Stated Meeting of Presbytery Guest Speakers

announcementOn November 15, at our Stated Presbytery Meeting in Bloomsburg we are going to host Dr. Frank Dimmock and Elizabeth Little from the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We encourage you to bring your mission advocates along with your commissioners to this very special presbytery meeting that will focus on Presbyterian Missions.

During lunch we will have table talk around these three questions: come prepared to discuss!

• How does your budget reflect your church’s response to the poor and disenfranchised?

• Describe the present culture of your church for reaching out to the poor?

• How does your congregation bring the world’s impoverished into your midst?

Frank is the “Poverty Catalyst” on the World Mission staff in Louisville. He brings over 30 years of experience working in mission service. Elizabeth is also a part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. She works with congregations in the Eastern part of the United States, building awareness of the agency’s World Mission Ministry area and raising financial support for international mission personnel.

Synod of the Trinity Newsletter

Synod_of_the_Trinity_logoThe Synod of the Trinity is trying to make itself known—a new E-News will highlight activities throughout the Synod.
Remember—You are the Synod, We are the Synod, just as You are the Presbytery, We are the Presbytery!

Click on the link below to get the Synod of the Trinity Newsletter

Synod of the Trinity E-Newsletter

Watsontown First Presbyterian Church

Green_Celtic_Cross_by_dashinvaineThe Watsontown First Presbyterian Church will hold a Celtic Worship Service on November 2, 2014 during the regular Worship Service at 10:30 am.
401 Main Street, Watsontown, PA
 
For more information contact the church office at 570-538-1491

Krislund Korner Newsletter

 Click on the link to receive the August issue of the Krislund Camp Newsletter – the Krislund Korner: 

Oct14 Krislund Korner

Parish Paper

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P P –11-2014 Should We Consider Closing Our Church

P P –12-2014 How to Make the Most of a Consulting Process

 

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Pastors Central Tier Meeting

The Central Tier Meeting – will meet the 12:00 pm Nov 5 at First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport.

Place: Williamsport First Presbyterian Church 102 East Third Street, Williamsport. For more information contact Rev. Sam Hwang at awun.hwang@gmail.com or 570.220.5993 or 326.3706

Presbyterian Women Synod Mission Project

FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION
2014/2015 PW Synod Mission Project
 

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Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has sent more than 781,000 wheelchairs to people in 91 countries, providing dignity,  independence and hope through the gift of mobility.

Our Mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to the physically disabled poor in developing countries as motivated by Jesus Christ.

Our Vision is to be a world-class provider of mobility, transforming the lives of 100,000 people with disabilities in 2014.

With an estimated 100 million people around the world today in need of a wheelchair without the means to get one, FWM strives to distribute over 100,000 chairs annually, and continues to pursue our goal to distribute 1 million chairs by the year 2016. Free Wheelchair Mission continues its focus and commitment on becoming a leading provider of mobility in developing nations, but beyond placing recipients in a chair, FWM is bringing transformation that opens doors to education, employment opportunities and community that these individuals only dreamed of before receiving the gift of mobility.

more information

Mission Fair

mission fairMISSION FAIR AT KRISLUND

On Tuesday, November 18, starting at 9:00 AM, Northumberland Presbytery will join with Huntingdon Presbytery to host a Mission Fair at Krislund Camp and Conference Center.

WHY COME?

• This is your opportunity to connect with other churches who will display their Mission trips and special projects to help promote greater participation throughout the two presbyteries!

• This is your opportunity to find out how your church can participate with another church in a mission trip or activity!

• This is your opportunity to present your church’s mission trips, activities, or special projects and encourage others to participate with you.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH? 9:00-1:00

1. Bring a poster board, or display or a PowerPoint, or a DVD, that will highlight your mission activities
2. Show up at the camp at least by 8:30 am to set up your display
3. Call or email Huntingdon Presbytery to tell them you need a table for your display 814-682-7289 or email: susanpresbytery@gmail.com
4. If you plan to stay for lunch let Huntingdon Presbytery know how many will stay by November 13th, the cost of lunch is $5.00.

For more information click on the link: Mission Fair

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MISSION DIRECTORY FOR NORTHUMBERLAND

The Committee on Service is preparing a Mission Directory that will highlight global, regional, and local mission opportunities. Sometime in the near future, you will receive a call from a member of the committee so be prepared to share your mission activities along with dates and individual costs and state if the trips or activities are available to others in the presbytery and how they can participate. This includes special work trips for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

If you have any questions please feel free to call:
Rev. Benjamin Lins the Chairperson of the Committee on Service at 570-748-2810

 

 

Guest Speakers November Presbytery Meeting

Dr. Frank Dimmock

Mission as at the very heart of congregational ministry and the ministry of Northumberland Presbytery. Therefore we have joined in partnership with the Presbyterian Mission Agency and Huntingdon Presbytery to emphasize the mission opportunities that our congregations can embrace either with a global, regional, or a local focus.

On November 15, at our Stated Presbytery

Elizabeth Little

Elizabeth Little

Meeting in Bloomsburg we are going to host Dr. Frank Dimmock and Elizabeth Little from the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We encourage you to bring your mission advocates along with your commissioners to this very special presbytery meeting that will focus on Presbyterian Missions.

During lunch we will have table talk around these three questions: come prepared to discuss!

• How does your budget reflect your church’s response to the poor and disenfranchised?

• Describe the present culture of your church for reaching out to the poor?

• How does your congregation bring the world’s impoverished into your midst?

Frank is the “Poverty Catalyst” on the World Mission staff in Louisville. He brings over 30 years of experience working in mission service. Elizabeth is also a part of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. She works with congregations in the Eastern part of the United States, building awareness of the agency’s World Mission Ministry area and raising financial support for international mission personnel.

Rummage Sales

RummageCome back in the spring of 2015 to get a new listing of the Church Rummage Sales in your area.