Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Happenings Around the Presbytery - May 31, 2017



Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery
907 National Road
Wheeling, WV  26003
304-232-3490

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





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PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Bill Betteridge
Karen Edwards
Ed Mooney
Leura Nancy Macon
Bob Shearer
Mike Anderson
Nancy Mountz
David Brocklehurst
Ginny Zoric
Ed Rudiger
R. H. “Mac” McCuen
Royce Browder
Wayne Devore
Karen Byrne
Sharon Willits
Debbie Hale
David Bruce
Vickie Whinnery
Domasi Partnership
Malawi food crisis
Keith McMannis
Judee Parkinson
Dakota Partnership
Joe Hendricks
Alberta Crawford
Sheryl Looking Elk
All our service men & women
Rev. Loren & Mrs. Violet Robinson (Pine Ridge Presby Ch)
For peace and an end to violence and hatred
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 in your prayers this week: Kenn Sickle, Lloyd Smith, David Stammerjohn, Rick Stanley, Ed Stern.
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THE MOST UP TO DATE PULPIT SUPPLY LIST, effective 5-30-17, can be found on our website under “Pulpit Supply.”
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Image result for picnic foodFIRST PRESBYTERIAN Church, 4th and Walnut Streets, Martins Ferry, OH, invites you to a Picnic On The Sidewalk, Tuesday, June 6, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Menu: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cole Slaw, Macaroni Salad, Baked Goods, Pop, and Water. Gift Baskets and 50/50 Raffle. For more info, call the church office 740-633-6107.

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GIVING FOR THE FUTURE: By participating in the Pentecost Offering, your congregation helps encourage, develop, and support young people, and address the needs of at-risk children. Read more.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY June 2 ~ Mike Anderson, michael@creeds.net

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God and the StormSometimes God calms the raging storm and lets nature rest for a while.
Sometimes God allows the storm to rage and calms those who ask for inner peace and courage.
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PC(USA) membership decline continues but slowsJerry Van Marter | Office of the General Assembly. Net loss of 89,893.
‘We are not dying. We are Reforming.’ Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II | Office of the General Assembly. Significant Aspects of the 2016 Statistical Report.
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PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Leadership, Conflict and Creativity June 8-10 with Miroslav Volf, Leanna Fuller, and David Jones.
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We often struggle to cope with conflict in our families, congregations, and communities. We will explore conflict and difference as challenges that hold potential for creative transformation. Don't miss the popular Henderson Summer Leadership Conference with three thought-provoking days filled with inspiration, solutions, self-care, and fellowship.
SessionsPeace-Seeking in a Polarized World: Family Systems Perspectives on Leadership with David Jones.
Engaging Difference, Fostering Hope: Practicing Leadership and Care in Community with Leanna Fuller.
Before Embrace with Miroslav VolfFree and Open to the Public.
Panel discussion with conference speakers; panel on self-care and embodied practices. Introduction and presentation of different self-care practices.
Reserve your spot now–join us for one day or all three! Full conference rate: $150 (includes meals), single day rate: $75/day (includes meals). Lodging is separate and not included in rate. Co-sponsored with Pittsburgh Pastoral InstituteREGISTER
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MONTREAT CONFERENCE CENTER is gearing up for summer. We're getting ready to host a multitude of guests in Montreat, and you may even be one of them! From Youth Conference to Worship and Music to the fourth of July celebration, summer is full of new faces! If you're in Montreat this summer, for any reason, there are plenty of ways for you to connect. Check out our weekly publication, This Week In Montreat, for all the happenings in Montreat that week. You can find hard copies of This Week In Montreat in most of the gathering spaces here or online. Click here to learn more: Visit the TWIM Page
Summer Worship in Montreat: One of the highlights of Montreat Conference Center’s year-round programs is thesummer worship series in which leading preachers from across the country join with visual and performing art professionals and volunteers in a service of worship open to the surrounding community. All are welcome and all are invited.
An Evening with Rachel Held Evans: Montreat Conference Center is pleased to host An Evening with Rachel Held Evans on August 12, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Anderson Auditorium. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public. Rachel will be here as part of our 2017 Women's ConnectionTickets are $50 in advance, $55 on-site. Tickets will go on sale in July. Sign up for updates here!
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RUN:
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JUNE PRAYER REQUESTS can be found on our website under Spotlight and in the calendar.
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PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S May newsletter can be found on our website under Items of Interest.
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MALE INSTRUCTOR FOR SUMMER PROGRAM NEEDED. Laughlin Memorial Chapel is in need of a male Instructional Aide/Counselor for its Summer Jam Program beginning on June 19, 2017, through July 14, 2017. The Instructional Aide must be at least 18 years of age and finished his first year of college. This is a paid position with hours of 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, this is a 4 week program. The summer program consists of In House activities, swimming dates at the local parks, faith based lessons and other outside activities planned. If interested in working with children and having a fun filled day, please contact Laughlin Chapel at (304) 232-2630.
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RETREAT/WORKSHOP, “Gun Violence: Its Ripple Effects and Prevention,” will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with registration from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. Hosted by the United Presbyterian Church, 310 E Main St, Richmond, OH, (Near Steubenville/Wintersville, just five miles north of Rt. 22 along Rt. 43). Sponsored by our Peacemaking Sub-Committee. Beginning with worship in a retreat/workshop setting, we will then watch and discuss the documentary film Trigger: The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence, produced by PCUSA. After lunch (simple and provided), we will engage in a series of five studies prepared by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship that addresses gun violence prevention. We will end with a time for meditation and prayer.
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EVERYONE HAS A STORY. Join us for an evening of fellowship and storytelling. Weather permitting, we will have a fire. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Sunday, June 4th, at 6:00 p.m. Cross Creek “Tent” Church, 3831 Tent Church Road, Colliers, WV 26035. For more info, call Frank Lewis 304-266-8154.
Directions to Cross Creek Church from US 22 East: Exit US 22 at the Harmon Creek Exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Harmon Creek Road. Follow Harmon Creek Road into Colliers. Turn right onto Mechling Hill Road (the corner past the Colliers Elementary School). Turn LEFT at the top of the hill at the (T) intersection of Mechling Hill Road and Eldersville Road. Traffic coming from your right has the right-of-way and does not have a stop sign. Follow Eldersville Road less than one mile and find Tent Church Road on the right. There is a large white sign for the church at the corner of Eldersville Road and Tent Church Road. Turn right onto Tent Church Road. The church is 500 feet down this country lane and on the right. There is a sign in the parking lot.
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THE ECUMENICAL SCRIPTURE WORKSHOP: WELCOMING THE STRANGER ~ OR NOT? will be held June 19 – 23, 2017, at St. John XXIII Pastoral Care Center, Charleston, WV. Anyone interested in this workshop may call the Rev. Barry Hall for information: 740-546-4521 or 740-312-9721 cell (afternoons). See the brochure on our website under “Items of Interest.” Registration and payment must be received by Monday, June 5, 2017.
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Office of Faith-Based Investing releases new videoRick Jones | Presbyterian News Services. Leaders seek to educate Presbyterians about talks with corporations.
‘Facing Racism’ campaign offers Belhar resourcesGregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service. Second installment of program to focus on newly adopted confession.
Not quite right: Don’t let the church become fake newsJoshua Bower | Presbyterians Today. Proclaiming good news in a divided culture.
POINT volunteers lead the way in assisting churches with educational ministryDebbi Markland Ulmer | Special to Presbyterian News Service. Training enables educators to share information on PC(USA) curricula.
‘Teach Me the Way I Should GO’ Bible study now available for youth and youth groupsEmily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service. Free study is third of five scheduled resources in Post Presbyterian Youth Triennium mission impact initiative.
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WHEN COMING TO THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE: Vance church is now keeping all outside doors locked—with the exception of the door to their church office under the big green awning off the parking lot. To get to the Presbytery Office once inside those doors, go left just past the red carpeted stairway and through double wooden doors to the hallway and stairs/elevator that bring you up to us. Or call 304-232-3490 and we will come down to let you in. If you usually come in through our front door and find it locked, please call and we will let you in.
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SYNOD OF THE TRINITY story on the three-presbytery CRE training that is currently taking place in our region:http://www.syntrinity.org/featured/presbyteries-team-up-to-train-prepare-commissioned-ruling-elders/
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PCUSA ABUSE PREVENTION HELPLINE. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) churches and individual members can call an Abuse Prevention Helpline to discuss concerns and incidents of abuse, seek criminal background checks and utilize an online Self-Assessment Tool to identify potential gaps in abuse risk management practices within their organization. For more on the Helpline, click here.
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The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)’s Big Tent biennial gathering will be held on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, July 6–8, 2017.Mark your calendar and plan to join in three days of worship, workshops and the opportunity to engage and connect with other Presbyterians. Learn more.


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NEW WILMINGTON MISSION CONFERENCE will be held July 22-29, 2017, at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. Speakers include Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, and Shane Bennett. Visit their website for more details or to register: www.nwmcmission.org.
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POGO XXI: Our Presbyterian Open Golf Outing #21 will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 7that the Spring Hills Golf Course, East Springfield, OH. Fee: $40 per golfer (Includes green fees, cart, prizes, and dinner). RSVP by Tuesday, August 1stto the Presbytery Office 304-232-3490 oruovp@uovpresby.org. Foursomes, please.
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STEWARDSHIP KALEIDOSCOPE will be held September 25 – 27, 2017, at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL, for pastors, lay leaders, and anyone who is looking to learn more about stewardship in today’s church context. 30+ workshops will be offered. To register or for more info: www.stewardshipkaleidoscope.org. A free webinar will be held June 13.
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