Monthly Archives: January 2017


Presbyterian Historical Society awards Heritage Preservation Grants

Posted January 23, 2017

Community United Presbyterian Church (New Alexandria, PA) and First African Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia) were awarded Heritage Preservation Grants from the Presbyterian Historical Society.

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Camp Donegal partnering with Krislund in 2017 following presbytery decision

Posted January 27, 2017

“It lets us combine our traditions with the expertise that Krislund has to bring.”

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300th transparent

History: Synod of the Trinity – 300 years of dedication to the region

Posted January 12, 2017

The first synod in the United States was organized in 1716 and met for the first time in 1717 in Philadelphia, consisting of presbyteries from Philadelphia, New Castle, Snow Hill and Long Island. However, the Presbytery of Snow Hill was never formed, and those churches were absorbed by New Castle.

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Presbytery of Philadelphia raising $300,000 for 300th birthday

Posted January 20, 2017

The funds will be equally distributed among eight initiatives already transforming lives within this mission focus.

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Young Adult Volunteer program gearing up for 2017

Posted January 5, 2017

The Young Adult Volunteer program is a yearlong service opportunity for young folks, ages 19-30, in 21 separate sites across the United States and around the world through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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Synod Study Grant helps student connect in Dominican Republic

Posted January 26, 2017

Their joy for the Lord showed me a whole new world. I was only in the Dominican Republic for two weeks, but I learned so much information and grew immensely as a person and a Christian.

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Inauguration Day prayers from around the Synod

Posted January 20, 2017

As we are in transition in our government, we offer these prayers that have been lifted up through our presbyteries.

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Pittsburgh Gun Ban

Pittsburgh Presbytery asks legislature to ban assault rifles

Posted January 18, 2017

“God is the author of human life and when human life is being wantonly destroyed, we believe that that violates God’s intention.”

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Davis & Elkins to inaugurate President Chris A. Wood

Posted January 3, 2017

Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV, will hold the inauguration for its 15th president, Chris A. Wood, on Thursday, March 30.

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History: Beaver-Butler Presbytery – Grown out of four presbyteries and two denominations

Posted January 12, 2017

In1959, four presbyteries from two merged denominations met for the purpose of merger to be known as the Beaver-Butler Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. And the rest is history.

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