Presbytery News

Carlisle

    500th anniversary choir service in honor of the Reformation

    Date: October 29, 2017

    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.

Lake Erie

    Leadership event for elders and deacons

    Date: November 4, 2017

    The Rev. Graham Standish will host the Presbytery of Lake Erie’s leadership event for elders and deacons at Penn State Behrend College (Smith Chapel) on Saturday, Nov. 4. Cost for the day will be $15 per person, including continental breakfast, beverage service and box lunch. All elders and deacons are encouraged to come and bring their pastors along if possible. Contact the Rev. Dave Edmunds (814-397-1861) or the Rev. Charlie McClung (814-504-7635) for more information about the event and about Graham himself. More information available here.

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

    Into the Light: Pastor Responses to the Opioid Crisis

    Date: October 27, 2017

    A workshop titled “Into the Light: Pastor Responses to the Opioid Crisis” will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. This workshop will help attendees become effective allies to those impacted by addiction. It will familiarize faith leaders with the dynamics of addiction in those experiencing it as well as loved ones, equip them with basic skills and information to be pastorally present and provide them with liturgical and church strategies and resources for including addiction in the church conversation. Cost is $25. Click here for more information and to register.

    Pittsburgh Presbytery Calendar

    Date: September 17, 2015

Church News

Washington

    Reformation Celebration Party

    Date: October 28, 2017

    Center United Presbyterian Church (Midway, PA) invites the other churches in the Presbytery to join them for a Reformation Celebration Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4-6:30 p.m. with food, fun and games. All profits from the meal tickets will be split between the McDonald Area Ministerial Association, Meals on Wheels and the McDonald Food Bank. For more information, call Rev. Brian Kilbert at (724) 678-6976. More information available here.