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The Presbytery office will be closed the week of May 25-29, reopening on June 1.  The staff will be in training in Dallas, TX.  In the event of an emergency, you may call TEPCC, Anne Jones, at 217-620-4943 or Stated Clerk, Cindy Bean, at 217-620-4263.



To: Presbytery

From: Mission and Ministry Grant Committee

Re: Grant recipients

What a wonderful gift was given to us by our Synod of Lincoln Trails. The opportunity to receive funds above and beyond our usual shared mission giving monies has enabled us to share the wealth with our Presbytery. We received 25 applications totaling close to $200,000.00. The ideas for mission and ministry opportunities were wonderfully creative and spanned the globe. The committee worked hard to stick to the guidelines stipulated in the application form.

Following is a list of the recipients for this year and a brief description of their program.

Greenville                             6 week health and wellness, youth

Paris                                      Hospitality/meeting room remodel

Golconda                              Weekend food bags

Champaign, First                  DREAAM Project

Mt. Zion                                  Logos anniversary in community

Sparta Westminster              Ag/Medical ministry in Malawi

Tilden                                     Youth mission trip

Carbondale                            Area youth group, programing, & mission trips

Mt. Vernon                             AED and health safety training

Vandalia                                 Tools for Schools

Monticello                              MMM trip and Chicago youth trip

Palestine                                Community garden

Tilden                                     Christmas boxes and gifts

Marion                                    revitalization/invigoration conference expenses

Mattoon                                  video equipment

Champaign, Westminster     hosting women from Zambia

Tolono                                    youth mission trip

Philo                                       ongoing Nicaragua mission

Argenta                                   leadership training

Taylorville                              dinner seasoned with love

 Thank you to all who worked hard to submit an application.


First Presbyterian of Shelbyville wishes to remind anyone or any church considering going on a foreign mission trip that transportation (airfare) funds are available through the Keilman Foreign Mission Trust that the church administers.  Contact the church for guidelines; the church phone is 217-774-3624.  It should be noted that missioners who wish to receive travel funds BEFORE leaving on a mission trip should apply well in advance (about, say, three months or more ahead of time) in order to be approved for a grant.  Otherwise, funds will be distributed as a reimbursement.

In addition, the church has a Keilman Fund love gift program.  If you or your church has a favorite foreign mission project or organization that you want to support, you can send a designated gift to First Presbyterian of Shelbyville (preferably of $100 or more) and the Keilman fund will TRIPLE your gift, if your request meets the guidelines and is approved!  FPC Shelbyville's mailing address is P.O. Box 264 Shelbyville, IL 62565

2015 Session Records Reviews

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Generosity Task Force

The primary goal of the PSEI Generosity Team is to support the congregations of our presbytery as they seek to raise funds for God’s mission through their congregation and presbytery.  Our strategies for working toward this goal are (1) conducting workshops on generosity at regional and plenary presbytery meetings, (2) responding to invitations of clustered sessions and/or committees of our presbytery to address particular stewardship concerns, and (3) providing a set of recommended resources on congregational generosity/stewardship.

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