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to Model Christ

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God's ministry unfolding through 18 Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations

and 2 new worshiping communities in North-West-Central Montana 


Summer Hybrid Presbytery Meeting

to Celebrate Seeing Jesus

June 12,2021 10:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

With COVID risks starting to ease, the summer meeting of Glacier Presbytery will offer both in-person or Zoom options for participants. Those gathering in person will be at First Presbyterian Great Falls (please bring your own lunch for the break).  Those joining online will receive a Zoom link, as for our last two presbytery meetings.  Both routes for participation require registration.  Packets will be send to those registered in the week prior to the gathering.

The theme is Seeing Jesus.  As we move forward after a difficult year and a half, we both train our vision and hopes upon the One who is the "Author and Perfector of our Faith."  We also look around and recognize where Jesus is among us, and in need, as we care for one another and the world.  To that end, Acting Clerk Kirk Kestler will preach on Hebrews during Presbytery worship.  And Rev. Rick Ufford Chase will lead a Zoom retreat in the week following on Matthew 25 (the Bible, and the ministry! - watch for confirmation of retreat time).  

Presbytery Meeting
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.

Glacier Presbyterian Women 

Support Mission

Sally Wright, the new Cabinet Liaison for Glacier Presbyterian Woman, is pleased to report that even in the challenges of 2020, PWP was able to give nearly $9,000 through nine means of mission.  PWP is also pleased to report that the annual August retreat will be resumed at Glacier Presbyterian Camp. 

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Rev. Courtney Arntzen

Missoula Community Chaplain

Joins Missoula Interfaith Collaborative


This month Courtney is excited to announce that the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC) agreed to be her fiscal sponsor as she continues in her validated ministry in Glacier. She is grateful to partner with MIC as they continue to serve neighbors and community. From now on, please make payments out to the MIC and put Missoula Community Chaplain on the memo line.  Courtney expresses gratitude for the ways that Glacier has walked, and is walking with her. Missoula Interfaith Collaborative, 2205 34th St,, Missoula, MT 59801 Read here for the press release on Courtney's fellowship.

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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 peace and hope as we observed a "holy Lent"; 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.  

Today in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Mission Yearbook


Scripture Readings for today from the

Daily Lectionary 

Current Issue of Presbyterian Women's Horizons

Glacier Newsletters

Find detailed updates about happenings in Glacier Presbytery.  Click to view:

January 31: Winter Presbytery Meeting, Retreat announced; Susan Witte, New Bookkeeper

January 17:  I John Study + guides; Winterfest, Summer Camp Registration Open

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Glacier Calendar

Jun 12/13  Summer Presbytery Meeting (Whitefish, TBC)

Oct. 9/10    Fall Presbytery Meeting (Seeley Lake, TBC)

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Presbytery Contact Information

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. Kirk KeslterStated Clerk

P.O. Box 4005, Missoula, Montana 59806-4005


Ralph Swain, Treasurer

P.O. Box 1562, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1562


Susan Witte, Bookkeeper

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

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at the Glacier Camp Website