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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!

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Synod of the Trinity E-Newsletter

Observe ORANGE DAY on the 25th of each month

Orange Ribbon Campaign-FBWitness and act for an end to violence against women and girls

On the 25th of each month – join people around the world in observing an Orange Day to work for an end to violence against women and girls. This call comes from Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls that is related to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

orangedayPray and Worship

  • Pray for guidance for all those who work to end violence against women. Pray that all people turn from violence.
  • Opposing violence against womena prayer by the Rev. Sarah Henkel
  • Teaching elders can preach on the issue of ending violence against women and girls. Check out this sermon by the Rev. Jeffrey Geary of the White Plains Presbyterian Church.

Advocate

Act

  • Take part in the Stop Rape Now campaign to stop the use of rape in war.
  • Plan to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network provides ideas and liturgical resources.
  • Wear orange. Tell those you meet why you are wearing orange. Take pictures and share them on social media with an explanation of why you are wearing orange.
  • Join Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence.
  • Create a group in your worshiping community, mid-council, school or other location to work to end violence against women and girls.
  • Sign the global call for action to tell governments around the world that you want them to make ending violence against women and girls a top priority.
  • Ask 3 people you know to sign the call to action.
  • Join SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women on Facebook and share why you think ending violence against women and girls should be a priority for decision makers around the world.

Connect with other Presbyterians

Learn what others are doing and use your imaginationUNiTE Orange Day Banner

Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Church

bloomsburg first2014 Columbia County Christian Fair Ministry Clothing Drive

The First Presbyterian Church will be organizing the 2014 clothing giveaway for Bloomsburg Fair Carnival workers.  Clothing may be dropped off during normal office hours.  Please call the church office at 570-784-2322 in advance  if you need help in unloading or need to drop off at a different time.  Place men’s clothing in black clothing bags and women’s clothing in white clothing bags.  the fair workers live in rough quarters with little space for storage.  They work outside in all sorts of weather; access to expensive dry cleaning facilities is not possible.  With this in mind DO NOT donated dress clothing.  Call the church office 570- 784- 2322 for more information on the clothing needs.

Visit the facebook page for Columbia County Christian Ministry

https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCountyChristianFairMinistry

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”.