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School of the Laity

Savannah Presbytery

School of the Laity

Mark your calendars for the following SOL sessions:

March 2019 Session on Saturday, May 18, 2o19 at Savannah Presbytery, Brunswick, GA (Deadline for Registration, April 30, 2019)

                          June 2019 Session on June 7-9, 2019 at Epworth by the Sea,                                   St. Simons Island, GA (Deadline for Registration, May 23, 2019)

For Registration form and Session information sheet see links below:

Session Information

(June 2019 Session updates as follows:  Introduction Reformed Theology – Instructor Rev. Jeff Garrison; Practical Ministry 2 – Instructor Rev. Richard Grice; Worship & Sacrament – Rev. Eric and Mary Beene)

Registration Form


Summer Camp

Summer Camp, June 17-21, 2019!

Savannah Presbytery is gearing up for a new Summer Camp season June 17-21, 2019.  The links below will give you the information and registration materials you and your camper will need to enjoy a new season of fun and fellowship.  The registration deadline is May 10, 2019.  Hope to see you at New Ebenezer Retreat Center for a great camping experience this summer!

Summer Camp Brochure 2019

Camp Registration Form 2019


Dear Families,

We are excited to open the registration for Savannah Presbytery’s 2019 summer camp season (June 17-21).  We invite you to consider camp as a wonderful growth opportunity for those who attend.

It is amazing how life changing these summer days along the Savannah River can be.  When people come together and seek to live by the values of the Kingdom of God, camp becomes a thin place between heaven and earth.  In just a few, very full days at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon, we experience creation as God intended.  We commit to loving others as God has loved us; we commit to seeing Jesus in one another; and we renew our covenant with God’s creation as we reconnect with the great outdoors.  It is no wonder that it is so hard to leave, to say “goodbye” to those people who have shared with us a taste of the Kingdom: seeking justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God (and each other!).

We have both attended many church camps and retreats and look forward to making this a great camp week for you.  The enclosed packets you may have received in the mail and/or links above give you all the information you need.  All registration materials and payments should be returned to the office of Savannah Presbytery.  Should you have registration questions, please contact Deanie at: or 912-223-2271.  If you have questions about the programs during the week, contact Proctor at: or 478-595-2540.  If you would like to volunteer as a camp counselor, call either of us!

If past experience is any indication, your camper will make memories at New Ebenezer that will last a lifetime.

Grace and Peace,

Proctor Chambless                                                                                                                  Deanie Strength                                                                                                                      Co-Directors

First Presbyterian Church of Savannah Presents –

520 Washington Avenue in Ardsley Park

Foote Lecture Series

“Used, Very Good:
Claiming Our Presbyterian Call in This Culture”

Presented by Rev. Jill Duffield,
Editor of Presbyterian Outlook Magazine
Who cares about Presbyterians anymore?  In this culture of “nones” and “dones” what does the Presbyterian part of Christ’s body have to offer the world God loves?  Might God be doing a new thing through us?  Perhaps the church, like books, isn’t near death, but is instead on the cusp of a radical reinvention that will spread the Word in ways we never could have previously imagined.  We will explore how being “discarded from the collection” lets us loose into a world desperate for Good News so that one day God will declare us, “Used, very good.”
Saturday, January 30
6:00 p.m. Dinner in Stewart Hall  $7/person, reservations requested
7:00 p.m. “Discarded from the Collection:
Who Cares about Presbyterians Anymore?”
Sunday, January 31
11:00 a.m. Service for the Lord’s Day
Sermon: “Like New”
Jill Duffield, preaching
5:00 p.m. Program in the Sanctuary
“Used, Very Good: Claiming Our Call in This Culture”
6:00 p.m. Reception in the John Knox Room
The endowed series recalls the generosity of William Foote, whose bequest in 1862 largely paid for the construction of the sanctuary on Monterey Square.