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Moving Forward

Siguiendo Adelante

Exodus/Éxodo 15:15

March/Marzo 20-21, 2020

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center

100 E. 27th St.

Austin, TX 78705

Hispanic Mission Ministries Network - March 20-21

University Presbyterian Church is thrilled to welcome the

Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis for a Gender Justice Special Event on Saturday evening, March 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the UPC Great Hall.

This event is open to everyone in the UPC and Austin Seminary communities, as well as local area pastors, church staff, and elders. This is a free event with dessert provided.

Please RSVP by Sunday, March 22.


UPC is located at 2203 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78705. Free parking is available in the Co-Op Garage across the street from the church. For questions about the Gender Justice Series or to RSVP, please contact Rev. John Leedy at associate@upcaustin.org.


The Rev. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and she previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College. Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry.

Gender Justice Special Event - March 28th

New Speaker Announced for Advocacy Training Weekend! And Extended Young Adult Scholarship Application!

Imagine!  God's Earth and People Restored
April 24-27
Washington, DC

On April 24, 2020, join together with Presbyterians from across the nation in Washington, D.C. to learn how Presbyterians and partners are answering this call and working for the restoration of God’s creation and people. Through plenaries, workshops, and networking opportunities, this Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day offers the chance to explore the various ways we are addressing climate change, ecological destruction and environmental racism. Advancing climate justice and just transition to value and protect people who have historically been made vulnerable by economic and environmental injustice will be a special focus.

Many will continue the learning by attending the Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored from Friday evening on April 24 through Lobby Day on Monday the 27th. Almost 1,000 Christian advocates join us every year for a weekend of workshops, lectures and concrete actions addressing movements for social change.

We believe that God created this world, called it good, and told humans to care for it.
We are blessed to have this sacred task.
Click here for more information and to register!

Imagine! God's Earth and People Restored

The Commissioned Pastors Network of the Synod of the Sun presents the Empowering Commissioned Pastors Conference to be held May 13th-16th, 2020, at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson Texas (Dallas - Fort Worth area).


This conference will be all about and for Commissioned Pastors in all the varied circumstances and ways that CPs serve the Church. 


PC(USA) Co-Moderators Rev. Cindy Kohlmann and RE Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri will be there to help lead plenary sessions and the event will also feature excellent workshops that will support Commissioned Pastors and strengthen skills and ministries. This conference is focused on Empowering Commissioned Pastors as they serve an increasing portion of our PCUSA congregations.

Limited scholarships are available on a first-request basis, offered only to Commissioned Pastors (CPs, CLPs, CREs, etc.)

Early registration (by March 23, 2020) - $125

Regular registration (March 23-April 15) - $150

Commissioned Pastors Conference - May 13-16

Do you need to reignite your vocational fire? Spark new thinking or doing in ministry? Reimagine life with clergy walking a similar path?


Apply for a clergy renewal grant from Austin Seminary’s College of Pastoral Leaders. Designed to reinvigorate your vocation, the College of Pastoral Leaders makes two-year, $10,000 grants to small groups of pastors to pursue a self-designed program for renewal, vitality, and pastoral excellence.


The 2020 Applications are now available! For more information and a copy of the application visit the APTS website.


Applications are due by May 15, 2020.

Clergy Renewal Grants - Applications due May 15

Registration is open for the annual PAM Worship and Music Conferences at Montreat! 2020 is the 50th anniversary of PAM and we are excited to bring you this conference which features clinicians from PAM’s past and new faces of PAM’s future. 


In addition, the conference will offer Confirmation courses for young people during week 2 of the event, utilizing the Big God, Big Questions curriculum from Presbyterian Publishing Corporation.


Finally, thanks to a generous grant from the Central Mission Endowment Fund of St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, PAM is delighted to offer more scholarships for our 2020 Worship and Music Conferences at Montreat. These St. Philip/CMEF Scholarships are available to large groups, small groups, and individuals too! In addition to the conference registration fee.


Information about the music conferences, confirmation courses and scholarships can be found on their website via the link below.

PAM Worship & Music Conference - June 21-26 & June 28-July 3

JHaMS at AC is four-day retreat for rising 6th-9th grade students sponsored by Austin College, Grace Presbytery and the Prairie Valley Legacy Fund of FPC/Fort Worth. 


During the day, participants at this event do service projects, worship, get connected in small groups and play together. At night, we all get to stay in dorm rooms at Austin College. 


Our keynote speakers and event musicians are The Many. This collective does more than simply concerts... they create experiences in which they weave together music, words, images, and liturgy into an engaging, participatory, transformational event. (https://www.themanyarehere.com


Our theme this year is I Got You. Based on Psalm 139, we will focus on God’s love of all of us, in all our differences, and bringing home the idea that we can be honestly who we are, with all our questions and doubt and fears. 

God gets you. And loves you. Inside. Outside. Through and through. 

Find out more about the event, how to register and even some random things at https://www.jhamsatac.org. The cost for the event is $175 per participant.

JHaMS - July 23-26


We are Mission Presbytery, a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), serving Christ in the world. We are BETTER TOGETHER.



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San Antonio, TX 78209


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