Presbytery Packet for September 18 Now Available.

Meeting location: First Presbyterian Church Grove City, 4227 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 2 PM Presbytery Special Event! “What is your money doing in the church? A frank talk on per capita and mission.” Rev. Dr. Tom hay, Associate Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA). 3:30 PM: The Presbytery Meeting Welcome, Greetings and Worship Reports from the Presbytery Staff and the General Assembly Commission Reports, Activities and Actions Sharing and Closing The following are links to the Presbytery Packet and Reports: Presbytery Packet September 18, 2018 Seeking to be Faithful Together New Albany AC_presbytery_final report_20180918 Treasurer’s Report August 2018 2019 Proposed Budget Draft 1 Audit 2017 and 2016 Contact the Presbytery [email protected] with questions. At the September 18 Presbytery meeting, coats and jackets will be collected for West Side Urban Ministry (WUM), a ministry of the Presbytery of …

Glory of God hymnal

  It is hard believe it has been five years since the release of the Glory of God hymnal. PC(USA) churches began using Glory to God in 2013, and ever since its release, the “new hymnal” has become very popular across the denomination. To commemorate this milestone, we’re offering churches a new deal on the pew editions through December 31, 2018. This includes: * $18 for each pew edition, no minimum quantity (formerly $20) * free shipping on orders of thirty-six-or more pew editions* The new price and free shipping are available to all PC(USA) churches whether they have yet to adopt Glory to God or they need to acquire additional copies. Churches can get more information and place orders by calling PC(USA) Store Customer Service at 800-533-4371 or by ordering directly at www.pcusastore.com. When purchasing qualifying orders online, churches can …

Peace and Global Witness Offering October 7, 2018

The PC(USA)’s Peace and Global Witness Offering has been a source of relief and encouragement to those seeking peace around the world. The Offering now has a greater global reach, makes a more significant impact, and empowers participating congregations to use 25% of the money they raise on local and worldwide ministries of their choice. Mid councils retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness. The Peace & Global Witness Offering is received during the Season of Peace, which ends on World Communion Sunday, October 7.

Glen Echo Presbyterian Church celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

    Columbus Glen Echo Presbyterian Church…pastor, members and friends invite everyone to the 100-year anniversary celebration worship service on Sunday, September 16 at 10:45 am. Everyone is also invited to an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, September 15, 4-7 pm. The church is located at 220 Cliffside Drive in Columbus.

Clerk’s Corner…. Thoughts from the Stated Clerk

Thoughts from our PSV Stated Clerk, The Reverend Sally Robinson There’s a little-known section of the Book of Order – G-1.0304 – that has a heading called “Ministry of Members.” Most folks have never read it, but I’ve often wondered if there has ever been a church brave enough to print it in their newsletter. This section begins “Membership in the church of Jesus Christ is a joy and a privilege. It is also a commitment to participate in Christ’s mission. A faithful member bears witness to God’s love and grace and promises to be involved responsibly in the ministry of Christ’s Church.” It then goes on to list 12 areas in which a member should participate. A real responsibility indeed! One of the areas refers to supporting ministry through the giving of money, time and talents. In the Presbyterian …

Regional Conference on Aging October 12, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Worthington Presbyterian Church

Plan now to come for this enjoyable and informative event. To download the complete brochure: www.psvonline.org. “The Best of Times: God’s Call in the Third Thirty of Life”will be the theme of this one-day annual regional event to be held at the Worthington Presbyterian Church, 773 High Street. 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. The Keynote Speaker: The Reverend Ray Jones, Associate Director of Evangelism for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will be followed by 12 different workshops on topics crucial to older adults and aging. Sponsored by The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network (POAMN).

Presbytery-Wide Coming Youth Events

Fall Youth Rally…Sunday, September 30th, 2-4 pm at the Gahanna Mifflin Presbyterian Church, 123 Granville Street. For more information. or to register your number, email: [email protected] Winter Youth Retreat…Friday-Sunday, February 22-24, 2019, Camp Akita. Theme: “Lift Every Voice”. More details available soon! 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium…For youth going into the 9th grade through high school. This popular triennial event for Presbyterian youth will be held July 16-20, 2019, on the campus of Purdue University. Watch for more information.

Grove City First Presbyterian Church…..

Grove City First Presbyterian Church…is looking for a part-time Children’s and Youth Director. This position will require an average of 70 hours per month. Complete details can be found on the church website: www.fpcgc.org.