The Education Committee of the Presbytery of Carlisle invites pastors, educators, Sunday school teachers, day care providers, youth leaders, church musicians and anyone with responsibilities with children within your congregation to attend one of the following free sessions for Mandated Reporters Training. (Click the link for a one-page flyer to display.)
The training will be held Saturday, June 2, at Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church and Saturday, Oct. 20, at Great Conewago Church in Gettysburg. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon. Reserve your spot by calling (717) 737-6821 or emailing email@example.com.
Registration for the June session must be received by May 25. Registrations for the October session must be received by Oct. 10th.
- 9:30-10 a.m. will be coffee, registration and fellowship;
- 10 a.m. the program begins
Conversations About Race, a monthly event sponsored by the Presbytery of Philadelphia and the Coming to the Table organization (CTT), will continue at the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The schedule for the first Conversation on Race:
Call or email Rev. Cheryl Pyrch (firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-438-2825) for more information.
The group will meet on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. CTT is a nation-wide organization dedicated to acknowledging and healing the wounds of racism by creating a safe space for participants to deepen their understanding of racism, strengthen community and take action. Discussions will be led by CTT-trained facilitators and are free of charge. Coffee, registration and fellowship will begin at 9:30 and the program will start promptly at 10. All are welcome! For more information, contact Cheryl Pyrch at email@example.com or (215) 438-2825.
The Rev. Bob Hedges, the executive director for Resurrection Power, a group that aims to walk alongside recovering addicts in the Washington, PA, area as they go through the 12 steps of recovery, will lead an eight-week book club that studies “Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions” by Dr. Gerald G. May. The club will meet Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at Panera Bread in Washington, PA. It will start on June 13th with a break on July 4. If interested, contact Bob at (724) 328-2943 or the Rev C.J. Haury at (724) 554-5939
Addiction and Grace is available on Amazon.com for $12.67 via the link here.
On Saturday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV, Ken McFayden will lead the next 2018 Expanding Your Ministry Toolbox course around how to lead pastorally (whether you’re the pastor or not) in the midst of change, as congregations seek to build on the best of the past and move into the future.
Ken McFayden serves as Academic Dean of the Richmond Campus and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development and teaches courses in congregational leadership and administration at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA.
For more information and a registration form, click here.