Presbyterian Women from the First Presbyterian Church in Bloomsburg, PA, recently hosted an ice cream social for the residents at Fountain Springs, which is a shelter that provides counseling for women and their children.
To assist congregations with the preservation of church records, the Presbyterian Historical Society awards annual Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations, covering up to $500 of the cost to digitize official records.
Lend A Hand is a disaster response and assistance program that is a mission project of the Presbytery of Carlisle.
The big news is that our Overture 024, to include Valley United PC in the Presbytery of Lackawanna and Synod of the Trinity, was passed as part of the consent agenda.
We owe each and everyone of these people (GA commissioners) our gratitude and appreciation for their efforts to “seek the kingdom (kindom) of God and God’s righteousness” and we join them in trusting that “all these things (whether provision or security) will be given to us as well.”
It’s been a rewarding experience, and as I prepare to leave St. Louis for central Pennsylvania on Thursday morning, I will look back fondly on my first GA.
Oct. 21-23 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA
All in all, items were handled in ways that provided for discussion and dissent.
“To know in my spirit that we are a crowd standing together in witness is encouragement to my soul.”
Everything we do is done because we are gathered in unity to follow Christ and live out his Great Commandment to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.