of Denver Assembly
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
St. James Presbyterian Church (map)
3601 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

 ~ Opening the Doors – Traveling Together ~

 3:30 p.m.       Registration Opens – Please be sure to sign in at the registration table.

Childcare is ONLY available upon request, if a reservation is made before May 18, 2018. Please contact Beth Carlisle at beth@denpres.org or 303.777.2454         

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.   Pre-Presbytery Assembly Event:

From Divestment to Investment: Transformational Investments in Palestine
Sherry Hester Kenney, Presbyterian Foundation     

5:00 p.m.      Fellowship and dinner

St. James Presbyterian Church will host and serve the meal. Tickets will be available for purchase for $8 (cash or check) at registration/check-in for the meal.

Dinner will include: cheesy potato casserole, meatballs in gourmet sauce, salad, rolls and relish plate along with lemon & chocolate Bundt cakes and a variety of cookie bars & gluten-free choices.

5:50 p.m.       Announcements

6:00 p.m.      Presbytery Assembly Convenes

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Transforming our World for Christ
May
5
8:30 AM08:30

Transforming our World for Christ

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A regional gathering to discuss 1001 New Worshiping
Communities and church renewal

Each day we pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into the harvest field (Luke 10:2). Our regional gatherings are for both lay and ordained leaders, including you! Gatherings prepare, equip and sustain you for the ministry to which God has called you. Join us as we come together to encourage and support one another.

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Keynote presentations 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church
531 S. College Ave. Ft. Collins, CO 80524 (map)

This event is a free gift from the Presbyterian Mission Agency. However, we will be collecting a freewill offering for a local mission project.

 

Speakers
Sean Chow
Western Region Associate
1001 New Worshiping Communities
Scott Hagley
Assistant Professor of Missiology
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Ron Urzua
Living Hope Presbyterian Church
Port Hueneme, CA
Shayla Graham
Pine Ridge Ministries
Moorcroft, W

The church is continually struggling to engage the culture and community around us. In 2012, the PCUSA launched the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative to grow the church in innovative ways. To date we have birthed over 500 NWC’s with more to come with learnings for the entire church. We are excited to bring to you Dr. Scott Hagley, Rev.
Ron Urzua, Rev. Shayla Graham, and Rev. Sean Chow together to share how these elements can be used in any church context. These elements can focus a church’s outreach efforts, renew its outreach energy, and turn their focus to those that are outside our church walls. This event is free and includes lunch.

Click here for printable flyer.

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An Invitation to National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen
Apr
23
to Apr 26

An Invitation to National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen

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The National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen invites all Clergywomen to
Triennial 2018

“Dragons, Frogs, & Other Fairy Tales of Women in Ministry”
April 23-26, 2018
Montreat Conference Center

Keynote Preacher is the Rev. Floretta Barbee-Watkins
Worship Preacher is the Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan

Exciting workshops lead by dynamic Clergy

Scholarships are available…Childcare will be available

The invitation is also extended to Clergymen, CREs, Seminarians & Laity  

More information, click here.
Questions: JoAnne Sharp   revnapc@gmail.com

Printable flyer, click here.

 

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2018-2019 Planning Calendars: PRE-ORDER
Apr
18
to May 4

2018-2019 Planning Calendars: PRE-ORDER

ORDER FOR CALENDARS HAS BEEN PLACED. Contact Beth or order click here to order from PCUSA Store.

2018-2019 Planning Calendar Order & Pay On-line

If you want to order more than 15 calendars, please contact Beth.

The new planning calendars are available for pre-order! If we order together, we save on shipping. If you would like to order calendars for your church or group, please fill in the form below.  

PRE-ORDER & PAYMENT: Calendars are $10 each.  You have two options to pay/order:

  1. You can pre-pay, order online with credit card. Click on image to the right. OR
  2. Click black button below to pre-order and pay at pick up.   

PICK UP: Depending on availability, calendars will be available at the May Assembly meeting for pickup (St. James Presbyterian Church on May 22nd). If you are unable to attend Assembly, you will need to pick up your calendar order at the Presbytery office so we do not absorb the shipping cost.

PLEASE ORDER BY FRIDAY, MAY 4TH.

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WEBINAR: Engaging in the Holy Work of Gun Violence Prevention
Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

WEBINAR: Engaging in the Holy Work of Gun Violence Prevention

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The Presbyterian Outlook Presents:

Join us as we share information, resources and conversation with others concerned about gun violence prevention. In the wake of yet another school shooting, another headline of gun violence, another story of a life cut short by a bullet either by accident or intent, many people of faith are asking how they can participate in preventing such tragic events in the future.

A panel of thoughtful leaders who have been addressing this issue for years will share their knowledge and answer your questions.

This webinar will:

  • Provide a theological framework for understanding our culture’s relationship to guns;
  • Help participants understand current and proposed policies that relate to preventing gun violence;
  • Give tangible examples of what a congregation can do to participate in preventing gun violence; and
  • Equip participants with resources for ongoing action and education.

Special price: $9.99
Co-sponsored by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

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4Fs & aD - Faith Fellowship Food Fun and Diversity
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

4Fs & aD - Faith Fellowship Food Fun and Diversity

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Faith Fellowship Food Fun and Diversity

Been to too many monotonous church events? Let's have fun and celebrate! Come and join...

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Come and join your fellow Presbyterians, as we fellowship and celebrate our faith and diversity with food and fun. We will watch a short video, share potluck meals, engage in conversations with each other, and most importantly, have fun in each other’s company. Bring a dish to share, that expresses who you are. 

Sponsored by RED Work Group

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Location
PEOPLES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (map)
2780 YORK ST, DENVER, CO 80205

Date  
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

Time
DOORS OPENS AT 6:00 pm, Dinner and program begin at 6:30 pm.

 

 

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Board of Pension Benefits Consultation - Dues Reduction & Debt Relief Program
Apr
10
11:30 AM11:30

Board of Pension Benefits Consultation - Dues Reduction & Debt Relief Program

Board of Pensions Benefits Consultation
For Plains and Peaks and Denver Presbyteries

Tuesday, April 10th
11:30 – 1:30

Central Presbyterian Church
402 Kimbark St
Longmont, CO  80501
303-776-7072

Join Clayton Cobb, your Regional Church Consultant for this gathering for Pastors, Church Administrators and Benefits Decision Makers, Presbytery Staff, COM, CPM, and Key Leaders.

Agenda will include:

  • Review of the theological values that shape our Benefits Plan and our work
  • Preview of coming changes for 2019, including a Dues Reduction Program for churches willing to call and ordain a new seminary graduate under age 40, also a new Education Debt Relief Program for Pastors
  • Review of our current benefit offerings
  • Share feedback and questions with our Board of Pensions staff
  • Meet other benefit decision makers

Besides a better understanding of the benefits plan, all will take away suggestions and solutions for churches and employers of all sizes – small and large – to be the best employers they can be.

This event is open to all who wish to attend, please forward this notice to all who might be interested. 

To RSVP (For lunch) Contact Clayton Cobb at ccobb@pensions.org, 267-844-2411

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2018 Spring Gathering of Presbyterian Women
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Spring Gathering of Presbyterian Women

All women of the Presbytery & friends are invited to the
2018 Spring Gathering of Presbyterian Women in
The Presbytery of Denver


What: Actress Marty Jewell will present “Measuring Up” during morning worship. The program, “Junia, a Female Apostle,” will feature Junia’s work with Paul. 2018 Light of Christ Awards will be awarded. The deadline is March 30. Contact Alice for an application. Return applications by mail or email to PW Vice-Moderator:
Vicki Terry 5353 Tucson St., Denver, CO 80239 or call 720-273-6870
When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Where: Arvada Presbyterian Church, 5592 Independence St., Arvada, 80002
Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Worship, program, installation of new CT members, and lunch. Announcements at the end.
Cost: $10.00 at the door

RSVP by Wednesday, April 4 to Starr Hildebrand at (303) 420-4186

PW Denver Gatherings are open to all women in the Presbytery, regardless of
whether their church has a PW group. Come and bring a friend or neighbor!

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Pentecost Special Offering
Apr
2
to May 20

Pentecost Special Offering

THE PENTECOST OFFERING HELPS OUR YOUTH BEGIN LIFE WITH
A STRONG START—A SOLID FOUNDATION OF FAITH FORMED IN
THE FIRST THIRD OF LIFE, FROM CHILDHOOD THROUGH YOUNG
ADULTHOOD.

Each year on Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church. The Holy Spirit remains with us still, connecting us with the church of the past, continuing to inspire the church of today, and pointing us to the church of the future. Each year, this celebration is marked by receiving the Pentecost Offering which nurtures the faith of those who are the church to come — children, youth, and young adults.

Psalm 71 testifies that a foundation of faith established during childhood helps ensure lifelong faith and service. The patterns and lessons established during these formative years continue to bear fruit throughout a person’s life. By giving to the Pentecost Offering, your congregation participates in helping our children, youth, and young adults grow up to proclaim with the Psalmist, “O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.”

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