Weekly E-news 01-29-2015 - Presbytery of North Central Iowa

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News in THE PRESBYTERY:
Inside this issue:
Prayers
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Thoughts from Dave
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Help Wanted
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Calendar
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Educational Events
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Pastor Wanted
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The Presbytery of North Central Iowa
Invites You to
A Service of Installation for
The Reverend Dr. David Kivett
Special points of interest:
as Pastor/Head of Staff of
 Clerk access correction
Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church
2015 Rainbow Drive
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Service to be held at the church
Sunday, February 15, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Reception following the service
 Annual Reports DUE Feb. 4
 Important note from Presbytery Treasurer
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WEEKLY E-NEWS 01-29-2015
Prayers
CHURCHES AND PASTORS
Candidates and Inquirers
Candidates
February 1, 2015 Cedar Heights
Patricia Geadelmann
Community Presbyterian Church –
Erin Marth
Rev. Dr. Dave Kivett
Rev. Eric Sunderland
Inquirers
Rebecca Dix
February 8, 2015 First, Fort Dodge –
Rev. Austin Hill
Rev. Sara Hill
February 15, 2015 United, Goldfield –
Andrew Hagee
Julie Erkel Hagee
Stephen Keve
Heather Libich
Dr. Marcia Rich, CRE
February 22, 2015 Steamboat Rock –
Rev. Bruce Baillie
NOTE: If you have a
prayer request or joy to
share, please email
khoskins@presbynciowa.
org
or phone 319-233-1747
Keep in your Prayers:
David Little, Committee on Ministry member as he recovers
from surgery. Cards may be sent
to Dave at 11 Field Road Mason
City, IA 50401.
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Thoughts from Dave. . .
The 2015 Presbytery Mission Trip to Charleston, South Carolina will officially begin on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with a portion of our 14 members leaving from Waterloo. Several of our
participants have already left and are on their way, taking time for visits along the way to
Charleston. We will work with two separate mission projects while there: Water Mission International which transforms lives through sustainable water solutions like water pumps in 51
countries and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity building homes in a rural island areas of
Charleston.
Join us in praying for these mission participants, their travel, ministry, work, time together and
with those they will serve.
Faithful God, in baptism you claim us; and by your Holy Spirit you are working in our lives, empowering us to live a life worthy of our calling. We thank you for leading these fourteen Mission Trip participants to this time and place. Establish each of them in your truth, and guide
them by your Holy Spirit, that in your service they may grow in faith, hope, and love, and be
faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit , be honor and glory,
now and forever.
We would like to share with you the names of those participating and their church connection
within the Presbytery:
Steve Brown
brother-in-law of David Feltman, traveling from Washington state
Greg Deitz
Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls
David Feltman
Trip Director & Pastor to the Presbytery/Stated Clerk
Charles & Janet Flick
Northminster Presbyterian Church, Ames
Jarred & Melody Larsen
First Presbyterian Church, Grand Junction
Doris Meier
Relative of the Flicks coming from Canada
Dee Miller
Friend of the Olson’s joining them
Laurel & Nate Northey
First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls
Julian & Trudy Olson
Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls
Mary Woerner
First Presbyterian Church, Mason City
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WEEKLY E-NEWS 01-29-2015
Reminder:
Statistical Reports, Clerks Questionnaire
and Church Fact Sheets etc. are due
FEBRUARY 4th!
At last check only 4 churches had
worked on Statistical reports…….
First Presbyterian Church of Waterloo is looking for a
Minister of Pastoral Care and Visitation. The position requires 10-12 hours of work per week. Responsibilities
include:
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Visiting members who are in need of care (i.e.
hospital visits, nursing home visits, home visits, home
communion). Visits will be coordinated with Pastor Amy Wiles.
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Acting as staff liaison to the Deacons
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Occasionally preaching and leading in worship services
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Fostering relationships within the congregation
Applications and inquiries may be directed to Rev. Amy Wiles, amy@1stpresby.org,
319-233-6145.
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WEEKLY E-NEWS 01-29-2015
Presbytery Calendar
Presbytery calendar dates are on a first come first served basis. If you (Presbytery Committee, Commission, Board, Church, or other Presbytery groups) are planning a meeting/event/or time please contact the Presbytery office or check the Presbytery calendar. Thank you. A complete calendar is on the website at
www.presbynciowa.org
Date
Time
Event
Location
Presbytery Mission Trip
Charleston, SC
January
31-Feb. 7
February
6
11:00
Camp Board
Lakeshore Center at Okoboji
9
5:00
Committee on Ministry
Ackley, First
12
10:00
Committee on Preparation for Ministry
Ackley, First
5:00
Presbytery Council meeting
Ackley, First
15
2:00
Rev. Dave Kivett Installation
Cedar Falls, Cedar Heights
16
10:00
Macedonian Ministry East
Waterloo, Westminster
1:30
Vital Ministries Initiative
Waterloo, Westminster
11:30
SE Pastor Cluster
Grundy Center, Bethany
Noon
Ames Cluster Gathering
TBA
23
Noon
First Call Pastors
Ackley, First
26
10:00
Macedonian Ministry West
Fort Dodge, First
3
2:00
Stated Presbytery Meeting
Garner, United
8
2:00
PWP CT Board meeting
Ackley, First
Stewardship Kaleidoscope
Kansas City
10:00
Macedonian Ministry East
Waterloo, Westminster
11:30
SE Pastor Cluster
Grundy Center, Bethany
23
10:00
Macedonian Ministry West
Fort Dodge, First
30
11:00
Camp Conference Call
19
March
9-11
19
April
5
Easter Sunday
6-8
EP Forum
10
Camp Board
Lakeshore Center at Okoboji
11
Capital Campaign
Lakeshore Center at Okoboji
PW Spring Gathering
Waterloo, Unity Presbyterian Church
8:30
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Weekly E-News 1-29-2015
CORRECTION: CLERK’S QUESTIONNAIRE
Just for your information: the web address
for the Clerk's Questionaire on the printed
copy was wrong.
If people want to do the report on line
they need to go to
https://caq2014.pcusa.org
The pin and password are the ones we get
with the Statistical Report.
A NOTE FROM THE
PRESBYTERY TREASURER
Some of our churches claimed a credit in prior years using
IRS Form 8941 “Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance”. That credit would still be available for 2012 and
2013 if a church qualified and did not previously file a
claim.
Unfortunately the law changed for 2014 and our
churches will not qualify because the health insurance
must be obtained from the “SHOP Marketplace”. I did verify this opinion with the Board of Pensions and they
agree. It was good money for the four years we had the
opportunity.
Lee Nicholas, Presbytery Treasurer
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Weekly E-News 1-29-2015
An Evening with Point of Grace & Selah
Well known Christian music groups Point of Grace and Selah
will perform in a concert at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on
Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $15.00 Adv / $20.00 Door Contact the Surf Ballroom at
https://www.surfballroom.com/boxoffice/index.htm
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Educational Events and Seminars
Lakes and Prairies announces
plans for Synod School 2015
The off season is over and plans are in place for Synod School 2015. The annual midsummer ministry will run July 26-31 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Theresa Cho, co-pastor of St. John's Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, will be
next summer's convocation speaker. She describes herself as a pastor, wife, mother, baker, gardener, listener and storyteller. She's all that and blogs at Still Waters, has written for Christian
Century and Sojourners, leads conferences and serves in numerous capacities for several Presbyterian groups. There's more at "Synod School."
REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER PASTORS SCHOOLS
Registration is now open for Summer Pastors School that will run June 7-13, also at Hastings
College. Both education activities are organized by the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation.
Keeping in Touch - Synod of Lakes and Prairies
Mark Your Calendar
Big Tent'
July 30—August 1, 2015
Tennessee Conference Center
In Knoxville, TN
The "Big Tent," a biennial event of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that includes conferences and activities of multiple organizations within the church, will take place July 30
through Aug. 1 next year at the University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville. Details should be showing up soon at "Big Tent."
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January 28, 2015
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Program - Now Accepting Applications
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the first cohort in the Certificate in Spiritual Direction (CSD)
in the fall of 2015. The program of study is designed for individuals who discern a call to the practice of Spiritual Direction.
Grounded in the tradition of Christian Spirituality, the curriculum includes four one week-long residencies on
the CTS campus, individual reading and reflection, and a supervised practicum. It is organized on the cohort
model with online components and is intended to be completed in two and a half years.
Complete program information is located at http://www.ctsnet.edu/Certificate-Spiritual-Direction. The deadline for application is April 30, 2015. Two references and a $75.00 application fee (non-refundable) must be
received by the deadline. Click HERE to access the complete application and instructions.
Additional Space Available in Spring Session of Leadership In Ministry
Response to this program has prompted us to make a limited number of spaces available for additional participants for the spring session, March 19-22. Please follow link for details and registration.
NEW Program for Mid-Career Clergy accepting applications
The Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy is an application-based program for mid-career clergy (ten to
twenty years into full time ministry) seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation or to reflect
on their vocational experience, and assess their ability to meet the leadership demands/needs of their organization. Attention will be given to addressing common experiences and issues of mid-career clergy: facing either a
normative or unanticipated career transition, standing at a vocational crossroads of some sort, engaging in reflective self-assessment and finding support among peers.
Dates: Session I - August 10–12, 2015 and Session II – January 11–13, 2016
For an application form, click HERE. The application deadline is April 15, 2015. Applicants will be selected and
notified in May. Enrollment is limited and attendance is required at both sessions. For additional information,
including a link to the application, click here.
Don’t Miss the Inaugural Courses in the New Certificate Program in Older Adult
Ministry
The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry, April 13–15, with Mary Ann Johnson
AND Teaching for Transformation April 16–18, with Joyce MacKichan Walker
P.O. Box 520/701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30031
404.687.4577 or lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu.
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Applications Accepted for 2015 Guthrie Scholars Cohort
Decatur Georgia—The Center for Lifelong Learning is accepting applications for the 2015 Guthrie Scholars Cohort. This is a limited enrollment opportunity to engage in five days of independent study among a small
group of clergy, educators and other church leaders on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
The program is named for the late Shirley Guthrie, professor of theology at
the seminary and funded in part by an endowment established in his
honor. Those selected for Guthrie Scholars are invited to the campus to
pursue a topic of their choice that engages a pressing issue of the church
from a Reformed perspective. Scholars are provided with a guest room and
meals in the campus dining facilities, and will have access to the seminary
library, chapel services, and fitness room.
The dates for the 2015 Cohort are September 21-25. Applications must be
submitted using the electronic form, linked below. They will be reviewed as
they are received and the application process will close when the available
spaces are filled.
For additional information about Guthrie and the Scholars program, including a link to the application form, please see the Guthrie Scholar Brochure posted on the seminary website.
For more information, contact
Sarah Erickson
404-687-4526
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We are writing to you in our capacity as the Pastor Nominating Committee for
Webster Groves Presbyterian Church (WGPC) to inquire if you are aware of anyone who may have an interest in our Senior Pastor/Head of Staff position. Attached is the MIF for your perusal.
WGPC is a 900-member church located in Webster Groves, Missouri approximately 10 miles west of downtown St. Louis. Webster Groves has an abundance
of historic homes on tree-lined streets and offers the benefits of small-town living
with the amenities of the larger St. Louis metropolitan area. Please feel free to
look at our church website at www.wgpc.org. You will notice that we are a
healthy church in transition and have been blessed with an incredibly positive interim ministry experience.
With great anticipation, we look forward to welcoming our next Senior Pastor/
Head of Staff to provide vision, spiritual leadership and direction for the overall
ministry, mission and programs of the church. We embrace people in all stages of
faith development and from differing theological perspectives. WGPC has no debt
and has historically had balanced annual budgets.
If you happen to have a referral, we encourage you to submit your PIF through
the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection or by emailing it to us
at pnc2342@wpgc.org.
Gratefully,
The WGPC Pastor Nominating Committee
David Fleisher (Chair)
Marilyn Kuhn
Jeni McCracken
Debbie Miali (Secretary)
Fred Perabo
Jim Roberts
PRESBYTERY OF NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
2302 Falls Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 319-233-1747
Fax: 319-233-2015
E-mail: khoskins@presbynciowa.og
800-383-3617
319-233-2015—fax
We’re on the web,
www.presbynciowa.org
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