Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network Regional Conference October 12

“The Best of Times: God’s Call in the Third Thirty of Life” will be the theme of this one-day regional event to be held at the Worthington Presbyterian Church. This event, sponsored by several presbyteries and the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network (POAMN), will feature an opening keynote, worship, inspiring and thought-provoking workshops, fellowship and food. Plan now to come for this enjoyable and informative event. For more information visit

Presbyterian Women (PW) Summer Gathering Theme: “Nurturing our Faith”

  Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley will gather on Saturday, August 25 at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St. in Columbus. Women pastors will be honored and the 2018-2019 PW/Horizons Bible Study will be introduced by Ruth Cooper. Workshops offered will include “Practicing Meditation-Centering Prayer, Mandalas and Labyrinths” by Judy Oeder and “Creating Prayer Jars” with Jane McKee and Karen Hypes. Worship and the Lord’s Supper will be led by the Reverend Ann Palmerton.

PW Churchwide Triennial Gathering in Louisville

  Presbyterian Women from Scioto Valley congregations joined with over 1500 Presbyterian Women from across the denomination and around the world for the 2018 PW Churchwide Gathering the first week of August. The thirtieth anniversary of Presbyterian Women was celebrated along with the gathering theme, “Arise, Shine, your Light has Come”. The days were filled with fellowship, worship, study, workshops, global mission and service opportunities.

West Side Urban Ministry (WUM) Fall Project…

Do you have an extra coat or jacket in your CLOSET? At the September 18 Presbytery meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Grove City, coats and jackets will be collected for West Side Urban Ministry (WUM), a ministry of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley (PSV). WUM collects new or gently used clean, reusable coats and jackets, hats and mittens for school children ages 5-17. Items are delivered to the school nurse or counselor at schools on the West Side of Columbus, to use as they see fit. No applications. No waiting. Just a kid who is shivering. Starting September 4, coats, jackets, hats, and mittens may also be brought to the PSV office and placed in the bin near the Overbrook Presbyterian Church sanctuary.

Church Trends, the PC(USA)’s new online statistical resource, offers statistical data about congregations,presbyteries & synods

Presbyterians can now find useful and timely information about their church online. The goal of Church Trends is to provide answers to questions Presbyterians frequently pose, especially statistical information. Congregations and mid councils can find 5-year statistical information data for planning purposes. Church Trends enables congregations to see how their statistical data compare with the statistical averages of congregations of similar size in their presbytery and synod as well as the national church. They can compare membership gains and losses, age diversity, racial ethnic diversity, gender diversity, the size of the session and deacon body, and budgeted finances. Membership information on Church Trends is reported from congregations through the Session Annual Statistical Report. Congregations send these reports to their presbyteries, and they share them with the Office of the General Assembly (OGA). Ministerial data is also provided by the presbyteries to …

Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women

  LOUISVILLE – Presbyterian Women from across the country are gathering in Louisville, Ky, August 2-5 to celebrate the 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women (PW). Susan Jackson Dowd, executive director of Presbyterian Women, Inc., said she is pleased that the triennial PW Churchwide Gathering is back in Louisville for its 30-year anniversary celebration. “This year’s conference will feature dynamic speakers from throughout the church,” said Jackson Dowd. Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, co-moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA, will be among her PW sisters at this PW Churchwide Gathering.

Fredericktown Presbyterian Church, annual Blessings of the Animals

Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church …”It was a beautiful Sunday morning at the gazebo on the square. Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church celebrated the annual Blessing of the Animals with special readings and prayers, inspired by our feline and canine companions in life. With scripture from Genesis, and fun music, the place literally “went to the dogs”. Pastor Christine blessed each pet, and their human companions. A beautiful butterfly joined, unaccompanied, and rounded out the celebration Noah’s covenant through the bow in the sky.”   By Pastor Christine Burns, CRE  

Ramseyer Presbyterian Church Prayer Request

Columbus Ramseyer Presbyterian Church…Prayer Request from Pastor Justice Ofusuhene …With deep sorrow and pain, I announce on behalf of the Aborbie’s and the Ramseyer Families, the death of Melvin Aborbie. He is a member of our Junior Youth. He went to camp at Lakeville in Ashland, Ohio. This sadden event happened on Wednesday July 25th 2018. Dr. Solomon Aborbie is the leader of our Youth Ministry and his wife Regina Aborbie is in charge of the Children Ministry. Let us remember the family in our prayers in this time of sorrow  May God continue to grant them the necessary strength to cope with this loss.

Fall Youth Rally, September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30th, 2:00 4:00 pm at Mifflin Presbyterian Church123 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230 There will be snacks, games,a service project and worship! Each student should bring $5 for the service project. Please send a head count of many you’re bringing to the Rally and respond by Monday, September 24th to [email protected] Sponsored by the Presbytery of Scioto Valley Commission for Nurture and Outreach. fallyouthrally2018flyer fallyouthrally2018poster