May Stated Assembly Meeting - Find out what you missed!

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May Stated Assembly Meeting Highlights

The Presbytery of Denver gathered in Assembly at Arvada Presbyterian Church. Rev. gretchen Sausville, Pastor of Arvada welcomed the Assembly. The Presbytery of Denver offers thanks and appreciation to both Arvada Presbyterian and North Highland Presbyterian Churches and Rev. Ashley Taylor and the hosting congregations for their hospitality to the Assembly and preparing the wonderful fellowship gathering.

Assembly at Worship           
Our guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Eunjoo Kim, Professor, Iliff School of Theology, gave a powerful message Speak Out: The Proclamation of Truth in the Face of Power” based on Deuteronomy 10:12-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 incorporating music assisted by Rev. Amy Mendez, Rev. Don Shrumm, Rev. Jemimah Ngatia, and a congregant from the Neema Fellowship. Special thanks to Sarah Pieplow, accompanist for Arvada Presbyterian Church.

Business Highlights

  • Introduction and welcome of new minister member, Rev. Scott VanderWal.

  • Celebrating the commissioning of 44 young people in the Presbytery of Denver to the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • Approval of Ruling Elder Nancy Dixon to serve on Council to fill a vacated term.

  • The Partnership Day Camps and summer camp at Highlands Camp and Retreat Center will begin in June with the theme “Peace Works”.

  • Approval of an Administrative Committee to walk with North Highland Presbyterian Church.

  • Celebrating Presbytery to Presbytery partnership with the commissioning of Denver Presbytery 2019 delegates to Zimbabwe, Wanda Beauman, Ruth Huff, Rob Habiger, and Marny Eulberg.

  • Encouragement to continue supporting the ministry and mission of the Presbytery of Denver with per capita and mission giving.

  • Visioning for the future has begun – prayers for the Presbytery and the process.

  • Approval to sale the Lakewood property.

  • Connecting with each other and the world community with shared highlights of the Malawi Mission Partnership.

Webinar on Shared Ministry by National Guard and Reserves Chaplains Serving Congregations

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Did you miss the webinar conducted by the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military PersonnelWatch the recording explaining the potential for finding leadership for your congregations among Guard and Reserve chaplains. There’s a need for more mainline ministers among military chaplains, and a need for pastoral leadership for many churches, especially those who cannot currently support a full-time pastor; both needs might be met by the same person.

For more information, contact Lyman M. Smith, CAPT, CHC, USN, Retired, at 202.630.6225; Lyman is the Director, Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies.