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Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church

2015 Mission to Maine Jersey Shore Presb

Family Care for Children and Youth

At Family Care for Children & Youth, our passion is not just for doing our job, but for doing it well so that children find the stability they need, families are able to provide caring affection, and home is a place that feels safe.

We start by finding families within the community who are ready and willing to provide for children needing loving homes, carefully teaching them the proven techniques, theories and responses so that the children in their care grow strong and able to form positive connections. In this way, our families are able to become successful, creating a home environment where any child can feel safe and wanted.

While we are dedicated to every case and every child, we need all the help we can get! We are always looking for loving families who are ready to take a child into their home. If you or someone you know is willing to help by opening your doors to provide respite, emergency, or permanent care for a child who needs you, then contact us today! We encourage all of our families to always consider adoption as an option for children who cannot return to their families—a plight which has affected the lives of so many children in Pennsylvania.

With five offices located around Pennsylvania, there is a location near you! Call now and see how you can help us change lives, one child at a time.

Family Care Foster Parents

Friends of Renacer

Hogar Renacer means Home of Rebirth, and it is just that to the children who live there and the friends who visit. One of the projects supported by Asociación Brigadas de Amor Cristiano, Hogar Rencer is in turn supported by churches and individuals from many countries.

Friends of Renacer is an ecumenical support network for the children’s home and the connected the Christian school, which serves the community. We are based in northern central Pennsylvania. Our teams visit and work at Renacer two weeks each summer.

Visit their facebook page to see how this ministry makes a difference in someone’s life.

 

 

 

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

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

See what PDA is doing by clicking on the video link.

First: Self-care for volunteers

Second: Ministry of Presence ( It underlines that the most important thing we do when go on a work team in response to disaster is become a “presence” to come along side and support the survivors)

Third: Becoming a hosting center (Plenty of good information for getting involved in disaster response)

Friends of Hogar Renacer

shapeimage_1A group from our Presbytery leaves for Hogar Renacer in Honduras, Tuesday May 7, 2014.  Please pray for them as they go where God called them to serve.

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Friends of Renacer is an ecumenical support network for the children’s home and the connected the Christian school, which serves the community.  We are ministry of presence–praying, visiting, listening, encouraging and helping with special projects financially.

Our teams visit and work at Renacer several times a year. See our Team Blog page, Family Chatter, and Friends links for more information on opportunities.

Visit their facebook here:   Friends of Hogar Renacer – facebook

2014 Friends of Renacer Prayer Calendar May 4 – 17

May 4 – Pray a blessed someone will step forward to help drive the team to Dulles.
May 5 – Last minute details. Our luggage to hold all we need to take, and to arrive with us.
May 6 – Health issues for team, family, and friends while we are apart.
May 7 -Travel mercies for the team and our drivers. The Holy Spirit to open hearts prior to our arrival. Travel mercies for Leslie Santee, videographer, flying from Colorado to Houston and staying overnight to fly to Tegucigalpa on the 8th.
May 8 – Open minds to receive all God has planned as we interact with leadership, on-site staff & the children.
May 9 – The videographer to get the film footage necessary to capture the spirit of Hogar Renacer.
May 10 – Insight to recognize stress, culture shock, or illness in each other.
May 11 – It’s Mother‘s Day in Honduras too! Pray for the person who is chosen to deliver the message at church this day.
May 12 – Our visit to the high school where the older children attend. The right message for the older girls to become godly women.
May 13 – The joy of updating the scrapbooks with the pictures from the 2013 team. A special prayer for all those who support the team with donated goods, finances, and prayer.
May 14 – Pray for all the translated conversations to be understood, and patience for the translator.
May 15 – We can inspire in others the need to make a commitment toward spiritual transformation, and a desire to place Christ first in all things.
May 16 – Travel mercies for the team and our drivers on the return trip.
May 17 – Safe arrival in Williamsport. Wisdom to discern all God reveals to us on this journey.
Ongoing – The children & staff of Renacer in their day-to-day decisions, Elisabeth’s health issues, and wisdom for the steering committee as we continue to seek God’s will in our role at Renacer.

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”.

 

Friends of Renacer

Renacer youth

Hogar Renacer teens meting with teens from other Honduras orphanages to discuss the challenges and joys facing them as they prepare to graduate.

“Friends of Renacer was organized to be a support network for Hogar de Ninos Renacer, for more information you can click on this link www.friendsofrencer.com

Click here for a copy of  the  Friends of Renacer Newsletter issue 1

PresbyteryNabey Diaz Martinez co-director or Hogar Renacer with her husband Julio visited Pennsylvania in July.  She met with the mission advocates from five churches in our Presbytery.

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

Presbyterian Women

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Presbyterian Women (PW) is the national women’s organization of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  With a history of more than 200 years, PW is committed to nurturing faith, supporting the church’s mission, working for justice and building community. More than 300,000 women live out  these commitments through Presbyterian Women in exciting, growth – inspiring ways.  PW is organized at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (USA), in congregations, presbyteries and synods as well as the General Assembly.

 2013 Coordinating Team of The Presbyterian Women

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Moderator Team:  Laura Smith
Spiritual Coordinator: Joanna Miller
Leadership and Resources: Martha Manning
Secretary / Newsletter: Patty Beggs
Contingent Treasurer: Ruth Browse
Mission Treasurer / Together in Service: Carrol Morehart
Leaders – at – large: Frances Hall (Grace Presbyterian Church / Montgomery), Jean Shoup (Montoursville Presbyterian Church)

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