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Nurturing Generous Hearts II – Celebrating the Spirit of Stewardship

A learning opportunity for Pastors, Staff, Stewardship Committees and Lay Leaders of the Synod of the Southwest and its Presbyteries. We bring you another opportunity to attend a national-level Stewardship training event, similar to the Synod’s previous Stewardship conference held in 2013. This exciting event will be held Thursday, August 25-Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. Registration begins at 4:30 PM on Thursday. Closing Worship ends at 12 Noon on Saturday.

Keynote speakers are the Rev. Dr. Karl Travis, Senior Pastor of First PC in Fort Worth, TX, and Grace Duddy Pomroy, co-author of “Embracing Stewardship”.  Our worship leader will be the Rev. Shannon Webster, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama and former Executive Presbyter of Sierra Blanca Presbytery. To view workshops and descriptions, click here.

The cost will be $75 (double occupancy) or $50 (commuter rate includes 7 meals). What a deal!  Click here to register now!


20th Kaleidoscope Biblical Preaching Event

The Synod of the Southwest will hold its 20th Biblical Preaching Event at beautiful Ghost Ranch, August 1-7, 2016. The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Browning Helsel, assistant professor of homiletics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will lead this event entitled “PREACHING WHEN RACE MATTERS”.

This week-long event looks at the history of racialization, and how the Christian tradition has both fostered and resisted racism. Preachers will learn about racial identity development theory and how this helps to sustain long-term engagement in challenging racial injustice. Additionally, preachers consider the gifts they can bring to this conversation from their own histories and experiences, and together they will workshop sermons that engage this subject.

To register for this event, click here.


Gladfelter Legacy Scholarship

Are you a Menaul School or Ganado School graduate? Or the grandparent, great grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or guardian of a Menaul School student or a student who would like to attend Menaul School? Your student may be eligible for financial assistance. Click here to read the flyer! The scholarship application can be found here.


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