Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Pittsburgh Presbytery confirms acceptance of Syrian and other refugees

Posted February 22, 2016

“We believe that Jesus calls us to welcome the stranger.”

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Charleston, WV, mall perfect setting for Village Chapel’s ‘Ashes To Go’

Posted February 17, 2016

“We want to be a presence that says God is not restricted to sanctuaries and we meet God everywhere we go.”

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Presbytery of Shenango congregations visiting Dominican Republic

Posted February 29, 2016

There are 31 people — many from Presbytery of Shenango congregations — currently working in Sabaneta de Yasica in the Dominican Republic for the 24th year of an ongoing mission partnership that includes medical, education and construction efforts. Follow their week by clicking here.

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Churches could be sued for not reporting child abuse

Posted February 22, 2016

A federal court in Pennsylvania ruled that a local church and denominational agency could be sued on the basis of the legal principle of negligence per se by a victim of child abuse as a result of their failure to report.

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First PC aims to ‘Warm It Forward Bradford’

Posted February 5, 2016

Experiencing God’s work is a powerful thing. And seeing the end result make a difference in your own community can be just as meaningful. That’s the storyline behind the “Warm It Forward Bradford” program that is the brainchild of First Presbyterian Church of Bradford, PA. During the final week of January, close to 20 churches,…

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One Great Hour of Sharing lending helping hand

Posted February 8, 2016

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offerings make a positive difference for hungry and hurting people. With OGHS offerings, Self-Development of People (SDOP) and Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) are able to help groups establish community gardens in food deserts like downtown Detroit and New Orleans, as well as provide support for many other projects to…

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Davis & Elkins College offering new scholarships

Posted February 3, 2016

Davis & Elkins College, located in Elkins, WV, is in the process of constructing the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. As a part of this center, Davis & Elkins will be offering four renewable $10,000 scholarships (in addition to all other financial aid)…

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Second PC of Carlisle takes to streets to impose ashes

Posted February 17, 2016

Prayers and ashes, with no strings attached. That was what three people from Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle, PA, were offering on Ash Wednesday in a Walmart parking lot and on a sidewalk near a Panera Bread. With ashes clearly displayed on their foreheads and a sign asking “How can we pray for you?”, Pastors…

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Charter helps Beacon Church move forward

Posted February 1, 2016

“The big focus is deepening our roots in the neighborhood and doing life with folks around the church. Doing more work to get our name out there to invite folks in and to make connections with people beyond the church in the community.”

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