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Montreat Youth Conference
Friday, July 18, 2014 (55 reads)

Montreat Youth Conference (week 3)
Do you recognize any of these youth?

Youth from Edgewood, Cahaba Springs, South Highland, Southminster,

First Auburn, First Birmingham and Shades Valley

representing their church and Presbytery!

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Speakers Available
Friday, June 27, 2014 (100 reads)

As you plan your late summer and fall mission programs -- just  a  reminder that the Presbyterian Home for Children has speakers available for Sunday Services, Moments for Mission, Sunday School classes, mid-week fellowship dinners, PW meetings, and other occasions.

Along with our new President, Mark Howard, and Development Director Karla Conway, we have added the Rev. Sid Burgess to our staff.  We have also trained a group of volunteers who are acting as Champions for the Home to increase our reach across the state.  They are already spreading across the state carrying the news about the Home's mission to the children of Alabama. For information about any of these programs, call Karla Conway at 256-299-0242.     

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Columbia and Austin Theological Seminary Statements
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (117 reads)

Earlier this spring, the faculties at Columbia Theological Seminary and Austin Theological Seminary published statements expressing a sense of hopeful concern for both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Christ's wider church during contentious times.  Though differing in tone and emphasis, the two statements share a common vision that the unity of the church is an important theological good that is being undervalued in recent denominational debates. See the link below to read the statements.


Columbia Theological and Austin Theological Statements  


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Pentecost CANpaign
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (95 reads)

The Pentecost CANpaign this year will be June 8-July 13, 2014. Have your congregation collect canned goods/donations and report the total number of cans &/or amount of money to the Presbytery Office by July 24, 2014. Click here for more information on the CANpaign.


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Southminster Grant Requests
Friday, June 13, 2014 (181 reads)

The Southminster Presbyterian Church Foundation for Ministry, Inc. is pleased  to announce that we are accepting grant requests for the September 1, 2014 deadline. The Foundation will disburse approximately $39,000 in grant funds this cycle that will be awarded by December 31, 2014. The purpose of the Foundation's grant process is to help expand the mission and ministry of Southminster by supporting social service  agencies and special missions of the Church in the community, Presbytery, Synod and world.

Please see our website,, for an application, guidelines and additional information.

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The International Peacemakers are coming! September 19-October 12, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 (409 reads)

The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program will welcome a group of gifted peacemakers from around the world to share their incredible stories and experiences. Invite a peacemaker to visit your presbytery, synod, college, or institution by applying online. 

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Presbyterian Home for Children ~ Christmas Cards
Friday, March 21, 2014 (571 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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Main Event 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014 (782 reads)

Main Event 2014 has a fresh new look! Be sure to visit the Event page to register (print out the registration form and send in to the Presbytery). Click here for the  workshop descriptions. The schedule is a little different this year. Presbytery will have its stated meeting on Friday, then ME will begin.

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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.