The Presbytery has released application processes to fill the positions of stated clerk, treasurer, and financial assistant. To see the position descriptions and application process, CLICK HERE.
Following the popular and energizing Green Power Creation Care Lunch and Roundtable Event, the Presbytery Meeting began with worship under the leadership of the Reverend Rebecca Barnes, Director of the PC(USA) Hunger Program, and the installation of the new Moderator and Vice-Moderator.
Former Moderator Tim Luoma recently received a call to a church in northern New York leaving the moderator position open. Reverend Charlsie Ramsey joyfully accepted her new role as the elected moderator and Elder Jim Boggs accepted the position of vice-moderator. Charlsie is an honorably retired pastor and Jim is the clerk at the Pataskala First Presbyterian Church.
|During the reports from the presbytery commissions, three Certified Ruling Elders, Judy Baker, Cindy McKay and Peggy Holcomb, were commissioned to pastoral service in the presbytery when needed for congregations without, or between, pastoral leadership. Judy is retired from her position as commissioned pastor at Newark Woodside Presbyterian Church, Cindy recently served as pastor of the Bremen Bethel Presbyterian Church and Peggy is currently commissioned to service in the Dublin Presbyterian Church.|
Other presbytery business included information on the presbytery’s budgeting process for 2018, first reading of the presbytery bylaws and a policy for calling temporary pastors, and the process for filling the positions of stated clerk and treasurer including a special meeting of the presbytery on July 18 to elect a new stated clerk and a treasurer. The meeting ended with staff updates, including a word of gratitude to our presbytery financial assistant Connie Rhind, who has taken a position with the Special Olympics program in Ohio.
Many words of thanks to the pastors, leaders, staff and members of Overbrook Presbyterian Church for the gracious hosting of the May Meeting of the Presbytery.
The next Presbytery Meeting will be held on September 19 at the Waverly First Presbyterian Church in Waverly.
The Commissioner Handbook for the May 16, 2017 stated meeting of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley is now available. The meeting will be held at the Columbus Overbrook Church and begins at 3:30 p.m. The online documents include the agenda, the full commissioner handbook, and the full text of the amendments sent to presbyteries by the 2016 General Assembly.
The meeting will be preceded by the Green Power Luncheon and program by Rebecca Barnes, director of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The lunch and program begins at 12:00.
The staff of the Presbytery is hosting an open house of the Presbytery’s new office suite in the Overbrook Church building. Come anytime between 1:30 and 3:30 before the Presbytery meeting.
The Commission for Nurture and Outreach invites you to gather with the Presbytery for the second annual Green Power Round Table discussion and special speakers of how the faith community is responding to climate change. The guest speaker is Rebecca Barnes, Coordinator Presbyterian Hunger Program.
The lunch will be at the Overbrook Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12-3pm. The cost is $15 for a lunch of local food.
For full details, see the brochure.
Mission InSite is a demographic resource to assist congregations in understanding and engaging the communities in which they are located.
The Presbytery has a group membership in Mission Insite so all the resources of the website are available free to its congregations.
These three documents will assist you to get started:
- How to Register. Navigate to MissionInsite.com. Mouse over the Client Center button on the home page. Select registration. On the new Registration Information page click REGISTER. Enter the Presbytery’s unique Agency Account ID #: YGaFf . Begin the registration process.
- 10 Key PeopleView System Applications. This document tells more about the many ways in which you can use Mission Insite to learn about the congregation’s service area and potential ministry connections.
- Ministry Benefits of PeoplePlot. This document describes how you can where members live in relation to the church location and how to use that information to better connect members and friends.
If you need more information contact Dr. Jeannie Harsh, executive presbyter, (614-847-0565 or 614-652-1775) or Christine Burns, Commission for Congregational Life chair, (740-541-0928).
The Covenant Gathering 2017 will take place July 16-21 at Geneva Retreat, Camp, and Conference Center, Rochester, Indiana.
Our Scioto Valley Presbytery Office is now located in the newly-renovated space on the ground level of the Overbook Presbyterian Church, 4131 North High St., Suite B, Columbus. Your presbytery staff, Jeannie, Rick, Dagmar and Connie, look forward to welcoming you to the new, bright and cheerful office and meeting room space.
The Presbytery of Scioto Valley will hold its 242nd stated meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The COMMISSIONER HANDBOOK is now available.
The PSV Older Adult Ministry Team will sponsor a workshop prior to the February 21 Presbytery meeting at the Columbus Broad Street Church. the workshop will run from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. and include lunch.
The workshop will teach participants about the current models of aging (which describe stages instead of actual ages), the life issues, spiritual issues, and theological issues older adults face in each stage of aging, and ways of ministering with older adults in each phase.
The workshop leader will be the Rev. Desiree Youngblood, pastor of the Pickerington Prince of Peace Church
The workshop has a $5 fee which may be paid at the door. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or by phoning the Presbytery Office at 614-847-0565.
|Saturday, February 25, Covenant Presbyterian Church
Working for Justice and Peace in our Communities
|Gather your sisters, and brothers, in your congregation and travel to the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington for the Winter Gathering of Presbyterian Women. This gathering will offer opportunities to learn about the challenges related to the re-entry of incarcerated people into our communities. As these offenders, who have been in confinement, re-enter and return “home”, they face and offer many challenges and obstacles. To learn ways your congregation can be involved in this important ministry, come to the PW Winter Gathering. The program begins at 10 am on Saturday, February 25. See the Presbytery website for registration information.|