DREAM Grants available for churches, presbyteries

Posted August 29, 2016

NOTE: Three rounds of DREAM Grants have been completed, and applications are no longer being accepted. Are you a dreamer, risk-taker, pioneer or trailblazer? Then the DREAM Grant may be just the right thing for you. A newly offered DREAM Grant (Developmental, Risky, Experimental, Adaptive Mission) is being offered by the Presbyterian Mission Agency. It…

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4K for Cancer ride stops in Oil City

Posted June 14, 2016

Second Presbyterian Church of Oil City hosted 22 young adults who are on a 4,000-plus-mile bike trek across the country. These cyclists stayed at the church building overnight June 10-11 and were fed supper and breakfast by members of the congregation. Team Seattle is one of four groups riding coast-to-coast to raise awareness and money…

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RECAP: 2016 Regional Connection for Partnership and Networking

Posted May 16, 2016

For weeks, the first Synod Regional Connection gatherings were notes on paper, emails, lists and phone calls! There were registrations to process, meeting sites to secure, lunches to order and driving routes to be determined. Were we ready? Time would tell. On April 21st, we were off and running, traveling from Allentown, PA, to Madisonburg,…

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Pittsburgh-area church helps rebuild in New Jersey

Posted April 28, 2016

In August of 2015, nine people representing Old Union Presbyterian Church and their friends from the Pittsburgh area of Mars and Paris traveled to Bayville, N.J., for a week-long mission trip to help the area continue to recover from the devastation caused by flooding from Hurricane Sandy three years earlier. When not working in the…

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