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.


Healthy Boundaries Training
For Church Leaders
October 17th / 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Via Zoom – link will be sent to you and available on the website the day of the training

This is an opportunity to fulfill the required Boundary Training for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley.

Please join Janell Ahnert for this presentation on healthy boundaries.  The workshop will discuss identifying and preventing sexual misconduct and abuse, in addition to reporting and responding to such claims.  The training will also focus on professional ethics for Ordained Officers in the Presbyterian Church (USA), including the ethical responsibility to practice selfcare.

Ms. Ahnert is an employment attorney and shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C., the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management.  She has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2024, including being named Lawyer of the Year in 2023.  She is ranked in Chambers, USA for Labor & Employment, and was recently elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Ms. Ahnert is a 24-year member of First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham where she is an elder and current session member.  She also chairs the personnel team.


Join us for Fall River Fest at Living River!
October 22, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
All are welcome to learn from our environmental education partners like the Alabama Paleontological Society, for outdoor activities, to space to sit awhile and fellowship, for live music, and more! Lunch and dinner will be provided. And the day will include a midday worship service. Visit Living River’s website for more information.

Presbyterian Home for Children Thrift Store Donations

Bring your usable furniture, furnishings, items and gently used clothing, etc. to the NEW Presbyterian Home for Children’s Thrift Store donation center in the parking lot of Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church. Donations will be accepted every third Friday of the month from 9:00 AM – Noon.

The Home has a second donation drop off location at Southminster Presbyterian in the church parking lot. Donations will be accepted only on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Look for the box truck onsite for your donation drop off.

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