A presbytery-wide worship service in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be held at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, PA.
Consider taking part in this presbytery-wide choir that will debut a newly-commissioned anthem by Robert Lau during the service. Rehearsal will begin at 3 p.m. on Oct. 29. Music will be sent prior to the service.
This service is being planned by the presbytery’s Coordinating Council. Come join this celebration of our Reformed heritage on Oct. 29.
The Presbytery of Lackawanna’s Congregational Innovation Team invites pastors, elders, teachers, church leaders and volunteers to “Whisper Sabbath” on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Camp Lackawanna. Whisper Sabbath is a time to stop and listen for God’s still, small voice in the midst of a chaotic world. A flexible schedule is planned, including time for silence, stillness, discussion and activities. All pastors, elders, teachers and church leaders or volunteers are welcome. Come and take a sabbath from the rest of the world for just one day, and see what God may have to say to you!
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Pittsburgh Presbytery’s Great Commission Ministry Team, together with the Iraq Partnership Network, will hold a luncheon presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the offices of Pittsburgh Presbytery to meet and hear three visitors from the Middle East. The Rev. Elmarie Parker (Mission co-worker and PCUSA liaison to the Presbyterian Churches in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria), her husband, the Rev. Scott Parker (mission co-worker and staff at Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut) and the Rev. Farouk Hammo (pastor of the Baghdad Presbyterian Church, Iraq) will present. Hear how Christians exist with hope and joy in war-torn Muslim countries. Learn how they support refugees displaced from their homes by ISIS. See how Christian outreach programs continue to expand and show the love of God throughout the Middle East.
To make your reservation, email Cindy Miller by Monday, July 24, with the following information:
A free-will offering will be collected to help defray the cost of the meal.
Barry and Shelly Dawson, Southeast Asia liaisons for the PC(USA), will make a presentation at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 10, in the Hill UP Church sanctuary (501 Second Street, Butler). They will discuss their involvement with seven Southeast Asia countries on behalf of the denomination. All are welcome! Bring a friend! Call for luncheon reservations at 724-287-5427.
The Presbytery of West Virginia’s Leadership Development Coordinating Team will present a Creative Worship for Advent program on Sept. 8-9 at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV. The event will include preaching, music and visual arts grounded in the Biblical texts.
On Friday, Sept. 8, Beverly Zink-Sawyer will explore the Advent Year B lectionary texts. On Saturday, Sept. 9, participants can choose from two of three available workshops that include “Preaching the Advent Texts,” “Visual Arts for Advent” and “Music in Advent.”
Cost is $75 per person, and the registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 14. There will be an assignment to be completed prior to the workshop. Click here for information and a registration form.