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Fall Presbytery Meeting Celebrates the Body of Christ:
Installations and Ordinations
Our Fall Presbytery Meeting was a wonderful celebration of the body of Christ in Glacier. New members of committees were elected, and Rev. Maggie Lewis was elected and installed as the Moderator of Glacier Presbytery for the 2021-2022 year.
Two candidates for ordination as Ministers of Word and Sacrament were examined by the presbytery: Brianne Christiansen and Risa Paul. And Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz will be installed at Sunrise Presbyterian Church in Great Falls. God is Good!
Rev. Paul Hayden
Glacier Presbytery's Education Leadership Advocate Invites Ideas for Educational Opportunities
Glacier has been glad for the leadership 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. Paul invites interest and ideas for shared leadership education offerings.
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.
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.
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Sun. Nov. 7 | 2:30 p.m. | Brianne Christiansen's Ordination Service (First Presbyterian Church in Missoula)
Mon. Nov. 8 | 8:30 a.m. | Pastors' Coffee
Wed. Nov. 10 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Small Church Vitality Consultation (Chinook Fellowship Hall)
Thurs. Nov. 11 | Noon | Finance Committee
Fri. Nov. 12 | TBD (evening) | Small Church Vitality Consultation (Cut Bank / Conrad / Whitlash area)
Sun. Nov. 14 | 3 p.m. | Risa Paul Ordination Service (First Presbyterian Church in Kalispell)
Tues. Nov. 16 | 11 a.m. | Pastors' Coffee
Thurs. Nov. 18 | 10 a.m. | Cabinet Meeting
Thurs. Nov. 18 | 1:30 p.m. | Church Leadership Connection Consultation for Congregations in Transition
Week of Thanksgiving | NO Pastors' Coffee
Tues. Nov. 30 | 11 a.m. | Pastors' Coffee
Mon. Dec. 6 | 8:30 a.m. | Pastors' Coffee
Tues. Dec. 7 | 1 p.m. | Camp Committee at Camp, zoom option
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