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NEWS OF PRESBYTERIES AND SYNODS
05 May 1996 13:16:45
95191 NEWS OF PRESBYTERIES AND SYNODS
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
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
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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