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Documents for November 12, 2016 Presbytery Meeting


Provisional Minutes for Sept. 13, 2016 Presbytery meeting

Our General Presbyter's daughter, Alyson Wilson, is recognized this month by the Synod of the Trinity!  Check out the article.

IMPORTANT:  Some 2017 Terms of Call forms CHANGED on Sept. 28, 2016.

2016 Advent Calendar

2016 Advent Calendars 

Presbyterians Today's 

Contact the presbytery office by October 20, 2016 for a SPECIAL DEAL!  We can also email you a sample of an older one if you contact Carol at carolm@kiskipby.org.

A Journey of Memories 

During Advent—the time before Christmas—we watch, wait, and prepare for the coming of the Messiah. We read Scriptures and practice church traditions that have been around for 2,000 years. This 2016 devotional is a journey of memories—of the many sights, smells, tastes, and sounds that point to the promises of God in Jesus Christ. These are the daily incarnations of our faith. When does a touch remind us of Jesus? Can a candle bring God’s hope to a dark room? Can a smell take us to a holy place?


Sue Washburn—pastor and editor of Presbyterians Today—has put together a collection of daily reflections and prayers to help us experience the joy and wonder of Christ’s birth with the senses God has given us.  Susan Blank’s exquisite quilts add to the beauty and remembrances in this year’s Advent Calendar.

2016 Advent Calendars Through the Presbytery Office:  $1.50 each.  If your church has been actively paying your 2016 per capita, there will be no shipping charge.  If your church has not paid its 2016 per capita, there will be a shipping charge of 10% added to the order.  Deadline to place order is 10/20/16.


The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Continuing Education folks have provided us with a list of upcoming events.  The hope is that you will pass along this information.  They have shared about all that is being offered this fall – online classes, lectures, face-2-face classes/workshops and webinars. If you have any questions, you can go to www.pts.edu/CE to get specific details or look at the chronological schedule for the full list of events for this academic year.

Continuing Education Opportunities & Events at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary:

Remaining Opportunities:

Giving Catalog

Presbyterian Giving Catalog

People around the country are using the Presbyterian Giving Catalog to create a big impact in the world.  A gift of $100 allows a woman like Naigaga Monica in eastern Uganda to be trained in ways that reduces hunger and poverty in her community. 
Naigaga serves as a community agriculture trainer through an initiative supported by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.  Supplied with improved seed and educated in new farming techniques, she and 59 other women have greatly increased the yields of their farms and improved the food and economic security of their families.
“On two acres, we used to harvest 100 kilograms of maize, and on a quarter-acre, we harvested only 10 kilograms of beans,” Monica says.  “With the new seed and techniques, we harvested 700 kilograms of maize and 70 kilograms of beans in the first season.  Above all, my children will no longer go to sleep hungry. We have plenty of cassava, beans, and sweet potatoes to eat.”
You can download this and other Stories of Impact to share with friends and members of your congregation.  You will see how gifts through the Presbyterian Giving Catalog create a Big Impact in the lives of people like Naigaga and her community.

Members Enroll!

Board Connections

Remind Members To Enroll by November 11


As a reminder, annual enrollment for 2017 benefits is October 17 - November 11, 2016. This year's annual enrollment is different for employees:

  • The benefits elections available to employees are based on the selections you created and submitted with your organization's Employer Agreement.
  • Employees must complete the annual enrollment process online through Benefits Connect. No paper forms will be available.

Here is a preview of the Annual Enrollment Guide, which will be mailed to employees to help them make 2017 benefits elections on Benefits Connect.

You will also receive a paper copy of the guide in the mail near the beginning of annual enrollment.


  • Remind employees that November 11 is the deadline to enroll for 2017 benefits on Benefits Connect.
  • Refer to the 2017 Benefits Plan Summary and Overview of the 2017 Benefits Plan for additional Benefits Plan information.
  • Offer employees the opportunity to contribute pretax if you are requiring employee contributions (view the Tax-Advantaged Plans web module on pensions.org for assistance).

Call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) if you have questions.