Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church will host ReFresh, an event sponsored by the Presbytery of Carlisle’s Education Committee that seeks to restore faith, revitalize lives and fortify, on Saturday, Sept. 28. The keynote speaker will be the MaryAnn McKibben Dana, author of “God, Improv and the Art of Living” and “Sabbath in the Suburbs.” MaryAnn will lead an improv workshop.
More information is available here.
The Presbytery of Philadelphia and Carmel Presbyterian Church are among those that will host Charles and Melissa Johnson, mission co-workers in Zambia on July 23. They will be at the Presbytery of Philadelphia from 1-3 p.m. and at Carmel Presbyterian Church beginning at 7 p.m. All are invited to hear them discuss their work at either or both of the locations.
Charles and Melissa Johnson have been invited to help the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod expand its holistic ministry of community development, food security and improved health. Charles serves as a Development Specialist, and Melissa serves as a Health Education Program Facilitator. Charles’ work is heavily focused on two distinct agricultural-related activities; the first consists of Charles’ efforts to develop an agricultural income generating activity-farming for profit.
- Wednesday, July 17, is a lunch with Redstone pastors at Maplewood and the evening is still open.
- Thursday, July 18, they will meet with anyone wishing to hear them speak at noon at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensburg. Lunch will be provided and a freewill offering will be collected. Reservations are requested so that adequate food can be prepared. You may call the church office at (724) 837-3540 or email Sylvia Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation.
- Thursday evening they will be at Third Presbyterian Church in Uniontown at 6 for dinner.
Sudan/South Sudan visitors will be in the Presbytery of Redstone from July 17-18. Here from Nile Theological College in Khartoum, Sudan, will be Dr. Aida Nasser Weran, professor and Rev. Musa Kodi, academic dean; and from Nile Theological College in Juba, South Sudan, will be Rev. Santino Odong Othol, principal.
If you wish to hold an event Wednesday evening, contact Sylvia Carlson via email at email@example.com or by phone at (724) 454-5088.
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.