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Pray For Our Congregations
For the Month of August please pray for:
August 3, 2014 Arnot Presbyterian Church
August 10, 2014 Montoursville Presbyterian Church
August 17, 2014 Emporium Presbyterian Church
August 31, 2014 Mount Carmel Presbyterian Church
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- Krislund Korner Newsletter
- Parish Paper
- Krislund Work Day
- Protected: Presbytery of Northumberland Council Meeting Docket August 20, 2014
- Presbyterian World Mission
- Wee Kirk Northeast (PA) Conference
- Observe ORANGE DAY on the 25th of each month
- Pastoral Letter on the Actions of the 221st General Assembly
- Protestant Campus Ministry Bloomsburg University
- Music Director Watsontown First Presbyterian Church
Ministries in the Northumberland Presbytery
- Book of Order
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- Community Events
- Continuing Education
- Council Meeting
- Important Dates
- Inspiring Stories of What God is doing…
- Krislund Camp
- Opportunities for Ministry
- Parish Paper
- Pastor Tier Meetings
- Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
- Presbyterian Men's Mission Network
- Presbyterian Senior Living
- Presbyterian Women
- Presbyterian World Mission
- Presbytery Directory
- Presbytery Docket & Minutes
- Presbytery Policies
- Presbytery Stated Meeting
- Life beyond a trust fund August 20, 2014
- ‘Ecstatic and enthusiastic’ August 20, 2014
- China lets Pope use its airspace for first time in papal history August 20, 2014
- PC(USA) leaders call for calm and prayer in Ferguson crisis August 19, 2014
- Understanding military chaplaincy August 19, 2014
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
WORK DAY at KRISLUND CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER.
For more information call the camp at 814-422-8878
or email: email@example.com
Our August Missionary is Rev. Dr. Rebecca Young who serves in Indonesia. Rebecca teaches at Jakarta Theological Seminary. In the classroom, she strives to help students be faithful and respectful witnesses as they go out to serve in a country of many religious traditions, among which Christianity is a small but strong minority.
Home Presbytery: Western North Carolina; E200300, D507529
For more information on the Presbyterian World Mission in Indonesia click on this link: World Mission Indonesia
Wee Kirk Northeast (PA) Conference
October 13 -15, 2014
Laurelville Mennonite Church Center
Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
A Ministry of Presbyterians For Renewal
The purpose of Wee Kirk is “to inspire, equip, motivate and encourage small PC (USA) Churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the Clergy and Lay Leaders of those Churches.”
Online registration is available at www.pfrenewal.org or for questions please contact Helen Kester at (424)980-9565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 25th of each month – join people around the world in observing an Orange Day to work for an end to violence against women and girls. This call comes from Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls that is related to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
- Pray for guidance for all those who work to end violence against women. Pray that all people turn from violence.
- Opposing violence against women – a prayer by the Rev. Sarah Henkel
- Teaching elders can preach on the issue of ending violence against women and girls. Check out this sermon by the Rev. Jeffrey Geary of the White Plains Presbyterian Church.
- Take part in the Stop Rape Now campaign to stop the use of rape in war.
- Plan to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network provides ideas and liturgical resources.
- Wear orange. Tell those you meet why you are wearing orange. Take pictures and share them on social media with an explanation of why you are wearing orange.
- Join Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence.
- Create a group in your worshiping community, mid-council, school or other location to work to end violence against women and girls.
- Sign the global call for action to tell governments around the world that you want them to make ending violence against women and girls a top priority.
- Ask 3 people you know to sign the call to action.
- Join SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women on Facebook and share why you think ending violence against women and girls should be a priority for decision makers around the world.
Connect with other Presbyterians
Learn what others are doing and use your imagination
- See what other congregations are doing.
- The Nonviolent Peaceforce works to stop violence against women in South Sudan.
- Observing Orange Days in Brick, New Jersey.
- Use your imagination to identify and implement other ways of working to end violence against women and girls. Share your ideas. Of course working to end violence against women and girls is not a task for one day a month. Orange Days provide a reminder that, in Christ, we are called and freed to love one another and to pursue justice for all – each day and every day.
To: The Pastors and Congregations of Northumberland Presbytery
From: William Knudsen, Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk
Subject: Pastoral Letter Reporting on the Actions of the 221st General Assembly
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This pastoral letter is to share information that we hope will help you interpret the actions of the 221st General Assembly to your congregations. I have included resources, thoughts from various Presbyterian related groups and pastoral letters. The actions of this last General Assembly have set our denomination on a new course. For some of you these actions have been long awaited and are very much welcomed. For others these actions are devastating. You are all in my prayers as we try to help interpret these actions to our congregations and as we discern God’s will as we vote on the proposed changes to our constitution.
Issues addressed in this Pastoral Letter:
1. A Thank you to our GA Commissioners
2. The Prayer of Moderator Heath Rada
3. Marriage and Civil Unions
1. Authoritative Interpretation
2. Proposed Amendment to the Constitution
3. FAQ on Same-Gender Marriage
1. Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) – How We Got Here
2. GA Text Approving Divestment
3. Positive Investment Overview Video, Presbyterian Foundation
4. FAQ on Divestment
5. Letters from Presbyterian Related Groups
1. Fellowship of Presbyterians
2. Letter from the Outreach Foundation
On behalf of our Presbytery family, I want to thank our commissioners from Northumberland Presbytery for representing our congregations and pastors during this General Assembly. Our Teaching Elder Commissioner was Rev. Glen Hallead the pastor of Wellsboro First Presbyterian Church. Our Ruling Elder Commissioner was Elder Debbie Button the pastor of Tioga United Trinity Presbyterian Church. If you have any specific questions about the process or decisions of the assembly they would be more than happy to talk with you about their experience. They will be making a report our September meeting of Presbytery. We plan on voting on the amendments at our January 2015 meeting of Presbytery at Watsontown Presbyterian Church.
To read the Pastoral Letter click on the link below: Pastoral Letter on the Actions of the 221st GA
Protestant Campus Ministry (PCM) is a multi-denominational fellowship that offers members of the university community opportunities for exploration and growth in the Christian faith. PCM is staffed by the Reverend Jill Young, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is also led by a group of students committed to their discipleship in Christ.
Groups that sponsor PCM include…
- The Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
- The United Methodist Church
- The Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Local Churches
- Parents of University Students
- Bloomsburg Alumni
The Protestant Campus Ministry’s (PCM) mission is to provide a Christian witness on the Bloomsburg University campus through providing quality worship, education, service, fellowship and programming. PCM offers and supports various cultural, educational, and religious activities that call students, faculty, and staff to seek the manifest love of Christ, that challenge them to a deeper level of spiritual growth, wholeness and wellness and encourage them to enrich their lives.
PCM offers leadership opportunities in all aspects of its ministry and considers these opportunities to be an integral part of its work and mission. Such development helps raise up a new generation of leaders within the church and helps students discern their calling as leaders in worship, education, fellowship, and service.
The First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown is in search of a Music Director for their Sunday Services. Those interested may contact the church office 401 Main Street, Watsontown from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Thursday or call 570-538-1491.