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Date 04 May 1996 20:38:51


95327               PRESBYTERY AND SYNOD NEWS 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
MORGANTON, N.C.--Salem Presbytery has scheduled training events for church 
leaders and officers this fall. 
     "Pathways to Leadership" for church leaders will be held Oct. 14 at 
Parkway Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem.  The event will include 
worship led by the Rev. Rob Evans, pastor of Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church 
in Greensboro, and 36 workshops on a variety of topics. 
     Church officer training will be conducted Oct. 29 at Parkway Church 
and Nov. 19 at St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.  The training 
sessions are designed for elders, deacons and trustees. 
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.--West Virginia is being covered with "bright spots" 
as a result of a radio project sponsored by West Virginia Presbytery.  
     "Bright Spots" are short, humorous human interest radio messages 
produced by the presbytery's Evangelism Committee, funded by The 
Bicentennial Fund and placed on the air by congregations in the broadcast 
HAVERHILL, Mass.--Fran Nelson, moderator of Northern New England 
Presbytery, has called a "moderator's conference" for Nov. 14.  Presbytery 
officials hope the conference will be the first in an annual series of 
conferences on issues determined by the current moderator. 
     Nelson's conference is entitled "The Church and Domestic Violence" and 
is geared for clergy and church members. 
PORTLAND, Ore.--Cascades Presbytery is co-hosting an Oct. 27-28 conference 
on "Ethics, Economics and Endangered Species: Moving from Polarization to 
     Keynote speaker is James Nash, author of "Loving Nature: Ecological 
Integrity and Christian Responsibility" and director of the Churches' 
Center for Theology and Public Policy in Washington, D.C. 
     The conference will bring together environmentalists, natural 
resources workers, business people and people of faith to explore the 
ethical questions and to seek common ground for preserving endangered 
GOLETA, Calif.--Teachers, elders, deacons and other leaders in Santa 
Barbara Presbytery have requested practical help in educating persons of 
all ages in the faith, leading effective youth programs, understanding 
Presbyterian beliefs, growing spiritually and working together in the 
     In response to those requests, the presbytery's Education and 
Leadership Development Committee has planned "Tools for Transformation," a 
conference to be held Oct. 28 in Santa Ynez. 
     Keynote speaker is the Rev. Richard Robert Osmer of Princeton 
Theological Seminary.  The event will also include worship and 10 

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