Monthly Archives: January 2017


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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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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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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History: Presbytery of Donegal – Boundary (and spelling) changes didn’t deter this presbytery

Posted January 12, 2017

at various times in the presbytery’s history, the Presbytery of Donegal completely ceased to exist as an entity. For a period of 63 years (from 1870-1932) the part of the present presbytery (covering Lancaster County), in addition to Lebanon County, was known as the Presbytery of Westminster.

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History: Huntingdon Presbytery – Rural roots still shine today

Posted January 12, 2017

The heart of this presbytery has remained rural and small town. It remains generous and outward looking, maintaining overseas partnerships.

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Lake Erie

History: Presbytery of Lake Erie – 200 years of disunity and unity

Posted January 12, 2017

The earliest Presbyterian churches in Lake Erie were founded about 1800, but unfortunately none have proof of an exact date: Meadville claims 1800, Middlebrook 1799.

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