The Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley has four stated meetings each year. Presbytery Packets are available below-left, and minutes from previous meetings are below-right. Presbytery Packets will be posted 10 days before an upcoming meeting.   Upcoming Presbytery Meetings Our
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The presbytery offers a variety of events in many ministry areas throughout the year. From retreats and camps to workshops and fellowship, there is something going on all the time! Check this space regularly for presbytery sponsored events as well
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The Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley produces a weekly electronic newsletter. On this page you can signup to receive it and view the latest issue. Click here to sign up to receive our newsletter. Sign Up Now For Email Newsletters
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Mark your calendars for upcoming events and meetings throughout our Presbytery.

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Dedication Ceremony for PSL Habitat House

The Presbytery’s Habitat house is nearing completion. The drywall is in. The siding is on.The kitchen cabinets are being installed. On Saturday, Oct. 27, we will have the Dedication ceremony at noon at 2032 Hamilton Place in Center Point. Come
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We are happy to have a visitor from the Congolese Presbyterian Church coming in on Oct. 19. His name is  Rev. Jean Tshidinda Mamba  and he is the new General Secretary of the Congolese P. C. His schedule is shown below (click on the Itinerary link). If
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Applications being accepted

Eugene Carson Blake/Bossey Ecumenical Institute Scholarship: The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey (Bossey) will be awarding the Eugene Carson Blake Scholarship. This Scholarship was established to honor Rev. Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, who was the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly
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IPC Respite Care Program

Independent Presbyterian recently began a respite care program for folks with mild to moderate dementia. It meets from 10-2, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  IPC is  seeking participants and volunteers, and are hoping you will spread the word through your church.

Attached is a digital flier with more information that can be distributed for those interested.
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And The Two Became One

Written by: Ralls Coston

On October 7, 2018, Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church and Oakmont Presbyterian Church will merge, forming a new church – Oakmont Chapel Presbyterian Church. The new church will be located at 1817 Patton Chapel Road in Hoover. Oakmont’s current minister, Paul Sherwood, will be the minister of Oakmont Chapel.

More about the merger
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2018 PSL Habitat House

This is how far we have come after two weeks of construction. And, the weather is supposed to become less hot!

If you want to volunteer, you can sign up online at:…/2018_Presbytery_Build_Volunteer 
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Communities Empowered & Transformed

The Executive Council of the Presbytery has approved the creation of the Perry and Dallas County Fund. This Fund is set up to provide aid to mission work in Perry and Dallas Counties. In particular, funds will be provided to
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General Presbyter Blog

Our General Presbyter continues his blog page on our website. You are encouraged to visit, read and converse with Jay. We are sure you will find interesting conversation on the blog! The blog is at the bottom of our home
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Presbyterian Home for Children’s Donation Center

Presbyterian Home for Children Thrift Store 
Monthly Donation Day at SVPC
The next collection date is Saturday, November 3. Bring your usable discards, gently used clothing, etc., to the Presbyterian Home for Children’s reception center in the rear parking lot, below the playground of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church. Terry Tingle will be serving as host. Volunteers will be on hand to unload your vehicle and to give you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. The center will be open from 8 AM – 12 noon. To volunteer or for more information, email Terry Tingle (
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