Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Happenings Around the Presbytery - July 18, 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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What is Jesus looking for from me?
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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

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: Karen Edwards, Jason Elliott, Joe Ellis, Stan Fedyszyn, Cindy Foster.
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UPDATE ON WILLIAM HEMINGER: From William's Dad. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow… praise him above ye heavenly host, praise father, son n holy ghost. Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End the First and the Last.’ Today Hokshina ho waste, aka ... igmu tanka wicasta is continuing to battle his accident...through therapy speech, physical n occupational along with a lot of prayers from each of you, William D Heminger had very good news ... our target date to go home is next Friday, July 21st, thru God’s blessings upon him, the doctors n nurses extraordinary abilities n care for (our) son, tonight we thank n praise God for his miracles of healing upon him, still a lot of therapies to go thru but each n everyone who has read his page n lifted him up in prayer. May God bless you tonight!! Isaiah 40:31”
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AUGUST PRAYER REQUESTS are on our website under Spotlight and in the calendar.
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NEXT HAPPENINGS will go out 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.
IT WILL BE OPEN Wednesdays, July 19 and 26—Connie and Kandy will be here.
IN AN EMERGENCY, call Bill Webster 740-359-1813, or Frank Lewis 304-266-8154, or Robert Nagy 304-830-4946.
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THIS COMING FRIDAY, July 21st, at 7:00 PM, the Richmond United Presbyterian Church will be hosting Adams’s Road, a Christian, non-profit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song and testimony. Jesus unshackled four people and fed them with the knowledge of God’s amazing grace. Adam’s Road is made up of these four individuals, whom God rescued out of Mormonism and brought into a personal and saving relationship with Jesus. Through the transforming-power of the Gospel, those who were blind, lost, and dead are now trophies of God’s amazing grace. In 2015, they appeared at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsburg and The Cadiz Presbyterian Church. Come hear their stories. The event is free and Adam’s Roadwill be giving a free CD of their music to all who attend. Please invite and bring your friends and family, especially teenagers and young adults. The Richmond United Presbyterian is located at 310 E. Main Street at the corner of Main Street and Park Road in Richmond, OH.
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COMMUNITY VBS: July 24 -27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children ages 4 - 14 are welcome. Children age 3 are welcome with parent supervision. "Dive In" and learn about God's Love at the First Presbyterian Church, 52 Liberty St., Dillonvale, OH. Our four day underwater theme adventure will include many water related Bible stories, crafts, games, and music. (Prepare to get wet!) For more info, call 740-760-7765.
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A PEACH SOCIAL will be held Friday, August 11thfrom 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Food, fellowship, and fantastic music will be featured at the 67th Annual Peach Social. Roger Hoard and Dan Jones will headline the entertainment. This event is sponsored by the Dillonvale First Presbyterian Church and will be held at the Dillonvale Park, Main St., Dillonvale, OH, by the Gazebo. Dinner items: 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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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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PRESBYTERIAN MISSION Agency July, 2017--New Church New Way control+click here.
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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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CONGRATULATIONS and our best wishes to Byron and Mary McElroy who will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary July 22, 2017. Their mailing address: 1353 State Route 150, Adena, OH 43901.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
July 24 ~
Mike Bongart, mbongart2@brdband.com
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Frank Lewis, scuovp@gmail.com
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LOUISVILLE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: Explore Louisville Seminary October 6-7. The Office of Admissions will host the Louisville Seminary Fall 2017 Exploratory Weekend on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. The cost to attend is $20. All meals and accommodations (including up to two nights in our on campus lodge for out-of-town guests) will be provided. A travel stipend is available to first-time visitors. Explorers will have the opportunity to meet with seminary students, faculty, administrators and staff; visit classes; attend chapel; and talk about preparing for seminary, financing a seminary education, charting an academic plan, ministry as a second vocation, dual degrees, caring for families while in seminary, going directly from college to seminary and women in ministry. FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER.
Key Upcoming Dates
September 1, 2017: Application Deadline for January admission to the Doctor of Ministry program.October 6-7, 2017: Exploratory Weekend for prospective master's-level studentsNovember 1, 2017: Application Deadline for spring admission to the Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR) and Master of Divinity (MDIV) degree programs.
December 1, 2017: Housing Deadline for spring.
For more information, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 264-1839 or email admission@lpts.eduInformation is also available at www.lpts.edu/admissions.
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A MUST-READ WHILE ON VACATION ~ 50 Funny Town Names from Each of the 50 States:
1.      Burnt Corn, Alabama: There are a few legends about how Burnt Corn got its name. Some say settlers burned the Indians’ corn fields; others say Indians burned the settlers’ corn. Either way, conflict between the two groups climaxed at the Battle of Burnt Corn in 1813, which the Native Americans won.
2.      Unalaska, Alaska: There’s nothing anti-Alaska about Unalaska. The native Unangan, or Aleut, people called this area 'Agunalaksh,' but variations in spelling and pronunciation caused confusion over the years. In the late 1800s, the United States Board on Geographic Names declared that the official name for this town, as well as the island it’s located on, was 'Unalaska,' a simplification of the original name.
3.      Why, Arizona: Why, oh why, is this town called Why? It’s said to be because State Routes 85 and 86 formed a Y-intersection near the area. Since Arizona law required city names to have at least three letters, the founders changed the name from 'Y' to 'Why'—although if residents hadn’t seen it written down, no one would have known the difference.
4.      Possum Grape, Arkansas: This name is not as weird as it sounds—possum grapes are actually a kind of grape native to the southeastern United States. (Yes, they do grow in Arkansas—the name really would be weird if they didn't!) Another funny theory, though, suggests that the townspeople couldn't agree on whether to call the town 'possum' or 'grape'—and argued about it for almost 20 years!
5.      ZZYZX, California: Curtis Howe Springer was a radio evangelist who tried to convince people he was a doctor by selling fake medicines on his radio show. He also set up health spas around the country, but never paid taxes on them. When he acquired a plot of land in the Mojave Desert, he named the area Zzyzx Mineral Springs resort, so it would be 'the last word in health.' Eventually, the Feds caught up with his financial schemes and threw Springer in jail—for 49 days.
6.      No Name, Colorado: Credit for the town’s unusual name goes to the developers constructing Interstate 70, who left several exits unmarked. When a Colorado Department of Transportation official went out to improve the signs, he wrote 'No Name' on Exit 119. The town has had No Name ever since. State officials once tried to rename the area, but locals wouldn’t allow it.
7.      Happyland, Connecticut: Happyland is actually a tiny community in the larger town of Preston, CT. A theory says it was named for an amusement park that used to be there but that was destroyed by a hurricane in the 1930s, a decidedly unhappy story! Unfortunately, travel blogger Johnna Kaplan says that there’s no 'welcome' sign, which we’re also not happy about. I mean, who wouldn’t want a picture with a 'Welcome to Happyland' sign?
8.      Little Heaven, Delaware: This place sure thinks highly of itself! Little Heaven was the name that an 1870s farmer gave to a group of cabins he built in the area for his Irish workers. There is also rumored to have been another small community nearby called—you guessed it—Little Hell. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately?), it no longer exists.
9.      Burnt Store, Florida: According to local legend, the town gets its name from a trading house on the Peace River that was burned down in 1849. At the time, manager George Payne had had meetings with Seminole Indians, and he died in a Seminole attack shortly before the store burned.
10.   Experiment, Georgia: Experiment, Georgia gets its name from the Agricultural Experiment Station at the nearby Georgia University. Of course, it’s not to be confused with the colonial antislavery movement the Georgia Experiment.
11.   Haiku, Hawaii: Despite what you might think when you first read its name, this Hawaiian community is not named for a three-line Japanese nature poem. Haʻikū was an ancient Hawaiian name for the natural valley in which the community is situated. Some say it is a Hawaiian word meaning 'speak abruptly' or 'sharp break'; others say it is another name for the Kahili flower.
12.   Good Grief, Idaho: No, this isn’t Charlie Brown’s hometown! In fact, if you can believe the old-timey TV show Hee Haw (a name that might be funnier than 'Good Grief'), no one really lives there at all. According to an episode of the show from the 1970s, the entire population of Good Grief consists of 'two dogs and one old grouch.'
13.   Boody, Illinois: Don’t pretend you’re not forcing back a chuckle at this one. This Illinois community was named for Colonel William H. Boody, a head of the railroad industry (that poor, poor man). There’s a Boody Water Company and a Boody Water Tower, and there was even a Boody High School at one point. We wish it was still there, because we think it’d be pretty funny to only go for a year or two and then be a Boody School Dropout.
14.   Santa Claus, Indiana: Originally called Santa Fe, the town’s name changed in 1856 when town officials learned that there was already a Santa Fe, Indiana. However, the town has certainly made the most of the second-choice name: Santa Claus, IN fully embraces its Christmas-y moniker. Touted as a place 'where it’s Christmas all year round,' Santa Claus features attractions like Holiday World, Lake Rudolph Campground, and Frosty’s Fun Center.
15.   What Cheer, Iowa: In 1864, store owner Joseph Andrews organized a post office for his town of Petersburg. He wanted to name the post office 'What Cheer' after an old English greeting he liked, and decided that should be the town’s name as well. Peter Britton, who named the town Petersburg, objected. There was a town meeting, but the citizens couldn’t make a decision. Andrews won out in the end.
16.   Kickapoo, Kansas: Though it’s fun to say, this town name has a pretty simple origin: it’s the name of a Native American and Indigenous Mexican tribe living in the area. Today, it is home to a150,000-acre Indian reservation. According to legend, the name means 'wanderer.'
17.   Hippo, Kentucky: No, there are no actual hippos in Hippo, Kentucky. The name of this town comes from one of its twentieth-century residents, Bee Madison 'Hippo' Craft. His nickname has nothing to do with hippopotamuses, either; the townspeople called him 'hippo' as a rather insensitive shortening of 'hypochondriac.'
18.   Waterproof, Louisiana: The first residents of Waterproof moved there because it was the one place in their region that managed to avoid devastating floodwaters from the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, being waterproof isn’t always a good thing. The town lost many of its valuable corn crops due to a drought in 2008.
19.   Bald Head, Maine: Bald Head, Maine is named for the cliff of the same name. Does Bald Head Cliff look like a bald head? Unfortunately, not really. It does look pretty incredible, though, and the neighboring town’s name is just as odd: Ogunquit (which sounds like 'a-gun-quit').
20.   Accident, Maryland: The most popular story about this odd name dates back to the late 1700s. Legend has it that two surveyors, Brooke Beall and William Deakins, Jr., both became interested in the same piece of land in the then-colony of Maryland. 'By accident,' they both claimed the same land, each not knowing that the other had claimed it. The story ends happily, though: Deakins let Beall have the land, because the two were friends and because Beall had claimed it first.
21.   Sandwich, Massachusetts: Incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod. It’s named for the seaport of Sandwich in Kent, England. The commodity the town is most known for? Glass.
22.   Hell Michigan: Sometimes, 'Go to Hell' isn’t an insult. It’s directions! The central Michigan community got its start when George Reeves opened a gristmill (where grain is ground into flour) and paid farmers who brought in grain with home distilled whiskey. If someone asked a farmer’s wife where her husband was around the harvest, she’d reply, 'He’s gone to Hell again.' Now, visitors can be mayor of Hell for a day, get married in Hell, and stop by the post office, where workers singe every piece of mail before sending it.
23.   Embarrass, Minnesota: The township gets its name from the French word 'embarras,' which means 'an obstacle or difficult situation.' When French explorers first traveled through the area, they had trouble getting their canoes down the river, so they named the river (and, eventually, the town) accordingly. See? Nothing to be embarrassed about here.
24.   Hot Coffee, Mississippi: One inn owner, L.J. Davis, advertised that he made the best hot coffee around—and it very well could have been. Davis made the coffee with pure spring water and New Orleans beans, and he used molasses drippings as sweetener. People loved it so much that they named the town after it.
25.   Frankenstein, Missouri: In 1890, Gottfried Franken donated land for the community to build a church. And as far as we know, Franken was not a mad scientist (even though we secretly wish he was).
26.   Big Arm, Montana: This town is known for Big Arm Bay of the nearby Flathead Lake, which also gives its name to Big Arm/Flathead Lake State Park, a popular destination for fishing. (Here are the six most intense fishing photos ever taken.) The 'big arm' in question is the name for one side of the lake. On another side is the equally fun Elmo, Montana.
27.   Worms, Nebraska: Like Hippo, Kentucky, Worms was not named for the wildlife, which is probably a good thing. The name most likely comes from the city of Worms in Germany, which would be pronounced 'vorms' and comes from a nickname for a Roman emperor. But seeing it written out, we can’t help but think of creepy-crawlies.
28.   Sugar Bunker, Nevada: Unfortunately, the story behind this name isn’t as sweet as you might think. Sugar Bunker was the name of a storage site for chemical explosives that operated in the mid-twentieth century. Luckily, no chemical tests are held there nowadays!
29.   Potter Place, New Hampshire: Before Harry Potter, there was Richard Potter! That’s right—while this community is not named after the boy wizard, it’s still named after a magician, which we think is pretty cool. According to the welcome sign, Richard Potter was a 'magician, ventriloquist, and showman.' Ever wondered what the Harry Potter cast thought of their costumes? Look no further.
30.   Cheesequake, New Jersey: Cheesequake is a derivation of the Lenni-Lenape Indian word 'Cheseh-oh-ke,' which means 'upland.' It is now located within Cheesequake State Park, a 1,274-acre park where visitors can go hiking, camping, fishing, or boating.
31.   Pie Town, New Mexico: Yes, Pie Town really is a town of pie. Named for a local bakery that made amazing apple pies, it is the site of an annual Pie Festival, complete with a pie-baking contest, a pie-eating contest, and horned toad races. Because who says pie is just for humans?
32.   Butternuts, New York: Legend has it that Butternuts was named for three butternut (also known as white walnut) trees growing out of the same stump. Unfortunately, the trees were cut down a long time ago to build a log cabin, which seems pretty anticlimactic to us. Craving butternut squash soup now?
33.   Whynot, North Carolina: Sadly, this isn't a sister city to Why, Arizona. When German and English settlers were debating over what to name their new town, one man said, 'Why not name the town Whynot and let’s go home?' These are the same people who named the surrounding communities Steeds, Erect, and Lonely.
34.   Zap, North Dakota: This is another place that most likely gets its name from a city in Europe: Zapp, Scotland. The North Dakota community is a coal town, and a railroad official named it after Zapp, also a coal mining hub. Today, the town’s tourism catchphrase is 'zip to zap'—how great is that?
35.   Pee Pee, Ohio: Pee Pee is actually named for a man who carved his initials—P. P.—into a nearby tree. Sources vary on whether the culprit was town founder Major Paul Paine or a guy named Peter Patrick. If only he knew what he started.
36.   Slaughterville, Oklahoma: Despite its name, Slaughterville is not the site of grisly murders or uprisings. It was named after a grocery store run by James Slaughter in the early 1900s. In 2004, PETA requested that the town be renamed because it felt the current name alluded to animal abuse. The town council voted down the motion.
37.   Boring, Oregon: No, the name isn’t meant to describe the goings-on in the town. It was named after one of its first residents, William Harrison Boring, and it soon became a railroad town, since the timber in that area was used to build rails and fuel trains. Boring’s great-grandson Bob still lives in the area and says that despite the name, 'There’s always something going on around here.' The town also has two international sister cities: Dull, Scotland, and Bland, Australia.
38.   Asylum, Pennsylvania: 'Asylum' often brings creepy or scary images to mind, but this township draws its name from the other definition of the word. During the French Revolution, refugees who escaped the violence took shelter in Pennsylvania and founded the village of Azilum. Many residents returned to France around 1800, but the name stuck around. Not creepy enough for you? Pennsylvania does have one of America's best haunted houses—and it's inside a real prison.
39.   Woonsocket, Rhode Island: 'Woonsocket' sounds like it should be a town name in a Dr. Seuss book, not the USA! Like 'Kickapoo,' it's a variation on a Native American word, most likely from the Nipmuc tribe. There are several theories about what it means: 'thunder mist/waterfall,' 'fox country,' 'at the fork of the river,' to name a few. Others just think it's a combination of a couple different tribe names. Turns out it's not quite as much fun to say as 'Kickapoo'—its correct pronunciation is 'one-SOCK-it.'
40.   Coward, South Carolina: Not much is known about how Coward got its name. Funnily, though, the town is best known for an intense treetop walk that is definitely not for cowards! The 'Canopy Walk' has bridges that are up to 50 feet above the forest floor and that sway terrifyingly.
41.   Red Shirt, South Dakota: No, this town is not named after the infamously oft-killed off extras of the original Star Trek (which you can binge on Netflix, by the way, along with these 12 other classics). It was named for chief Red Shirt of the Oglala Sioux tribe, who is famous for being a U.S. Army Native Scout. Our runner-up for Mount Rushmore’s home state was Plenty Bears, South Dakota (which sounds like a place Trek's redshirts would definitely want to avoid!)
42.   Sweet Lips, Tennessee: Fewer than 100 people live in this small town that got its name from a nearby creek. Supposedly, Civil War soldiers thought the water from this creek tasted sweeter than others.
43.   Looneyville, Texas: Established during the Civil War, this community is named for John Looney, who opened a store there in the early 1870s (we have no reason to believe his name was reflected in his personality). It took a hard hit after World War I; only 40 people lived there. In 1960, its only school closed, and its last store was consumed by a fire in the 1990s.
44.   Eggnog, Utah: This is one name that means exactly what you think! The name probably comes from the fact that settlers looking after livestock in this area were often given eggnog to drink. We think Eggnog, Utah and Santa Claus, Indiana need to team up and throw the greatest Christmas party ever.
45.   Mosquitoville, Vermont: This is one place we already know we'd rather not visit! Mosquitoville is actually a tiny community within the town of Barnet, Vermont. Barnet has a population of around 1,700 people… and we're surprised even that many live so close to a place called Mosquitoville.
46.   Dragonville, Virginia: Mosquitoville may be pretty low on the list of places we’d like to visit, but Dragonville is at the top! This community was most likely named after a settlement in England's County Durham. As for how that place got the super epic name, we're not sure.
47.   Humptulips, Washington: It's actually got nothing to do with tulips. Most sources say that it comes from a Native American word meaning 'hard to pole,' indicating the difficulty the Indians had poling their canoes up the river in the area. Another theory says that the word meant 'chilly region.' This is one place named after a Native American word that we think might've been better off left un-anglicized.
48.   Booger Hole, West Virginia: This one makes us cringe way more than Worms, Nebraska. Turns out that the town actually does have a cringe-worthy history—and it's got nothing to do with runny noses. In the early 1900s, the town was full of outlaws and plagued by violence. Several people were murdered, and more just disappeared altogether. Today, the town's a major destination for ghost hunters. As for how it got its bizarre name, the legend says that many of the townspeople attributed the murders and disappearances to the 'boogieman.'
49.   Imalone, Wisconsin: Maybe the only thing more interesting about the community than its name is its founder’s: Snowball Anderson. One day, Anderson left his gas station in the care of a man named Bill Granger. When a salesman stopped by and needed the name of the place for an invoice, Granger said, 'I’m alone,' meaning he couldn’t ask anyone what the name was. So that’s what the salesman wrote down. One current resident says Anderson actually named the community himself, simply 'because he was.'
50.   Chugwater, Wyoming: The popular story behind this name claims that a young Native American, leading a bison hunt or 'buffalo jump,' would often chase the bison right over cliffs, where they would fall and land with a loud 'chugging' sound. Because there was a small stream by the cliffs, Native Americans began to call the area 'water at the plate where the buffalo chug,' which was shorted to Chugwater. Alas, to us 21st century folk it sounds far more like something you do when you’re very thirsty.
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RUN:
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PRESBYTERIAN MISSION Agency Justice & Peace Newsletter July 2017—We Choose Welcome control+click here.
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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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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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THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE at Union Presbyterian Seminary will co-host an important event of the University of Edinburgh on our Richmond campus (3401 Brook Road). On August 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 herefor more info.
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.”
UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY will hold “Seminary for a Day” Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Choose from 12 workshops! Two keynotes! Get a taste of what seminary is like. Connect with old friends and new. For workshop descriptions and to register, go to www.upsem.edu/event/seminary-day-2017.
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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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