Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Miss the June 2015 Synod Assembly Meeting?

Posted June 26, 2015

The Rhythm of the Synod from the June 22-23 Synod of the Trinity Assembly Meeting in State College, PA, is now available by clicking here. The agenda and related paperwork can be found here.

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Singing was a common activity throughout the two-day Synod Assembly in State College. Pianist Benjamin Bergey led the group in song various times.

Synod Transitional Executive Susan Wonderland responds to Charleston tragedy

Posted June 26, 2015

When the news surrounding the events in Charleston, S.C., broke last week, many took to the internet to share their pain, their outrage, their disbelief and their solidarity with those affected most deeply. Posts by entities in the church ran the gamut of calling us a broken society to a need for prayer to declaring…

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Moderator Barbara Chaapel offers challenge following gun violence in Charleston

Posted June 22, 2015

What follows are the opening remarks made by Synod of the Trinity Moderator Barbara Chaapel at the Synod’s Assembly Meeting on June 22. We come today with heavy hearts and disturbed minds in the wake of the violence and death in Charleston. That violent act, a sign of the conflict and hatred in our society,…

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Small Church Leadership Development helping Synod’s congregations

Posted June 4, 2015

A common situation affecting many religious denominations is shrinking memberships in their churches. A lack of people sitting in the pews on Sunday mornings normally means less money in the offering baskets and, in turn, less funds for programs in a church. Among the programming that smaller churches sometimes don’t have the funds for is…

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June 2015 Rhythm of the Synod

Posted June 26, 2015

Rhythm of the Synod Faith Notes from the Synod of the Trinity Assembly Meeting Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel State College, PA June 22-23, 2015 It’s a common response for non-Christians to look at a catastrophe and ask, “If God is all-powerful, why would God allow something like that to happen?” Christians will respond to…

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First Mobile Church allows anyone to get ‘dialed in’ on Sunday mornings

Posted June 11, 2015

If no one attends a Sunday morning worship service, does anyone really hear the message? If you ask Pastor Charlie Gross, his answer is a resounding “Yes!” Charlie is the mastermind behind the First Mobile Church, a weekly service that is conducted through his laptop and cell phone from the comforts of his own office…

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Synod Assembly June 2015

Posted June 12, 2015

The Synod of the Trinity Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Synod of the Trinity Assembly Meeting June 22, 2015 (convenes at 10 a.m.) – June 23, 2015 (adjourns by noon) The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel – 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803 Docket Dated: June 12, 2015 DOWNLOAD DOCKET HERE (All paperwork will be available…

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