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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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One Great Hour of Sharing lending helping hand

Posted February 8, 2016

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offerings make a positive difference for hungry and hurting people. With OGHS offerings, Self-Development of People (SDOP) and Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) are able to help groups establish community gardens in food deserts like downtown Detroit and New Orleans, as well as provide support for many other projects to…

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Davis & Elkins College offering new scholarships

Posted February 3, 2016

Davis & Elkins College, located in Elkins, WV, is in the process of constructing the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. As a part of this center, Davis & Elkins will be offering four renewable $10,000 scholarships (in addition to all other financial aid)…

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Camps Lambec, Westminster Highlands hire new director

Posted December 18, 2015

The Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania hired the Rev. Joseph Tagliaferre to manage and direct both camps at its board meeting in early December. “I’m excited because Joe fits into our newly-emerging plan for the camps regarding expectations campers have in coming to our facilities for summer camp and rentals,” said the…

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Presbyterian Men’s Mission Network

Posted September 10, 2015

The Presbyterian Men’s Mission Network held its second semi-annual meeting of 2015 on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Bedford (PA) Presbyterian Church. Informational documents for the meeting can be found by clicking the following: Presbyterian Men’s Mission Network fact sheet Agenda for Oct. 17 meeting Directions to Bedford Presbyterian Church By-Laws For more information, contact…

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Synod Transitional Executive Susan Faye Wonderland renewed following Big Tent

Posted August 6, 2015

The following is a first-person account from Synod of the Trinity Transitional Executive Susan Faye Wonderland following the Big Tent conference in Knoxville, Tenn., which took place from July 30 to Aug. 1. I learned this past week that “orange” is NOT just for Syracuse University. I also learned that our PCUSA Stated Clerk, Gradye…

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