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Grace Presbyterian Church

church_bulletin_boardGrace Presbyterian Church – 102 Second Street in Montgomery, PA is looking to hire a church organist/pianist for Sunday Morning worship.

For more information please contact Elaine Kobbe at 570-547-2873

Free Items

announcementGrove Presbyterian Church has ~ Eight 8 foot tables — metal legs and fiberboard, used but functional — plus the trolley for carting them

A 5 foot long, 3 ft deep, 3 ft wide hand made wooden chest, emblem of Presbyterian Church carved on lid  formerly used to house bells, equally useful for linens, etc

If you are interested please contact the Grove Presbyterian Church

grovechurch@aol.com or 570-275-0692

piano frontFREE  Organ from the estate of Byron and MaryAnn Wertman~ If you are interested contact by September 20, 2014:

Tiffani M. Kase representative for the estate of Mr Mrs Wertman
570/ 321-7364

 

 

 

Wee Kirk Northeast (PA) Conference

Wee Kirk Northeast (PA) Conference

2013-NE PA Wee Kirk Conference

Wee Kirk
October 13 -15, 2014
Laurelville Mennonite Church Center

Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A Ministry of Presbyterians For Renewal
The purpose of Wee Kirk is “to inspire, equip, motivate and encourage small PC (USA) Churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the Clergy and Lay Leaders of those Churches.”
Online registration is available at www.pfrenewal.org or for questions please contact Helen Kester at (424)980-9565 or helen.kester@gmail.com

Tremendous Bookroom provided by
Hearts and Minds Books
www.heartsandmindbooks.com
Onsite Discount and church billing available

Pastoral Letter on the Actions of the 221st General Assembly

To: The Pastors and Congregations of Northumberland Presbytery
From: William Knudsen, Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk
Subject: Pastoral Letter Reporting on the Actions of the 221st General Assembly

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This pastoral letter is to share information that we hope will help you interpret the actions of the 221st General Assembly to your congregations. I have included resources, thoughts from various Presbyterian related groups and pastoral letters. The actions of this last General Assembly have set our denomination on a new course. For some of you these actions have been long awaited and are very much welcomed. For others these actions are devastating. You are all in my prayers as we try to help interpret these actions to our congregations and as we discern God’s will as we vote on the proposed changes to our constitution.

Issues addressed in this Pastoral Letter:
1. A Thank you to our GA Commissioners
2. The Prayer of Moderator Heath Rada
3. Marriage and Civil Unions
1. Authoritative Interpretation
2. Proposed Amendment to the Constitution
3. FAQ on Same-Gender Marriage
4. Divestment
1. Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) – How We Got Here
2. GA Text Approving Divestment
3. Positive Investment Overview Video, Presbyterian Foundation
4. FAQ on Divestment
5. Letters from Presbyterian Related Groups
1. Fellowship of Presbyterians
2. Letter from the Outreach Foundation

On behalf of our Presbytery family, I want to thank our commissioners from Northumberland Presbytery for representing our congregations and pastors during this General Assembly. Our Teaching Elder Commissioner was Rev. Glen Hallead the pastor of Wellsboro First Presbyterian Church. Our Ruling Elder Commissioner was Elder Debbie Button the pastor of Tioga United Trinity Presbyterian Church. If you have any specific questions about the process or decisions of the assembly they would be more than happy to talk with you about their experience. They will be making a report our September meeting of Presbytery. We plan on voting on the amendments at our January 2015 meeting of Presbytery at Watsontown Presbyterian Church.

To read the Pastoral Letter click on the link below:                                                                            Pastoral Letter on the Actions of the 221st GA

Protestant Campus Ministry Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg Campus MinistryProtestant Campus Ministry (PCM) is a multi-denominational fellowship that offers members of the university community opportunities for exploration and growth in the Christian faith. PCM is staffed by the Reverend Jill Young, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is also led by a group of students committed to their discipleship in Christ. 

Groups that sponsor PCM include…

  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
  • The United Methodist Church
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Local Churches
  • Parents of University Students
  • Bloomsburg Alumni    

The Protestant Campus Ministry’s (PCM) mission is to provide a Christian witness on the Bloomsburg University campus through providing quality worship, education, service, fellowship and programming. PCM offers and supports various cultural, educational, and religious activities that call students, faculty, and staff to seek the manifest love of Christ, that challenge them to a deeper level of spiritual growth, wholeness and wellness and encourage them to enrich their lives. 
PCM offers leadership opportunities in all aspects of its ministry and considers these opportunities to be an integral part of its work and mission.  Such development helps raise up a new generation of leaders within the church and helps students discern their calling as leaders in worship, education, fellowship, and service.

more information

One Great Hour of Sharing

 

Krislund Camp & Conference Center

Entrance+Sign-+WebKRISLUND UPDATE:

Time to hire summer counselors

Krisland Camp is hiring for summer staff.  Please apply at www.krislund.org

Summer schedule is also available at the www.krislund.org

ROCK THE CAMP

This is a wonderful 2 night/3 day retreat for youth (6th-12th graders) from the supporting Presbyteries. It will extend from Maundy Thursday evening to Saturday morning of Easter weekend.  (April 17-19) Fun, Fellowship, Worship with VISION Worship Band leadership.  Check the website for more details.

Click on this link 2014 Summer Programs to get more information for the 2014 Summer camping season – plan to send your youth now for a fun experience at Krislund – activities include: the climbing tower, zipline, epic hikes, woodworking camp and the New “Survivor”.

 

Presbyterian Women Churchwide Gathering

 Save the date: June 18-21, 2015 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women

 

Click on the photo to see the excitement from the 2012 Churchwide Gathering in Orlando Florida.  

Bald Eagle Presbyterian Church

8001444-basket-with-thread-and-balls-for-knitting-as-a-backgroundBald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, Mill Hall PA started a Prayer Shawl Ministry several years ago.  They have over the years, delivered and mailed thousands of prayer shawls and lap robes all over the country.

An infant sweater ministry was added to the prayer shawl ministry about three years ago, and they have since then supplied many new mothers with sweaters, hats and baby blankets for their little ones.

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is now taking another new step forward.  They will be making prosthesis for women who have had mastectomies and have chosen not to have reconstructive surgery. The prosthesis will be custom made, to size, with different yarns and material suitable for the wearer.

All the prosthesis’s will all be free of charge.  This service will help those who don’t have insurance or maybe have not been able to be fitted with the prosthesis because it is too soon after surgery.

They are here to help. Continue reading

Bereavement Support Group

Sun home healthThe second Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 pm ManorCare Williamsport and SUN Home Health & Hospice are offering the general public, ManorCare Family & friends, and Sun Home Health & Hospice families the opportunity to attend a free-of-charge, grief support group.

If you are interested in attending this group or have questions, please contact Rev Carrie Stine, SUN Home Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, at 1-800-634-5232, extension 1450.

All members of the community who have lost a loved one and who could benefit from the caring support available through these sessions are welcome to attend.

The Bereavement Support Group Multi- purpose Room
Manor Care South
101 Leader Drive, Williamsport