09-12-17 Presbytery Meeting in Red Wing, MN

9-12-17 Presbytery Meeting in Red Wing, MN

9-12-17 Presbytery Meeting in Red Wing, MN

Our Farewell to Stated Clerk, The Rev. Bill Davnie


Emerge EXTRA March 28, 2018

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EMerge is a newsletter of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area. Through most of the year it is published weekly and distributed to congregations, teaching elders, ruling elders, church members, committees and friends of the presbytery. Please send submissions and address corrections to office@ptcaweb.org.
March 28, 2018
Presbytery news  
Thank you for receiving this special Wednesday edition of E-Merge. The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area wanted to make sure you had the following information about upcoming events or actions within the Presbytery in a timely manner.
May this Holy Week be one of deep meaning for you.
Rev'd Up plans luncheon gathering
in Minneapolis April 17
Rev'd Up, a gathering of retired Presbyterian clergy, their guests and others who are a part of our retired Presbyterian community, has planned a luncheon gathering Tuesday, April 17, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. A tour is planned of the church's recently opened expansion, and after lunch, the program, "I'm Retired. Now What?" will address the life of being retired. The lunch and program are $12. Registration information can be completed at "Now What?" The complete announcement is at "Luncheon Gathering."
Women clergy in presbytery
invited to April 17 potluck
Inspired by the autumn conversation with Co-Moderator Denise Anderson, the Revs. Heidi Bolt and Dr. Karin Craven are inviting women clergy of the Presbytery to a potluck at Craven's home on the evening of April 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Her address is 1539 Blackhawk Lake Drive in Eagan, Minnesota. The invitation notes, "We conspired because we sensed the need to hear one another's voices and stories. We envision an evening where the mutual telling and listening create a shared breathing space where the particularity of our leadership experiences may be received with care and understanding." RSVPs requested to Heidi Bolt at bolt.heidi@gmail.com. The complete invitation is at "Women Clergy Invitation."
Boundary training offered in April
at First Presbyterian of Stillwater
Boundaries 1 The presbytery's Committee on Ethics will be host to a Level 1 Boundaries training on Monday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater. Titled "To Bless the Space Between Us," the training will address negotiating interpersonal boundaries, ethics, power dynamics, confidentiality and self-care in a ministry context. The training is required for all teaching elders when they join the presbytery, and is also appropriate for other church leaders. Registration can be completed at "Boundaries Training."
Rochester First Presbyterian will
be host to 'Soul Shop' workshop
Soul ShopFirst Presbyterian Church of Rochester will be host Saturday, April 28, to the "Soul Shop" workshop that provides training and support for faith communities to help prevent suicidal outcomes for people experiencing suicidal desperation. The Soul Shop Movement addresses the need of desperately hurting people to be heard, noticed and seen within their faith communities. The workshop, sponsored by the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, begins with check-in at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served. Event registration is at "Suicide Prevention."
A Prayer Request
The Rev. Paul Martin, honorably retired, requests the prayers of the Presbytery. He is currently in Regions Hospital after having suffered a stroke.
Service opportunities ...
The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul is seeking a full-time administrative assistant to provide accounting and front-office support for the church. Accounting responsibilities include accounts payable, journal entries, month-end balancing and reporting, and budget and audit preparation. Front-desk responsibilities include greeting visitors, directing incoming telephone calls, maintaining membership database, and general office support. Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume and letter of interest to Anne Mitchell at annem@hohchurch.org. The complete announcement is at "Administrative Assistant."
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis is in search of a full time Interim Associate Pastor for Families, Youth, and Children.   General responsibilities include serving as staff liaison to the Families, Youth, and Children Council of Session; support and supervise the work of the Director of Educational Ministries; share in team ministry and call on members as needed to support the Congregational Care team.  For more information and how to apply, go to Interim Associate Pastor.

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