As of December 31, 2020 John Calvin Presbytery consists of 2,573 members of the body of Christ serving 6 counties in Southeast Kansas and 27 counties in Southwest Missouri through 46 congregations. We extend from Iola and Parsons, Kansas, to Rolla and West Plains, Missouri. Our site has been designed to meet the needs of the members and staff in our congregations. We now have a virtual office and are available to be in communities around the presbytery on a regular basis. If you would like to meet with us on one of those days, just give us a call and we will arrange a meeting.
However, if you are looking for a new church, upcoming events, and more information about us, this site is designed for you in mind, as well to help you locate a church that meets your needs.
We invite you to explore this site often, and return to see new and exciting things happening throughout the JCP.
John Calvin Presbytery has arranged for online giving through the Presbyterian Foundation. Click on the "Give Now" button below to be taken to our donation page. To give you'll need to make a profile first and enter your bank account information. The web page takes you through the steps.
You may also give by sending a check to our NEW ADDRESS:
John Calvin Presbytery, P. O. Box 1394, Ozark, MO 65721-1394
CLERKS’ MEETINGS – Review of Minutes and Rolls & Registers
CLERKS, PLEASE REGISTER for the meeting of your choice:
Springfield—Tuesday, October 5 @ 10 a.m.--Hillcrest Presbyterian Church (818 East Norton Road)
Iola—Tuesday, October 12 @ 10 a.m. --First Presbyterian Church (302 East Madison)
Springfield – Saturday, October 16 @ 10 a.m. – Trinity Presbyterian Church (1900 E. Barataria Street, near the mall)
Crane—Thursday, October 21 @ 2 p.m. --Crane Presbyterian Church (39322 State Highway 413)
West Plains—Sunday, October 24 @ 2 p.m.--First Presbyterian Church (112 Aid Avenue)
Joplin—Saturday, October 30 @ 10 a.m.--First Presbyterian Church (509 S. Pearl)
By Zoom—Monday evening, October 25, 7 p.m.
(Peer review work must be done ahead; we will do training and discuss review results during this Zoom meeting.)
TO DO LIST FOR CLERKS:
Register for a meeting. Make sure your minutes book and rolls and registers are ready for review. Complete both checklists linked here (and located under the “Clerks of Session” tab at www.jcpresbytery.com): http://www.jcpresbytery.com/uploads/8/9/4/3/8943859/revised_minute_review_checklist_2021.pdf http://www.jcpresbytery.com/uploads/8/9/4/3/8943859/checklist_for_review_of_rolls_and_registers.pdf
Bring the completed checklists with your minutes book and rolls/registers to the review.
Plan to wear a mask and follow pandemic safety guidelines.
Contact Beth Kick (email@example.com; 417-425-7604) if you have questions.
Meetings with our Peacemaker have been canceled due to Covid issues. We are working on a meeting through Zoom with him. Details forthcoming.
Fursan Ayed Zumot serves as pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. He grew up in the Anglican church in Amman, Jordan. His studies were initially in accounting but, following a short career in banking, he sensed a call to ministry in 2003. That same year he began working with the deaf community. He studied theology at United Theological College of the West Indies in Jamaica and, in 2009, completed his degree and received a diploma in ministerial studies and counseling. After becoming ordained in the Anglican Church and serving several parishes in Jordan, a struggle with doctrinal and ritual questions led him to apply to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s partner denomination in the region. He has served the ELCJHL since 2014. In addition to serving as pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, Fursan uses his training and experience in communication with the hearing-disabled as ELCJHL as pastor for the deaf and serves the Church’s Ecclesiastical Court of Appeals in the capacity of judge. He is married to Rawan Zu`mot, a pharmacist, and they have a 2½-year-old daughter. As an International Peacemaker, Fursan looks forward to sharing the situation and challenges for the Christian Church in the Holy Land and the diminishing presence of Christians in the region. He will describe the ELCJHL’s efforts to support Christians spiritually and economically and to advocate for a just and lasting peace for all people in Israel and Palestine.
Stated Presbytery Meetings for 2021
January 19, 2020 / Called Meeting of JCP - Zoom-videoconference
February 27, 2021 / Zoom-videoconference / Host: Trinity Presbyterian PCUSA, 1900 E. Barataria, Springfield, Missouri
May 20, 2021 / Zoom-videoconference / Host: First Presbyterian, 1700 Broadway, Parsons, Kansas
August 3, 2021 / Zoom-videoconference / Host: First Presbyterian, 302 E. Madison, Iola, Kansas
November 6, 2021 / Host: First Presbyterian, 215 N. High, Neosho, Missouri
NEWS FROM PRESBYTERY MEETING
The following is the closing prayer
On behalf of the Anti-Racism Subcommittee Jennifer Dawson shared a bit of inspiration that encompasses what we see our work being. It comes from Steven Charleston's book Ladder to the Light. Steven is a member of the Choctaw Nation and is an Episcopalian leader. The following is from his chapter on the Rung of Community. The ladder to the light is made up of rungs. The first is the rung of faith, then blessing, and hope. from page 85
“Transitional Project” -- John Calvin Thinking Outside the Box!
Please share with your congregation.
Please use these videos to understand
Per Capita Apportionment for the year 2021 is $38.50 per member.