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Our Chief End

to glorify God and to enjoy him forever

- Westminster Shorter Catechism


March 1, 2017


Notes from
the Presbytery Pastor

Joys, concerns, events, and mission in Nevada Presbytery collected by our Presbytery Pastor, the Rev. Hilda Pecoraro. Click here, the link above or image at right to download printable PDF notes.


Church Treasurer Training

Author: Christy Ramsey
February 23, 2017

San Jose Presbytery
Training for Church Treasurers

brought to us by our friends at: San Jose Presbytery

Gilroy Presbyterian Church
6000 Miller Avenue, Gilory, CA 95020



February 22, 2017

Grace Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas and Pastor Jim Houston-Hencken were featured on Channel 3 NBC News on February 22 about the highway construction project that surrounds their church.

We’ve requested permission to post the video story and interview but you can watch BOTH videos (the second one is more detailed, with more Jim!) at the Channel 3 website:

Local church directly impacted by Project Neon

February 22, 2017

Portland Skyline

Innovation, collaboration, and adaptability will be expected of the Presbytery of the Cascades’ new Presbyter for Vision and Mission. The presbytery expects that the new Presbyter will be committed to knowing, loving, and following Jesus Christ; knowledgeable about and enthusiastically committed to the Presbyterian Church (USA); eager to know and support the ministry of all the congregations in the broad and long sweep of the presbytery of the Cascades; and open to ecumenical and interfaith sharing of ministry and mission.

The new Presbyter will serve as head of staff for the presbytery, encouraging a team approach to serving the presbytery; represent and connect the presbytery to other councils of the PC(USA), other churches, and other partners in ministry; and work particularly closely with the Presbytery Leadership Commission and the Personnel and Administration Committee, as their primary staff resource person.

The new Presbyter will work out of the Portland office of the presbytery but will be expected to travel extensively.

If this sounds like the perfect call for, please apply by sending your application to, or by email to Ani Lele’a, Synod of the Pacific, 200 Kentucky Street, Suite B, Petaluma, CA, 94952-3825.  Update 3/12/2017: Still accepting applications, possibly for as long as two more months.

Photo By: The original uploader was Fcb981 at English Wikipedia Eric Baetscher (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Equipping Hosts Luncheon

Author: Christy Ramsey
February 22, 2017

Equipping Committee Hosts Luncheon for Southern Nevada Clergy

Using a Presidents’ Day Theme, Chair of Equipping, DeLois Basnett welcomed 20 pastors and church leaders to a Pastors’ Luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  After a warm welcome, DeLois shared the purpose for the gathering then invited pastors to introduce themselves and tell the city of their birth.  Rev. Adolph Kunen offered the blessing and a delicious lunch of gourmet soups, salads and “mystery bread” was enthusiastically enjoyed.  After dessert, Rev. Dana Pope led the group in a time of singing praise to God.  The full voices and harmonies among our pastors provided a very special time of worship.

Presbytery Pastor Hilda Pecoraro led a discussion on the challenges facing the church in America, focusing on the “nones” – those who state they are unaffiliated with any religious group – and on how Christians are perceived by those outside the church.  Hilda invited the pastors to reflect on Mark 2:21-22 in the context of the discussion.  Following a thoughtful – though brief – discussion, each person was invited to share an update, prayer concern or announcement regarding their church or from their personal life.  The luncheon concluded with DeLois thanking everyone for coming, and our newest pastor in the Presbytery, Rev. Adrian Doll offering the closing prayer.

Special thanks to DeLois and former chair of Equipping Lyla Dusing for preparing the delicious meal and decorating the tables.  Also thanks to Bill Basnett and Denis Pecoraro for helping in the kitchen, and Pastor David Rhee and Westminster Presbyterian Church for being the host church.

NOTE: the Equipping Committee is planning an annual luncheon for pastors in the north on Saturday, May 20 at St. Johns Presbyterian Church.  Save the date!


Mission to Nicaragua

Author: Christy Ramsey
February 19, 2017

Interim Pastor Jeanie Shaw and members of Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church working Disaster Response Ministries serving with CEPAD in Nicaragua, a mission that both the Presbyterian Church and the Lutheran Church have supported since its founding in 1972 phone home Sunday, February 19 to share in the worship service at Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church.

The group’s first project is serving at the lnstituto Dr. Marcos Antonio Mendieta Roja. The school is located in beautiful Leon, Nicaragua.The school is two blocks off the plaza and serves children from Kindergarten through High School. They are painting, installing fans, and helping with their computer lab. In addition, to bringing laptop computers and new backpacks for the school, they are attending classes with the students and even teaching a class or two.

Their second project is serving the village of Las Huertas in San Francisco Libre – the poorest district of Nicaragua. There are eleven families in Las Huertas and we are partnering with them constructing irrigation, planting a community garden, providing solar cookers, and contributing baseball equipment. They also get to hang out with these precious people and even play baseball!


February 1, 2017


Notes from
the Presbytery Pastor

Joys, concerns, events, and mission in Nevada Presbytery collected by our Presbytery Pastor, the Rev. Hilda Pecoraro. Click here, the link above or image at right to download printable PDF notes.


Spring Presbytery

Author: Joan Jeffers
January 28, 2017

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Welcome to the March 5-8, 2017 Spring Gathering of the Presbytery of Nevada, Henderson Presbyterian Church located at 601 N. Major Ave., Henderson, Nevada, 89015 (ph:  702-565-9684) with accommodations at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Henderson.

There are NINE documents designated in FIVE attachment categories (A-E) for this meeting in addition to the docket. (linked below as PDF files), if you are unable to open any of these PDF files, please check with your Clerk of Session.  You are expected to read these documents prior to the meeting and bring them with you.  There will be no copies nor time to read during the meeting

Please Bring the Docket And All NINE Attachments With You
On Your Device Or Printed Out On Paper 
There will be no copies available at the gathering.

Bring these ATTACHMENTS on your device or as printouts:

EVERYTHING in one PDF file.

Help others get the packet:
downloads the combined PDF file

Presbytery participants should have already registered and made reservations.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:  Please inform the Henderson church (702-565-9684) of your room needs ASAP, if you have not already done so.

CLERKS OF SESSION:  Please verify with your commissioners that they have received all supporting materials.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Henderson!

Minutes of our September 2016 meeting
Printable version of this Welcome Letter.

Proposed Directory for Worship

* New March 2: A Guide to the Amendments
New March 7: Directory for Worship Changes


Mission Trip for Flood Relief

Author: Presbyter
January 25, 2017

Coast Guardsmen use a flat-bottom boat to assist residents during severe flooding around Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 14, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles

Join Green Valley Presbyterian Church in a mission trip (to respond to our call as Christians to put our faith in action). Plan now to help with the flood relief. Baton Rouge, LA this summer.

What:   Mission trip
When:  June 25 – July 1,2017.
Where: Baton Rouge, LA
Who: all folks 16 years of age and up (max. of 20 people.)

If you are interested please email Renee Kelly, Director of Youth Ministry, ASAP.  The deadline to sign up is March 6th.

Estimated cost per person is $744.00.  Mission Outreach and Equipping Ministries will be asked about available funds to  help of set the cost.

While we go to be Christ’s hands and feet.  We also go to be Christ’s ears.  Ministry of Presence is very important in Disaster  work.  Read more about why we do what we do: A Theology of Disaster Relief Work

The mission workers will also be serving with local partners “Rebuilding Together.

Let us be praying for the relief work that has be on going, and the work that still needs to be done.

Renee Kelly
Director of Youth Ministry
Green Valley Presbyterian Church

January 1, 2017


Notes from
the Presbytery Pastor

Joys, concerns, events, and mission in Nevada Presbytery collected by our Presbytery Pastor, the Rev. Hilda Pecoraro. Click here, the link above or image at right to download printable PDF notes.