Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Happenings Around the Presbytery - July 12, 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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Practice random kindness; commit senseless acts of beauty.
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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
Steve McCollam
Jacob Kestner
Keith McMannis
Judee Parkinson
George Crawford
John Oerter
Domasi Partnership
Malawi food crisis
Dakota Partnership
William Heminger
Alberta Crawford
Rev. Loren & Mrs. Violet Robinson (Pine Ridge Presby Ch)
Sheryl Looking Elk
All our service men & women
For peace and an end to violence and hatred
Homer & Chris Harden and Family
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: David Demarest, Nancy DeStefano, Lorraine Dill, Brenda Dunlap, Mike Dunn.
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NEXT WEEK, HAPPENINGS will go out Tuesday, July 18th, then not again until August 2nd.
PATTY will be on vacation July 19 through 27, and August 9 & 10.
THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE will be closed July 20, 24, 25, 27, August 9 & 10.
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UPDATE ON WILLIAM HEMINGER, from his family: Please continue the powerful, WORKING prayer for William D. Heminger! We thank each one of you! We cannot thank you all enough for your many prayers and concern for our son. He was up walking a short distance, his 56 staples were removed from his head, and he was moved from ICU to ICU orthopedic neurology unit for therapy.
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THE MOST UP TO DATE pulpit supply list, 7-10-17, is available on our website. Click on “pulpit supply” on the top blue box.
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BETHLEHEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN Church Men's Group will sponsor a rummage sale this Saturday, July 15th, from 8:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. There will be a wide variety of items from which to choose. Proceeds benefit the ministries of the Men's Group. The church is located at 45 Chapel Road, Bethlehem/Wheeling.
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COLERAIN PRESBYTERIAN Church is making plans for their 100th Anniversary, and they came across a film that needs a 16 mm projector. Do you have a 16 mm projector that they may borrow; or do you know of anyone who may have one? If you can help them, please contact Patti Crunelle dpcrunelle61@comcast.net or 740-635-9212.
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THANK YOU: “UOVP Training & Development Committee, I am thankful for the grant money from the Robert and Helen Russell College Scholarship Fund of the UOVP of the Presbyterian Church. I am disappointed I couldn’t make it to the dinner to receive the money; I am taking a summer class on Tuesday evenings. I appreciate the financial assistance! Sincerely, Kelsey Hendershot”
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: July 15 ~ Ela Robertson, ela@stanfordalumni.org


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PRESBYTERIAN MISSION Agency Justice & Peace Newsletter July 2017—We Choose Welcome control+click here.
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Some things to ponder....
Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon."
Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it.”
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THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE at Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to be co-hosting an important event of the University of Edinburgh on our Richmond campus (3401 Brook Road). OnAugust 1-3, 2017, we will hold a three-day continuing education course on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, Understanding and Engaging our Muslim Neighbors. Taught primarily by the Christian theologian Dr. Joshua Ralston (formerly of Union Presbyterian Seminary) and the Muslim intellectual Prof. Mona Siddiqui, the continuing education course aims to offer a basic introduction to key ideas in the Islamic traditions, explore theological and scriptural frameworks for Christian approaches to Islam, and consider models for local, national, and global Christian-Muslim engagement. Click here for more information on the course, and instructions on how to register.
Through the course, students will gain an understanding of major ideas, debates, practices, and figures in the history of Islam and will be equipped for further study of Islam. Throughout, we will consider what it means to reflect and engage theologically and scripturally as Christians with Islam, considering points of overlap, disagreement, and resonance between the traditions. Finally, the course will provide concrete models and opportunities for local, congregational, and even national and global Christian-Muslim friendship and partnership.
In addition, on the evening of August 2 from 7:30 – 9 p.m., there will be a stand-alone lecture and discussion, which is free and open to the public. This event, also led by Dr. Ralston and Prof. Siddiqui, is entitled, “Between Theology and Politics: Christian and Muslim Conversations in a Fractured Age.”
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RUN:
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LAY PASTOR TRAINING – New persons are now being enrolled for our 2017-2018 IPLF (Inter-Presbytery Leadership Formation) program. Saturday courses and workshops/seminars are offered for elders’ enrichment, and could lead to a commission for local church pastoring. A booklet with more info and an application is available on our website under “Items of Interest.” For more info, call the Rev. Erica Harley 608-322-2522.
Control+click here for details for the Friday evening, August 11, & Saturday, August 12, retreat at Bishop Connare Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA, for current enrollees and for those who are even just thinking about lay pastor training. RSVP to Cheryl Rhea IPLF.reg@comcast.net by July 26, 2017. Single room $30, rooming with someone $20. Checks payable to “Redstone.” You may send it in or give it to Cheryl at registration.
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COVE PRESBYTERIAN Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV, invites you to a unique presentation of the Revs. Steve and Meta Cramer’s Middle Eastern trips to Israel on Sunday, July 16th,at 2:30 p.m. Steve and Meta’s trip this Fall is booked up but you can experience past pilgrimages by attending this presentation. It’s sure to help deepen your faith. The Word becomes flesh in amazing ways as you imagine sailing the Sea of Galilee, walking the streets of Bethlehem, visiting Gethsemane and Calvary, dipping your feet into the Jordan River, and praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Admission is free but reservations are highly recommended. Please call 304-748-5980 to reserve your seat. [The Rev. Steve is pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church and Longs Run Presbyterian Church, East Liverpool, OH. The Rev. Meta is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Salem, OH.]
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PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY’S graduation celebration: During the Seminary’s 221st Commencement service, PTS conferred masters and doctoral degrees on 37 students. Additionally, the Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration and Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, was the commencement speaker. Check out the list of graduates, award winners, photos, and Rev. Thomas’ sermon online.
PANORAMA, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s magazine, is now online. This issue explores how PTS is preparing students and others to serve in creative and bi-vocational ministries. Check it out!
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UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NEWSLETTER June 2017 Control+click here.
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PRESBYTERIAN OLDER ADULT MINISTRIES Network Newsletter Summer, 2017, Click here.
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HERE’S A GIFT FROM THE PCUSA: FREE children’s lesson on Martin Luther and the gospel of grace. Written in the format of Growing in Grace & Gratitude, this downloadable lesson and supplemental resources are all you need to include your children in your Reformation celebrations! Order this and other excellent resources for youth and adults to prepare for the 500thanniversary of the Protestant Reformation!
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PRAYER PARTNERS: The prayer partner list for July 1, through December 31, 2017, is on our website www.uovpresby.org. Click on “Prayer Partners” in the top blue box. Your prayer partner is the church on the same line across from your church in this file. The purpose is to get to know each other better and to pray for one another by sharing joys and concerns in a more personal way. You should contact that congregation throughout this six month period to get acquainted and find out about their prayer concerns and share those with your congregation in your bulletin and/or newsletter.
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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 or uovp@uovpresby.org. Foursomes, please.
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