Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Happenings Around the Presbytery – July 29, 2015



Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery
907 National Road
Wheeling, WV  26003
304-232-3490
www.uovpresby.org

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In an emergency after office hours: Call 740-359-1813


PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Marie Luckhardt
Joe Byrne
Royce Browder
Ed & Dorothy Mooney
Leura Nancy Macon
Lesley Shoup
Bruce & Carolyn Stevens
Betty Dornick
Barry Todd
Nancy Mountz
David Kline
Delbert “Butch” McNear
Jim Wolgamott
Fran Offerdahl
Donna Todd
Keith McMannis
Bill Brown
David Brocklehurst
Homer Harden
JoAnn Tipton
John Lewis
Kay Eddy
Cheryl Sickle
John & Marian Brandenburg
Domasi Presbytery
Dakota Presbytery
All our service men & women

Please keep us informed of any prayer concerns you may have.

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PRAYER FOR UOVP PASTORS: Select one of these pastors and remember him/her in your prayers this week: Bob Morgan, Robert Nagy, Bob Offerdahl, William Popa, Connie Quinn.

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Caring is a Calling—Love Your Earth--Presbyterian Peace & Justice Newsletter for July, 2015, can be found on our website: Mission sidebar, then Peacemaking.

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PEACEMAKING OFFERING CHANGES: As you are undoubtedly aware, at the 2014 General Assembly, action was taken to redirect the former Peacemaking offering to a more inclusive “Peace and Global Witness Offering.” The Peace and Global Witness Offering can be promoted during the season leading up to World Communion Sunday, October 4. The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be distributed for peace and global witness ministries as follows: 50 percent to the General Assembly Presbyterian Mission Agency, 25 percent to be used in the Presbytery in support of peacemaking in our region, and 25 percent remains in the congregations (if they decide to keep it). Resources on peacemaking (or as it is now called, “Peace and Global Witness”) for use in bulletins and newsletters can be found on www.pcusa.org.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
July 30
~ Steve Cramer  trinitypastor@trinityelo.org




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These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:
The Fasting & Prayer conference...includes meals.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be, 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment, and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
And this one just about sums them all up: The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.'

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RUN:

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PW AUGUST 4 TRIP TO PITTSBURGH: Make your reservation by Friday, July 31st, to Karen Edwards at 740-598-4794 or Dodie Crowell at 304-243-6902.

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PRESBYTERIAN MISSION Agency Justice & Peace Close Up June 2015 ~ “Learn what other churches are doing to make a change in the life of a child,” can be found on our website: Click on the Mission sidebar, then Peacemaking.

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PDA CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ~ Needed: Images of Hope (aka Volunteer work teams). With recent storms and flooding, volunteers with varying skills are needed throughout many parts of the United States.Won’t you prayerfully consider how God can use you as an image of hope? Contact the PDA Call Center or call 866-732-6121 to let them know of your teams’ availability to serve.

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BLACK ROBE NEEDED: Anyone who may have a black robe they would like to donate to the Rev. Moses Chitawo of Domasi Presbytery, Malawi, please call the Rev. Mike Bongart at 740-537-2181.

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AUGUST PRAYER REQUESTS can be found on our website under “Spotlight” and in the calendar.

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Free Hammond Organ, Model C-3: Contact David Demarest 304-280-3206.

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OUR BACKDOOR off the parking lot is locked at 4:00 p.m. daily for the summer as our custodians are now on their summer hours. If you are coming to the Presbytery Office after 4:00 p.m., please come around to our brown wooden front door, or call Patty at 304-232-3490 when you arrive in the parking lot, and she will come down and let you in. If it goes to answering machine, she may be on the other line. You could try the door to the Vance Office under the green awning, off the parking lot. Inside, immediately past the red carpeted staircase, turn left. Go through the double wooden doors and you are in the hallway that leads to the steps/elevator to bring you up. Or if you just need to drop in for a short time, out front on National Road, you can park under the big green awning where there are four handicapped spaces and walk up the sidewalk to our brown wooden door. (The stained glass doors under that awning are locked.)

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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Church, Dillonvale, OH ~ Food, fellowship, and fantastic music will be featured at our 65th Annual Peach Social. Dan Jones and Roger Hoard will headline the entertainment. This event is sponsored by the Dillonvale, First Presbyterian Church and will be held at the Dillonvale Fire Hall on August 7, 2015, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. This year we have added dinner items to our menu. Haluski, sandwiches, and salads can be purchased at an additional cost. The traditional Peach Social ticket cost is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per child and includes cake, ice cream, peaches, and lemonade or coffee. Please join us for dinner, dessert, and music at this annual community event.

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FIVE PEWS FREE TO GOOD HOME. Two are 11 feet in length; 3 are 9 feet. One is in good condition; three are in very good condition; one needs work (veneer is peeling). The pews are a honey oak veneer. Must be able to pick them up. If interested, contact First Westminster Presbyterian Church, Steubenville, at firstwest@sbcglobal.net.

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https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7cd4cf3f8e262e23f778f9fde/images/0ad3f942-7dae-4ac6-b402-793b32fab0bd.pngWEE KIRK of Northeast PA Conference is October 12-14, 2015, at the Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA. Wee Kirk’s purpose is to inspire, motivate, and encourage small Presbyterian churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the clergy and lay leaders of those churches. Download a brochure on our website under “Items of Interest.” Register for the conference here: REGISTERFor more info, call Helen Kester at 724-980-9565. There are Synod scholarships available for half of the tuition and travel expenses. Call the Synod at 1-800-242-0534.

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POGO XIX: Presbyterian Open Golf Outing #19 will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10that the Spring Hills Golf Course, East Springfield, Ohio. Fee: $40 per golfer (Includes green fees, cart, prizes, and dinner). RSVP by Monday, August 3, to Sam Gibb (814) 657-1267 or samuelgibb@comcast.net; or call First Westminster Office (740) 282-4591. Foursomes, please.

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PW LAVENDER SPRINGS SPA RETREAT ~ At the Seeds of Hope Farm near Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. Check-in by 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 8thfollowed by Coffee/Tea. Program begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to arrive and check-in by 10:00 so you won’t miss any of our program. We’ll be finished no later than 2:30 p.m. The cost of the retreat will be $10.00 in order to cover the cost of our lunch and the materials that will be provided. We’ll be very relaxed and casual, so wear comfortable clothing. Please feel free to invite your friends to come also! RSVP by Tuesday, August 4, by calling Mary McElroy at 740-769-7546 or Karen Edwards at 740-598-4794.

Directions to Seeds of Hope Farm:
FROM State Route 7 coming south; take the Rayland/Dillonvale exit. Follow State Route 150 approximately 11 miles through Dillonvale and Mt. Pleasant. Seeds of Hope Farm will be 3 miles west of Mt. Pleasant on SR 150. Look for a sign on your LEFT.
For further instructions, please call the McElroys at 740-769-7546.
The McElroy’s address is 1353 State Route 150, Adena, OH 43901.

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FROM Rt. 7 coming north; take 250 North/west out of Bridgeport. Follow 250 about 12 miles to State Route 150 (about 1/2 mi. past Ferda's Garden Center). Turn RIGHT towards Mt. Pleasant. Seeds of Hope Farm is about 1 mile in on SR 150. Look for sign on your RIGHT. Turn at the gray house and follow lane to retreat site. 
For further instructions, please call the McElroys at 740-769-7546.

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A MISSION TRIP to the Fall stated meeting of Dakota Presbytery at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church, Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 29 or 30 and returning Oct. 5. This is the first time that a mission trip is about to happen since our Presbytery partnered with Dakota Presbytery. At this time, the trip may, or may not be a work trip. It may be a mission of presence. The Mission Committee feels that the time is right for others to meet the good people of Dakota. The cost of the trip will be $900.00 with the Presbytery paying 1/3, the participant paying 1/3, and the participant’s church paying 1/3. Info, application, questionnaire, and session endorsement can be found on our website www.uovpresby.org under “Items of Interest.” If you don’t have access to a computer, please call the Presbytery Office at 304-232-3490 and we will mail you a copy. August 11, 2015, is the deadline to get your paperwork in to the Presbytery. Interviews will be held on August 18 at the Presbytery Office.

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COMMISSIONERS AND YAAD TO GA ~ It is now time for sessions to nominate persons to be our presbytery’s commissioners and Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD) to the meeting of the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, June 18 to June 25, 2016. We need to elect one minister commissioner and one elder commissioner, and alternates, and a YAAD and alternate. Nominations must be e-mailed to the Presbytery Office by September 1, 2015, using the nomination forms that can be found on our website www.uovpresby.org under “Items of Interest.” If you don’t have access to a computer, please call the Presbytery Office at 304-232-3490 and we will mail you a copy.

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ADAM’S ROAD – SPECIAL FREE CONCERT ~ The First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg invites you to attend a special free concert by Adam's Road Band at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. This ministry of word and music is especially relevant to young people, so if the teens/early 20s of your church desire to reach out to unchurched friends, the concert will offer a way for them to introduce others to the gospel. Adam's Road is comprised of three talented musicians, who, through the Grace of God and the study of His Word, have come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, www.adamsroadministry.comFirst Presbyterian Church is located at 9th and Charles streets in Wellsburg, just one block west of W.Va. 2. For more information, contact Lynn Davis at lynndaviswv@gmail.com.

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A RETREAT FOR ALL UOVP PASTORS will be held September 28 and 29, 2015, at the Crestfield Conference Center and Camp located near Slippery Rock, PA. The retreat will begin on Monday at 2:00 p.m. with check in beginning at 1:00 p.m. and end after lunch on Tuesday. “The Spirit-filled Side of Preaching” will be led by Retreat Leader, the Rev. Dr. Judy Angleberger. Cost is $30.00 per person with the rest of the cost being picked up by a grant from the Synod of the Trinity. Please make your check payable to UOVP and drop it off or send it to the Presbytery Office. [All rooms are single.] Please RSVP—call 304-232-3490 or e-mail pattyuov@uovpresby.org by Tuesday, September 15. This retreat is open to all Teaching Elders, both active and retired; all Commissioned Ruling Elders, active and retired; and those available to be commissioned. Come join us!

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CONTINUING EDUCATION at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary ~ Teacher Training Worshop, “Telling the Story: New Disciples, New Church,” Sept. 26, 2015. Keith Kaufold, Keynote Presenter. Seewww.pts.edu/CE ~ 412-924-1345

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SEMINARY FOR A DAYSaturday, Sept. 26, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA. Includes inspiring keynote addresses along with educational workshops featuring UPSem faculty. $25 cost includes lunch and refreshments. See www.upsem.edu/sfaday or go to our website under Seminaries for the schedule of events.

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CREATING A VISION FOR EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY Part of the important work of faith communities is to establish shared values and goals for lifelong spiritual growth through education and formation. Thriving congregations take the time to ask questions and to evaluate ministries. They seek to discern God’s call to faithfulness for their particular church body as individuals and as a community whenever the people gather to study, to worship, and to serve. Resources are available for creating a vision for educational ministrySee Creating a Vision for Educational Ministry--The Point Connection July newsletter on our website under “Spotlight.”

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YOUR STORIES ARE OUR STORIES. The Presbytery invites all of our churches to share a photo of your summer ministry so we can share it with others on our website slideshow. Send your pics (landscape view is easiest to post) with a brief description to pattyuov@uovpresby.org.

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