Presbytery News

Shenango

    Suicidal Depression Workshop

    Date: May 3, 2017

    Licensed clinical social worker and friend of Shenango Presbytery Michelle Snyder will be leading a one-day seminar for pastors and counselors on ministering to suicidal depression in Butler, PA, on May 3. Learn more and register here.

Upper Ohio Valley

    Seminar on writing new words to traditional hymns

    Date: April 29, 2017

    A seminar on writing new words to traditional hymns will be held Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main St., Weirton, WV. It will be presented by Carolyn Gillette, a minister, poet and teacher. Suggested donation is $10. Continental breakfast and lunch included. RSVP by April 26 to (304) 232-3490 (leave a message on the answering machine). Sponsored by UOVP’s Peacemaking Sub-Committee. For more information, call (304) 737-3130.

    Writing new words to traditional hymns

    Date: April 29, 2017

    A seminar on writing new words to traditional hymns will be held at Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main St., Weirton, WV, on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be presented by Carolyn Gillette, minister, poet and teacher. Suggested donation is $10. Continental breakfast and lunch included. RSVP by April 26 to (304) 232-3490 (leave a message on the answering machine). The event is sponsored by Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery’s Peacemaking Sub-Committee. For more information, call (304) 737-3130.

Church News

Donegal

    Understanding Medical Marijuana

    Date: April 30, 2017

    The Mental Health and Addiction Ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA, has a mission to provide education, awareness and support to its congregants and the community.

    On Sunday, April 30, it will host a luncheon and panel discussion about understanding medical marijuana. It will begin with a CNN documentary presentation of The Marijuana Revolution Report, “Weed 3,” a series by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Following the presentation people can join their panel discussion with Senator Andy Dinniman and Dr. Chris Snyder to discuss the legislation and medical uses of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.

    Registration is required to participate in the luncheon, which is free. All are welcome to participate in the presentation and discussion.

    For more information about the event, contact Gina Larson at mham@trinityberwyn.com or click here.

    Three-part Underground Railroad program planned for May

    Date: May 11, 2017 - May 25, 2017

    Highland Presbyterian Church‘s Senior Life Institute will present a unique three-session series titled “Faith, Fortitude, Freedom” on the Underground Railroad during Thursdays in May. Session topics will include: a regional, state and national overview; an account of the importance of the Gibbons family and their farm, which served as a local prolific station on the Underground Railroad; a presentation focused on the critical part the Quakers played in assisting enslaved fugitives to freedom; and an off-site field trip to Bethel African Methodist Church in Lancaster, PA, for a live re-enactment of the Underground Railroad story, “Living the Experience.”

    The sessions, which include lunch, are as follows:

    • May 11 — The Nuts & the Bolts of the Underground Railroad (10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
    • May 18 — The Gibbons Family & the Quaker Connection (10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
    • May 25 — An off-site field trip to Bethel AME Church (11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)

    Cost for the entire program is $70 or purchase dates separately at $15 each for sessions 1 and 2 and $40 for the field trip. Registration form available here. Registration deadline is May 4.

    Click here for more information including cost, times, registration details and more.

Shenango

    Connect2Christ Spring Jam 2017 set for April 29

    Date: April 29, 2017

    First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, PA, will present Connect2Christ Spring Jam 2017 with Audio Adrenaline and Hunter Cook on Saturday, April 29, at the Franklin High School Auditorium. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert is at 6 p.m. This is a free concert event, and all ages are welcome. It is asked that you remember the hungry and donate at least one canned food item which will benefit Youth Alternatives of Venango County. For more information, click here.

Upper Ohio Valley

    Ministering to Suicidal Desperation workshop

    Date: May 11, 2017

    In an effort to stem the rising tide of suicidal desperation in our society, Paris Presbyterian Church in Burgettstown, PA, is bringing Soul Shop to the Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery community. Soul Shop is a daylong training specifically designed for church leaders, clergy, program staff, lay ministers, office staff, medical professionals, first responders and faith-based therapists who want to learn how to save the life of someone contemplating suicide.

    The training will be held on Thursday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, contact Pam at the Paris Church office at (724) 729-3450.

    More information and registration details available here.