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Glacier Presbyterian Camp Begins Advent Study
The 2020 Advent study will be 5:00 on Sunday evenings via Zoom. GPC Executive Director Tim Lanham will be leading through the book of Habakkuk. This minor prophet saw calamity all around, and knew that there would continue to be woes in the world. At the same time, Habakkuk had a steadfast trust in the God who still reigned and would bring healing and restoration. Could there be a more relevant message this fall as we watch for Christ with a weary world? One of the passages most beloved by Christians that speaks this hope is the close of Habakkuk:
Though the fig tree does not blossom, and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food;
though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation.
19 God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
and makes me tread upon the heights.
Find the study guide for week one here,
and click to contact Tim Lanham for study information and Zoom link.
Pictured Below: Fall TIM talk participants
Rev. Paul Hayden
Meet Glacier Presbytery's Education Leadership Advocate, and Interim Pastor - Dayton and Polson Parish
Glacier has been pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Paul Hayden, serving as Interim Pastor for the Dayton and Polson congregations. Paul was also elected in October as the Educational Leadership Advocate on the Glacier Cabinet. Paul has served four churches during his 42 year pastoral career. Read here to learn more about Paul's ministry and family; he is pictured above with wife Terri.
Fall Presbytery Gathering Looks Back with Gratitude and Forward with Hope
At the October presbytery meeting, thanks was given for the ministries of Dick Siderius (Treasurer), Peggie Oury (Commissioned Pastor), Courtney Arntzen (Stated Clerk), and Rose Leavitt (Moderator). New officers and committee members were elected. Serious JuJu, Basin Presbyterian Church and the Missoula Community Chaplaincy were celebrated and received the offering. And two Sunday evening Bible studies expanded nurture. A video of all congregations contributing verses to a reading of Psalm 33 was included - click here to view the video, and read more about the gathering here.
Give Generously with Hope
Incoming PWP Moderator Sally Wright shares good news: the Presbyterian Woman of Glacier continue to give generously in mission. This year PWP - among other gifts and offerings - has given nearly $5,000 to mission, and supported the camp with $3,000 in various forms despite needing to postpone the annual retreat. May God's love be known through the use of these gifts.
Rev. Courtney Arntzen
Missoula Community Chaplain
Rev. Courtney D. Arntzen, Community Chaplain in Missoula, has been selected for the prestigious START program, Glean Network’s landmark, MBA-level entrepreneurship fellowship developed in partnership with Columbia Business School, which prepares faith leaders to launch new ventures designed to serve their constituents in light of the shifting American religious landscape. Read here for the full press release.
2020 Fall Glacier Camp News
The 2020 Advent Study has begun via Zoom,
led by Tim Lanham. See above for information.
Camp Celebration: On November 22 a celebration was held at Glacier Camp and additional participants viewed on Facebook Live. Executive Director Tim Lanham and featured speaker Peter Newbury shared testimony of God at work through campers' lives. With much love and care put into new protocols, Glacier Presbyterian Camp was able to offer an abbreviated and safe camping season. Read testimony also from the fall camp newsletter here. An auction raised thousands to add to the funds received thus far for the "Drive for 75" ($75,000).
The "Drive for 75" has surpassed its original goal and now is focused on 2021 support. Click here for an October letter from Camp Board Moderator Carrie Benton. Thank you to all for gifts and prayers. Donations marked "Drive for 75" can be sent to:
Glacier Camp and Conference Center
PO Box 384, Lakeside MT 59922
Prayer and Nurture
Please pray for justice and peace for our nation following elections; God's blessing and keeping for all affected by the COVID-19 crisis: Those with fragile health; the sick; families separated from loved ones; those who are homeless or unemployed. Pray guidance and unity for leaders in governments, churches, agencies serving God's beloved world. Pray for those congregations in transition and those about to enter transition: Conrad, Great Falls Sunrise, and Dayton/Polson having welcomed Interim Pastor Paul Hayden.
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Glacier Meetings (via Zoom)
Nov. 29 Advent I Study: Habakkuk, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 1 Pastors' Coffee, 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 2 Finance Committee, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dec. 6 Advent II Study: Habakkuk, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 7 Pastors' Coffee, 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 9 Finance Committee, 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 COM, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 Advent III Study: Habakkuk, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 Pastors Coffee, 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 16 Finance Committee, 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 17 Cabinet, 10 a.m.
Dec. 20 Advent Study IV, 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 22 Pastors Coffee 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 25 Christmas
The Presbytery office for committee work is online here. Please contact the Stated Clerk or Presbytery Leader for login information.
Rev. Beth McCaw, Presbytery Leader (EP)
P.O. Box 4005, Missoula, Montana 59806-4005
Rev. Maggie Lewis, Interim Stated Clerk
P.O. Box 4005, Missoula, Montana 59806-4005
Ralph Swain, Treasurer
P.O. Box 1562, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1562
Tim McCaw, Media Intern
Rev. Timothy Lanham, Executive Director
406-844-2114, 406-844-0551 (Fax)
P.O. Box 384, Lakeside, MT 59922
17482 O'Neil Rd, Lakeside, MT 59922