Presbytery News

Washington

    Leaderfest 2020

    Date: February 1, 2020

    Washington Presbytery’s Leaderfest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1. The keynote theme is “Reconciliation: God’s Call in Every Ministry.” This flyer includes more information.

Church News

Donegal

    Parent Autism Support Group

    Date: November 24, 2019

    The Parent Autism Support Group of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, PA, is a monthly meeting of parents, married or single, who have a child/adolescent with a diagnosis of ASD. The purpose of the group is to provide support and understanding while recognizing the shared struggles that parent(s) face while raising a child with ASD. Various therapeutic topics will be addressed throughout the meetings. However, the underlying focus is for parent(s) to realize they are not alone in their journey. The common bond of raising a child with ASD is at the heart of the shared time together.

    The group is led by clinical psychologist Dr. Tom DeGeorge, who has decades of experience working with families around ASD. It meets on the fourth Sunday of the month (started April 28) from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register click here.

Huntingdon

    Bethlehem Village

    Date: December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    McVeytown Presbyterian Church will hold its Bethlehem Village program Dec. 14-15 on the church grounds at 5 North Queen Street in McVeytown, PA. Saturday hours are 5-8 p.m. and Sunday’s are 2-7 p.m. Special guest Roxie the Camel will be present Saturday. A flyer is available here. Photos from the 2018 event are available here.

Lehigh

    Community-Wide Advent Christmas Song Fest

    Date: December 1, 2019

    Freeland Presbyterian Church (625 Front St., Freeland, PA) will hold its annual Community-Wide Advent Christmas Song Fest on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m. with featured presentations by area churches and MMI students. Enjoy the singing of favorite Christmas carols and good fellowship. Cookies and desserts will follow the Song Fest.

    A freewill offering will be received to support the food cupboard and Rotary Christmas baskets.

    Victorian Christmas Open House

    Date: December 15, 2019

    The First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua (3005 S. Front Street, Whitehall, PA) will hold a Victorian Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-4 p.m. This open house commemorates the 150th anniversary of the constructions of the church. Originally, Catasauqua Presbyterian Church was the only Presbyterian Church in the area and due to the anticipated population growth of the area, seven members split off from the church to form what is now First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua. Construction of the church was completed and the building dedicated in September 1869.

Washington

    Christmas Concert

    Date: December 8, 2019

    The Grove United Presbyterian Church Christmas Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Church in West Middletown. Bagpipes, bells and choirs of all ages will fill the evening with Christmas praise for Christ, joining with the organ, soloists, and the congregation singing carols. Come be a part of joyous holiday worship

    Blue Christmas Service

    Date: December 12, 2019

    A Blue Christmas Service will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at The Church of the Covenant in Washington, PA. This quiet and reflective candlelight service will use prayer, music, poetry and scripture to acknowledge the pain and sadness many experience as the holidays approach. More info here.