Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Three more congregations awarded DREAM Grants from PMA

Posted July 21, 2016

A trio of congregations from the Synod of the Trinity received $10,000 DREAM Grants from the Presbyterian Mission Agency to help them start new ministries in their areas.

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Small congregations make big impacts in flood-ravished West Virginia

Posted July 19, 2016

Images resonating from southern West Virginia in the wake of the June 23 flooding were predictable. Pictures showed roads that were turned into rivers, houses that had been swept off their foundations and cars that were now parked on their roofs. What is left behind is what some have described as a “war zone,” but…

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Empty Bowls Monongalia (WV) program puts food on table for needy

Posted July 14, 2016

“The Holy Spirit just took it and blew it away. It has touched people’s hearts because the need is great.”

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Synod grant helps GA commissioners travel to Portland

Posted July 18, 2016

A Synod of the Trinity grant was available to help pay for traveling costs for General Assembly Commissioners from the region who were traveling to Portland for the 222nd General Assembly, which was held from June 18-25. All told, 15 of the 16 presbyteries within the Synod region accepted the $500 grant. Here are a…

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Ronceverte PC helping flood victims stay on their feet

Posted July 12, 2016

“I’ve never been in a war, but this looks like a war zone to me.”

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Rev. Joan Stewart: ‘Flood work is not for sissies’

Posted July 8, 2016

“The stench is something that a picture can never convey.”

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For Rev. Bruce Stevens, WV flooding offers all-too-familiar scene

Posted July 8, 2016

“Flood mud is like no other mud in the world. It is a very, very fine grit, and it’s driven by water that might be traveling at 26, 27 miles an hour.”

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Presbytery of Carlisle continues to build homes, relationships in Honduras

Posted July 1, 2016

The Rev. Kim Wadlington will admit that she’s not an expert with a hammer and saw. But that doesn’t stop her from traveling to Honduras twice a year to help build houses in impoverished communities in this Central American country. The pastor at Middle Spring Presbyterian Church in Shippensburg, PA, is part of the growing…

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West Virginia devastated by flooding (UPDATED Aug. 1)

Posted July 1, 2016

More than 1,200 homes were severely damaged or destroyed in the state and 23 people have died in the storm.

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Pittsburgh Presbytery goes to work following passage of overture to help African-American males

Posted July 21, 2016

“The time is right and ripe for action; God’s people are ready to support this venture, if only we give them the reason and the mechanism to do so.”

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