Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

With Hurricane Harvey devastating South Eastern Texas and with Hurricane Irma’s damage to Florida we encourage individual and churches who wish to reach out to PDA.

PDA has a long been a witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.

PDA continues to be in touch with presbytery leadership in New Covenant, Mission, and South Louisiana Presbyteries. National Response Teams are being deployed into the affected regions when it is safe to do so. 

We will post more information on relief efforts for Hurricane Irma as we receive them.

For more information on how you can give click on the link below –
http://pda.pcusa.org/situation/tropical-storm-harvey/

Please designate gifts to DR000169-Harvey, you can give online HERE. Giving information (where to send checks, how to give via phone, etc.) can be found HERE. 

If your church is talking about planning a mission trip to the affected areas please contact the presbytery office, there may be other individuals or churches who would like to travel with you.  presbynorth@comcast.net or 570-368-3906.

Thank you for your continued support and compassion for those in need.

Presbyterian Mission Agency

Parish Paper

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Sept 2017 Equipping Volunteers Builds a Strong Church Community

October 2017 Short-Term Mission Trips that Yield Long-Term Success

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PDA Response Hurricane Harvey

Flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 27. (Photo by PDA National Response Team member Val Aldred)

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency response and refugee program of the denomination, committed to the long-term journey of recovery of communities adversely affected by a crisis or catastrophic event. It is funded by the One Great Hour of Sharing and has designated funds for responding to specific disasters.

To support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, click here. You’ll be taken to the PC(USA) website to donate securely and quickly.

If you prefer to mail a check (please designate Disaster Relief–U.S. Hurricane Response, DR000169), you may send it to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

You may also call 800-872-3283 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT), and donate by phone.

Visit pda.pcusa.org for continuing updates.

For the complete article click on this link:  Presbyterian Mission PCUSA

225th Anniversary Celebration

Join the celebration service of the Lycoming, Great Island and Jersey Shore Presbyterian Churches August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

At the Tiadaghton Elm Tree Site, Jersey Shore for a combined service. The Bagpipes and period dress will complete the service.  A pot luck dinner will follow the worship service with pulled pork and chicken.  Beverages and place settings will also be provided.

ALL are welcomed.  Feel free to bring a dish to share and come in period dress if you would like to get in the spirit.

To register contact the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church 570-398-1909

Presbyterian Church of Jersey Shore

Rev Dr William Knudsen

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The Rev. Dr. Bill Knudsen leads a responsive reading during the Presbytery of Northumberland’s stated meeting that also served as the executive presbyter’s retirement ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To say that the Rev. Dr. Bill Knudsen took the path he thought he would or ended up where he planned couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, he had visions of joining the Navy as a chaplain and had little interest in a job opportunity as the executive presbyter at the Presbytery of Northumberland. However, God had different plans for Bill, and 14 years after accepting the call at Northumberland, which followed a 20-year career in the Army Reserves, Bill is retiring.

“It’s the right time to do it,” Bill said when asked about retirement. “I want to retire while I’m young enough to be able to still go out and enjoy life. I’m 67 years old and it gives me a lot more opportunity to settle into a new area, make new friends and still be young enough, active enough and healthy enough to enjoy retirement.” Continue reading

Presbyterian Women

2017 PW Gathering cover letter
To register click on the following links for a list of the workshops
and the registration form.

2017 PW Gathering Registration for Workshops
2017 PW Gathering Registration Form
DEADLINE to register is May 8, 2017

Federated Missionary Society

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