The Education Committee of the Presbytery of Carlisle will present “Refresh,” a program aimed to restore your faith, fortify your mind and revitalize your life, on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paxton Presbyterian Church. The keynote speaker will be Byron Borger. One-hour workshops and 30-minute “Learning Labs” are being offered throughout the day. All told, 22 different learning labs and workshops will be offered, plus Krislund’s day camp for children and youth will be available.
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A presbytery-wide worship service in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be held at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, PA.
Consider taking part in this presbytery-wide choir that will debut a newly-commissioned anthem by Robert Lau during the service. Rehearsal will begin at 3 p.m. on Oct. 29. Music will be sent prior to the service.
This service is being planned by the presbytery’s Coordinating Council. Come join this celebration of our Reformed heritage on Oct. 29.
The Presbytery of Lackawanna’s Congregational Innovation Team invites pastors, elders, teachers, church leaders and volunteers to “Whisper Sabbath” on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Camp Lackawanna. Whisper Sabbath is a time to stop and listen for God’s still, small voice in the midst of a chaotic world. A flexible schedule is planned, including time for silence, stillness, discussion and activities. All pastors, elders, teachers and church leaders or volunteers are welcome. Come and take a sabbath from the rest of the world for just one day, and see what God may have to say to you!
- Guest preachers Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes, president of Princeton Theological Seminary, and Rev. Denise Anderson, co-moderator of the 222nd General Assembly;
- Collective youth and adult choirs led by Dr. Donald Dumpson and other music leaders from around our presbytery;
- Special guests and leaders from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our local community;
- Celebration of saints past and present, whose faithfulness continue to shape the spirit of our witness today and tomorrow;
- Post-event fellowship and reception.
The Presbytery of Philadelphia will celebrate its 300th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. This gathering will include:
Details on choir music and rehearsal times and information on purchasing a program ad can be found here.
Christians from all over the United States will gather at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh on Sept. 28-30 for the annual PCUSA Russian Mission Network conference. The conference this year recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. The speakers and guests will be the guides to the revolution, the implications for the church during the Soviet period and the revival of the church in the Post-Soviet era. More details online.
The Presbytery of West Virginia’s fourth annual Small Church Conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Summersville Presbyterian Church. The theme is “Where Two or Three are Gathered: Rethinking Worship for Small Churches,” and Mark Parsons is the keynote speaker.
The conference is free, but registration is requested to help with food preparation and space planning. To register, contact Amy Robinson at (304) 744-7634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Presbytery of West Virginia’s Leadership Development Coordinating Team will present a Creative Worship for Advent program on Sept. 8-9 at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. The event will include preaching, music and visual arts grounded in the Biblical texts.
On Friday, Sept. 8, Beverly Zink-Sawyer will explore the Advent Year B lectionary texts. On Saturday, Sept. 9, participants can choose from two of three available workshops that include “Preaching the Advent Texts,” “Visual Arts for Advent” and “Music in Advent.”
Cost is $75 per person, and the registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 14. There will be an assignment to be completed prior to the workshop. Click here for information and a registration form.