Presbyterian Planning Calendars…Update

Presbyterian Planning Calendars…Update from Dagmar at the Presbytery Office Please be aware that the Presbyterian calendars are delayed. There was a production error and the hope is that the calendars will arrive by the end of June. You will be notified once they arrive. If for some reason you have not placed your order please let me know so I can add you to the list. The cost is $8.50 each.  Thank you for your patience.    

New Wilmington Mission Conference, July 20-27, 2018

New Wilmington Mission Conference, July 20-27, 2018 “Love Your Neighbor” is the theme of this year’s popular mission focused conference which meets in New Wilmington, PA. This conference gathers missionaries from around the globe, offers hands-on service projects and programming for all ages. For more information, visit the NWMC website: www.NWMCmission.org, or contact the Reverend Ginny Teitt, New Wilmington Mission Conference Director, [email protected]

2018 Pre-General Assembly Bulletin Inserts

2018 PRE-GA Bulletin Inserts For PSV Congregations Courtesy of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley The 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is almost here! This GA will focus on building kinship as a “Kindom” of God for the 21st Century. This assembly will be making important decisions about the future of the Presbyterian church itself and issues of importance in our world. You can contact the presbytery office for the PDF to print copies. Bulletins come in regular and large print, color and black-and-white options. Contact [email protected] or call the Presbytery Office: 614-847-0565

Covenant Gathering 2018 July 8-13

Covenant Gathering 2018 Rooted and Grounded in Love July 8, 4 pm – July 13, 11 am Geneva Retreat and Conference Center, Rochester, IN Come to the beautiful Geneva Retreat and Conference Center in the rolling hills of north central Indiana. You will stay in comfortable rooms, with available  handicap access, share delicious meals and lots of classes and activities — plus find some time for naps. Covenant Gathering is all-inclusive — rooms, meals, classes, activities. MAXIMUM $1300 for immediate family sharing rooms. Save $25 per registration before June 10. For more information or to register, www.covenantgathering.com, or 269-429-1916.

Congregational Hosts Needed for Mission Co-Workers

Presbyterian World Mission News… Congregational Hosts Needed for Mission Co-Workers Are you ready to connect with our PC(USA) mission co-workers from around the world? Now is your opportunity to host a visit and bring into your congregation the experiences of our mission co-workers. There are many events you can plan that will open up  your congregation to the important mission work of God’s church through our mission workers in the world. To schedule a visit, or for more information, email [email protected], or call: 1-800-728-7228, x5826.

Clerk’s Corner…Reverend Sally O. Robinson, PSV Stated Clerk

Clerk’s Corner…Reverend Sally O. Robinson, PSV Stated Clerk As part of my staff report at the Presbytery meeting on May 15, I tried to encourage folks to follow the working of General Assembly on line. I want to use this space to repeat some of that for those of you who weren’t at the meeting. It’s easier than you may think. Go to the General Assembly website at www.pcusa.org/oga. The Office of the General Assembly web page will open. Click on the 223rd General Assembly link. When the GA web page with a large picture of the St. Louis arch comes up, you will see lots of different red ovals that are links to various tasks for staff and commissioners. But the red oval on the right side at the bottom says, “What is General Assembly?” The page that comes up …

Words of Gratitude… from the Reverend Charlsie Ramsey 

Words of Gratitude… from the Reverend Charlsie Ramsey 2017-18 Moderator of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley  Thanks…thanks…thanks! For the generous gifts shared with me during the recent Presbytery Meeting. The flowers are lovely and are cheerfully hanging on my porch. The beautiful wooden box with the PCUSA symbol has a special place in my home. The gift card was quickly put to good use, and the picture of my time as moderator will be treasured for years to come. Many thanks for the honor or serving as your Moderator!

Clerk’s Corner…

Clerk’s Corner… Thoughts from the Reverend Sally Robinson, Presbytery of Scioto Valley Stated Clerk On Monday, April 9, the presbytery held a special called meeting for the purpose of reviewing Overture #05-03 from the Presbytery of Cincinnati to the 223rd General Assembly. The overture asks that General Assembly form an Administrative Commission to look into difficulties within our Synod of the Covenant. The presbytery voted to concur with the overture by a vote of 54-3. All the paperwork for the meeting, including the minutes, can be found on our website. Please note all the particulars in terms of how we hold this kind of special meeting. It takes a certain number of ministers and elders to ask the moderator to call the meeting. It takes a certain number of ministers and elders to form a quorum to do the business of …

2018 Annual Fall Church Professionals Retreat 

Mark your calendars… This year’s retreat for church professionals will feature the Reverend Dr. Kenneth McFayden, Professor of Ministry and Leadership at the Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Ken will lead the retreat on the topic of “Strategic Leadership in Times of Change”. This is about our everyday lives! Plan now to attend this popular retreat at Deer Creek State Park Lodge, November 4-6, 2018.