The 2018-19 Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) application for the Presbyterian Mission Agency is live and underway! The YAV program is a faith-based year of service in 22 sites around the world and in the U.S. 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. Benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options during

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Welcome to our new Stated Clerk, Rev. Paul Rack. Paul is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and served as stated clerk for Elizabeth Presbytery for 15 years (2000-2015). He has many credits of continuing education. Paul also serves as Interim/Temporary Pastor at Hope Presbyterian Church in Tinton Falls and Temporary Pastor at Hope Presbyterian Church in Lakewood. He begins on October 3, 2017.

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The Presbytery’s own Rev. Steve McClelland has published a memoir on how he met God. He recounts the many ways God reached out to him in his life, which were sometimes surprising. “Where I met God was in my encounters with other people…I have also met God through my own failures and losses, met God when I went through my divorce, even met God when I was in depression,” says McClelland on his book cover.

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The United Presbyterian Church, 511 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ, will be holding a series of upcoming events: Sat Aug 5, 3 pm: Concert on the Lawn, featuring Foggy Minded Boys and the Foggettes and Friends. Bring lawn chair. Sat Sept 16: Fish & chips dinner to benefit the Living Nativity Sat Nov 18, 10 am to 3 pm: Annual Holiday Bazaar Sun Dec 10, 6:00, 6:30 7:00, 7:30 pm: Living Nativity shows

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The nationwide Angel Tree program is recruiting new/returning churches who are interested in being a blessing to children and families affected by incarceration during the Christmas season and beyond. Once a church is registered, an Angel Tree Specialist will give info on the children the church has been assigned as well as any other details needed. No church is too large or too small to share the true meaning of Christmas. To register, visit: https://www.prisonfellowship.org/about/angel-tree/register/

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