Presbytery of Long Island
Clerk, Deacon, Elder & Treasurer Training
Saturday January 20, 2018
Registration begins at 9:00 AM with continental breakfast; worship & training 9:30 AM to noon
First Presbyterian Church, 16 South Ninth St, New Hyde Park 11040
Clerk: You said “yes?” And are we glad, for without the Clerk of Session we wouldn’t have a Church. You are THAT important. Come learn about what you have signed on for. Leader: Mark Tammen
Elder: So you’ve been elected an elder. Yep, the controlling Council of the church, but how do you carry out that function? Churchy things like worship, sacraments, but more temporal like budgets and building and grounds. Come and get the scoop. Leader: Rev. Glorya Johnson
Deacon: Let’s talk about best practices for the work of the Deacons and resources to support your work. Come and let’s talk and share. Leader: Charlaine Apsel
Treasurer: Just what it sounds like, so you’re in charge of the books. How is this different from your secular work? What are all those funny disbursement names? Leader: Patrick Knight
Pre-Registration is required; Call 631-486-4350 or e-mail email@example.com
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern
Leader: Margaret Philbrick and others
Join contributing editor, Margaret Philbrick, as she discusses the book Everbloom – Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives and how it came to be. The book is a collection of essays, stories, and poetry from the women of the Redbud Writers Guild and addresses God’s power to transform us in all seasons of our lives.
Margaret Philbrick is an author, gardener, and teacher who desires to plant seeds in hearts. She is the author of many articles, a children’s Christmas book, a novel, and numerous poems. Her mother taught her to always plant a garden and she aspires to do that not only in her backyard but in her classroom, at home with her family, and in her church, Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, IL.
An Alternative Sunday School webinar
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
Leader: Debbie Gline Allen
Do you wonder if your church’s families are getting the most out of the Christian education programming that you offer? Do you have difficulty finding enough Sunday school teachers and youth ministry leaders? Are you concerned that your Confirmation program may not be effective in forming your teens into an adulthood of faith? Is your congregation struggling with the time needed to train volunteers? And are you finding it increasingly difficult to manage with unpredictable attendance? If your congregation is ready to step out in faith to try different models for passing on the faith to the next generation, this webinar will help you to adapt to the cultural, digital, and commitment/priority shifts that your church families are experiencing.
Debbie Gline Allen is the Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant for the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ. She is a commissioned minister of Christian formation, having served a number of churches and judicatories for the past three decades. She has seen a lot of changes in the ministry of faith formation over the years and strives to be a constant advocate of children and youth in the Church. Debbie lives in Derry, NH, with her spouse, two sons, and beloved cat.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern
Leader: Rabbi David Zaslow
More than half the world’s population is familiar with the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt when they were liberated from slavery. Religious groups and movements of liberation, from the Puritans to Mormons to the American Civil Rights Movement, have used it as a template and an inspiration in their own struggles for freedom. In Jewish tradition, the Exodus is applied to the individual life journey, with captivities, freedoms and wildernesses. In this webinar, Rabbi David Zaslow will explore how the struggles in Genesis can be applied to our issues today—personal and cultural.
Rabbi David Zaslow, M.S., is the author of the award- winning book “Jesus: First–Century Rabbi” (Paraclete Press). He is highly respected for his cutting-edge work bringing Jews and Christians closer together, and leads interfaith workshops through the United States. He has been interviewed by dozens of media outlets, including Fox News with Lauren Green, for his innovative perspectives, and is the spiritual leader of the Havurah Synagogue in Ashland, Oregon.