Abington PC continues year-long celebration of 300th birthday

Posted September 3, 2014

A president has attended worship there. Ten other churches have spawned from it. And for 300 years, it has survived wars, depressions and even a building-leveling fire that would have caused numerous other entities to close their doors. But Abington Presbyterian Church has flourished despite any obstacle that has come its way. That in itself…

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Hawkins named new EP/SC at Shenango

Posted August 25, 2014

“I’m inviting folks to be willing to take a relational risk. In other words, find a way to step out into the community and into the unknown and just love on people and be available in places of need and see what the Holy Spirit does with that.” This is the challenge the Rev. Ralph…

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Gwynedd Square Presbyterian takes home Best of Lansdale award

Posted August 22, 2014

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church, like many congregations nowadays, was experiencing a quick drop in attendance. The reasons were varied, but the bottom line was it needed a boost in order to regain its vitality. So, along with hiring the Rev. R.J. Leek in December, the Lansdale, PA, church added several other features to its traditional…

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Youth ministry workshop hopes to dispel myth that bigger is better

Posted August 18, 2014

Bigger isn’t always better. Just ask Chanon Ross. The director of the Institute for Youth Ministry at the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey is doing his best to dispel that myth in regards to church youth groups in the area. That philosophy will be the focal point for an upcoming two-day workshop called “Youth…

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