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November 2017 – Mistakes Churches Make During an Interim Ministry

December 2017 – Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description

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2017 – 2019 Book of Order

The 2017-2019 Book of Orders are now available.

We are placing a combined order of the new 2017-2019 Book of Order for Churches and individuals.

With past years we were able to purchase the Book of Order at the discounted bulk rate of $8 (regular price is $10).

Please note the Presbytery Office will not have extra copies of the Book of Order so if you want a printed copy at the discounted rate, please order now.

The 2017-2019 Book of Order will be available for download for free from the PCUSA website soon as well.

If you would like to take advantage of the bulk discount, please contact the Presbytery Office at presbynorth@comcast.net  by November 27, 2017 .

 

Christmas Joy Offering

2017 Christmas Joy Offering

The Christmas Joy packets are delayed because of the storms but will mailed out shortly.

Supporting past, present, and future leaders.

Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian schools and colleges.

Covenant Central Presbyterian Church

Medical Mission Partnership Unites Our Region with Rural Tanzania

Join us at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday October 4th, to learn about the partnership between the local hospice team & their counterparts in Shirati Tanzania.
Introduced by Dr Alex Nesbitt, our speakers will be
Dorothy Kawira RN & Peter Migenda, RN. They provide comfort care in the face of great challenges. The Gatehouse Singers will also appear.
 
Event will be held in Fellowship Hall. Park & enter off Campbell St between 3rd & 4th St.  Refreshments to follow

Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering


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

Soul Injury

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