Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Happenings Around the Presbytery - May 10, 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

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: Sam Monte, Ed Mooney, Bob Morgan, Robert Nagy, John Oerter.
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THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE will be closed tomorrow, May 11th. (Patty is taking a vacation day.) In an emergency, call Frank Lewis 304-266-8154.
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ORDINATION. You are invited to celebrate the ordination of Emily Kathleen Harden as a Teaching Elder onSunday, May 21, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 110 South Marietta St., St. Clairsville, OH. Areception will follow.
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INSTALLATION. You are invited to celebrate the installation of the Rev. Samuel Paul Monte as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 124 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, OH, Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. A receptionwill follow.
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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. For all faiths and no faiths—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. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER BY 4 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 30TH. E-mailpattyuov@uovpresby.org or call 304-232-3490. If the answering machine picks up, please leave your name and a phone number.
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ATTENTION PASTORS AND CLERKS OF SESSION: 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 223rd General Assembly (2018) in St. Louis, MO. The General Assembly meeting will take place from June 16 to June 23, 2018. At the June 27, 2017, presbytery meeting, we need to elect one minister commissioner, one ruling elder commissioner, and alternates, and a Young Adult Advisory Delegate. E-mail your nominations for minister, ruling elder commissioner, and YAAD to the Presbytery Office by May 25, 2017. Applications and info including eligibility have been sent out by e-mail. If you need another copy, please contact the Presbytery Office.
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ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Information and an application for the Russell Scholarship can be found on our website www.uovpresby.org. Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, MAY 27, 2017. Or, if you are dropping them off at the Presbytery Office, they must be brought in by Thursday, May 25th, as the Office is closed Fridays. If you have questions concerning the application, please call Cindy Foster 740-359-2750. Online applications not considered.
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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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JOIN PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY for the 2017 Henderson Summer Leadership Conference“Leadership, Conflict, and Creativity,” with Miroslav Volf, Leanna Fuller, and David Jones on June 8-10, 2017. We often struggle to cope with conflict in our families, congregations, and communities. During this conference, we will explore conflict and difference as challenges that hold potential for creative transformation. Co-sponsored withPittsburgh Pastoral Institute. Click here to REGISTER.
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PRESBYTERIAN PEACE and Justice Newsletter May, 2017, “Loving all of God’s communities,” can be found on our website under the Mission tab, Peacemaking; or control+click here.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
May 13 ~
Susan Haseltine, s_haseltine@hotmail.com

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Mother’s Day: The most difficult thing for a mother to remember is that other people have perfect children, too.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms, grandmas, aunts, and those special ladies in our lives!
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MOTOR CITY MISSION CORPS is a year-long nonprofit apprenticeship for young adults with a focus on breaking down racism and building equitable community. Participants live in community, serve in organizations with a reputation for making change in the city of Detroit, and explore how they might be called to join God’s work in the world. Housing and a small stipend are provided. Find out more and download an application athttp://motorcitymissioncorps.org. Contact Adam Delzenne at adam@detroitpresbytery.org or 248-607-4080 with any questions.
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RUN:
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CONGRATULATIONS to Annie and Ben Parker in the birth of their daughter Oriana Parker. Oriana was welcomed into the world on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 9:47 a.m. She weighed in at 8 pounds 2 ounces, and is 20 inches long. Both mother and baby are doing well. (Rev. Annie is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Wellsburg, WV.).
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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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FROM THE PCUSA STORE. Summer will be here before you know it, and we have a great selection of books for you: Books for preachers and leaders, light reading for deep reflection, books that inspire, and important books for serious thinking. control+click here to choose your perfect summer book.
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SYNOD OF THE TRINITY’S Mike Givler wrote a 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 SUMMER CURRICULUM BEGINS JUNE 4. Control+click here.
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PRESBYTERIAN OLDER ADULT MINISTRIES NETWORK 2017 Spring Newsletter Click here.
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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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BIG TENT. 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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