Training Elders to Preach

Beaver-Butler Presbytery is offering an 8-week training course for Ruling Elders to research, construct, and preach a sermon.

Every other Tuesday beginning on February 18, 7 p.m.

Plains Presbyterian Church (326 Plains Church Road, Cranberry Township)

Combining workshops, lecture, and discussion, this course will welcome guest speakers to augment the learning and provide a wider range of perspective on preaching and the process of preparation.

For more information, or to register, please contact the Beaver-Butler Presbytery office at or 724-452-7515.

Registration deadline is February 9. Walk-ins will also be accepted at the class.

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Creating a Church for Others—Leadership and Administrative Event

Presented by Beaver-Butler Presbytery

Sunday, March 15
2-5 p.m.

Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church
2662 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Many of our churches have moved inward as they’ve declined, but God calls us to move outward—to be churches for others. Our Leadership and Administrative event will help elders, pastors, and members consider how to nurture “otherness” in our churches.

Two workshop sessions include four options for leaders and two options for administrators.

Cost: $5 per person

Please send form to the Beaver-Butler Presbytery office:
Barb Paff, Secretary
Beaver-Butler Presbytery
PO Box 279, Zelienople, PA 16063

You can also register by email to

Register online.

Childcare is available, but must be reserved. Please call or email the presbytery office by Wednesday, March 11 at 724-452-7515 or

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Presbytery Commissioners Training Session

Tuesday, March 24
4:45-5:45 p.m.

Park Presbyterian Church
275 Commerce Street
Beaver, Pa 15009

A training session for elder commissioners will be held prior to the March 24 presbytery meeting. This session will review how presbytery meetings are structured, talk about the discipline of discernment, and give elders a resource to help them during their year as presbytery commissioner.

A light supper will be provided at 5:45 p.m. for those registered to attend the meeting. Contact the office at or 724-452-7515 to register.

Also, when a commissioner and alternate have been named, please let the presbytery office know so that they can be placed on the meeting pre-mail list.

March Presbytery Meeting

Tuesday, March 24
6 p.m.

Park Presbyterian Church
275 Commerce Street
Beaver, Pa 15009

Pastors’ Retreat

Monday, May 4–Tuesday, May 5

Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, Slippery Rock

Save the dates for this retreat being planned for pastors and CREs currently serving a church in Beaver-Butler Presbytery. Watch for more information.

224th General Assembly of Presbyterian Church (USA)

June 20-27, 2020

Baltimore, Maryland