Pray For Our Missionaries – October

esslingerlee_medium250Kurt Esslinger and Hyeyoung Lee are serving as Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) site coordinators in South Korea. The Young Adult Volunteer program is for people between the ages of 19 and 30 who serve in communities of need for one year. YAVs are placed in 11 sites in the United States and 5 sites overseas.  The YAV site in South Korea is based on the campus of Presbyterian-related Hannam University in Daejeon. The YAVs help extend the ministry of the university in the surrounding community through their work with children and families who are economically disadvantaged. Many of the people served by the YAVs are recent immigrants who face discrimination and exploitation. As site coordinators Kurt Esslinger and Hyeyoung Lee, a married couple, will mentor the YAVs in their service and encourage them to reflect spiritually on their experiences. They will also seek to facilitate the building of an intentional Christian community among the YAVs.

Both Kurt and Hyeyoung look to Micah 6:8 as a guiding passage for their life and ministry. “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  {E200496, D507560}

Kurt and Hyeyoung return to the USA each March/April.   Email them to extend an invitation to your congregation or organization.

Berwick First Presbyterian Church Photography Show


Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering

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Montoursville Presbyterian Church

Montoursville Presbyterian Church Youth Group – FISH is sponsoring a movie night Oct 12, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 – showing the movie God’s Not Dead. All are welcomed.  900 Elm Street, Montoursville, PA.  570-368-1595

Berwick First Presbyterian – Trunk or Treat

trunk or treat

Berwick First Presbyterian Church

Youth Flyer

Observe ORANGE DAY on the 25th of each month

Orange Ribbon Campaign-FBWitness and act for an end to violence against women and girls

On the 25th of each month – join people around the world in observing an Orange Day to work for an end to violence against women and girls. This call comes from Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls that is related to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

orangedayPray and Worship

  • Pray for guidance for all those who work to end violence against women. Pray that all people turn from violence.
  • Opposing violence against womena prayer by the Rev. Sarah Henkel
  • Teaching elders can preach on the issue of ending violence against women and girls. Check out this sermon by the Rev. Jeffrey Geary of the White Plains Presbyterian Church.



  • Take part in the Stop Rape Now campaign to stop the use of rape in war.
  • Plan to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network provides ideas and liturgical resources.
  • Wear orange. Tell those you meet why you are wearing orange. Take pictures and share them on social media with an explanation of why you are wearing orange.
  • Join Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence.
  • Create a group in your worshiping community, mid-council, school or other location to work to end violence against women and girls.
  • Sign the global call for action to tell governments around the world that you want them to make ending violence against women and girls a top priority.
  • Ask 3 people you know to sign the call to action.
  • Join SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women on Facebook and share why you think ending violence against women and girls should be a priority for decision makers around the world.

Connect with other Presbyterians

Learn what others are doing and use your imaginationUNiTE Orange Day Banner

Krislund Work Camp

OCTOBER 4, 2014  8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
RSVP at the camp office ~ 814-422-8878  or email to
Painting cabins, plant trees and winterize camp.  Bring your work gloves.


Quest ~ Krislund Youth Retreat

Quest ~ Krislund
Youth Retreat

September 20, 2014 docket for Presbytery Meeting at Northway

The Presbytery of Northumberland will be holding its stated meeting on September 20, 2014 at Northway Presbyterian Church located at 1520 Northway Rd in Williamsport.   Registration starts at 10:00 with registration at 9:30.

Please use this link to download the docket for the meeting.