Monthly Archives: May 2015

Third PC’s ESL class provides outreach to Uniontown immigrants

Posted May 29, 2015

Combine an English is a Second Language class with a group of faith-based teachers and what do you get? You get a successful program that not only helps immigrants become better equipped to live in this country but also a program that provides many other services to those same immigrants through a subtle Christ-like mindset….

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Pastors, churches thriving through Small Church Residency Program

Posted May 26, 2015

Change can be hard. After all, change involves a different way of doing things and sometimes even a new person who is leading those changes. It can be a frustrating and difficult time for individuals who have been doing things their way for many years. And when there’s a whole group of people dealing with…

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Small Church Residency Program a helping hand in West Virginia

Posted May 22, 2015

First-call pastors fresh out of seminary school with plenty of enthusiasm and desire looking for a congregation to begin their ministry. Small churches searching for a preacher to lead them in new and exciting directions. Seems like a match made, well, from heaven. It’s the kind of relationship that is fueling the Small Church Residency…

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Hikers turn to Church of the Mountain on Appalachian Trail

Posted May 20, 2015

Its name pretty much says it all. The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain is just that – a congregation located in the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware Water Gap, PA. What the name doesn’t tell you is that the congregation opens its doors to complete strangers, providing shelter any time of the day, 365 days a…

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Where there’s smoke… First PC of Beaver Falls regroups after elevator fire

Posted May 14, 2015

There are new pew cushions at First Presbyterian Church of Beaver Falls. There’s also a new coat of paint, and the stone areas inside the large, Gothic sanctuary are sparkling once again. It was all part of an eight-month project that was not in the plans for the congregation but that will be a constant…

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Award highlights major achievements during Miner’s ministry

Posted May 4, 2015

For over 30 years, the Rev. Virginia Miner has been making a difference in the Peckville, PA, community. Known to most in that area as the pastor at First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, she has had her hands in things like the CROP Hunger Walk, the Lackawanna County Commission for Women and the…

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Carlisle still making a difference in Honduras

Posted May 8, 2015

However, Presbyterian World Mission’s future cloudy in Central American country The Presbytery of Carlisle mission team, working with the Presbyterian Church in Honduras, returned recently from another fulfilling week. For them, this was Executive Presbyter Mark Englund-Krieger’s 17th trip, Mission Advocacy Committee Chair Kim Wadlington’s sixth, Kathy Wells’ 15th and Tony Lorenz’s seventh. There are…

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