The Presbytery of Donegal will hold its annual Leader Development Day on Sunday, March 4, from 2-5 p.m. at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA. Snow date is March 18. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Laurie Ferguson, a coach, consultant and psychologist who will speak on “Resiliency in Ministry and Life.”
Workshop topics include “New Clerk of Session Training,” “Experienced Clerk of Session Training,” “Ruling Elder Training,” “Deacon/Visitation Training,” “Removing the Logs: Forming Communities of Practice,” “Funding the Mission Budget by NOT Talking About Funding the Mission Budget” and “Continued Discussion on Hope and Resiliency as a follow-up to the keynote.”
Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA, will host an Evening With Philip Yancey, an internationally-known Christian author, on Saturday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Philip has explored the most basic questions and deepest mysteries of the Christian faith. He is a speaker who challenges minds and inspires listeners. Whether you are a fan of his many books, or just someone on your own spiritual journey, you will appreciate his honest reflections on his life experiences and faith questions. He will invite you to ponder with him God’s grace through Jesus Christ. Come join us and bring a friend. This event is open to the community. A book signing will follow this event.
Registration information available here.
The First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 West 7th Street in Erie, PA, will host The Big Event 2018 on March 10. Keynote speaker David Hansen will add to a day filled with learning and worship. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the option to choose your morning and afternoon workshops. Registration is available online here. You can click here for more information and to register by mail.
The Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, will be the guest speaker at the Lehigh Council of Churches’ 2018 Robert K. Campbell Memorial Lecture on Christian Unity, a two-part event to be held March 22-23, 2018, at the Dubbs Memorial Community Center in Allentown, PA. Thursday night is an hour lecture and book-signing opportunity; Friday morning features breakfast and a more expansive lecture.
Kirkwood Camp and Retreat Center, located in Stroudsburg, PA, is offering its first annual Youth Peacemaking Summit for teens in grades 6 through 12. The summit will be held Feb. 23-25. RSVP to email@example.com by Feb. 15 to ensure a space.
There’s a lot going on in the country these days – and it can be hard to know how to help make things better. Join us as we share experiences and discuss social justice, faith and peacemaking at the youth level. We’ll be mixing in some fun challenges and games – it’s going to be fun!
More information and a flyer are available here.
- First and last name of attendee(s) – maximum of four (4) people per church
- Email address of attendee(s)
- The name of the church who they are representing
ALICE Civilian Training being offered at no cost on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at First Reformed United Church of Christ (312 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg, PA). ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. This active shooter response training will certify a representative from your church so that they can pass on their knowledge to prepare your congregation in the event of a violent incident.
A free lunch will be provided at noon followed by a question-and-answer period. Space is limited, so attendance will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a prerequisite online class (20 minutes) to be taken before March 17, so preregistration is required. Register by March 1 by emailing Donald Hamm & Sons Insurance here. You must include the following:
More information about Alice Training Institute can be found here.
On Saturday, March 10, the Presbytery of West Virginia will host a free workshop on website creation and management by former PWV minister Frank Cunningham, representing Union Presbyterian Seminary. The workshop, which will be held in Charleston at a site to be determined, is similar to one the presbytery offered in 2014. It will teach participants how to use WordPress to set up and manage a website for their church or organization.
To help us gauge the interest level and determine the size of the location required, contact Amy Robinson at (304) 744-7634 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 20 if you plan to attend.
This year’s Festival of Faith, a day of learning opportunities, fellowship and worship, will be held Saturday, April 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and things kick off at 9:30 a.m. with worship.
Jan Edmiston, co-moderator of the 222nd General Assembly of the PCUSA, will be the keynote presenter, speaking on “The State of the PC(USA): The Good, the Bad, the Ugly” and giving an update on what’s happening within the denomination. There will again be a wide variety of workshops to choose from, several of our mission/ministry partners to hear from, a bookstore and fair trade coffee and other items for sale.
Click here for complete information and registration. More information will be available in the near future.