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PRESBYTERY AND SYNOD NEWS
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
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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