Award highlights major achievements during Miner’s ministry

Posted May 4, 2015

For over 30 years, the Rev. Virginia Miner has been making a difference in the Peckville, PA, community. Known to most in that area as the pastor at First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, she has had her hands in things like the CROP Hunger Walk, the Lackawanna County Commission for Women and the…

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What’s in a name? Plenty if you ask Shiloh PC of Oxford

Posted April 29, 2015

Shiloh Presbyterian Church isn’t “second” to anyone anymore in Oxford, PA. The African-American church that had been known as Second Presbyterian Church for the past 134 years has undergone a name change in part to honor its heritage and also because the congregation is making new strides within the community. For instance, Shiloh recently built…

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‘Bright Sunday’ adds humor to service at Northway PC

Posted April 20, 2015

People don’t normally associate humor with the Bible, especially around the Easter season. Pastor Taylor Camerer isn’t one of those people. An eight-week pulpit supply pastor at Northway Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, PA, Taylor began his two-month stay on the Sunday after Easter with a sermon that was called “Bright Sunday.” Taking ideas from “Holy…

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Church on the Mall offers unique setting in Plymouth Meeting

Posted April 15, 2015

There are plenty of examples in the Bible of people, including Jesus, who took their ministry out into the streets. And if Jesus was on earth today, one can assume that he’d be doing just that, reaching out to those places like bus stops, train stations and shopping malls. One Presbytery of Philadelphia congregation is…

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Knitting ministry has Bald Eagle United PC in stitches

Posted April 20, 2015

American troops are involved. So are women recovering from breast cancer and newborn children. Guys in their leather jackets on Harley-Davidson motorcycles are pitching in, too. What was originally taken as a leap of faith seven years ago has quickly grown into something very special at Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church in Mill Hall, PA….

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Olivet United PC celebrating before closing its doors

Posted April 13, 2015

“Death is not the final answer.” That in a nutshell is what the Rev. Matilda Chase is trying to convey from the pulpit to the worshipers at Olivet United Presbyterian Church in Easton on a weekly basis these days. The reason for this message is that Olivet United PC is closing its doors for the…

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Sewickley joins with community to ‘Save the Pink House’

Posted April 10, 2015

Sewickley, PA, no longer has its landmark “pink house.” But thanks to the work of the Sewickley Presbyterian Church and other neighbors, what had become a beloved but rundown building is now a like-new structure that will be used as a youth fellowship and education center as well as extra meeting space to continue serving…

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Holy Grounds Cafe is music to Martins Ferry’s ears

Posted April 6, 2015

Martins Ferry, Ohio, sometimes takes a backseat to its bigger brother on the other side of the Ohio River – Wheeling, WV. You see, because Wheeling is larger population-wise, it can often attract the bigger names when it comes to things like entertainment. But thanks to the Holy Grounds Café, that gap has shrunk, especially…

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March 2015 Rhythm of the Synod

Posted March 30, 2015

Rhythm of the Synod Faith Notes from the Synod of the Trinity Assembly Meeting Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel State College, PA March 23-24, 2015 The drive to State College, PA, in late March included signs of what had been and what was ahead. With spring only a few days old, trees were beginning to…

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