Bringing Together

Congregations, Sessions, Pastors and Leaders
to Model Christ

Glacier Presbytery resources and news 

God's ministry unfolding through 18 Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations
and 2 new worshiping communities in North-West-Central Montana 

 

Matthew 25 Zoom Retreat RESCHEDULED

September 19, 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Glacier Presbytery invites you to participate in a Zoom retreat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 19, we will gather together (on our screens!) to reflect on how the church can grow in mission with and for those who are most vulnerable. Rick Ufford-Chase will be presenting. 

You can register for the retreat (and get the Zoom link) by emailing Clerk Kirk.

In preparation for this Zoom retreat, Presbytery Leader Beth McCaw will be leading a weekly zoom book group on America's Original Sin by Jim Wallis. We will develop the schedule based on who is interested. To get involved, email Beth.

Reserve your lodging now for the October Presbytery Retreat

Reserve your lodging for Friday night (October 8) and Saturday night (October 9) so you can participate in the whole weekend!

Lodging is limited and MUST be reserved by Saturday, August 7. 

To reserve your lodging at Tamaracks Resort (Seeley Lake), you may call (406) 677-2433 or email info@tamaracks.com. The resort is generously offering to give us a discounted rate!

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Presbytery Looks Back with Gratitude and Forward with Hope

 

At the fall presbytery meeting, 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.  Congregations are welcome to use this clip for their own worship services.

Glacier Presbyterian Women 
Retreat at Camp August 13-15

Sally Wright, the Cabinet Liaison for Glacier Presbyterian Woman, is pleased to report the annual presbytery Presbyterian Women Retreat will be held this year at Glacier Camp August 13-15.  GPC Director Tim Lanham will be teaching on the inspiring women in Jesus' geneaology. 

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Rev. Courtney Arntzen

Missoula Community Chaplain

Joins Missoula Interfaith Collaborative

 

Courtney has been glad to share 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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2021 Summer Glacier Camp News

The 2021 Summer Camp Season Launched June 21

A Fresh Summer:  After a wear year and half, campers began arriving to Glacier Camp the week of June 21 for a season of growth - encountering God in the beauty of creation, meeting old and new friends, being nurtured by an excellent camp staff.  Click here to see the brochure for the line-up of sessions around the 2021 theme "Teach Me Your Way, O Lord."

 

GPC Director Tim Lanham is enthusiastic and thankful for one of the best camp staff teams ever.  Meet them at the GPC site here.  Kitchen help volunteers are still appreciated - contact info@glaciercamp.org if you can help. Friends of Glacier and the members and congregations of the presbytery have been generous in sustaining this ministry through the difficulties of the last year.  Thank you!  Ongoing gifts can be sent to: 

 

Glacier Camp and Conference Center
PO Box 384, Lakeside MT 59922

Prayer and Nurture

Please pray for 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: Cut Bank, Hamilton, Chinook, Havre, Conrad, Great Falls Sunrise, Dayton, and Polson.

Today in the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Mission Yearbook

 

Scripture Readings for today from the

Daily Lectionary 

Current Issue of Presbyterian Women's Horizons

Glacier Calendar

August 2          Pastors' Coffee 8:30 a.m.
August 7          Deadline to Reserve October Lodging
August 9          Pastors' Coffee 8:30 a.m.
August 12        Finance Committee 12 p.m.
August 12        Committee on Ministry 1:30 p.m.

August 13-15  PW Retreat at Glacier Camp

August 17        Pastors' Coffee 11 a.m.

August 17        Glacier Staff 1 p.m.

August 19        Cabinet 10 a.m.

August 24        Pastors' Coffee 11 a.m.

Sept. 21            Camp Board 
October 8-10   Fall Presbytery Meeting Seeley Lake

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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 996, Conrad, Montana 59425

406-871-2135, beth.glacierpresbytery@gmail.com

 

Rev. Kirk KeslterStated Clerk

P.O. Box 996, Conrad, Montana 59425

clerk.glacierpresbytery@gmail.com

 

Ralph Swain, Treasurer

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

406-871-3263

Susan Witte, Bookkeeper

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

witte@bresnan.net

Jacob Christiansen, Media Director

jacobmannchristiansen@gmail.com

 

Rev. Timothy Lanham, Executive Director

406-844-2114, 406-844-0551 (Fax)
info@glaciercamp.org
P.O. Box 384,  Lakeside, MT   59922
17482 O'Neil Rd, Lakeside, MT 59922

Click Here for Camp News

at the Glacier Camp Website