Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Rev. Ed Rudiger spreading Gospel around world

Posted March 23, 2016

Not everyone has embraced the social media phase that the world has gravitated to. The Rev. Ed Rudiger is not one of those people. The pastor at Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton, WV, is very active on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. He feels that these are very effective ways to deliver the…

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A prayer for Brussels as we approach Easter

Posted March 22, 2016

Lord, teach me to pray when I do not have words — words to express the grief the pain the horror the outrage the confusion the fear — rekindled yet again — this day Lord, teach me how to live when Good Friday — Long Friday, Sorrowful Friday — is not just a vividly-portrayed remembrance…

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Historic church merger in York remembered 50 years later

Posted March 14, 2016

“When you consider all that was going on, this particular merger was a gigantic step in faith for both churches.”

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‘Being More Together’ helps identify ministry of Synod of Trinity

Posted March 9, 2016

They are three simple words, but they carry plenty of meaning, one that The Synod of the Trinity leadership hopes translates both to Presbyterians and to the world. In an attempt to help describe the physical and spiritual work the Synod is called to do, the Synod’s Communications Team has created a new expression of…

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Hasson Heights reaches out to one of its own

Posted March 9, 2016

“It helped tremendously,” Jim Fee said of the $3,000 gift. “It was a God-send.”

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Become an Earth Care Congregation

Posted March 30, 2016

There are several congregations in the Synod of the Trinity that are certified Earth Care Congregations. An Earth Care Congregation has committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities and outreach. To learn more about becoming an Earth Care…

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Presbytery of Philadelphia takes leap of faith in chartering Beacon Church

Posted March 2, 2016

Imagine a weekly small worshiping community where the focus is less on the number of members than the depth of ministry with its community. Also imagine a worshiping community that seeks to fund the majority of its operating and programmatic costs creatively through private grants in addition to its partnerships with congregations, the presbytery, the…

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Three entities in Synod receive $10K DREAM Grants from PMA

Posted March 3, 2016

Three churches within the bounds of the Synod of the Trinity were awarded DREAM Grants worth $10,000 each in February. DREAM Grants, which stands for Developmental, Risky, Experimental, Adaptive Mission, are designed to encourage the birth of new ventures through congregations and presbyteries rather than to support the expansion of existing programs within congregations. DREAM…

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Rev. Bill Webster reaching people in Martins Ferry and Pakistan

Posted March 22, 2016

“It’s a small world. The Internet, for good or bad, has united us and brought us together and enabled people to ask questions that we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to.”

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