LINKS

Places you'll want to explore. Things you'll want to see. Resources you'll want to use. Sites you'll want to bookmark.

 

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Daily News, Scripture, and Mission Readings

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Revised Common Lectionary

Three distinct lectionaries are provided on this page: the two-year Daily Lectionary from the Book of Common Worship, the three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for Sundays and festivals and the Narrative Lectionary from Working Preacher.

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Book of Common Worship Readings

Three distinct lectionaries are provided on this page: the two-year Daily Lectionary from the Book of Common Worship, the three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for Sundays and festivals and the Narrative Lectionary from Working Preacher.

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Narrative Lectionary

Three distinct lectionaries are provided on this page: the two-year Daily Lectionary from the Book of Common Worship, the three-year Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for Sundays and festivals and the Narrative Lectionary from Working Preacher.

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PC(USA) News

The Presbyterian News Service (PNS) is the official news agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its job is to gather and disseminate news and information about the denomination and its work to church members, church officials, religious and secular media and the public.

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Today in the Mission Yearbook

Today's Mission Yearbook story, prayer partners, and daily readings.

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World Council of Churches News

The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Links to Programs, Entities, and Information

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Presbyterian Church (USA)

This is our denomination's website filled with useful resources, news, and connections to the larger denomination.

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Synod of Lincoln Trails

This is our synod's website filled with useful resources.

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Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church USA

"The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a connectional church, and the Board of Pensions fulfills its own, unique role in the community. The Church looks to the Board to uphold the commitment made by congregations to care for installed pastors, and to provide ways for churches and other Presbyterian-affiliated employers to care for other ministers of the Word and Sacrament and other employees."

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Association of Presbyterian Educators

"The purpose of the APCE is to advance educational ministries in the Church and increase the ongoing witness of our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

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Presbyterian Association of Musicians

"The Presbyterian Association of Musicians is committed to strengthening and enriching worship, the very heart of the church’s life and ministry. PAM welcomes musicians, pastors, educators and lay people who love and serve the Triune God and share this commitment. PAM strives to educate and empower its members and to form faithful disciples in the Presbyterian Church, USA through music, liturgy and the arts." 

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Illinois Presbyterian Home

Information on the Fair Hills Residence (Springfield, IL), Fair Hills Apartments (Springfield, IL), Intermediate Care (Springfield, IL), and DeCastro Apartments (Jacksonville, IL).

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Presbyterian Historical Society

"Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and many predecessor denominations. It exists to collect, preserve, and share the story of the American Presbyterian and Reformed experience with Presbyterians, the scholarly community, and the general public"

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Presbyterian Historical Society Digitization Services

Information on the digitization of your congregation's records.

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Presbyterian Historical Society: Grants for Digitization

To assist congregations with the preservation of church records, the society awards annual Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations, covering up to $500 of the cost to digitize official records.

Information on the Fair Hills Residence (Springfield, IL), Fair Hills Apartments (Springfield, IL), Intermediate Care (Springfield, IL), and DeCastro Apartments (Jacksonville, IL).

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PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection

A place for pastors to search out opportunities for service in the church.

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PMA's Guidance for Creating Safe Ministries

"The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the national ministry arm of the PC(USA) and the largest of the six General Assembly agencies. We joyfully partner with congregations, mid councils, worshiping communities, mission networks and many other groups to nurture and support Christ’s disciples wherever the Holy Spirit leads and the General Assembly directs us." 

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United Media Resource Center

Online searchable resource from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church. 

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Child Protection Policy - Insurance Board Workbench

SafeConduct™ Workbench and other programs provide tools to cultivate responsible leadership and prevent sexual abuse and bullying. Services are available to all United Church of Christ, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Alliance of Baptists and Presbyterian Church (USA) churches, related entities, and camps.

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Illinois Dept. of Children and Family Services

The Department's website.

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Mandated Reporter Training Course

The online training that's required of all clergy.

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Theoacademy Videos

High quality video lessons for all stages of faith formation from the Synod of Mid America

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Kemmerer Village

Kemmerer Village provides a wide range of quality services, which meet the needs of children, youth and their families, believing that all children have the God-given right of love, nurture, protection, and education. 

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PSEI Generosity (Stewardship) Resources

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.