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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.

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 faith-based summer camp program.  Sponsorships are based on need and may be awarded up to full tuition for not more than one session at any faith-based camp.  No church or religious affiliation is required.  Requests for any faith-based camp experience 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.

Synod Grant makes Church survey tools available thru COM

How recently have you looked at your congregation’s purpose?  Who are the groups in your community with whom you can partner to serve your neighbor?  What is unique about your calling to prepare members for ministry?  The Synod has provided funds to help sessions study their community and to survey their congregation.  Mission InSite and Church Assessment resources are available to you at half your cost.  Contact Resource Presbyter Scott DeBlock via EMAIL to sign up.

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!

Wee Kirk 2024 Conference Registration is Open

"Our purpose is to inspire, equip, motivate, and encourage small Churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the Clergy and Lay Leaders of those Churches."

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2024 Young Adult

Advocacy Conference

The Jesus & Justice Advocacy Conference will be hosted by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), this fall, October 18-20, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  This conference benefits college students and seminarians who want to learn effective ways to stand up for causes they believe in, build networks and engage with advocacy topics in meaningful ways.  The Advocacy Conference will be held at the Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte Campus.  This free event will be held annually across the country in the coming years.

College students, seminarians, and young adults in or near Charlotte are invited to attend in person.  More information on that to come soon!

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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