Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Presbytery histories help explain how Synod was shaped

Posted January 13, 2017

In honor of the Synod of the Trinity’s 300th birthday celebration, we asked people from around our region to research the histories of their presbyteries and the unique places and people that have come from there.

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Shenango

History: Presbytery of Shenango – Missional focus continues to define presbytery

Posted January 12, 2017

Congregations are encouraged to participate in international partnerships in the Sudan/South Sudan, Egypt and the Dominican Republic. The Presbytery of Shenango is known for its relational culture, international commitments and missional focus.

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Upper Ohio Valley

History: Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery – Surviving through war, Indians and change

Posted January 12, 2017

The civil war touched the presbytery when confederate General John Morgan led his raiders across Ohio (the northernmost advance of the Confederacy) and directly across the presbytery. He surrendered almost on the steps of the Weaver Beaver United Presbyterian church, which was until it closed recently the northern most church in the Presbytery.

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First PC

History: Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery – First Church of Martins Ferry celebrates past, anticipates future

Posted January 12, 2017

The church continues to lead the community in the formation and operation of the Daily Bread Center, a collaboration of 11 churches to provide a community food pantry.

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Washington

History: Washington Presbytery – Diverse cultures and mission work a staple here

Posted January 30, 2017

Washington Presbytery was a very local-mission-oriented presbytery with the Board of National Missions, especially in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Peace Light helps illuminate Christmas Eve service at First Bloomsburg

Posted January 9, 2017

“I found it personally to be a very powerful statement. How the effort is made to spread that light, it’s pretty amazing.”

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