Youth Camp – 2013

Let Us Play!

November 1-3, 2013

  Pilgrim Center

Winnebago Presbytery Youth – Grades 6-12

Connect at the annual Presbytery Fall Camp.  Participants build strong bonds in small group active exploration, enjoy crafts and games, worship together, and build a shed or two for Habitat for Humanity.

Click on the Event Info tab for more details.

Cost:  $85/camper                 $20/adult chaperone

Register directly with Pilgrim Center on line

Registration Deadline:  October 18

Open for Business

COM NotebooksA lot of hard work to produce material to make a lot of other folks work somewhat easier to conduct.

The revised edition of the manual (all 20 copies) is now ready for use by the Commission on Ministry as they work the congregations and minister members of Winnebago Presbytery.

A Presbyterian Garden Party


Photo from Garden website

Photo from Garden website

You and your family are invited to join the Winnebago Presbytery staff on the afternoon of Sunday,   June 30, 2013 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. at the Green Bay Botanical Garden for an afternoon of enjoyment.

Spend time simply enjoying the wonderful scenery and activities the Botanical Garden has to offer while you have the opportunity to get to know colleagues and friends outside the realm of committee meetings.

Not By Bread Alone from Green Bay will be catering the event.  They have planned a superb array of refreshments and summer sippers.  We would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend so we can ensure enough for everyone to enjoy.

Please respond before June 10 by calling the Presbytery office or by contacting Nancy.  Let us know the number of adults and children under 12 in your party.

Looking forward to an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship!

Open Discussion Held with Board Rep

The April 11 presentation regarding the proposed changes to the healthcare dues structure with the Rev. Edward Thompson, Board of Pensions Regional Representative, was attended by a cross section of Plan members and church representatives. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to participate.

The links listed below will offer some follow up to the discussion and can also be helpful for those who were not able to attend.

The Board has set up a website that addresses the healthcare issues discussion specifically. It includes news and info, FAQ’s, resources, and medical plan facts. The direct link is: http://healthcare.pensions.org/medical_plans_facts/index.html.

The Regional Benefits Conferences are coming up within the next few weeks and the presentations are available in Power Point format the Regional Benefits Conference link which is:
http://www.pensions.org/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=374&mode=2. Scroll down to the 2013 Meeting Presentations.

October 14-22 Food Week of Action

The Food Week of Action is a special time to celebrate God’s Creation and the people throughout the food chain that provide life-sustaining food. Join with people in your church and around the world in praying, worshiping, and advocating for a just and sustainable food system during this week and on World Food Day, October 16.

Read more. . .

Keeping Up with the 220th General Assembly

Stay abreast of all the reports, committee actions, and Assembly work by visiting http://oga.pcusa.org/section/ga/ga220/

Plenary sessions will be live-streamed.  Click on PC-Biz on the above site to follow the business as it happens.

Remember our Commissioners and YAAD in your prayers throughout the Assembly.

Teaching Elder – Randy Argall

Ruling Elder – Anneliese Waggoner

YAAD – Sarah Johanek

Impending Snow Storm

All meetings set for today, January 12,  are scheduled to go on as planned.

Any changes  will be posted on Facebook and on this web page as soon as a determination is made.

It is understood that some people will choose not to travel, and we respect that decision.  Your first concern should be your own safety.

In those days…

a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  All went to their own towns to be registered.  Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.  He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.  While they wee there, the time came for her to deliver her child.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.      –Luke 2: 1-7

The staff of Winnebago Presbytery
wishes you a Blessed Christmas