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April Congo Celebration Resources
Friday, March 21, 2014 (176 reads)

Every year in April, our partners in Congo have a special celebration to commemorate the 1891 arrival of William and Lucy Sheppard and Samuel Lapsley in the Congo. We are inviting all our churches to join in the celebration.  You can use the attached resources to have your own April celebration, and we plan to have some additional updated resources available within the next few weeks.   

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Shared Community Workshop
Friday, March 21, 2014 (140 reads)

There will be an important event for ministers, church staff/volunteers involved with benevolence/mercy ministry, and generally for anyone wanting to think more carefully about ministry to the poor, homeless, and others in need in Birmingham. On April 30th, we'll have a number of churches, shelters, and other organizations come together for a day-long workshop to talk about the needs of the poor and homeless and Birmingham. This particular gathering will focus more so on immediate needs than systemic concerns. 

The event is not being put on by anyone in particular; it really is a shared, community effort. So we'd love for you to join us, bring questions, and offer your own insights. We will have panels of representatives, plenty of time for Q&A, and plans for future gatherings. Let us know you will be attending by signing up below:


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Presbyterian Home for Children ~ Christmas Cards
Friday, March 21, 2014 (139 reads)

It's that time of the year again!

Time to order your Christmas cards from Presbyterian Home for Children. In honor of their 10th year of selling Christmas cards, PHC will be offering a mixed package with favorites from years past. The deadline to order these will be August 15, 2014. Follow the link below for the colorful flyer with the images all drawn by the children at PHC!


PHC 2014 Christmas Cards

Order online:

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Upcoming Events at Columbia Theological Seminary
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 (194 reads)

Click the link below for upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall Event Opportunities at Columbia Theological Seminary. Some of those events include Educating in Faith, Baptism and Beyond, Scholars Programs, Workshops for Clergy and Ministry leaders and many more.

Columbia Opportunities

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Main Event 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014 (271 reads)

Main Event 2014 has a fresh new look! Be sure to visit the Event page for more information. The schedule is a little different this year. Presbytery will have its stated meeting on Friday, then ME will begin. More info to come later.

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Montreat Middle School Conference
Thursday, February 13, 2014 (528 reads)

Attached is info for an opportunity to join the Presbytery's group attending the upcoming Montreat Middle School Conference, July 23-27, 2014 at Maryville College, Maryville, TN. Please encourage your Middle Schoolers to register for this wonderful conference. The deadline to get forms to Youth Leaders is March 14, 2014.

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We believe the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley is the corporate expression of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in central Alabama, called by grace to serve individual congregations in their collective witness to God's love for all people in Jesus Christ.