225th Anniversary Celebration

Join the celebration service of the Lycoming, Great Island and Jersey Shore Presbyterian Churches August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

At the Tiadaghton Elm Tree Site, Jersey Shore for a combined service. The Bagpipes and period dress will complete the service.  A pot luck dinner will follow the worship service with pulled pork and chicken.  Beverages and place settings will also be provided.

ALL are welcomed.  Feel free to bring a dish to share and come in period dress if you would like to get in the spirit.

To register contact the Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church 570-398-1909

Berwick First Presbyterian Church

We will once again be offering Traveling Day Camp here at First Presbyterian Church. Camp will be open to kids in the Berwick area and be held the week of July 31st through August 4th from 9am -4pm! Below is a camp packet that contains all the information regarding camp and the required medical, consent and registration forms. Forms can be mailed to PO Box 325 Berwick, PA 18603 or emailed to bwkpresby@pa.metrocast.net. 

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Women’s Retreat Spiritual Direction

A Women’s Retreat, Be Balanced Spiritual Direction for your life will be held at Linck Hill Inn-just west of Liberty on July 28, 29 Learn how working with a Spiritual Director
can help you find balance in your life as a
woman of faith. Opportunities for sharing
together, for experiencing silence, and for
discovering a spiritual discipline will be
provided in an informal setting.
Our health and fulfillment in life depends
on keeping balance in body, mind and
spirit. Working with a spiritual director can
help give focus to your spiritual life.

Mooresburg Presbyterian VBS

Grove Presbyterian Church Day Camp

Local Church Brings Camp to Danville

Grove Presbyterian Church, 330 Bloom Street Danville, in partnership with Camp Krislund of Madisonburg, PA brings the church camp experience to our town again this year. The week of June 19 -23, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm, children having completed the grades Kindergarten through Eighth are invited to join in the experience. For a small cost of only $50 per child for the entire week! ($40 for second child in family, $30 for third and others), children enjoy games, outdoor experiences, fellowship, and Bible study all under the guidance of trained Krislund counselors and caring Grove members (all with PA child care clearances). Lunch and snacks are provided throughout the week. From Thursday to Friday, the campers have the option to go on an overnight at Krislund and enjoy all the activities there. Spots are limited so register your child today. Scholarships are available. For more information contact the church office at 570-275-0692 or search the church website www.grovepres.org .

Presbyterian Church of Jersey Shore

Rev Dr William Knudsen


The Rev. Dr. Bill Knudsen leads a responsive reading during the Presbytery of Northumberland’s stated meeting that also served as the executive presbyter’s retirement ceremony.








To say that the Rev. Dr. Bill Knudsen took the path he thought he would or ended up where he planned couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, he had visions of joining the Navy as a chaplain and had little interest in a job opportunity as the executive presbyter at the Presbytery of Northumberland. However, God had different plans for Bill, and 14 years after accepting the call at Northumberland, which followed a 20-year career in the Army Reserves, Bill is retiring.

“It’s the right time to do it,” Bill said when asked about retirement. “I want to retire while I’m young enough to be able to still go out and enjoy life. I’m 67 years old and it gives me a lot more opportunity to settle into a new area, make new friends and still be young enough, active enough and healthy enough to enjoy retirement.” Continue reading

Mooresburg Presbyterian Church

2017 MAR Mooresburg

Presbyterian Women

2017 PW Gathering cover letter
To register click on the following links for a list of the workshops
and the registration form.

2017 PW Gathering Registration for Workshops
2017 PW Gathering Registration Form
DEADLINE to register is May 8, 2017