Mark Your Calendars – “Spiritual But Not Religious”

On Tuesday, April 10 at 7 pm, The Rev. Dr. Linda Mercadante, Professor of Theology at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and a minister member of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley, will be speaking about the “Spiritual But Not Religious” at the Worthington Presbyterian Church.  She will be teaching about the growing segment of our population called “the nones” and what the church can do in response to those who claim no religious affiliation.  Childcare is available upon request. A freewill offering will be received.  RSVP: [email protected]

PC (USA) Joy Offering

Jenni Whitford, Director for Children’s Ministry at Worthington Presbyterian Church, was a DCE at a mid-size church in the Lake Michigan Presbytery for 15 years before moving to Ohio. In August of 2006, she had just returned home from a Session Meeting and was getting her 9 and 12-year-old ready for bed, when she received a phone call from her husband’s boss telling her that her husband had collapsed at work and was taken to the hospital.  He had a heart aneurism and died. Jenni was 35 years old.  Her husband worked for the State of Michigan and carried the family medical benefits. But, they were only insured until the end of the pay period, which was 10 days. Rev. Dr. Jim Hegedus, Jenni’s boss, encouraged her to apply for a grant through the PC(USA) Board of Pensions – through the Christmas Joy Offering.  …

PC(USA) leadership team visiting in Israel and Palestine

An Update from Ginny Teitt….Ginny, pastor of our Delaware Concord Presbyterian Church, is part of a PC(USA) leadership team visiting in Israel and Palestine now through December 14. During this visit the team has met with Palestinian Church leaders, connected with the pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jerusalem, climbed the 189 steps to see the view of the city from the bell tower, briefed by the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs, met with the Bishop of the Anglican Church and visited at the guest house on the beautifully decorated St. George’s Campus.

700 Coats For Kids!

700 Coats For Kids! Thanks to everyone’s generosity the Presbytery’s West Side Urban Ministry collected 700 coats for school age children this year. Just as the cold snap hit, several hardy Presbyterians delivered coats, hats and mittens to 17 schools in Columbus for children in need.  

Columbus, Bethany Presbyterian Church…musical Advent Event

Columbus, Bethany Presbyterian Church…Everyone is invited to attend this Sunday’s musical Advent Event at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 206 N. Garfield Ave., Cols., (behind the Martin Luther King Center). December 17, 4 pm “Joy to the World”.

Amanda Presbyterian Church Christmas Eve Service

Amanda Presbyterian Church….Will you be staying up late because you can sleep in on Christmas Day? Come join us at Amanda Presbyterian Church, School and Church Street in Amanda, for our candlelight service at 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. Join us for lessons and carols, communion and baptism, and welcome Christmas morning as the doors fling open to hear our beautiful steeple chimes.

Blue Christmas Event at Columbus, Overbrook Presbyterian Church

Columbus, Overbrook Presbyterian Church…..Blue this Christmas? Not looking forward to the holidays? Feeling sad, alone or estranged? Missing someone? You are invited to a “Blue Christmas” service of prayers, scripture, and music to acknowledged God’s presence for those who struggle and mourn. All are welcome. Come as you are. Wednesday, December 20, 7 p.m., 614-261-1040, www.overbrookchurch.org

COMING IN JANUARY… Presbytery of Scioto Valley Partners in Education (PIE) Classes

COMING IN JANUARY… Presbytery of Scioto Valley Partners in Education (PIE) Classes Saturday, January 6, 2018… 9:30 am to 3 pm , Hilliard Presbyterian Church Classes and training for church officers and leaders… Elder Training, Deacon Training, Clerk Training,Technology and Christian Education, Healthy Boundaries, Biblical Hospitality, Older Adult Ministry, and Child Protection Policies for your church. For more information and registration materials, see the “PIE” brochures and register information on the presbytery website: www.psvonline.org