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In the Spotlight

Commissioners for the 223rd General Assembly -- Deadline Extended!

Attention Presbytery of the Western Reserve!

The deadline for applying to be a commissioner to the 223rd General Assembly has been extended to Wednesday, October 25.  All applications must be submitted by this date in order to be considered.  Applications are available below and are to be submitted to Jessie MacMillan, Stated Clerk; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In order that the widest possible population of our presbytery may be notified, we hope that pastors of our local churches will share this information with their congregations on Sunday.

The 223rd meeting of the General Assembly of the P.C.(U.S.A.) is in June in St. Louis, and it's time to elect commissioners.  Click here for the invitation letter, and then download the Commissioner or Young Adult Advisory Delegate applications. (Please note that these documents still have the old deadline -- the new deadline is October 25th!)

In Connection

A Diagram for Our Structure
by Eric Muller-Girard, Moderator of Coordinating Cabinet

Like the PWR leadership structure that it represents, the diagram expressing our structure was developed by the 2015-2016 Mission Council over the course of several months and with considerable discussion. Its nautical form is in keeping with the following intentions- adapted from the book Sailboat Church by the Rev. Joan Gray:

In Our Congregations

A Field Trip with God
By the Rev. Matthew Reeves

On a recent late Sunday afternoon, twenty-some members of the Christ Church community met at one of Geauga County’s parks, The Rookery, for a “Field Trip with God.” Before we set out to walk or, in the case of some, to run or scurry over the old Interurban Railroad line that is now a path through wetlands and hardwood forest, we listened to Jesus’ admonition to his disciples

In Mission

How can we serve Homeless people most effectively in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve?

The present structure of PWR includes two Networks listed on the website: Hunger Action Network and Race Action Network.  This is where you can connect with people who have a common interest in these concerns.

In Current Events

Is it Really All About the Benjamins?

By the Rev. Mary Susan Pisano

Have you heard of Freedom Rising?  Chances are, if you’re a pastor, it’s rolling around in your head, probably in the category of “things I need to find out more about,” or “things I might need to get involved with if I have the time.”  If you are a person in the pew, the chances are much lower that you’ve heard of this overture from the PC(USA).  We’re sorry about that and we’re also hoping that this article can help improve that situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of grants & scholarships are offered by the Presbytery and its committees?  Click here.
  • What is per capita? Click here.
  • Where is the Presbytery Office? Click here.
  • What does our name, "Presbytery of the Western Reserve" (PWR) mean? Click here.
  • What committees are in the Presbytery? Click here.
  • How do you find a preacher for Sunday morning? Click here to download the Pulpit Supply list (for use by PWR Congregations only)

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