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PNNE Resource Presbyter

The Presbytery of Northern New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts) seeks a part-time (20-hours-a-week) Resource Presbyter to build relationships and connect the churches, pastors, and people of our Presbytery with one another and the wider church. Their Presbytery Leadership Commission, Stated Clerk, and other partners in the Presbytery are looking for a colleague with a heart for the vitality of the body of Christ through the PCUSA in our beautiful corner of the world.


This position is open to any Teaching or Ruling Elder in the PCUSA or other denominations with whom the PCUSA has correspondence. Candidates for this position should submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/PIF; 3) a Statement of Faith; and 4) a list of three references by June 30, 2021 to sc@pnne.org.


A full job description for the Resource Presbyter position may be found on their website.
Upcoming Theology Book

Benjamin J. Chicka, our Communications Coordinator, will have his first theology book published this October. Playing as Others: Theology and Ethical Responsibility in Video Games traces the development of video game culture in response to marginalization and explores the ways in which the content of video games can generate theological insight and positive ethical impact. By bringing Paul Tillich's theology of culture into conversation with Emmanuel Levinas' ethical concept of responsibility toward the other, the book shows how the interactivity and compelling narratives provided by video games can provide powerful lessons in listening to, accepting, and helping those often harmed or outright neglected by society.

The book has been praised by people ranging from Wesley J. Wildman at the Boston University School of Theology to professional video game developers such as Rami Ismail. Playing as Others is available to pre-order now, and you can use the code 17FALL21 to receive 20% off + FREE shipping. Click the "Buy Now" button below to use the code and pre-order the book through Baylor University Press.
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Karl Barth Seminar
 
The Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers will be hosting its 36 annual Karl Barth seminar via ZOOM over two days, June 14 and 15. Each day will feature two sessions: morning (10AM-12PM) and afternoon (1PM-2PM).
 
The guest speaker this year will be Dr. Ian McFarland of Emory University who will guide morning sessions as participants discuss this year’s reading from Church Dogmatics: IV/3.2. "The Doctrine of Reconciliation" -- discussing Paragraph 72 “Holy Spirit and the Sending of the Christian Community” (p. 681-729).
 
The Monday afternoon session will also discuss Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock's lecture "Let My People Go" originally published in the Harvard Divinity School Bulletin.
 
This seminar is open to the general-public. Please feel free to join one or all the sessions. The discussion readings can be requested by contacting the Moderator, Rev. Dr. Kazimierz Bem at kdebem@gmail.com
 
A free-will donation of $20 for pastors and $10 for students & retirees is suggested. If you would like to attend, please register here.
New! The Dignity Project: The Dignity Project is a fellowship program for high school students that will take place from August 2021 to January 2022. The project is committed to intentionally cultivating community and creating a more inclusive society. Click here to read more information about the project. The June 15 deadline to apply is coming up soon!

New! Council Minutes: Minutes from the latest Council Meeting are now available on our website.

MATE's Matching Grant Opportunity: A generous donor has challenged Mission at the Eastward with a 3:1 matching grant. If they raise $9,000 they will receive a $27,000 matching gift to buy needed building supplies to support MATE’s Housing Ministry’s (MHM’s) home repair program for underserved people in need of safe homes! Click here for information on how to donate.
 
Camp Wilmot Summer Registration: Camp Wilmot will be running Family Camp from July 2-5 open to all ages and families, Adventure Camp for campers 13 and up from July 5-10, and two Youth Camps for campers ages 8 to 16, from the July 11-17 and 17-24. For more information, visit our website, or check out this brief (3 min) video and a flyer about Camp Wilmot's programs this summer. 

NE Glow: You can connect with NE Glow on FacebookDiscord, and on their website
Job Opening: Old South Presbyterian Church, a vibrant, community-based Presbyterian Church in Newburyport on the North Shore of Massachusetts, is searching for a Full-time or 3/4-time Teaching Elder to serve as interim for 1-2 years. In our shared ministry, we are eager to find seasoned pastoral leadership trained in interim ministry to enthusiastically guide us in our congregational life and to help us identify our next installed teaching elder. Full description and directions to apply are posted on our website. Contact Elder Greg Keller with questions at (greg.keller@gordon.edu).

The United Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville is looking to hire a part-time Administrative Assistant. More information, including instructions on how to apply, can be found on our website.

Resources for Re-Gathering: The video from "Re-gathering Benchmarks: How will we know?" is now available. Click here to watch it on YouTube. You can access the slide presentation that was used by clicking here.

Catch up on the previous webinars in this series, co-hosted by the Presbyteries of Boston and Northern New England, to help you think about your congregation's return to in-person worship:
Vaccine and Regathering Part 1

Vaccine and Regathering Part 2
 
Connect Throughout the Week: We have two opportunities during the week to connect for support and encouragement. The login information can be found in the Presbytery calendar on the website.

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