Presbytery News

Carlisle

    Kids to Krislund Fundraising Dinner and Auction

    Date: April 28, 2019

    The annual “Kids to Krislund” Fundraising Dinner and Auction will be held April 28. The funds raised will be used to help send kids to Krislund by providing financial assistance through the “Campership” program.

    Click to learn more.

Philadelphia

    Presbytery showing ’13th’

    Date: March 23, 2019

    The NW Region of the Presbytery of Philadelphia will be showing the film “13th” in its entirety on Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the presbytery office. There will have a brief, facilitated discussion afterwards. There will be coffee and light refreshments but registration is not required. There is ample parking, and the entrance faces the parking lot behind the building.

    More information is available here.

    Presbytery of Philadelphia Calendar

    Date: September 17, 2015

Redstone

    Pastors Retreat

    Date: April 28, 2019 - April 29, 2019

    The Presbytery of Redstone’s Pastors Retreat will focus on “What We Need is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality.” Dr. L. Roger Owens, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality, will be the leader of this event, which will occur April 28-29 (Sunday evening, Monday morning/afternoon).

    Registration is $40/overnight stay; $25/commuter at Pine Springs Camp in Jennerstown, PA. To register, contact the presbytery office at (724) 837.6737 or via email at secretary@redstonepresbytery.org.

    Redstone Presbytery Calendar

    Date: August 12, 2015

Washington

    Resurrection Power’s annual breakfast banquet

    Date: April 13, 2019

    Resurrection Power’s annual breakfast banquet will be held Saturday, April 13, at 8:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge in Washington, PA. The guest speaker will be Jerrel Gilliam, interim director, Light of Light Rescue Mission.

    You and your congregation are invited to attended and support Resurrection Power as it seeks to grow from four to five recovery houses in Washington County. Together, Resurrection Power carries the message of God’s Love for addicts and alcoholics. Go to  www.eventbrite.com and search “Resurrection Power” in Washington to learn more about the event and the different levels of sponsorship and to RSVP by ordering tickets.

    Details are on an invitation here.

West Virginia

    Presbyterian Women of WV Spring Gathering

    Date: March 30, 2019

    The Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of West Virginia will hold their annual PW Gathering on March 30 at Saint John XXIII in Charleston, WV, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Keynote Speaker will be Anita Gutschick, a national speaker and actress who portrays women of the Bible to inspire and breathe life into ancient voices.

    Price is $10 per person to cover the cost of lunch. Reservations must be made by March 18. More information is available here.

    Festival of Faith

    Date: April 6, 2019

    “Being Church Today” is the theme of this year’s Festival of Faith, a day of learning opportunities, fellowship and worship that will be held Saturday, April 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, WV. Brian McLaren, an author, speaker, activist, public theologian and leading figure in the emergent church movement, will present the keynote on “Being Church in a Time of Division.” There will also be workshops, a Presbyterian Publishing House bookstore, several mission/ministry partners and more. Details on the workshops can be found here. More information is available here.

Church News

Donegal

    Opioids: The Present Crisis Affecting All of Us!

    Date: March 21, 2019 - April 4, 2019

    Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church in Quarryville, PA, will present three sessions on “Opioids: The Present Crisis Affecting All of Us!” on March 21, 28 and April 4 at 7 p.m.

    Session 1 on March 21: How Did We get here? How Big is the Problem? Pathways in your Brain with Doug Cwienk

    Session 2 on March 28: Addiction and Recovery, The place of Faith with August Feliccia

    Session 3 on April 4: Opioid Impacts on the Family, Helping Struggling Teens with Doug Cwienk and Jacob Riley

    Information about the guest speakers is available on the church website here.

    ‘Monkeyflowers & Mysteries’

    Date: March 24, 2019

    St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Devon, PA, will hold a program titled “Monkeyflowers & Mysteries,” a perspective on the intersection of faith & science, on Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m.

    Are science and faith at war? Does evolution disprove the existence of God? What is evolution anyway? St. John’s PC welcomes Dr. Sarah Bodbyl Roels from BioLogos to share her perspectives on these questions, drawing from her experience as a Christian evolutionary biologist.

    Participants will consider:
    · Distinction between science & religion as ways of knowing.
    · How mystery & wonder contribute to the passions of both scientists and people of faith.
    · What evolution can & cannot say about the origin of life.

    You can learn more about BioLogos at Biologos.org.

    An Evening With Audrey Assad

    Date: April 27, 2019

    Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA, will host an evening with Audrey Assad on Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Lauded by the New York Times, multiple Dove Award nominee and iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year recipient Audrey Assad is the daughter of a Syrian refugee, an author, speaker, producer and critically-lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer” on the label Fortunate Fall Records.

    Come and enjoy an evening with Audrey where she will share songs and stories, weaving her beautiful music together with her own journey in this intimate live experience. Click here for more information and online tickets.

    Parent Autism Support Group

    Date: April 28, 2019

    The Parent Autism Support Group of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, PA, is a monthly meeting of parents, married or single, who have a child/adolescent with a diagnosis of ASD. The purpose of the group is to provide support and understanding while recognizing the shared struggles that parent(s) face while raising a child with ASD. Various therapeutic topics will be addressed throughout the meetings. However, the underlying focus is for parent(s) to realize they are not alone in their journey. The common bond of raising a child with ASD is at the heart of the shared time together.

    The group is led by clinical psychologist Dr. Tom DeGeorge, who has decades of experience working with families around ASD. It will begin meeting on the fourth Sunday of the month (starting April 28) from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register click here.

Lake Erie

    Cooking For Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling

    Date: March 28, 2019

    Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event. Linesville Presbyterian Church, 206 W. Erie St., Linesville, PA, will host an event on this subject on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Click here for registration and fees.

Lehigh

    Summer Internships

    Date: May 29, 2019 - August 10, 2019

    First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, PA, is offering internship opportunities for the summer of 2019. Available are full-time, paid openings for two college students or seminarians to minister with sixth-12th graders in various settings, including Sunday worship, middle school and high school fellowships, mission mornings, workcamps and other special summer events. The internship would run from May 29 to Aug. 10.

    If you are interested in exploring a call to ministry or looking to grow in your ministry leadership, this might be an opportunity for you.

    More information is available on this flyer here. Application deadline is March 3.

Shenango

    Future Church Symposium

    Date: April 27, 2019

    The first “Future Church Symposium” will be held Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church in New Castle, PA. The gathering is a spring conference for pastors and church leaders to consider how the church of tomorrow will take shape.

    Come spend a day thinking about the future of the church with futurist and author Leonard Sweet. Len will push participants, through lecture and discussion, to consider where culture is going and how the church can continue its mission through those changes. Len will also be preaching at Northminster on Sunday, April 28.

    Cost is $35, which includes lunch. However, Westminster College has agreed to sponsor $10 of every participant who signs up from the Synod of the Trinity. Just type in the promo code ilovewestminster (one word, no spaces, all lowercase) and get the event with lunch for only $25.

    More information and registration is available here. A flyer is available here.

Washington

    Fish Fry Fridays

    Date: March 23, 2019 - April 19, 2019

    Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church in Prosperity, PA, will hold a Fish Fry every Friday from March 1 through April 19, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Find all the details here.