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2019 – JULY Team Talk Can Strengthen Volunteer Ministry

2019 AUGUST Learn More about Your Congregation through Focus Groups

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Mooresburg Presbyterian Church

Mooresburg Presbyterian Church VBS

Chicken BBQ Dinner

Chicken BBQ Dinner
Mooresburg Presbyterian Church 21 Church Road Danville, Pa Friday May 31, 2019 Time 4 pm – 6 pm (or sold out)
To purchase tickets in advance or questions call: Jody Callahan at 271-1145.
Eat in or takeout available. Cost is $ 8.00 a meal and includes: Half a chicken, Bake Beans, Applesauce, Macaroni Salad, Roll, Dessert and Beverage.

Boundary Training @ Camp Lackawanna

Boundary Training
Pastors and CRE’s are invited to attend a Boundary Training sponsored by the Lackawanna Presbytery.

The training will be held on May 21, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Camp Lackawanna –
1219 Vosburg-Neck Rd, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. The cost is $40 per person.
The Presbytery will set up a zoom video conference connection at the Presbytery office if you are unable to travel to Lackawanna for the day.
There will be no video access from the Camp.
To register to attend the training at Camp Lackawanna please contact Marge at the Lackawanna Presbytery at 570-348-0643 or

For more information on the training please contact Steve Cureton at
570-204-2540 or

Susquehanna Interfaith Disaster Response Network

Stated Meeting of Northumberland Presbytery

Our presbytery meeting is postponed to January 26, 2019 due to weather

We’ve been watching the weather since Tuesday hoping we could squeeze in a meeting before the snow hit this Saturday. While not all forecasters agree, the Weather Channel and the National Weather Service predict snow moving into our presbytery as early as 10:00 a.m. and moving across our region by 2:00 p.m.

Therefore, David and I, with input from Lisa (hosting pastor) and Christine (moderator) made the call to move our presbytery meeting to our snow date of January 26, 2019, still at Bethel Linden.

We hope to see many of you on January 26 at 9:00 a.m.




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Director of Campus Ministry

Director of Campus Ministry
Mansfield University
Mansfield, PA

The Protestant Campus Ministry Board at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA is looking for an individual to serve as Director of Campus Ministry, ½ time (25 hours per week). It is preferred, but not required, that this individual holds a M. Div. Degree from an accredited seminary. It is expected that candidates be a strong leader, with a contagious faith, and able to relate to all students on a personal level. Responsibilities would include, but not limited to, facilitating local churches in making connections with students, coordinating on campus ministries, and assisting in the discipleship of students. They will also be an ongoing presence within the university community. All serious inquiries and resumes may be emailed to The Campus Ministry Board is looking to fill this position as soon as possible and we will accept resumes until the position is filled.