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Announcements for the Week of Sunday, June 28, 2020

4th Sunday after Pentecost

We invite you to join us online for worship on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. Worship will be posted to our website at 10:00 am Sunday morning!

Wednesdays in the Word

Join Pastor Lisa for an online mid-week time of scripture, conversation, prayer, and song. Watch for an email or Facebook notification Wednesdays between 4 and 4:30 to participate! See the latest edition HERE.

Dogwood Acres News

In lieu of traditional summer camp, Dogwood Acres Retreat Center and Summer Camp will hold “Family Camp” the last two weeks of July, allowing “families” to rent a cabin for a week. Actually, if a parent or guardian may invite other kids to stay in a cabin with their family, as long as one guardian takes full responsibility for all in their cabin. DWA will offer very limited programming, with daily activities the choice and responsibility of each family. Lifeguards will be on duty, a chaplain will hold devotionals each day, a volunteer will lead craft activities, kitchen staff will provide meals, and the pool and lake will be available. Click here for a flyer with details.

In Other News

The Insurance Board invites you to a  free online discussion Wednesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. EDT on “Abuse Prevention: Creating a Safe Environment,” about resources and new tools to protect those in your care. Click here to learn more and register.

During her term of service as co-moderator of the 223rd (2018) General Assembly, ruling elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri traveled throughout the denomination and found much to celebrate and share about the call and the role of ruling elders in the life of the church. On Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. EDT, she will serve as speaker for "Celebrating the Call to Serve as a Ruling Elder," a webinar exploring the beauty of the vital service of ruling elders. Click here for registration.

The Administrative Personnel Association of the PC(USA) will offer the following courses in Presbyterian Polity via Zoom in July 2020:

Polity 1, Part A: Thursday, July 16
Polity 1, Part B: Wednesday, July 22
Polity 2: Tuesday, July 28
Polity 3: Thursday, July 30
Start time for each of these 2.5-hour classes is noon CT/1 p.m. ET

Instructor: Rev. Joyce Lieberman, Synod of South Atlantic Executive/Stated Clerk and former PC(USA) Director of Constitutional Interpretation and Associate Stated Clerk

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER AT https://www.pcusa-apa.org/certification-acc-standards
Fee: $25 per class or $75 for all, via Paypal or by check made payable to APA (Please mail to Presbytery of Florida, PO Box 7, Chipley, FL 32428, ATTN: Melissa Willis).


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