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News of Presbyteries and Synods

Date 04 May 1996 20:30:33


95373            News of Presbyteries and Synods 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
LEXINGTON, Ky.--"2001: A Church Odyssey" is the theme of Transylvania 
Presbytery's Nov. 4 leadership development retreat.  The event will be held 
at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church in Lexington. 
     Keynote speaker is the Rev. John Mulder, president of Louisville 
Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Workshops will be offered on Christian 
education, evangelism, spirituality, worship and youth ministry. 
HARRISONBURG, Va.--Once again this year, the Hunger Committee of Shenandoah 
Presbytery is organizing a drive to collect new, warm, inexpensive stocking 
caps, mittens or gloves, socks and scarves for the homeless. 
     Congregations in the presbytery are being urged to incorporate their 
efforts into their Advent celebrations.  All collected clothing will be 
delivered by the Hunger Committee to Zacchaeus' Kitchen, a homeless shelter 
in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 21. 
SYRACUSE, N.Y.--This fall every church in the Synod of the Northeast will 
receive a packet of the synod's "Tough Week" promotional materials.  The 
packet includes Christmas and Easter advertisements featuring the campaign 
slogan: "Tough Week? We're Open on Sunday."  Also included are audio tapes 
and scripts for radio ads, tips and tricks for promoting the campaign and 
advertising "basics." 
     The materials are supplied by the synod's Stewardship Support and 
Communication Unit, which is being downsized out of existence at the end of 
the year.  Jane Mead, the synod's director of communication, is also a 
casualty of the downsizing. 

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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