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.

West Virginia

    NEXT Church director to speak at Festival of Faith

    Date: April 1, 2017

    Jessica Tate, Director of NEXT Church (www.nextchurch.net), will be the Presbytery of West Virginia’s keynote presenter for Festival of Faith on April 1 at First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, WV. In addition to the keynote presentation focusing on how there has been a shift in American religious life in the midst of cultural trends affecting church life and signs of new life in the church, Jessica will also lead a workshop looking at patterns and practices that creative and courageous congregations are using to navigate the cultural changes in religious and community life.

    Other workshops include Treasurer’s Roundtable, The Nearly Childless Church, Our Pastor Left: What’s Next, St. John’s Bible, The Spiritual Journey of LGBT Christian, Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain, Godly Play and Session Records Review. Other workshops will be noted in future newsletters. Information packets have been sent to churches to church leaders and past participants, as well as posted on the presbytery’s website here.

Church News

Carlisle

    Lenten concert series and soup lunchen

    Date: March 8, 2017 - April 5, 2017
    Time: Noon

    First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle will hold its Lenten Concert Series & Soup Lunches at noon until April 5. After each 30-minute concert, people are invited to enjoy a lunch  of homemade soup, bread, dessert and beverage. A suggested $5 donation goes to Project SHARE.

    Participating musicians, by date, are:

    • March 22 – David Erickson, organist, First Lutheran
    • March 29 – “Friends of First,” vocalists, First Presbyterian
    • April 5 – Brian Rotz, organist, St. John’s Episcopal

    First Presbyterian Church is located at 2A N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Call (717) 243-4612 for more information.

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.