Monthly Archives: September 2015


New era in campus ministry begins at WVU with opening of Harless Center

Posted September 28, 2015

The culmination of nearly a decade of dreams by First Presbyterian Church of Morgantown was celebrated Sunday, Sept. 27, as Harless Center at Central Place was dedicated, launching a new approach to campus ministry at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. “It’s like the cliché of getting lemons and making lemonade,” said the Rev. Dr….

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Rev. Alan Adams finds his second calling in Yakutat, Alaska

Posted September 21, 2015

“You go out there with expectations … and, really, when I got there it wasn’t all that different from any other small traditional church in our denomination.”

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Presbyterian Women raise $38,700 for Free Wheelchair Mission

Posted September 30, 2015

The Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Trinity presented a gift to the Free Wheelchair Mission at its Sept. 14 business meeting.

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Presbyterian Men’s Mission Network

Posted September 10, 2015

The Presbyterian Men’s Mission Network held its second semi-annual meeting of 2015 on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Bedford (PA) Presbyterian Church. Informational documents for the meeting can be found by clicking the following: Presbyterian Men’s Mission Network fact sheet Agenda for Oct. 17 meeting Directions to Bedford Presbyterian Church By-Laws For more information, contact…

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Crestfield Camp program aimed at stopping bullying, suicide

Posted September 14, 2015

“Theologically speaking, our triune God calls us to be like Jesus, to be ‘with.’ Through the volunteering we’re encouraging them, equipping them to be ‘with,’ particularly children and youth ministry. And then the same with the middle school retreat. How do we respond to this critical – I think some of the literature even calls it an epidemic in nature – issue?”

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Trip to Africa brings changes to Malawians and mission team

Posted September 10, 2015

Gregg Hartung and a dozen other people affiliated with churches in the Pittsburgh and Beaver-Butler Presbyteries have settled back into their lives following a nearly two-week mission trip to Malawi, Africa, in July. They have all resumed their roles as pastors, elders and church volunteers while having a trip that was beneficial – both to…

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Old Leacock PC 275 years old and still going strong

Posted September 10, 2015

Horse hooves clacking on the road outside as people filter into a sanctuary that is streaming with light through nine colorful stained-glass windows. A pump organ belting out notes as a woodstove sits in the corner of the church ready to pour heat over the congregation. While this imagery might spring to mind an 18th…

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Rev. Bill Carter leads 50th anniversary ‘Jazz Mass’ at First PC in Clarks Summit, PA

Posted September 10, 2015

Twenty-four years ago, the Rev. Bill Carter was trying to figure out a way to give his organist a day off during the Labor Day weekend. Unable to find a substitute organ player – and also figuring that attendance would be light on this holiday Sunday – Bill, a talented jazz keyboardist, was urged to…

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Housing available in Presbytery of Donegal

Posted September 18, 2015

The N. Milton Woods Home for Presbyterian Ministers has two apartments available for immediate occupancy in Paradise Township, Lancaster County, PA. The basic qualification is that the tenant be a retired Presbyterian (USA) minister. The apartments are provided rent free, but tenants will be asked to contribute toward the heat and utilities.

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Home Runs for Hunger another hit

Posted September 25, 2015

Andrew McCutcheon contributed 10 times. So did Neil Walker. Gabby Sanchez helped out once. And even Travis Ishikawa, who doesn’t play with the Pittsburgh Pirates anymore, had a swing worth $100 in 2014. The Pittsburgh Pirates recently wrapped up another successful season that included a second straight trip to the postseason. Along the way, the…

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