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Synod adopts per capita change

Posted December 16, 2014

Per capita giving is one source of funding that enables the Synod of the Trinity to walk alongside presbyteries so that they might serve Christ in their congregations and throughout the world. Per capita monies and other funding streams enable the Synod to provide things such as New Initiative Grants, Peacemaking Grants, scholarship funds and…

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Synod, Brotherhood Insurance giving back

Posted October 29, 2014

Insurance can be a tricky thing. Sure, when there’s an accident, insurance companies are there to help you out in your time of need. But what if you’re careful and manage to stay out of harm’s way? It can seem like those regular premium payments are being made but nothing is received in return. Thanks…

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Home Runs for Hunger another hit

Posted September 25, 2015

Andrew McCutcheon contributed 10 times. So did Neil Walker. Gabby Sanchez helped out once. And even Travis Ishikawa, who doesn’t play with the Pittsburgh Pirates anymore, had a swing worth $100 in 2014. The Pittsburgh Pirates recently wrapped up another successful season that included a second straight trip to the postseason. Along the way, the…

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Want to give something back? Give now!

Posted September 14, 2015

The Synod of the Trinity, through Presbyterian Mission Exchange, has made it easy to donate funds to some of our worthy causes, like the Peacemaking Grants we give out to presbyteries and churches within our bounds. To support the Synod’s Peacemaking efforts, or our Ministry and Mission Fund, click on the ‘Give Now’ button and…

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Bruce Stevens named Synod of the Trinity’s Executive Emeritus

Posted July 28, 2015

Former Synod of the Trinity Executive the Rev. Dr. Bruce Stevens was honored with Executive Emeritus status for “his long and faithful years of service to the Synod” during the Presbytery of West Virginia meeting on Feb. 28. Pictured with Bruce are, from left, Synod Transitional Executive Susan Faye Wonderland, 2014 Synod Moderator Jim Robinson…

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Bruce Stevens retires as Synod Executive

Bruce Stevens retires as Synod Executive

Posted July 28, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Stevens, the Executive of the Synod of the Trinity for the past nine years, retired from his position on July 31. The 64-year-old plans to spend time with his wife, Carolyn, on his farm in West Virginia where he will hunt, fish and enjoy time with his grandchildren. Bruce, who also…

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Wonderland is Synod’s new Transitional Executive

Posted July 28, 2015

On the heels of the retirement of Executive Rev. Dr. Bruce Stevens, Rev. Susan Faye Wonderland has stepped into the role of Transitional Executive for the Synod of the Trinity, effective Aug. 1. Susan was the Associate Executive under Bruce for the past five years. “I look forward to continuing the ministry that Bruce and…

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Mike Givler hired as Synod communications coordinator

Posted July 28, 2015

Mike Givler is the Synod of the Trinity’s new communications coordinator. Mike comes to the Synod from the Lebanon Daily News where he was the sports editor for the past 15 years. He had been in the newspaper business for a total of 22 years after graduating from Penn State University. During Mike’s time in…

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Carlisle still making a difference in Honduras

Posted May 8, 2015

However, Presbyterian World Mission’s future cloudy in Central American country The Presbytery of Carlisle mission team, working with the Presbyterian Church in Honduras, returned recently from another fulfilling week. For them, this was Executive Presbyter Mark Englund-Krieger’s 17th trip, Mission Advocacy Committee Chair Kim Wadlington’s sixth, Kathy Wells’ 15th and Tony Lorenz’s seventh. There are…

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Mars group does out-of-this-world work in New Jersey

Posted January 6, 2015

Paris is not a short drive to New Jersey. Neither is Mars for that matter. And Paris and Mars look nothing like Brigantine, N.J., but these days the resemblance is a little closer thanks to the work that was done by several congregations from these western Pennsylvania communities during the summer of 2014. Old Union…

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