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Serving God with Energy, Intelligence, Imagination, and Love

The Presbytery of Northern New England (PNNE) is a mid-council of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  PNNE consists of all the ministers and churches in New Hampshire, Maine, most of Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts.  A formal description of the PNNE boundaries is found in the PNNE Bylaws, Article I.C.

At the end of 2022, 28 PNNE member congregations and one fellowship reported 2,147 members.  More PNNE statistics are available on the PCUSA statistics page for PNNE.  You can view a list of our churches on our CHURCHES page.  Our approximately 120 active and retired Ministers of Word and Sacrament provides PNNE with a significant strength.  The PNNE is one of the 19 presbyteries in the Synod of the Northeast.

PCUSA Mid-Council Relations

Upcoming Events

  • Mid Council Leader Orientation Spring 2024, March 19–20, Louisville

  • Mid Council Leader Orientation Fall 2024, September 17–18, Louisville

  • Moderators’ Conference 2024, November 14–16, Louisville

The Maine Outdoor Ministry (MOM) is pleased to announce that sponsorships for summer camp programs are available to children and youth from western Maine who desire to attend a Christian summer camp program.  Sponsorships are based on need and may be awarded up to full tuition for not more than one session at any Christian camp.  No church or religious affiliation is required.  Sponsorships for any Christian camp will be considered.

In addition to MOM sponsorship, both Camp Wilmot in Wilmot, NH, and Pilgrim Lodge in West Gardiner, ME, offer camperships for children who might not otherwise be able to go to camp.

For more information on MOM sponsorship, contact Emily at EMAIL or 207-491-4248.

PSNE invites all to the Agape Gala

to benefit MLK Community PC

March 2, 2024

 

Friends in our Neighboring Presbyteries,
 

An Dec. 28, 2020, arson fire did extensive damage to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.  A gala set for March 2 is designed in part to raise enough money to complete the church’s rebuilding.


I'm reaching out to share with you about next steps with our Martin Luther King JR Community Presbyterian Church.  The Presbytery of Southern New England invites you to join us for the Agape Gala next month and/or make a gift to support the rebuilding work at MLK.  We have much to celebrate and much to do!

Presbyterian News Services [click Button below] offered a great story on this process today, including a vision video and information at the end of the article (and below) about the Gala, how to get tickets, attend, and/or support.

We are grateful for the prayers and care since this terrible hate crime and arson three years ago.  2024 will be an important year as we take next steps to rebuilding and renewing ministry.

 

The gala will be held 6-10 p.m. ET, March 2, 2024, at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Comedian, actress, voice-over talent and author Rolonda Watts will emcee the inaugural event.  Tickets are $100.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go here.  To donate to the church’s fire fund, go here.


So grateful for each of you!  Please let me know if you are coming!  The Gala is at a hotel, so you can also stay the night and even join us for worship the next day!

Blessings,
Rev. Shannan R. Vance-Ocampo
General Presbyter, Presbytery of Southern New England

Join the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program on March 4–15, 2024, to experience the region of
           Israel/Palestine,
encounter its diverse people, explore its rich history and complex current situation and engage with those who seek its peace.  Apply online through Oct. 20, 2023.

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PCUSA General Assembly 226 (2024)

April 16 - July 4, 2024, Salt Lake City, UT

  • April 16–26  2-Hour Introductory Committee Gathering to be scheduled by Committee members.  Committee Leadership will schedule this gathering in early April and let you know when to be available.

  • June 10–14  2-Hour Second Committee Gathering to be scheduled by Committee members

  • June 25–27  Hold these dates for Online Committee Meeting Participation

  • June 28  Travel Date for Young Adult Advisory Delegates (YAADs) and anyone needing longer travel times 

  • June 29  Travel Date and Evening Welcome Reception

  • June 30–July 4  Plenary Sessions in Salt Lake City, Utah

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MONTREAT
Women's Connection, August 9-11, 2024

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Comprehensive registration for the 2024 Women's Connection conference opened on February 1st to great anticipation!  Conference center housing in Assembly Inn and Glen Rock Inn are now full, but limited space remains for those wishing to stay in Winsborough.

However, commuters, we've saved plenty of space just for you.  Commuter registration will open at 10am on February 15, 2024, and also gives participants access to the full conference, including Becca Stevens' keynote speech on Saturday night.

Start making your plans to attend today!

Ongoing Care for Ukraine

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Composer and conductor John Rutter writes: "‘How can a composer respond to a global tragedy? By writing music is the most obvious thing. Like everybody, I’ve been shocked and dismayed by the events of recent days, and the first thing I wanted to do was write some music that would respond in my own way." Thus was born this new setting of A Ukrainian Prayer —

 

Боже, Україну храни

Дай нам силу, вірі, й надії

Отче наш, Отче наш

Амінь

A literal translation of the text is:

Good Lord, protect Ukraine.

Give her strength, courage, faith, hope. Amen.

Read more from Rutter.  The score is available for free by submitting this form.  You are welcome to duplicate the score for the sole use of your own choir.  You may like to make a donation to a Ukrainian relief charity, perhaps equivalent to the approximate cost of the copies had you purchased them.  If you wish, you are free to make an audio or video recording of the piece without a special license to do so.

For every contribution to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 17% of designated gifts are allocated for PCUSA operational services, and the remaining 83% goes directly to the emergency response, in this case to organizations working directly with those fleeing Ukraine.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with "DR000156-Ukraine" on the memo line.

Mail to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264.

The church is to be a community of faith, entrusting itself to God alone, even at the risk of losing its life.

The Book of Order

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