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Mooresburg Presbyterian Church

Financial Peace Seminar

Krislund Retreat For Young Adults

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Krislund and Penn State’s OLLI Program

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Williamsport First Presbyterian Church and the Beloved Community Council

First PC WMSPT

2015 Winter Leadership Conference

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300FEBRUARY 28, 2015 ~ THE 2015 WINTER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
HELPING CHURCH LEADERS LEAD
 
will be held at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church * 900 Elm Street, Montoursville, PA
8:30 Registration and Refreshments
                                                     Workshops begin at 9:00
                                                     Closing 12:00 pm
Click below to Register or contact the Northumberland Presbytery Office at 570-368-3906 or presbynorth@comcast.net
2015 REGISTRATION FORM FOR NORTHUMBERLAND PRESBYTERY EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS
 
SNOW DATE: Saturday March 7, 2015
Workshops:
Ruling Elder Training: This class is important for newly ordained Ruling Elders to prepare them for their role as spiritual leaders.  Facilitator will be the Rev. Dr. William Knudsen.  Handbook will be provided.
Deacon Training: {Deacons and other caregivers} How to harness the power of caregivers in your congregation.  This class is very important for all newly ordained deacons to help them understand the biblical concept of providing compassionate care to those in their congregation.  This class is open to anyone in your congregation that is providing care to others.  Facilitator will be Rev. Elizabeth Affsprung.  Handbook will be provided.
Change bags aren’t  just for change anymore: There are a variey of tools that do not require high tech equipment or a brain surgeon to use when teaching others about Jesus Christ.  Change bags, evangecubes, stickers, flaming Bibles, and other items can be used to teach children, youth and Alzheimer patients.  Simple messages about the love of Jesus.  Persons attending the seminar will learn how to use such tools to minister to the needs of others, and how to obtain them.  Facilitator will be the Rev. Dr. James Behrens.
Perspectives: “God has a world-sized role for every Christian in God’s global purpose: Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover vision to live a life of purpose. Discovering that vision makes this course valuable, and perhaps crucial, for any Christian.  This class will introduce you to “Perspectives: a 15 week course that will be offered this year, designed around four vantage points or ‘perspectives’ – Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic.  Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose.”  Facilitator will be Roberta Updegraff
 

 

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

What’s Next What’s Now ~ Young Adults

PCUSA logoWhat’s Next What’s Now’ for young adults ~

When we crafted our young adult directional goal—one of six in the mission work plan that guides the work of the Presbyterian Mission Agency—we intentionally stressed “joining” with young adults in the reformation of the church: not doing ministry on their behalf, but rather joining with them in doing Christ’s mission.

Perhaps no one exemplifies the spirit of joining with young adults more than Rob Fohr—our young adult catalyst—and the members of the agency’s Young Adult Ministries Team. Rob is especially excited to share with you not only our progress in engaging young adults but also the timely launch of a new young adult website, the theme of which will be a highlight at General Assembly next month. Read more about it in Rob’s message below.

Faithfully yours,  Linda Valentine

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In early March, I met with some young adults in Orlando, Florida. We had a great conversation. They spoke with me about their hopes for the church and their frustration that so many of their peers have little or nothing to do with communities of faith. One young woman said: “I know how awesome God is, but it is because I grew up in the church and had a very positive experience. Not everyone my age has had that.”

Their general thinking was that the church, and Christianity more broadly, has fared poorly in public perception these past couple of decades—partly deserved, partly not—which has led many young people to disengage. These particular young adults, however, were very engaged—and also hopeful about the future of the church—though, admittedly, their generation often connects with faith and faith communities in ways different from ours.

Since 2012, agency staff members on the Young Adult Ministries Team have engaged in similar conversations with young adults (18 to early 30s) during an open-ended “season of listening” in order to connect with them and discover how they are living out their faith or would like to do so.

After many conversations, three major themes have emerged. It seems that many young adults
1. seek out authentic intergenerational community;
2. desire opportunities for faith in action through community service and engagement; and
3. wrestle with persistent transitional questions such as “What am I going to do with my life?” and “What’s next for me?”
We wanted one place where young adults and those in ministry with them could find service opportunities, identify welcoming worshiping communities in their area, learn more about issues of interest, and explore what might be next for them in conversation with others from across the country.
After much thought and hard work, that “one place” is finally here—our new young adults website WhatsNextWhatsNow.org!

“What’s next” has become the uniting theme of all Presbyterian Mission Agency ministries related to young adults. We hope this website will serve as a hub for these ministries and continue their connectional work as we focus together on the needs of young adults and those who engage in young adult ministry.

To that end, we want to lift up churchwide opportunities going on now—hence the “what’s now”—such as the Young Adult Volunteer program, where people ages 19–30 give a year of service; and Financial Aid for Service, which assists college and seminary students with educational expenses. We also want to highlight other agency ministries many young adults are already involved in, such as the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Camp and Conference Ministries, Young Women’s Leadership Development, and UKirk (college-aged ministries). We hope to expand these connectional opportunities far beyond just the ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We are partnering with mid councils, congregations, new worshiping communities, and other PC(USA)-related entities to learn about all the places where young adults can connect their faith to action, their creativity and curiosity to community, and their passions and interests to advocacy.

We’re spreading the word about WhatsNextWhatsNow.org far and wide. We’re even shaping the young adult display for General Assembly around the question “What’s next?” Our hope is that the website will serve as a key tool in our agency-wide effort to “join with young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.”

We ask you to join us in this journey. Check out WhatsNextWhatsNow.org to get a feel for the site, and share the website with young adults, those involved in ministry with young adults, those who want to connect with young adults, and anyone else you can think of who is asking the question “What’s next for me?”

Rob Fohr
Young Adult Catalyst

2015 Presbyterian Women Churchwide Gathering

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 Click  below for the call to the 2015 Presbyterian Women Churchwide Gathering:

 

Upcoming Events

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June 14-21, 2014 ~ 221st General Assembly in Detroit Michigan
June 19 – 21, 2014 ~ Presbyterian Women of the Synod of the Trinity will hold the PW Synod Gathering at Waynesburg, PA.  The Theme for 2014 is “Hope In Bloom” based on Jeremiah 29:11. Watch your email for more information
Mark your calendars now!
 

Krislund Retreat Center

Krislund Color LogoKrislund Camp & Conference Center offers Christian Hospitality to all ages.

Krislund Lodge (640x480)Your Church Group is invited to Krislund:

Fellowship Lodge

Resurrection Lodge
20 New Cabins
Retreat Center / Dining Hall
Creekside Lodge
Brown House
Groups from 2 to 200

 Retreats, Meetings, Receptions, Adventure activities, Food service

Let us partner with you to plan and carry out the details of your retreat, meeting, wedding or other special event.

Let us partner with you to plan and carry out the details of your retreat, meeting, wedding or other special event.

We look forward to working with you to help make your event a meaningful experience in a unique setting

We look forward to working with you to help make your event a meaningful experience in a unique setting

Krislund Camp & Conference Center Madisonburg PA

Please contact us for more information:  814-422-8878
info@krislund.org
www.krislundretreats.org