Vacation Bible School

vbsVacation Bible Schools in the northumberland presbytery for the summer of 2015



July 13 to July 17 – Galeton First Presbyterian Church * 19 Germania Street, Galeton.  Krislund Traveling Day Camp from 9 am to 4 pm.  Thursday July 16 will be an over night trip to Krislund camp.


July 26 to July 30 at Berwick First Presbyterian Church * 320 Market Street, Berwick.  “Pandamania”- a fun pack of pandas teach God is wild about you!   July 26 VBS begins at 5:30 ends at 8:30.  July 27 to July 30 VBS will be held from 6 – 8 pm.  Ages kindergarten to 5th grade.


July 27 – 31 ~ Montoursville Presbyterian Church * 900 Elm Street, Montoursville.  Krislund Traveling Day Camp, 9 am to 4 pm. Call the Montoursville Presbyterian Church at 570-368-1595


August 3 to August 7  ~ Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church * 2758 Bottle Run Road, Williamsport. Krislund Traveling Day Camp, 9 am to 4 pm.  Call Pastor Lisa Dabney at 507-435-2690 for information.


August 3 to August 7 ~ Milton First Presbyterian Church * 47  Walnut Street, Milton.  Krislund Traveling Day Camp, blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry.  For those who have completed grades K – 6th grade. Krislund will provide Christ centered programming (staff, art supplies, game equipment, curriculum resources and miscellaneous stories and activities) that encourages hands-on learning.  Call the church for more information 570-742-4491


August 9 to August 14 ~ Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church * 302 W. Main Street, Elkland  in the evening. Contact The Church office at 814-258-7294 for  more information.


Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Church

Monday July 20, 2015, First Presbyterian Church {345 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA}  will be hosting a group of 30 Christian college students from South Korea.  they are touring our country for 2 weeks traveling from Texas to New England.  Rev. Samuel Hong, pastor of Korean Saeronam Church, states: “our mission team has three themes for our trip.  We desire to:

  • share our appreciation for the past, especially missionaries and Korean War veterans.
  • celebrate the present together through sharing the gospel and a praise and worship concert, and
  • envision the future as these students expand their world view and experience God’s love in new ways.

It is their intention to present a musical praise and worship concert at the Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Church the evening of July 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm. 

For more information you can contact the church office at 570-784-2322 or email at

Bloomsburg Church

Elysburg Presbyterian Church

Youth Ministry Opportunity

Elysburg Presbyterian Church seeks a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry. We desire a person of deep faith in Jesus Christ who has a heart for children and youth and who is willing to engage in and facilitate team-based discipleship for K-12 age groups. Fifteen hours per week with salary competitive based on experience. Please send resume and cover letter to Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 West Valley Ave, Elysburg, PA 17824.

Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Church







Summer Fun with the Summer Festival with the Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Church  at 345 Market Street, Bloomsburg PA
(COME ONE, COME ALL) ~ This June 23, 24, and 25 from 6:00—7:30 p.m. the children and young folks of the church are invited to wade into stories in the Bible with a central theme of WATER. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall for stories, crafts, snacks, games, and lots of fun.

The fun-fest will be geared towards children age three through eleven, but everyone is welcome to stop by and join in some singing and story telling.

Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church

2015 Mission to Maine Jersey Shore Presb

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The Northeast Pennsylvania region covers the lower Northeast states including Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, West Virginia, and Maryland.   Established in 1991, the Northeast Pennsylvania Conference meets over three days in October. Community and radical hospitality are hallmarks of this conference, as well as an outstanding bookstore provided by Hearts and Minds Bookstore.

2015 Conference – October 12 through 14

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Family Care for Children and Youth

At Family Care for Children & Youth, our passion is not just for doing our job, but for doing it well so that children find the stability they need, families are able to provide caring affection, and home is a place that feels safe.

We start by finding families within the community who are ready and willing to provide for children needing loving homes, carefully teaching them the proven techniques, theories and responses so that the children in their care grow strong and able to form positive connections. In this way, our families are able to become successful, creating a home environment where any child can feel safe and wanted.

While we are dedicated to every case and every child, we need all the help we can get! We are always looking for loving families who are ready to take a child into their home. If you or someone you know is willing to help by opening your doors to provide respite, emergency, or permanent care for a child who needs you, then contact us today! We encourage all of our families to always consider adoption as an option for children who cannot return to their families—a plight which has affected the lives of so many children in Pennsylvania.

With five offices located around Pennsylvania, there is a location near you! Call now and see how you can help us change lives, one child at a time.

Family Care Foster Parents

Bloomsburg First Presbyterian Mission Trip



The Missions Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Bloomsburg, is planning a mission trip again to Morningstar Presbyterian Church in Bayville, New Jersey on August 23-29, 2015. The cost is $120.00 per person to make the reservation. Please contact the church office for more information at 570-784-2322 or This trip is opened to all church groups who would like to join the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg.

Marilyn Witherup, Chairperson, Ben Fuller, Arline Johnson, Joanne Berkheiser, DeEdra Franklin, Harry English, Jean Underwood, Amy and Marty Bielawski, Jeananne and John Scrimgeour.

Friends of Renacer

Hogar Renacer means Home of Rebirth, and it is just that to the children who live there and the friends who visit. One of the projects supported by Asociación Brigadas de Amor Cristiano, Hogar Rencer is in turn supported by churches and individuals from many countries.

Friends of Renacer is an ecumenical support network for the children’s home and the connected the Christian school, which serves the community. We are based in northern central Pennsylvania. Our teams visit and work at Renacer two weeks each summer.

Visit their facebook page to see how this ministry makes a difference in someone’s life.




PCUSA Special Offerings

Pentecost offering

Bobbi Updegraff from the Lycoming Presbyterian Church in Williamsport is an an ambassador for our PCUSA Special Offerings program or Presbyterian Disaster Assistance since 2000—She would love to come to your churches to interpret mission for these Special Offerings. Please contact Bobbi ( )if you are interested in scheduling.

The Pentecost Offering, is awesome in its scope for the future.

The Pentecost Offering includes a local component For those of us passionate about equipping the next generation for service this is win-win. The Pentecost Offering provides opportunities for our local youth groups, and supports national youth ministries as well. Let’s promote the Pentecost Offering and utilize the funds that flow back to our local churches.
A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency:
• Young Adult Volunteers
• Ministries for Youth
• Children-at-Risk

For more information on the Pentecost Offering click here –