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The Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys includes 54 congregations, with 6,269 members. They range in size from fewer than 25 members to more than 400 and are involved in everything from local support groups to international missions.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 21 at First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd 
Saturday, November 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Dawson

Presbytery Packet for August 21
Driving Directions: There is a lot of road construction happening in Brainerd/Baxter. If you are coming from the west on Highway 210, follow all the way to the light at Eighth Street. Turn south (right) and go five blocks to the church. If you are coming from the south on Highway 371, there are two options. If you take the main route (the four-lane), go to Highway 210 (or Washington Street) and follow the directions above. DO NOT TAKE OTHER ROUTES SUGGESTED BY YOUR MAP PROGRAMS AS THE OTHER ROUTES ARE ALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. If you take Business Route 371, follow the detour signs. You will come to a four-way stop at Oak Street. Head west (left) and follow Oak Street to the next four-way stop.
Rules, Motions, Motion Form

The August Presbytery meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd.
Ray Jones will be providing an evangelism workshop beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will be providing the sermon during the presbytery meeting.

Ray Jones is the Associate Director of Evangelism for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He has served the church as a pastor for thirty years in congregations in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. For the past seven years he has served the denomination through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Ray has a heart for helping people come to know and grow in their love of God in Jesus Christ. Through Ray’s guidance, The Presbyterian Mission Agency is producing curriculum to encourage and equip churches to help people live into their stories of faith, grow as followers of Christ, and see themselves as missionaries to their communities.  Ray believes that renewal in the church begins with God’s radical, unconditional love revealed in Jesus.

Ray is married and has two grown daughters. He has experienced training and education at Furman University, Columbia Theological Seminary, the church, and through living in the world.

For those driving some distance, Presbyterian Clearwater Forest has offered rooms at $52 each. Please let Karen Lange if you'd like to reserve a room.

Pastoral Leadership Opportunities

The following congregation within the bounds of our presbytery is currently seeking pastoral leadership:

First Presbyterian Church, Fulda - Solo Pastor, 3/4 time up to full-time
   Ministry Information Form - 03782.AD1

Faith Presbyterian Church, Silver Lake - Part-time Solo Pastor
   Ministry Information Form - 03851.ACO

First Presbyterian Church, Mankato - Full-time Solo Pastor
   Ministry Information Form - 03792.AEO

The Ministry Information Forms for these opportunities are posted on the Church Leadership Connection web site -- http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/clc/

First Presbyterian Church, Lake Crystal - Interim Pastor, 3/4 time
    Link to position description

Map of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys
Church directions in our Presbytery: www.pcusa.org/search/congregations/

2018 Per Capita - $40.13 Total
$27.00 for Presbytery
$5.40 for Synod
$7.73 for GA

General Mission Pledge Form for 2018