Free – Community Clergy Training to Support Veterans Mental Health

Community Clergy Training to Support Veterans Mental Health

July 30th – July 31st

Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources

Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from clergy.  An upcoming event in St.Louis, Missouri can help prepare you to support them.

Veterans (especially those from rural and smaller-towns) can experience limited choices for healthcare.  Community Clergy Training was developed to support Rural Veterans Mental Health and is now expanding into urban and suburban areas. As a clergy member, chaplain, spiritual or holistic social care professional, you are an important contact point for Veterans in your community. Sometimes clergy and lay ministers aren’t aware of the Veterans in their area or how they might help a Veteran and their family following deployment. You may recognize Veterans who are struggling in their return to civilian life, but not know how to support them.

The Mercy Conference and Retreat Center and National Chaplain Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with support from The Daughters of Charity invite you to attend a free interactive training.

Full Details Here

Craft & Vendor Fair

Vendors Needed for Craft & Vendor Fair

The Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church, located at 200 Harding Avenue, will be holding an Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, October 6th  from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  CRAFTERS AND VENDORS NEEDED!  Vendor applications will be accepted beginning on July 9TH .  Registration deadline is September 7th, 2018.  If you need additional information or are interested in requesting an application, please contact us at or by calling (314) 739-4721.


UKirk – Last Summer Gathering

Are you a college student spending the summer in the St. Louis area? UKirk Our last gathering for this summer is on July 31, from 7-9 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church; we’ll meet for dinner and an information session about the Montreat College Conference (January 1-5, 2019). Email Pastor Miriam at (

2018 Evangelism Conference: Sabbath Rest, Holy Surrender, Full Life

Presbyterian Mission colleagues the Revs. Drs. Ray Jones and Jason Brian Santos in Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministries(TFE) at the Presbyterian Mission Agency have been asking each other questions about the practice of Sabbath such as, “What is it?”, “Why do we do Sabbath?” and “How do we depart, once we’ve participated in Sabbath?”

Jones, acting director of TFE, and Santos, coordinator of Christian Formation, took these questions to the 2018 Evangelism Conference planning team. Collaboratively, the group decided to create a different kind of conference experience for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), calling it the “2018 Evangelism Conference: Sabbath Rest, Holy Surrender, Full Life.”

More information can be found here.