Presbytery News

Beaver-Butler

    2024 Spring Retreat for Pastors and CPs

    Date: May 21, 2024 - May 22, 2024

    The Encouraging Churches to Flourish Unit of the Beaver-Butler Presbytery is offering a retreat for pastors and CPs in conjunction with Shenango Presbytery on May 21-22 at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA.

    This beautiful setting will offer time for quiet reflection, meaningful worship and fellowship with colleagues. Plus, keynote speaker Byron Borger from Hearts and Minds Bookstore will offer insights on the importance of story in our ministries.

    Cost of $55 includes overnight lodging and meals. Commuter cost is $40.

    Watch a video here to learn more.

    To register, fill out the form and return it with your payment to the Beaver-Butler Presbytery office (P.O. Box 279, Zelienople, PA 16063). Registration deadline is Friday, May 3.

    Click here to download a flyer and form.

    Mediation Skills Training Institute

    Date: June 24, 2024 - June 28, 2024

    Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church will host a Mediation Skills Training Institute event June 24-28. This five-day event is designed to equip church leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational and other forms of group conflict. It also includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory. Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings, including the business and academic worlds.

    The gathering will be presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center.

    For more information, click here. A downloadable brochure is available by clicking here.

    Mission Trip to Kentucky Invitation

    Date: July 21, 2024 - July 27, 2024

    Old Union Presbyterian Church will have a mission trip and is inviting you to join them from July 21-27. They will be traveling to eastern Kentucky (about a six-hour drive) to assist with the recovery work from the July 2022 floods that devastated the region. It’s been almost two years, but there is still a lot of work to be done. They will be staying in either Whitesburg, Prestonsburg, Hazard or Jackson, KY, where several churches are hosting PDA work teams.

    The group will depart on Sunday after worship and return the following Saturday. As always, the goal is for the cost of the trip to be no more than $100 per participant, with the rest of the funds coming from grants and donations.

    Contact the church at oldunionchurch@gmail.com or 724-538-8672 for more information and/or to sign up.

Donegal

    Civil Rights Pilgrimage Bus Tour

    Date: October 19, 2024 - October 26, 2024

    The Presbytery of Donegal is sponsoring a Civil Rights Pilgrimage Bus Tour to Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee from Oct. 19-26. The package includes eight days and seven nights of lodging, breakfast, transportation, museum tour fees and speakers.

    The cost is $1,625 per person for double occupancy and single occupancy is $2,175 per person (may be less depending on participants). Lunch and dinner are NOT included in the price. A limited number of single rooms are available.

    More information is available by clicking here.

    Click here for a detailed trip itinerary.

Lackawanna

    Tuning Up Church Vitality

    Date: June 2, 2024

    Lackawanna and Lehigh Presbyteries will hold a gathering focusing on “Tuning Up Church Vitality” on Sunday, June 2, from 2:30-7 p.m. at Mountain Top Presbyterian Church in Mountain Top, PA.

    Six different workshop opportunities are being offered. Those include: Raising Your Church’s Hospitality Game, Educational Resources for Congregations, Making Community Connections, Music for the Benefit of the Community, Unexpected Partners and Outreach Through Media.

    The day will conclude with Jazz Worship featuring the Presbybop Quartet from 6-7 p.m.

    To register and for more information, click here.

    Lackawanna Presbytery Calendar

    Date: June 9, 2022

    Click here for upcoming events around Lackawanna Presbytery.

Lehigh

    Tuning Up Church Vitality

    Date: June 2, 2024

    Lackawanna and Lehigh Presbyteries will hold a gathering focusing on “Tuning Up Church Vitality” on Sunday, June 2, from 2:30-7 p.m. at Mountain Top Presbyterian Church in Mountain Top, PA.

    Six different workshop opportunities are being offered. Those include: Raising Your Church’s Hospitality Game, Educational Resources for Congregations, Making Community Connections, Music for the Benefit of the Community, Unexpected Partners and Outreach Through Media.

    The day will conclude with Jazz Worship featuring the Presbybop Quartet from 6-7 p.m.

    To register and for more information, click here.

    Presbytery of Lehigh Calendar

    Date: April 12, 2023

    Click here for upcoming events around the Presbytery of Lehigh.

Redstone

    Trip to Lancaster

    Date: August 1, 2024 - August 2, 2024

    Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare has planned a trip to Lancaster on Aug. 1-2, which will include an experience “Daniel” at Sight and Sound Theater.

    The bus will depart Redstone North Huntingdon at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, and travel to Lancaster. Upon arrival, travelers will spend time shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village and Bird-in-Hand Market. (Those who wish can have a little hotel rest time in the afternoon, instead.) The first evening we include the timeless classic joy of the musical “Sound of Music” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.

    Friday morning after breakfast at the hotel the bus will travel to Sight and Sound for the 11 a.m. production of “Daniel.”

    Tickets for the shows and lodging range from $330 to $445 depending on occupancy choices. To reserve your spot by phone, call Justin at 724-832-8401 ext. 3378.

    Redstone Presbytery Calendar

    Date: August 12, 2015

Shenango

    Spring Pastor Retreat

    Date: May 21, 2024 - May 22, 2024

    Byron Borger of Hearts and Minds Bookstore will join Shenango Presbytery for its Spring Pastor Retreat on May 21-22 at Villa Maria Retreat Center. The gathering will provide space for reflecting on “How Story Influences Us.” Shenango pastors can attend for $115 (overnight with a private bath) or $70 to commute.

    To register by May 3, click here.

    Pastors’ Canadian Canoe Trip

    Date: September 22, 2024 - September 30, 2024

    Howard Gaston, who is serving at Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington, PA, is hosting a Pastors’ Canadian Canoe Trip from Sept. 22-30. This trip is open to clergy and others engaged in pastoral ministry.

    This trip is about “less” and yet it hopes to provide you with “more;” more God, more peace, more inspiration. Take the risk and experience faith and ministry in a very simple place. This trip will be a challenge to renewal and growth in our life and ministry. These experiences may come in packages that are not totally expected or perhaps even appreciated.

    Registration is limited to eight participants and will be on a first come, first served basis.

    More information is available by clicking here.

Church News

Beaver-Butler

    Meditative Mondays

    Date: May 21, 2024

    Vanport Presbyterian Church in Beaver, PA, is holding “Meditative Mondays” from 6-7 p.m. This is a time of self-directed reflection that can guide your focus and center your thoughts. Join Vanport Church to contemplate your strength or simply take time to be still and tap into peace without life’s busyness and distractions.

    For a flyer, click here.

Washington

    Rise Against Hunger

    Date: September 28, 2024

    Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church in Prosperity, PA, will host a Rise Against Hunger event on Sept. 28. Upper Ten Mile encourages you and your congregation to get involved in this life-changing ministry. See the attached letter from CRE Cody Rogers for details about the food-packing event and how you can get involved.