Information from the Mass Incarceration Task Force

Want to get more informed about mass incarceration? More and more people are joining the national movement to dismantle the system of mass incarceration in this country as they learn about what happens behind prison walls in our name and who gets put there. If you’re just getting tuned into this movement and would like…

Learning Opportunities

Too often we think “Presbytery” means either the office in Ewing or the meetings when we gather to do business. But we know that’s not true. Our combined, connected ministry is the Presbytery. Check out these four opportunities for learning, growth, conversation and fellowship on our calendar in the next four months. Congregational Sustainability with the Presbyterian…

Facilitation Skills Training

THREE DAYS of FACILITATION SKILLS TRAINING for PASTORS and CHURCH LEADERS on APRIL 11-13, 2016 – 9am to 5pm daily – at FIRST PC of RUTHERFORD for $50.00 Facilitation is a core skill to develop co-creating groups that understand the context of a situation, explore reality to develop new options and, make and implement decisions….

Congregational Sustainability Initiative

Several churches in our Presbytery have met over the past year with Paul Grier and Ellie Johns-Kelley from the Presbyterian Foundation in a congregational sustainability initiative. Paul and Ellie provide outside perspective and knowledge regarding finances, church growth, resource development and faithful stewardship. You’re invited to this ongoing discussion. The next meeting will be: Wednesday, February…

Models for Presbytery meetings

We were so glad to report to you last Tuesday at our Presbytery gathered meeting. If you weren’t able to join us, we hope you take a look at our report that we’ve uploaded here. This past Saturday, the Transition Task Force met at the Dayton Church for a lengthier, four hour session to continue talking…

Sharing Good News

The Transition Task Force is excited to share good news with one another. Here’s some info about a new partnership between the Hillsborough Church and Community Options Inc.  –  Community Options, Inc., a national non profit organization dedicated to providing housing and employment support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will partner with Hillsborough Presbyterian Church…

Report of the TTF

Enjoyed being with you all last night at our gathered Presbytery meeting. Here is the report that we gave last night. We welcome your thoughts and questions! ttf report to presbytery Please continue to pray for us as we work on these goals. Our next meeting is this Saturday, January 16, noon-4pm.  

Presbytery meeting 1/10/16

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening at the Dayton Church where we will begin a new year with new leadership! We welcome Wendi Werner as our moderator elect and Jim Huang as our vice moderator elect! Both Wendi and Jim have begun working with us, the TTF and we are hopeful about our…

Report from Mass Incarceration Conference

  The Transition Task Force would like to highlight this report on the recent Mass Incarceration Conference. Please read and comment as you would like. Again, we are hoping this blog will generation conversation outside of our Presbytery meetings.  The Mass Incarceration Conference sponsored by the Mission Coordination and Social Witness Committee (MC&SWC) was held…