The Winter 2017 PSV Presbyterian Women Newsletter and Winter Gathering Registration is now available. CLICK Winter 2017 Newsletter
Financial Forms for 2017 have been added. CLICK HERE.
The 2017 Presbytery Winter Youth Retreats will be held January 20-22 and February 10-12 at Camp Akita, Logan Ohio.
The Brochure and Registration form can be downloaded HERE.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) has awarded a grant of $3,000 to the BREAD Organization in Columbus. This is the fifth year BREAD has received this grant from the Community Organizing/Housing program administered by PHP.
The award comes from a fund designated to support congregation based community
organizations, especially those who have affordable housing and/or homelessness as one of
their primary issues.
This grant will support BREAD’s ongoing campaign against vacant houses in the Franklin County Land Bank. BREAD trains leaders to follow-up with representatives of the Land Bank and ensure that vacant houses are renovated or demolished in order to improve Columbus and Franklin County neighborhoods.
PHP grants are made possible by the generous giving of Presbyterians to the One Great Hour of
Sharing offering. The offering is promoted and received at nearly every Presbyterian Church
during the season of Lent and Easter. In 2016 Presbytery of Scioto Valley 52 churches and the February Presbytery meeting attendees contributed $36,567 for the One Great Hour of Sharing. PHP receives 36% of the One Great Hour of Sharing contributions.
The 241st stated meeting of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, beginning at 3:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 51 State Street, Gallipolis, OH 45631.
“Write the Vision—Reclaim the Call” is the theme of a church-wide Reformation worship service being led by the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, on November 2 at the Presbyterian Center and live-streamed to the public.
“This is an opportunity in this Reformation season to call for a reform within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A),” said Nelson, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. “It is my hope that we, as a denomination, can embrace a spiritual reformation that breaks down the walls that separate us within the national church and those that divide us from the communities where God has placed us.”
Worship will begin at 10:45 a.m. (Eastern Time) and can be viewed live at oga.pcusa.org. A video of the service also will be posted for later viewing.
The service coincides with Reformation Sunday, which is October 30. Also significant is the fact that 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which is being celebrated in various ways and across denominations.
Nelson will draw from scriptures in Habakkuk and Luke as he calls the church to proclaim a new vision through prayer, reconciliation, and recommitment to Jesus Christ. The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served during the worship service. Congregations are encouraged to consider meeting in a common space to view the worship service and discuss possibilities for the future of their ministries. The worship service will be held in the chapel of the PC(USA) national headquarters (100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, Kentucky).
The liturgy is now available for viewing or download.
LOUISVILLE – Keeping Faith, the video newsletter from Tony De La Rosa, Interim Executive Director of Presbyterian Mission Agency was published earlier today. De La Rosa was at Westwood Presbyterian Church in West Louisville to showcase how Westwood creatively responded to what generations of African Americans have come to believe, “that life is cheap, and the cheapest of all are black lives.” View the video.
The Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley will meet on Saturday, October 22, at the First Presbyterian Church of Portsmouth, 221 Court Street.
“Ripples of Impact — Supporting the Mission of the Church Worldwide” is the topic for the meeting.
The Presbytery of Scioto Valley will hold its 240th Stated Meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will include dinner. There is a Pre-Presbytery Forum on “Moving Beyond Poverty – What Is Toxic Charity”