From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 05 May 1996 13:16:45


                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--The Mission Awareness/Funding Development Ministry of 
the Presbytery of South Dakota will sponsor a workshop on stewardship 
issues and programs June 23 at First Presbyterian Church here. 
     The workshop is a follow-up event to a major stewardship training 
conference that attracted 56 persons from the presbytery in April and is 
designed to provide practical ways churches can approach their 1996 
stewardship programs. 
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Thirty-five persons from throughout the Synod of the 
Covenant gathered recently at Weber Center to share ideas and programs 
about how Presbyterian resource centers can more effectively serve 
congregations and individuals. 
     The event, "Helping People Tell the Story," focused on the art of 
storytelling and Bible study centered on Jesus' use of parables in his 
ministry.  This was the fourth such gathering of persons related to the 
synod's 12 resource centers. 
PETALUMA, Calif.--The Presbytery of the Redwoods has united all of its 
churches as "labor coaches" to new church developments in the presbytery by 
creating the "Birth of a Church" offering. The inaugural offering was 
received June 4, Pentecost Sunday. 
     Churches are being asked to offer money, prayers and volunteer 
assistance to new church developments in the presbytery.  The immediate 
beneficiaries of the new effort are the presbytery's current new church 
developments at Rockville and Windsor. 
CAMP HILL, Pa.--At its April meeting, Carlisle Presbytery honored three of 
its ministers for sermons they had preached on the subject of "peace." 
     Those recognized were the Rev. Steve Allen, associate pastor at 
Gettysburg Presbyterian Church; the Rev. Dan Hans, pastor of the Gettysburg 
church; and the Rev. Doug Baer, interim pastor at Mechanicsburg 
Presbyterian Church. 

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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