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In Memoriam: Neola Reese

With a heavy heart, and with assurance of God’s grace, I am writing to share the sad news hat Neola Reese, mother of Mildred McNeill and widow of Rev. James Reese, died this past week. We will celebrate her life together here at the church, First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, on Saturday, June 22nd at 10 a.m. We have more information to share.

2024 NBPC Nominating Committee Announcement and Forms | Important Dates

The 2024 NBPC Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill the positions of Vice President and Secretary. Submissions using the official NBPC 2024 Nominating Form are due by June 10, 2024. We have the nominating form to download that includes a description of duties. The Nominating Committee strongly encourages your participation by recommending members you think will serve the Caucus well.

NBPC Pre 226th General Assembly Activities | June 2024 • Important Virtual Events

NBPC is hosting a series of events prior to the Convening of the 226th General Assembly. These June activities will support all participants and constituents of the 226th GA as they prepare for the work to be accomplished in this next General Assembly. We have the Zoom information.

The 2024 NBPC Southeast Region Biennial Conference | July 19-20, 2024 | Jacksonville, FL

The Southeast Region National Black Presbyterian Caucus will hold its biennial conference on July 19-20, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport Hotel, 14670 Duvall Road, Jacksonville, FL. We are pleased that we have been able to negotiate an excellent room rate that is only available by reserving your room through the conference. We have more details on money saving June deadlines, youth scholarships, and registration materials.

2024 NER Annual Meeting STD | NER 2024 Nomination Forms | Vice President and Secretary

Save The Date for the NER Annual Meeting • August 9-10, 2024 | The Northeast Region Nominating Committee is seeking nominees for Vice President and Secretary. Please submit names before June 30, 2024.

Register NOW for the 226th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The 226th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be held June 25 – July 4, 2024. And, like the two prior assemblies, this one will be like no other. The last day to register for GA226 is: May 20, 2024.

News Highlights & Important Information

In Memoriam: Neola Reese

In Memoriam: Neola Reese

With a heavy heart, and with assurance of God’s grace, I am writing to share the sad news hat Neola Reese, mother of Mildred McNeill and widow of Rev. James Reese, died this past week. We will celebrate her life together here at the church, First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, on Saturday, June 22nd at 10 a.m. We have more information to share.

2024 NBPC Nominating Committee Announcement and Forms | Important Dates

2024 NBPC Nominating Committee Announcement and Forms | Important Dates

The 2024 NBPC Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill the positions of Vice President and Secretary. Submissions using the official NBPC 2024 Nominating Form are due by June 10, 2024. We have the nominating form to download that includes a description of duties. The Nominating Committee strongly encourages your participation by recommending members you think will serve the Caucus well.

NBPC Pre 226th General Assembly Activities | June 2024 • Important Virtual Events

NBPC Pre 226th General Assembly Activities | June 2024 • Important Virtual Events

NBPC is hosting a series of events prior to the Convening of the 226th General Assembly. These June activities will support all participants and constituents of the 226th GA as they prepare for the work to be accomplished in this next General Assembly. We have the Zoom information.

The 2024 NBPC Southeast Region Biennial Conference | July 19-20, 2024 | Jacksonville, FL

The 2024 NBPC Southeast Region Biennial Conference | July 19-20, 2024 | Jacksonville, FL

The Southeast Region National Black Presbyterian Caucus will hold its biennial conference on July 19-20, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport Hotel, 14670 Duvall Road, Jacksonville, FL. We are pleased that we have been able to negotiate an excellent room rate that is only available by reserving your room through the conference. We have more details on money saving June deadlines, youth scholarships, and registration materials.

Christ Presbyterian Church • San Diego, CA | Solo Pastor

Christ Presbyterian Church • San Diego, CA | Solo Pastor

Established in 1981 when Brooklyn Heights Presbyterian (est.1921) and Golden Hill Presbyterian (est.1956) merged, CUPC is a beacon of light and hope to our community and beyond. With a reputation of caring and compassion, CUPC has a strong legacy and deep roots in San Diego's African American community. CUPC attracts a diverse membership in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and age, with current demographic majorities of Black and senior members. The community looks on CUPC as a touchstone to the history of San Diego’s Black community. We have the position description with additional information available to review.

Presbyterian Mental Health Ministry Grant Program | Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

Presbyterian Mental Health Ministry Grant Program | Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

All PCUSA congregations, mid-councils and seminaries are eligible to apply for one-time ‘seed’ grants to initiate projects that will help educate, equip, and empower churches to reach out to, and with, people with mental health concerns and their loved ones. We have more information on the application process.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church • Pittsburgh, PA | Head of Staff – Senior Pastor

East Liberty Presbyterian Church • Pittsburgh, PA | Head of Staff – Senior Pastor

All are welcome at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC), an urban church where a diverse community of believers works to extend Christ’s radical hospitality to all who enter our doors. We are a congregation of 750-1,000 members, and we are currently searching for a Senior Pastor. Our church has a long history of involvement in our community, especially centering on housing issues, and our activity around eliminating systemic racism, working for improvements in our social justice system, and establishing a welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ friends and members is well-known. We have the position description with additional information available to download.

Northeast Region NBPC Important Virtual Event – Register by February 8, 2024

Northeast Region NBPC Important Virtual Event – Register by February 8, 2024

Northeast Region NBPC | On February 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm EST all members, their families and friends are invited to join a conversation with Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Priest on the implications of resolutions and overtures that will advance the work of NBPC. We have the details on how to register by February 8, 2024.

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NBPC President’s Corner | May 17, 2024

The 226th General Assembly is Here! | Nehemiah 5:6-12a • Soon, Salt Lake City, Utah, will again experience another General Assembly of the PCUSA. The 226th! Commissioners, Delegates, and those who will have no public voice nor vote, are preparing. The 226th is going to happen. Let us pray that the righteous and sometimes anguish voice in debate will reflect the love of God for the Church.

NBPC President’s Corner | March 27, 2024

“We Would See Jesus!” | John 12:21 • “They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request, ‘Sir,’ they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”
You have at least three ways of accepting the truth: what you see with your own eyes, hear with your own ears or the truthful testimony of someone.

NBPC President’s Corner | February 23, 2024

During the Life and Times of Jochebed: By Any Means Necessary | Exodus 2:1-10, 6:20 • As another Black History Month ends, I encourage the Pastors and Sessions of our Black Congregations, consistent with the principles of Matthew 25, to prayerfully adopt and implement new and exciting programs for the safety and well-being of our Children.

Race in America

Akilah B. Hyrams, a former NBPC Student Board Member, PC(USA) YAV, and future M.D. candidly shares the role of faith in her practice.

Akilah B. Hyrams, a former NBPC Student Board Member, PC(USA) YAV, and future M.D. candidly shares the role of faith in her practice.

Akilah B. Hyrams, a former NBPC Student Board Member, PC(USA) YAV, and future Meharry Medical College M.D. has article written by the Presbyterian Mission Agency on her interview with ‘A Matter of Faith- A Presby Podcast’ where she shares her views on providing health care from a faith perspective. We have the links to the original article and the full podcast.

2024 NBPC Nominating Committee Announcement and Forms | Important Dates

The 2024 NBPC Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill the positions of Vice President and Secretary. Submissions using the official NBPC 2024 Nominating Form are due by June 10, 2024. We have the nominating form to download that includes a description of duties. The Nominating Committee strongly encourages your participation by recommending members you think will serve the Caucus well.

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This picture of the FHC Black Caucus was taken at the conclusion of our meeting on January 12, where Sister Doris Evan’s, Vice President, National Black Presbyterian Caucus, addressed us. Sister Evan’s gave an overview of the National organization and explained how our affiliation with National would be mutually beneficial. This idea of affiliating with National will be the subject of future discussions.

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