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by Rev. Jamie Fowler of Concord Church in Baden

Posted August 2, 2020

Jamie Fowler began her ministry with Concord Presbyterian Church on August 1, 2019. They were off to a great start—listening, discerning and discussing together who they are and where God might be leading them. With high hopes, they were forging ahead. Then March 15 descended upon them, like it did everyone else. 

Coordinator for GA Nominations Requests Assistance

A more diverse pool of applicants who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, ruling elders, women, under 46 years of age, and from a wider geographic distribution is needed for the formation of the Administrative Commission on Mid Councils created by the 223rd General Assembly (2018) in response to Item 00-19.

The work of this commission involves, in part, approving the acts of synods to organize, divide, unite, or combine presbyteries or portions of presbyteries according to G-3.0502e.

The 224th General Assembly Gathering

by Rev. David Oyler, Temporary Executive
Posted June 30, 2020

The 224th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) was preparing to meet in Baltimore, Maryland in late June–until COVID-19 altered the landscape. Nevertheless, commissioners gathered, worship was celebrated, and actions were taken on critical matters through an online platform.

The 224th General Assembly Underway

by Rev. David Oyler, Temporary Executive
Posted June 23, 2020

With groundbreaking actions the General Assembly gathered electronically on Friday, June 19—without too many glitches. Not surprisingly, the Friday evening Session took longer than anticipated. In light of that fact, it became necessary to schedule a Saturday evening Session—again, an unprecedented action on short notice because it altered the schedule significantly.

General Assembly Goes Digital

by Rev. David Oyler, Temporary Executive
Posted June 15, 2020

For more than 200 years the General Assembly gathering of Presbyterian Church (USA) has met in face-to-face conversations. This year, of course, is different. Nevertheless, the General Assembly will gather on June 19, 26, and 27 through electronic means. You are most welcome to join in electronically and most especially to lift prayers.

Presbytery Office Hours Change

Posted June 8, 2020

Recommended by the Personnel Committee and approved by the Coordinating Team, the office hours have now been changed to 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. In addition, the office is open at other times, by appointment, if there is a need to access the Resource Center or the conference rooms for meetings.

Park Pop-up Pantry Provides

Posted on May 19, 2020

When Pastor Bob Goossen is in the church office during these days of pandemic, his heart gets a little lift when he looks out the window. At the picnic shelter in the front yard of Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver, he sees people taking what they need or leaving what they can.

Something for YOU to Consider

Posted on May 5, 2020

This letter from Nominating and Representation Committee challenges us to consider serving on a unit or committee.

Little Free Pantry Having Big Impact at Ohio United Church in Aliquippa, PA

By Mike Givler, Communications Coordinator, Synod of the Trinity

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, outreach has not only grown in need and participation, but also in meaning.

Putting On a New Face

Our Presbytery Center building is in the middle of a multi-year facelift and maintenance upgrade.

Hymnals Available…

Songs of Faith and Praise (blue) — Howard Publishing Co., Inc., 1994

The Hymnbook (red) — Presbyterian Denominations, 1955

If you are interested in having them, contact ChrisAnn Goossen or call the office at 724-452-7515 X112.