Pataskala First Presbyterian Church Welcomes New Pastor…Offers Gratitude to Interim Pastor Gary Brose

  The Reverend Dr. Janet Hufford was recently welcomed as the new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Pataskala as the church offered gratitude to their transitional pastor, the Reverend Gary Brose. The pastors, with the help of a church leader, marked this passing of pastoral leadership with a liturgy of farewell and welcome. Reverend Brose was thanked as he gave the church keys back to the church elder and a liturgical stole to newly-called pastor Janet. Janet will be installed on Saturday, July 13. This impressive farewell and welcome liturgy, used at Pataskala’s pastor transition, could be a gift in any church transition.    

Korean Presbyterian Church of Columbus Youth in Active Service

The Korean Presbyterian Church of Columbus youth, under the direction of Steve Hong, started a 501(c)(3) non-profit called “Small Cloud, Inc.” The group recently held a fund-raiser. With the funds from the fund- raising, they expanded the church garden, and have already given away eighty-three one-gallon bags of food to the Columbus Broad Street Food Pantry.

Presbyterian Women PW/PSV Summer Gathering Saturday, August 24, First PC, Washington Court House

A book review and a presentation by the Bad Calvinists will highlight the Summer Gathering of Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley on Saturday, Aug. 24, at First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House.  You are encouraged to read Sabbath in the Suburbs by MaryAnn Mckibben Dana which tells of one family’s experiment with holy time.  Read it and then come to the gathering and discuss it. A special presentation will be done by the Bad Calvinists (the pastors from Washington Court House, Circleville and Chillicothe Presbyterians churches) as they discuss a scripture passage that will deal with the Ten Commandments.  To get a flavor of what this will be like, search for, download and listen to their podcasts. Also included in the day will be an overview of the 2019-2020 PW Bible Study, “Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh …

Synod of the Covenant & Per Capita: Bringing Presbyteries Together For Common Goals By Elder Christine Burns, Member of the Presbytery Commission for Presbytery Operations

A portion of each Per Capita that members contribute, $3.25, goes to the Synod of the Covenant. This mid-council represents every presbytery in its boundaries and does the important work of preparation of overtures for presentation to GA, as well as supplying funds for grants to congregations. Working toward common goals brings 11 separate presbyteries together as the Synod of the Covenant, serving to create strength of voice to each congregation within its borders. Across many miles people gather and brainstorm concerning ideas important to the regional area of the synod. It is here that matters are discussed to enhance the mission statement; “We, the Synod of the Covenant, in partnership with our presbyteries, congregations, the General Assembly and other faith communities are called and sent by God to be a living, active, and inclusive witness to the love of …

2019 Mission Trip to Wilmington, NC

 October 27 – November 2, 2019 Purpose: To work with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and partners in reconstruction and rebuilding  from Hurricane Florence in 2018. Where: Wilmington Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC Cost:  $400 per person, adults 18 & over, limited to 25 participants. Questions: Please contact Jeannie Harsh by E-mail: [email protected] or 614-562-1775. Please return the completed application form and payment of $400 by July 30 to: The Presbytery of Scioto Valley, 4131 N. High Street, Suite B, Columbus, OH 43214-3001. Download: Mission Trip Application 2019 Mission Trip Liability Release Form 2019 GENERAL RELEASE Document 2019

Celebrating June Ordination Anniversaries for our Pastors in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley…

We recognize and lift up in prayer the work and ministry of our pastors in the Presbytery who are celebrating the anniversaries of their ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament during the month of June. You may want to send congratulatory messages. The Reverend Robert C. Briley (6-1-1966) The Reverend Theresa C. Gifford (6-1-1974) The Reverend Frank E. Hare (6-1-1955) The Reverend Ward S. Parham (6-1-1948) The Reverend Julian Taggart (6-1-1972) The Reverend Otto M. Zingg (6-1-1962) The Reverend Sydney V. Jackson (6-2-1991) The Reverend John W. Kuckuk (6-2-1956) The Reverend Neil MacQueen (6-2-1985) The Reverend Michael O. Wilson (6-2-1985) The Reverend Dr. Alan D. Wendt (6-3-1973) The Reverend John Stull (6-4-1961) The Reverend Judith M. Hoffhine (6-5-1988) The Reverend Dr. Robert J. Armstrong (6-6-1957) The Reverend James Gray Marshall (6-7-2009) The Reverend Dr. George O. Mehaffey (6-7-1957) …

You Are Invited to the New Wilmington Mission Conference, July 19-26

This year the Presbytery of Scioto Valley (PSV) launched a new Global Mission Network to learn about the interests, passions, commitments and partnerships that already exist within our Presbytery and explore possibilities for new mission opportunities. You are especially invited to the 2019 New Wilmington Mission Conference (NWMC) for a week-long, multi-generational, mission conference held on the campus of Westminster College in western PA (one hour north of Pittsburgh). The focus is on youth ages 12 to 24, with programs for all ages. Last year 800+ people from 31 states and 19 countries were registered and 1,000 locals came to hear speakers. Ginny Teitt, pastor of Scioto Valley’s Concord Presbyterian Church, serves as the current Director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference.  Ginny is extending an invitation to all in Scioto Valley to attend the 114th year of this historic …