Beechmont Presbyterian Church is hosting a special event at 1:30 p.m., on October 17th

Rt. Rev. Peter Gai Lual will be speaking on the church’s role in peace building in South Sudan.  He is the Moderator of the South Sudan Council of Churches as well as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan. He has been a religious advisor to the IGAD peace process and has taken a strong stand for the church to be a neutral body working for ending the civil war and working for inter-ethnic reconciliation in the name of Christ.  A potluck dinner will follow. 


Registration is now open for the first in a series of network trainings on immigration advocacy for leaders within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)!

When:  November 5-7, 2015

Where: Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Cost: $80, which covers housing and all meals. Participants will be responsible for their travel expenses to and from the training.

Who: Presbyterians who are currently involved or have a strong interest in being involved in immigration advocacy!

Purpose: To build connections among Presbyterians with a passion for justice for immigrants!

Here’s what to expect from the network training:

·         Apply community organizing skills to your local context

·         Learn basic tools for building effective local coalitions

·         Network and share best practices with other advocates

·         Learn about historical context and current topics of immigration advocacy

·         Adopt a Biblical framework

·         Develop an action plan to implement at home

This training has space for 12 people, and Presbyterians who reside in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee in particular are encouraged to attend.

Registration for the training in November in Louisville, KY will be open until October 15.

Here is the link to register: 

Questions? Please contact Laura Polk, Manager for Advocacy, Office of Immigration Issues, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Briargate Presbyterian Church is hosting the seminar, "It Happened in Our Church."


What happened? In 2008, one of our beloved members was killed by her husband. Her daughter is ready to tell the story -a difficult and courageous task.


On Saturday, October 17th, we will gather to share how persons of faith can be part of prevention and healing. Please share this invitation with your congregation. Consider sending a delegation from your church. Participants will leave with a greater knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, how theology can be either a resource or roadblock, ways for congregations to advocate and educate, and a manual full of ideas on how to make our congregations safe places for all.


This seminar is a prologue to other events which will come through a newly created Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Domestic Violence Network.


Briargate Domestic Violence

Change of Heart with Jeanne Bishop - October 25 

On Sunday October 25 at 4pm at Highland Presbyterian Church, Jeanne Bishop, author of Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer, shares her powerful story. "Change of Heart" follows the transformative journey undertaken by Jeanne Bishop after the murders of her sister and brother-in-law, a journey that moved her beyond simple forgiveness to the deeper waters of redemption and grace. Highland Presbyterian Church is located at 1011 Cherokee Rd. in Louisville, KY. There is no cost for this event. Learn more about the event at People interested in restorative justice and erasing handgun violence will find Jeanne Bishop's story particularly compelling and hopeful.
Please share this great opportunity with your congregation. A bulletin announcement and newsletter article has been prepared to help you do so easily and photos are also available. Find these resources and more details at:

Boundary Training Workshops


The Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Commission on Ministry requires that all Teaching Elder members of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, Christian Educators, and Youth Workers take a boundary workshop every three years.  If you received this message, you are due for the training, unless you meet the following exemptions:

  1. Retired and not serving a local congregation in a formal capacity. By “formal capacity” we mean having responsibility for direct pastoral care and/or nurture of congregants, whether as a paid staff person, a Parish Associate or a volunteer.
  2. Teaching Elders who are out of the workforce all together for whatever reason.

We have a two training events scheduled …


            Tuesday, September 29th at Fourth Presbyterian Church,

            3016 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40217


            Saturday, October 17th at the Elizabethtown First Presbyterian Church,

            1016 Pear Orchard Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 42701


            From 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM


            Cost: $6.00 for lunch


For registration: contact Mary Kutter at the Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Office - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (502) 896-8159

For questions: contact Rev. Tom Vandergriff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (502) 634-8021 or Rev. Cynthia Miske at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 270-300-4100.