Presbytery News

Donegal

    Leader Development Day

    Date: March 14, 2021

    The Presbytery of Donegal will hold its annual Leader Development Day on Sunday, March 14, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The gathering will feature leadership training and relevant workshops for new and experienced clerks of session, ruling elders and deacons. More information will be available closer to the date.

Upper Ohio Valley

    Leaderfest 2021

    Date: February 6, 2021 - February 13, 2021

    This winter the annual Leaderfest training will be featured as two shorter programs, spanning two Saturday mornings. Leaderfest, planned and presented jointly by Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery and Washington Presbytery, will be held Feb. 6 and 13 when congregational leaders can take advantage of Basic Elder and Basic Deacon seminars, enjoy the teachings and discussions of elective workshops and talk together with other elders on the topic of Race & Racism in the Presbyterian Church.

Washington

    Leaderfest 2021

    Date: February 6, 2021 - February 13, 2021

    This winter the annual Leaderfest training will be featured as two shorter programs, spanning two Saturday mornings. Leaderfest, planned and presented jointly by Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery and Washington Presbytery, will be held Feb. 6 and 13 when congregational leaders can take advantage of Basic Elder and Basic Deacon seminars, enjoy the teachings and discussions of elective workshops and talk together with other elders on the topic of Race & Racism in the Presbyterian Church.

West Virginia

    Dismantling Structural Racism

    Date: January 23, 2021

    A program titled “Dismantling Structural Racism” will be held by the Presbytery of West Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Racial discrimination in the United States is a socially-constructed system. Led by a team from the Presbyterian Mission Agency, this day-long event will explore the reality of racism and how we might work to address the system of racism that surrounds us.

    Part of the Presbytery of West Virginia’s “Expanding Your Ministry Toolbox” offerings, this course is open to all. The cost per person is $15. You will find information and a registration form here. The registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 7. For more information, contact Susan Sharp Campbell at susan_sharp_campbell@hotmail.com or 304-667-9428.

    2021 Festival of Faith

    Date: March 20, 2021

    The 2021 Festival of Faith, a day of learning, worship and fellowship with the Presbytery of West Virginia, will be Saturday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Zoom. Diana Butler Bass, an award-winning author and internationally-known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture and politics, will be the keynote presenter. In addition to her keynote, “Telling Stories of Jesus,” and workshop, “Deeper Dive with Diana Butler Bass,” there will be a number of other workshops offered. Cost is $20/person or $30/household.

    More information is available by clicking here.

Church News

Synod Neighbor

    Noted Christian Authors Monthly Online Series

    Date: February 1, 2021

    The First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, NJ, is hosting a 2021 Zoom webinar series as part of its adult spiritual formation ministry on the first Monday of the month. The (Un)simple Truth is a free monthly Zoom conversation featuring Christian authors, pastors and professors from around the country. There is no charge, and everyone is invited to take part safely from the comfort of their own home or campus. More information is available here.