Volume 11 | December 3, 2020
The Presbyark Update
Keeping the Presbytery of Arkansas informed.
December 3, 2020
Your Presbytery Staff
Getting in touch with a Presbytery staff member is easy! Our website staff page (Click Here) has our email addresses and cell phone numbers and you will notice that Stewart and Kim also have an office number where you can reach them or leave a message.

So when you have a question or issue, please give us a call. We want to hear from you.
Second LR Receives Environmental Award
Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock has been honored with the national Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC) Restoring Creation Award for 2020! Ann Owen, sustainability coordinator for the church, was presented with the award at PEC’s 25th-anniversary celebration and annual meeting on September 29. Rev. Steve Hancock, Rev. Lindy Vogado, Carol Young, and Rick Owen also attended the Zoom celebration. Click Here to read more.

Click Here to read more about the environmental work going on at Second Pres.
End of Year/Beginning of the New Year
It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s Advent, with its decorations, songs, and preparing for the celebration of Christ’s birth. But it’s also time for Clerks and Moderators of sessions to tie up the old year and think ahead to the new. Here’s a check list of tasks that can be started now:
  1. If your session has elected a new Clerk or Treasurer for 2021 please send Stated Clerk Leslie Belden the contact info for that person. Please send to lesliebeld@aol.com.
  2. If you use the Presbytery’s prayer list, Click Here for the 2021 list.
  3. Clerks may begin the process of filling out the yearly Statistical Report this Friday, December 4. The last day to complete your Statistical Report is Thursday, February 18, 2021.  Please update your congregation’s membership numbers even if you don’t do anything else! Click Here for the link to the report.

Please know that your Stated Clerk appreciates you! Thank you for all that you do for your congregation, your presbytery, and the PC(USA) denomination! And if you need assistance with anything please contact Stated Clerk Leslie Belden at 479.466.1061 or lesliebeld@aol.com
Not Too Far from Here...
Somebody's troubled and confused,
Somebody's got nothing left to lose,
Not too far from here.

Somebody's forgotten how to trust,
Somebody's forgotten how to love,
Not too far from here.

from "Not Too Far From Here"
...Michael Crawford

Pause and think for a second of what your life would be like if you had not met Christ; if you had not been part of a church family. It may be hard to imagine what that is like, but 73 million people in the United States (100 million if you include children/youth - Barna stats) know exactly what that feels like. In communities large and small, they are there - not too far from us. Many of them really need us. So how do we reach out to them?
We've talked about MissionInsite before, but I want to invite you to Click Here to encounter Keurig Presbyterian Church and to see practical ways that MissionInsite helped them shape their mission and ministry and can help us as well.  Please email me (Carol Clark - cbclark05@aol.com) or call 501-563-6279.
Youthquake: Sundays Together
Join us this Sunday for the last Sundays Together of 2020. All youth 7-12th and their supporting adults are welcome to join us on December 6 from 5-6pm. Reach out to Brianne (brianne@presbyark.org) for the zoom link. 

Sundays Together will continue to meet next year on January 31, March 7, and the weekend of April 9-11. Please fill out This Survey (due Dec. 31, 2020) to provide feedback on our Sundays Together gatherings and thoughts about covid and spring youth gatherings and summer youth trips.
Advent Resource List Updated
Are you still working on Advent? Then check out the newly updated Advent Resource List by Clicking Here.
Resources to respond to the coronavirus.
Click Here for a daily updated list of information from government and media sources which offer regular guidance to pastors and other Christian leaders struggling to respond to the pandemic of Covid-19.
December Meeting Change for Pastor's and Church Professionals
Because of Christmas, there will only be three meetings in December: Friday the 4th, Wednesday the 9th, and Friday the 18th.

Join us at 10:00am on the Presbytery zoom link. You should receive an email reminder with the link or contact a staff member.

Presbytery of Arkansas
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Little Rock, AR 72227