The Presbytery of Carlisle will gather on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 9:30 a.m. (registration at 8:45 a.m.) at Faith-Immanuel Church in Harrisburg for an Advent service of Hope and Healing for Weary Souls. The morning will include prayers for healing, anointing with oil and space for grace.
If you like to sing, you can be part of the presbytery’s “Joyful Noise” pick-up choir. It’s an all-new ad hoc group of pastors and elders who rehearse an anthem once and then sing in presbytery worship that day. No experience (or talent) necessary. Just show up in the Sanctuary at 9 a.m. sharp. Music will be passed out that morning.
Want to help lead worship? Ruling and teaching elders are needed to serve as scripture readers, prayer leaders and more for this and future services. Click here to sign up to serve.
Questions? Contact Jeff Gibelius, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle (Jeff@GrowWithSecond.org).
The registration flyer for Washington Presbytery’s Leaderfest 2019 is now available here. The keynote topic is proving to be quite providential. Although the keynoter was arranged before recent events, God was guiding. The Rev. Andy Shaffer will lead those who gather into thinking about how to provide “Spiritual Help When Bad Stuff Happens.” The date is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, and there is incentive to register early.
Churches and individuals addressing the opioid addiction crisis, this workshop on Motivational Interviewing is for you. The date is Saturday, Nov. 17, at Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church in Canonsburg, PA. Click here for registration information.
A Creative Worship for Lent workshop will be held Jan. 11-12 at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, WV, on Jan. 11-12. Participants in this Expanding Your Ministry Toolbox course will explore the Revised Common Lectionary Texts for Lent in Year C with Christine Chakoian of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary on Friday evening (7-9 p.m.) and on Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and consider how they might use those texts in preaching, music and/or visual arts. All who plan and lead worship are encouraged to participate. Registration deadline is Dec. 20.
A flyer with registration details is available here.