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 as information about programs at local churches.


Presbyterian Home for Children Thrift Store 

Monthly Donation Day at SVPC

The next collection date is Saturday, June 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 (

The final date to apply for the 2017-18 Young Adult Volunteer year is fast-approaching. June 1st is the final day for young adults to apply to a formative year of service at one of our 16 national sites. Thank you so much for all your efforts this recruitment season.
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program  is a faith-based year of service for young people during the academic year, August thru July. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in community with peers and mentors.
Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of the service year. For more info, please visit the FAQ tab at the top of the YAV homepage ( or feel free to use me as a resource ( Following @yavprogram is also a great way for candidates to receive a behind-the-scene look into each site. Please encourage a young person you know to apply today and thanks again for planting seeds of service.





Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Presbytery of Sheppards & Lapsley 
invites Pastor’s and CRE’s to a time away
for your well-being,
a seminar to help equip pastors on . . .
Effective Pastoral Leadership
. . . in the Age of Anxiety


Mark your calendars for:
AL/MS Presbyterian Women’s Conference
July 19-21, 2017
Covenant, Huntsville
Click here for information about the conference and a schedule of events.

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