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Commissioned Lay Pastor Training 2018

Commissioned Lay Pastor Training Planned We are pleased to announce a new series of CLP Training classes to begin in February 2018.  These classes are the first step in preparing Ruling Elders of Sierra Blanca Presbytery to receive a commission allowing them to perform a variety of church functions, typically including preaching, leading worship, serving […]

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Church Training Available

Here is a PDF regarding what PDA is and does. The PW/PDA workshop is for individuals, families, and congregations to begin conversations to set up a plan of action in the event of disaster, maintain order throughout the chaos, and build relationships to strengthen our faith community. The mission is to help prepare, through ongoing […]

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CRE commissioning press release

At our January meeting Presbytery of Sierra Blanca commissioned twelve new CREs and and recommissioned two more.   Here is the press release: Presbytery of Sierra Blanca Announces the Commissioned of 12 CRE at January Presbytery Meeting In Portales, NM At the January Presbytery meeting for the Sierra Blanca Presbytery in Portales, NM, we commissioned […]

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A message regarding refugees “We Choose Welcome”

From our Transitional Sheppard Ted Land: In the 1970’s, the church that I served in the Mississippi Delta “adopted” or “fostered a family from Viet Nam. That family came through Church World Service. In the ‘80’s, I worked with international students at West Virginia Tech. The who pediatrician who treated our son was Muslim. The […]

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