November 8 – Pastor Quarterly Skill-Building Session

Pastor Skill Building Nov 8

“Understanding Group Dynamics: Effective ways to lead support groups, small groups, boards and committees”

Through teaching and practice, this workshop will help pastors develop skills in leading different kinds of groups in specific ways that build relationships, create cohesion, and encourage consensus.
To register, please email the presbytery office at, or call 724-452-7515.

Donations for Harvey and Irma

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is in touch with presbyteries affected areas of Texas and Florida to offer assistance. We are standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so.

For those who wish to support PDA’s emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey or DR000194-Irma. We need your help. Please give generously.

If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

PO Box 643700

Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700

Nov-Dec – 150th Anniversary – First Presbyterian, Beaver Falls

Celebration Dates:

November 4 – Kick-off Dinner, 5:30 Meet & Greet, 6:00 Dinner
Nov 5 – Worship & Communion, Special Music – Rev. Jonathan Carlisle, Speaker
Nov 12 – Veteran Recognition – Ray Why
Nov 19 – 50+ Year Member Recognition
Nov 25 – Community Open House 1-4 pm
Dec 3 – Pot-Luck Luncheon & Stained Glass Window Tour by Dr. Brad Frey
Dec 7 – Candlelight Walk & Concluding Program

Resources to Study the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with this study, written by best-selling author Donald K. McKim. It will open the door to reflecting on the Protestant Reformations and stimulate the desire for more church and individual study of this timely topic. In this study, participants will:

  • Explore the backgrounds to the Reformations and each of the four Reformation traditions.
  • Consider divisive theological issues, focusing on three of the important matters where each of the traditions has unique views.
  • Look at the Reformations today regarding their influences and legacies, as well as the Reformation in today’s churches.

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Ages 5-10 (Multiage) The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Luther Learns from Paul
Growing in Grace & Gratitude offers a special free session for October 29, 2017. The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is explored through the lens of grace and gratitude. This session includes a Bible story that reveals God’s grace for us while helping our children learn about the church’s heritage. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, prayer, and singing, children and their leaders will hear Paul’s teaching about God’s grace that changed Martin Luther’s life and be assured God’s grace is for us too.
The Protestant Reformation
Youth and Young Adult
To celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, CMP is offering this special 5 session survey of church history that includes a look at Martin Luther’s life and his impact on the Reformation, including a session on the life of John Calvin and his work. Through these times of turmoil and renewal, these men and women were faithful to God’s call. Share the impact of this witness with your youth and young adults.