Glacier Presbytery resources and news -

God's ministry unfolding through 

18 Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations

and 2 new worshiping communities

in North-West-Central Montana 

Bringing Together

Congregations, Sessions, Pastors and Leaders
to Model Christ

Beautiful Narrative Quilt

to be Raffled for Missions


This quilt and raffle are sponsored by Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church Helena, for local and worldwide charities. "Helena in Stitches" depicts a historical journey through Helena. Tickets will be available at the presbytery meeting.

Looking Ahead 

Winterfest:  February 7‐9, 2020 

At Glacier Camp  Grades 5th to 12th  


Come join us as we gather together at Glacier Camp February 7th to the 9th, 2020 for Winterfest! Skiing / Snow Games / Good Times at Camp and More…

Join Summer Staffers Joe Day Rider and Megan Newbury as they program the weekend with so much fun you may not want to go home. Keynote Speaker: Peter R. Newbury, Music with Lori Newbury.

Gather your youth group (don’t forget your leader) or just a bunch of your friends and come to Glacier camp. More information and registration is located on our website at: OR find the web information and bulletin insert with QR codes by clicking here - just not during the sermon!

Additional 2020 Glacier Camp

Retreat Opportunities

April 26-28Come to the Waters

Old Testament Professor Yolanda Norton

May 18-21: Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation Pastors' School

July 12-14TIM Talk (Theology in Ministry)

"Not as the World Gives: Biblical Promises of Peace and Reconciliation"

September 20-22: Come to the Waters

November 1-3:  Fall TIM Talk


Give thanks for God's provision for these enrichment opportunities, subsidized by the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation.

Presbyterian Hunger Grant Received:
Preparing for Christ by Working Justice


Glacier Presbytery has received the good news that the Presbyterian Hunger Program has awarded the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative ((MIC) $8,000 for the coming year.  Casey Dunning, an elder at First Presbyterian Church Missoula, was the founder of the collaborative. Casey continues on as Executive Director. Members of First Presbyterian Church Missoula are able to engage in the many forms of partnership for the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative programs. Presbyterian congregants literally walk alongside those among whom MIC serves in service and in advocacy. Neighborly friendships have sprung up – which is part of the fabric of MIC’s vision.

Those who will be served by the grant are subject to dynamics in local (city) and wider (state, federal) systems that make them vulnerable to inadequate housing and nutrition and medical care, including mental health care. The needs of those who are or have been recently homeless or released from incarceration are the two foci of the programs funded.  Beneficiaries of the ministry also become leaders in the ministry: those who have been supported in receiving housing, for example, now have been trained, advocate for, and support others seeking the same.  

Community Organizer Stacey Sierbrasse describe that over 30 organizations are involved in MIC's Bridges and Leaders, and that they "use relational power and our connections to each other to move the needle on social issues like housing affordability, healthcare, living-wage jobs, and more."  































Presbytery Staff 

contact Information

Rev. Beth McCaw 

Presbytery Leader (EP)

Glacier Presbytery, PC(USA)

P.O. Box 4005

Missoula, Montana 59806-4005



Rev. Courtney Arntzen

Stated Clerk

Glacier Presbytery, PC(USA)

P.O. Box 4005

Missoula, Montana 59806-4005



Dick Siderius, Treasurer

Glacier Presbytery, PC(USA)

P.O. Box 1562

Kalispell, Montana 59903-1562


Rev. Timothy Lanham

Glacier Presbyterian Center 

406-844-0551 (Fax)
P.O. Box 384,  Lakeside, MT   59922
17482 O'Neil Rd, Lakeside, MT 59922

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Prayer and Nurture

Please pray for those congregations in transition and those about to enter transition: Great Falls First - who welcomed Pastor John Ritchie in December; Great Falls Sunrise, Dayton/Polson and Conrad.  

Today in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Mission Yearbook


Scripture Readings for today from the Daily Lectionary 

Current Issue of Presbyterian Women's Horizons

Upcoming Meetings 

  • February 22-23, 2020 Presbytery retreat-meeting, Great Falls, First.  The retreat will be led by Rev. Steve Shive, Executive Presbyter in Wyoming and ministry coach, for equipping congregational leadership. 

  • June 13-14, 2020 Presbytery retreat-meeting, Whitefish

  • October 10-11, 2020 Presbytery retreat-meeting, Seeley Lake​



Glacier Events : Newsletters

Find detailed updates about happenings in Glacier Presbytery, and meetings scheduled:

Epiphany, 2020 - Sanctuaries, New Year News

Advent 2, 2019 - Blue Christmas; Giving Trees

Advent 1, 2019 - Hunger Grant Received

Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving Hospitality, PW

Nov. 20, 2019 - New Presbytery Leader Roles

Nov. 13, 2019 - Growth in Basin

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Pictured above is a gathering at the MT Legislature to testify and show support for Medicaid expansion.

January Bible Study
“All Things New -- The Book of Revelations and Its Promises”

January 26, 2020 -- 4.00 pm
Glacier Camp and Conference Center

Dinner will be served following our study.  Complimentary Overnight

Accommodations Available.

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