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NEWS OF PRESBYTERIES AND SYNODS
05 May 1996 13:16:52
95217 NEWS OF PRESBYTERIES AND SYNODS
by Jerry L. Van Marter
KEARNEY, Neb.--First Presbyterian Church of Grand Island, Neb., and the
Presbytery of Central Nebraska are teamed in a unique ministry to deaf and
The Deaf Ministry coordinates interpreters for church services and
youth groups and is planning the annual "Hands in Motion" camp for deaf
youth and their families at Westminster Woods Presbyterian Camp near
IOWA CITY, Iowa--A Special Committee on Study and Dialogue of human
sexuality for East Iowa Presbytery recently produced a study entitled
The resource -- a six-session program designed to foster scriptural
understanding of faith communities and their commitments -- was sent to
every congregation in the presbytery for use in small groups.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--The Synod of South Atlantic and the six presbyteries in
Florida are sponsoring an Aug. 3-5 conference on the challenges facing
Presbyterians in the 21st century.
The conference, "Presbyterians: The Next Generation," will be held at
Eckerd College in St. Petersburg and will feature Loren Mead, author and
founder of the Alban Institute.
PANORAMA CITY, Calif.--The Rev. Thomas B. Robb, pastor of Culver City
Presbyterian Church, has been named interim associate executive presbyter
for the Presbytery of San Fernando.
He began his new work June 1, replacing the Rev. Jane Newstead, who
resigned to accept a pastorate in northern California. Robb continues as
pastor of the Culver City church.
CAMP HILL, Pa.--An African-American leadership retreat, sponsored by the
Synod of the Trinity, is scheduled for Sept. 22-24 at Wilson College in
Keynote speaker is the Rev. Curtis Kearns, director of the National
Ministries Division in Louisville. Worship leader is Melva Costen, a
professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
ROCK HILL, S.C.--"Leaderfest '95 ... not for leaders only" is Providence
Presbytery's annual leader training event, taking place Aug. 25-27 at
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church here.
More than 50 workshops have been planned on all aspects of ministry.
The gathering will include worship, Bible study, practical training, a
canned food drive, programs for all ages, a bookstore and gift shop and
displays of various ministries taking place in the presbytery.
APPLETON, Wis.--The mission committee of Winnebago Presbytery is finishing
up work on an interpretive video of the presbytery's mission.
Filming should be completed this summer by two members of First
Presbyterian Church in Neenah -- Jack Speech and Kris Peterson. The video
will focus on four mission projects, two camp programs, a mission church
and a new church development.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio--Three congregations in Eastminster Presbytery will host
visits by Ecumenical Parish Vistors this fall as part of a cooperative
program with the Synod of the Covenant.
The Rev. Joseph Ngara of Nairobe, Kenya, will be based at First
Presbyterian Church in Barberton from Sept. 12-Oct. 23. The Rev. Mbibong
Crispus Tunye from Buea, Cameroon, will serve Northminster Presbyterian
Church in Cuyahoga Falls and Oak Hill Presbyterian Church in Akron during
the same time.
PORTLAND, Ore.--"From Surviving to Thriving" is the theme of Cascades
Presbytery's annual summer conference, July 23-28 at Lewis & Clark College
Keynote speaker is Wade Clark Roof, professor of religion and society
at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Roof's research and
writing has focused on the religious values and habits of baby boomers.
The conference also includes more than 15 classes on a variety of subjects.
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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