As the term Human Trafficking is heard more and more on the news, it is important that we understand what it is, who the victims are and how we might be able to help. Our area of the country, although beautiful, is surrounded by accessible highways that connect us to the major cities on the East Coast easily. Because of this and many other reasons, trafficking is all around us.
The Education and Mission Advocacy Committees of the Presbytery of Carlisle are working together to bring knowledge about and advocacy for this topic. We invite you to attend a forum on Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at Monaghan Presbyterian Church in Dillsburg, PA. We will have a representative that works in Adams County and with Dillsburg on efforts to inform, train and respond to human trafficking. Click for a poster and bulletin inserts.
- Ways to use screens during preaching
- Other uses of the screen to enhance worship
- How to use Microsoft PowerPoint as a worship design tool
- Where to find images
- Backgrounds, fonts and themes
- Opportunities for preachers to develop their own presentation for collaborative brainstorming and feedback
“Beyond Bullet-Points: Preaching with Screens,” a four-class series led by the Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of Donegal, will be held Wednesdays in May (8-29) at 9:30 a.m. at the Parish Resource Center in Lancaster, PA.
Do you have a screen in your sanctuary? Want to move beyond PowerPoint “fill in the blank” outlines? Not sure how — or when — to use a screen during the sermon? In these interactive workshops we will look at the potential and pitfalls of using a screen during worship. Some of what we will cover are:
Click here for info and to register.
The sixth annual Small Church Conference will return to Fayetteville Presbyterian Church on Sept. 7 and will feature keynote speaker Judi Slater, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Duquesne, PA, and formerly on staff at the Pittsburgh Presbytery. At the 2018 Northeast Wee Kirk Conference, Rev. Slater offered the seminar “A New Day is Dawning: Small Church Partnerships,” which was described as “Times are changing for the church, but God’s Spirit is alive in some new and exciting ways with creative models of partnership ministry in smaller congregations.”
The Presbytery of West Virginia hopes to gain new insights into how to be more effective and faithful small churches for now and into God’s future.