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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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Become an Earth Care Congregation

Posted March 30, 2016

There are several congregations in the Synod of the Trinity that are certified Earth Care Congregations. An Earth Care Congregation has committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities and outreach. To learn more about becoming an Earth Care…

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Presbytery of Shenango congregations visiting Dominican Republic

Posted February 29, 2016

There are 31 people — many from Presbytery of Shenango congregations — currently working in Sabaneta de Yasica in the Dominican Republic for the 24th year of an ongoing mission partnership that includes medical, education and construction efforts. Follow their week by clicking here.

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Churches could be sued for not reporting child abuse

Posted February 22, 2016

A federal court in Pennsylvania ruled that a local church and denominational agency could be sued on the basis of the legal principle of negligence per se by a victim of child abuse as a result of their failure to report.

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