VBS Curriculum ~ A Pilgrims Path


Cathedral: A Pilgrim’s Path provides for a total learning environment. Participants learn how their journey with God is like a pilgrimage. Use for Vacation Bible School, Mid-Week Program, Summer Sunday School or as an All-Church Event. Click here to view photos and comments from test pilots.  

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Watsontown First Presbyterian Church

21 warrior runIn Cooperation with the First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown, the Fort Freeland Heritage Society will host a Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday April 20, 2014 at 7:00 am.  The Service will be held at the Historic Warrior Run Church in Watsontown, PA (click here for directions).

We encourage everyone to come in casual dress, so you can have plenty of time to go home and change into your Easter finery and attend the church of your choice. Chris Franz will be playing the pump organ and the First Presbyterian Church choir will be singing, and Rev. Paul Smith will bring the message.  An offering will be taken and the proceeds will go to the Fort Freeland Heritage Society for the upkeep of the Church.  Everyone Welcome!

Contact the First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown for more information:
570-538-1491 or servantchurch@windstream.net
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One Great Hour of Sharing


Krislund Korner Newsletter

 Click on the link to receive the March issue of the Krislund Camp Newsletter – the Krislund Korner: 

April 14 Korner

2014-2015 Planning Calendar

2014-15 PCUSA Calendar

We are now taking orders the 2014-2015 Presbyterian Planning Calendar.  The 2014–2015 Presbyterian Planning Calendar is an invaluable resource for the whole church that includes photographs of Presbyterians living out their faith across the country and around the world. The wire-bound 8½” x 11″ calendar, punched to fit standard binders, offers numerous useful features that keep you in touch with the church and its ongoing life and work. Calendar pages begin with June 2014 and end with December 2015.

  • Monthly calendar pages from June 2014 through December 2015
  • Lectionary for the Lord’s Day and special liturgical days
  • Colors for the liturgical seasons
    Liturgical days, programmatic emphases and secular holidays
  • Monthly planning suggestions and resources
  • Synod, presbytery and GA staff directories
  • Foldout synod/presbytery and world maps in color
  • User-friendly size—easily fits into a binder

The cost for the Calendars are:

1 – 9


10 – 49


50 +


If you would like to purchase the calendars for yourself or your church please contact the Presbytery Office  at presbynorth@comcast.net or 570-368-3906 – no later than May 9, 2014.  We will not be ordering extra calendars so make sure you place your order. Last year enough churches ordered to purchase the calendars at the lowest rate.



Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering


The Presbyterian Women of Northumberland Presbytery

cordially invite all the women of the Northumberland Presbytery
to the Spring Gathering on May 3, 2014
at Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville. 
Guest Speaker: Thomas Dougher – Executive Director of the Gatehouse in Danville
Welcome in the spring with Presbyterian Women from the
Congregations in our Presbytery and
Learn about the mission project for 2014, the PW Synod Gathering, and other upcoming events and ministries. 
Registration: 9:30 am
Worship Service: 10:00 am
Program: 10:30 am
Lunch : 12:00 pm {provided graciously by the women of Grove Presbyterian Church}
For more information contact Laura Smith, Moderator at gonhpn@aol.com or the Presbytery Office at presbynorth@comcast.net
                   Plan on attending and meet the women of

The Northumberland Presbytery ~

Your sisters in Christ.


Important Dates

put_this_on_calendar_clip_art-285x300April 5, 2014 Reading of the Session Minutes and workshop at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm Street, Montoursville 10:00am.  Lunch will be provided.

April 3, 2014 ~ Committee on Ministry meeting at Northway Presbyterian Church, 5:00 pm. CANCELLED

The Presbytery of Northumberland Council Meeting will be CANCELLED for the April 16th meeting. Next meeting will be held June 18, 2014 at the Williamsport First Presbyterian Church

Committee of Service Meeting will be held May 5, 2014 ~  3:00 pm at the Presbytery Office.


Spaghetti Dinner


Friday April 25, 2014 ~4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch Street, Williamsport, PA (570)326-9218
Take out available at 4:00 pm
Salad, Roll, Spaghetti w sauce, 2 Very Large Meatballs, Beverage and Homemade Dessert.
Cost: $8.00 for Adults; $4.00 Children 10-4 years old
and Children under 3 FREE.
Parking behind the church – come out and support your local church and enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Dinner provided by loving hands.

Celebrate The Gifts of Women

Celebrate the Gifts of Women

Celebrate women who are no longer strangers, but are diverse sisters in God’s house hold.

Ephesians 2:19 reads, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” We celebrate the experiences of diverse and intercultural women, as well as women who build communities of hope and love benefiting all in the church of Jesus Christ.

{thank you Bloomsburg Presbyterian Church for sharing this information in your newsletter}

One of the greatest pleasures for many of us is going back home. For those who live far away from their homelands, returning at least once a year to the country where they were born can be a source of joy and happiness. This is often because we feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, love and equality at home, so we look forward to going back home. For many of us, the church is a family; the church is home.

As we celebrate the gifts of women, we celebrate that in Christ we are no longer strangers, nor aliens, nor immigrants, nor exiles, but We are part of God’s family. Let us come together as the church!

Krislund Camp & Conference Center


May 9 & 10, 2014

  • A special weekend for fathers, or father figures and kids!

Arrive Friday at 7:00 pm / Depart Saturday after 7:00 pm

  • Give mom a break just before Mothers Day on Sunday may 11!
  • Possible activities may include bonfire, wagon rides, hikes, archery, climbing wall and more!
  • Friday night snack and Saturday meals are included.Krislund event 2

Stay in our new Adult Cabins with two double beds and a private bath. Only $35 per family: “family” is dad (or other father figure) plus 1 or 2 children; $10 each additional child.


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