In Memoriam – Deane Lavender

On Palm Sunday morning, April 14, Rev. Deane Lavender went home to be with our Lord.

Please pray for Jane, his wife of 63 years (married June 25, 1955) and their children and grandchildren.

Deane was ordained by the Cayuga-Syracuse Presbytery on July 9, 1958. He was received into Beaver-Butler Presbytery in September of 1977 and retired on September 30, 1997.

During his time in our Presbytery he served the Plains Presbyterian Church, Cranberry Township from 1977-1997 and as Interim in many of our churches including Conway, College Hill and North Sewickley.

A Memorial Service will be held in June 29 at Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry, Twp. Details will follow.

2019-2020 Presbyterian Planning Calendar

Please Note the New Format

The 2019-2020 calendars will now be a 16-month calendar rather than a 19-month as it was in the past. It will run from August 2019 through December 2020. It will still contain many planning aids for pastors and other church leaders. Includes lectionary for Sundays and special days, liturgical days, liturgical colors, resource information for PC(USA) programmatic emphases, updated synod, presbytery and Presbyterian Mission Agency staff directories, color foldout synod/presbytery and world maps.

The Beaver-Butler Presbytery Office will be placing a bulk order for churches and individuals at the discounted price of $9.00.

Please sent a form with payment to the Presbytery Office by June 15, 2019.

Bulk order will be placed on July 1 and calendars will ship in August!

Click here for an order form (MSWord).

Click here for an order form (PDF).

Taking Nominations for 224th General Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland

June 20-27, 2020

The Beaver-Butler Presbytery is looking for one Minister and one Elder who would like to represent the Presbytery at the upcoming General Assembly meeting.

In addition to the above, young adults (ages 17-23) are invited to apply to be Beaver-Butler’s YAAD (Young Adult Advisory Delegate).

The eligibility requirements are below. Please go to our Presbytery website under Forms, Reports, and Policies for the full details and questionnaire to be completed by those interested. Rev. Dr. Judy Angleberger, chair of the General Assembly Nomination Task Force, may be reached at: or 724-846-7818  (First Pres. Church, Beaver Falls)

Hymnals Available…

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

The Hymnbook (red)
Presbyterian Denominations

If you are interested in having them, contact Chris Ann Goossen at the Beaver-Butler Office: or 724-452-7515 X 12.

Free Music

Cantata Books for Choirs

The Presbytery Resource Center no longer will be keeping choral cantatas in their music lending library. A large selection—over two dozen, mostly gently used and others well-loved—is available for free. The majority are Christmas themed with the remaining centered on Holy Week and Good Friday. The books are on display for easy perusal in the resource center while supplies last.