2018 Per Capita for our Presbytery… Per capita is the way we financially support our connectedness as congregations, maintain our theological identity and further the mission of the church in our communities and around the world. The 2018 per capita is $33 per member. This $33 is made up of: Presbytery of Scioto Valley – $22.02 General Assembly of the PC(USA) – $7.73 Synod of the Covenant – $3.25
Pentecost Offering on May 20 The Pentecost Offering is traditionally received on the day of Pentecost. Your gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, which include Young Adult Volunteers, Ministries for Youth, Children-at-Risk and Pentecost Offering Financials. Pentecost resources can be found online at: https://www.presbyterianmission.org.
New Presbyterian Planning Calendars – Order Now! This all-new 19-month calendar contains many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders. Includes lectionary information for Sundays and special days, liturgical days, liturgical colors, resource information for PC(USA) programmatic emphases, updated synod, presbytery and General Assembly Presbyterian Mission Agency staff directories, and color fold-out synod/presbytery and world maps. Your order should be available for pick-up by the May 15 Presbytery meeting at the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church. Cost: $8.50. To order, email: [email protected] , or call the Presbytery Office, 614-847-0565.
Kirkmont Center Spring Events… Day of Renewal on Wednesday, April 25. The program will be on Spiritual Survival Skills with writer and pastor Melissa Tidwell. Rev. Tidwell will help us reclaim our original blessing of wonder and imagination. Plan Your Own Day for Saturday, May 19 For more information on these events, call 937-593-2141, or, email: [email protected]
Memorial Service for Elder Ruth K. Coons, Christian Educator and Past-Moderator of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley A Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Ruth Coons will be held this Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High Street in Worthington. A reception will follow the service. Ruth, who died in December 2017 at the age of 98, was an active member of the Worthington Presbyterian Church for nearly 40 years. Ruth’s first vocation was in nursing before becoming a Christian Educator. Ruth served as a Director of Christian Education in East Aurora, NY and at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus. Ruth was the first woman Moderator of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley, and served on the Synod of the Covenant’s personnel committee. Ruth was a tireless and enthusiastic …
Worthington Presbyterian Church News… WPC members and staff, along with friends from many churches in the Presbytery, enjoyed a presentation by Dr. Linda Mercadante on the topic of “spiritual but not religious” on Tuesday, April 10. She addressed the important questions of why people do not claim any religious affiliation, and what is keeping people from a church.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church members and the Highlands Presbyterian Church members… have become close friends as the Eastminster church family gave their beautiful chancel cross to the Highlands church family. Following the final worship service on Easter Sunday in Eastminster’s Broad Street building, the cross was moved to the Highlands church building on Smoky Row Road in northwest Columbus. A celebration and dedication service involving both congregations is being planned.
Sustainable Development Goals to Transform our World for the Future… Seventeen global goals were adopted in September 2015 by the member states of the United Nations to work for dignity and equality for all in a healthy environment. Goal, #15, Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
PSV Commission for Nurture and Outreach News… 2018 Congregational Mission Grant Applications Available PSV congregations are invited to apply for neighborhood mission grants. Grant applications are now available on the presbytery website under the documents and resources tab. Link to Neighborhood Mission Grants: 2018 psv neighborhood mission grant
Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley SPRING GATHERING, Saturday, April 28 The Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville will host the Presbytery-wide PW Spring Gathering. Susan Jackson-Dowd, executive director of PW for the PC(USA) will be the keynote speaker and workshop leader addressing the theme “Walking in the Light” as we “Build an Inclusive, Caring Community of Women”. For further information, see the PW newsletter on the Presbytery website via this link:spring 2018 newsletter-1
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