Presbytery of Donegal E-News   

April 3, 2019
In This Issue
Benefits Connect
Seniors by the Wayside
Opioid Seminars
Concert Series
Evening with Audrey Assad
GA223 Amendment Voting Totals
Thanks to the Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders who voted at the February 2019 Gathering of Donegal Presbytery about proposed amendments to the Book of Order.
 
Here is a link to the results if you are interested in knowing what the overall outcome for each amendment.
Benefits Connections: Washington DC area
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10am
Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church
Gaithersburg, MD  

Who Should Attend?  
Church business administrators and office managers, clerks of session, personnel committee chairs, pastors, and mid council leaders - anyone who decides, manages, or supports benefits for PC(USA) ministers or employees is welcome.
 
Why Attend?  
During this half-day session, you can learn about the theology that shapes the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA), gain a better understanding of benefits, ask questions and share information, and network with colleagues from other churches. Lunch will be provided, and parking is complimentary. RSVP By Friday, April 26, 2019.
 
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Seniors by the Wayside: How to Prevent Burglary & Theft
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12pm 
Wayside Presbyterian Church
Landisville, PA 
   
Our focus this month is home safety. In April we welcome Bart Hollis, a police officer with West Hempfield Township. He will discuss How to Prevent Burglary & Theft and how to avoid becoming a victim to scams. Bart Hollis started his career as a Police Officer at West Hempfield in January 1990. He previously served in the United States Marines for four years. Join us as he shares valuable information and insights on this timely topic.

Our Senior group meets on the second Wednesday of each month over a brown bag lunch to hear invited speakers on various topics. We will provide the beverages. While we focus on the interest of senior adults, we have no age limit and persons of all ages are welcome at these meetings!
Don't Forget About These Upcoming Events
Opioids: The Present Crisis Affecting All of Us!
Thursday, April 4 at 7pm 
Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church 
Quarryville, PA 
 

Session 3 on April 4:  

Opioid Impacts on the Family, Helping Struggling Teens with Doug Cwienk and Jacob Riley

 
Doug Cwienk used his strong background in science to help his son by learning about the changes that take place in your brain as a result of addiction. When Doug realized how significant this information was and how little is known about it by the general public, he decided to spread this knowledge. He and his son, Nate, intended to work together, but unfortunately Nate died of an overdose in 2017. So, Doug now speaks on the science and the experience that Nate went through.
 
Jacob Riley, who lost his brother to an overdose, will share out of his family experience.
 
Call Pastors Richard or Mary for more information at 717-969-0019 (Richard) or 717-660-8100 (Mary). There will be some breakout session that will be provided for interaction and support as well as refreshments and prayer as well!
Spotlight Concert Series
Craig Bickhardt, Thom Schuyler
Sylvia & John Moc
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church , Berwyn, PA 
   
The Spotlight Concert Series invites you on April 13, 2019 to a free concert featuring critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig Bickhardt, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Thom Schuyler, and Academy of Country Music's Female Vocalist of the Year Sylvia, with world-renowned composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist John Mock. You will be moved by all four performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers. This show promises to be as good as it gets! All are welcome to join us for an enchanting and entertaining evening. The doors will open at 6:30pm. There is no charge for admission, but a free-will offering is recommended.  
 
For more details, email concerts@trinityberwyn.com or visit spotlight.trinityberwyn.com.
An Evening With Audrey Assad
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7pm  
Westminster Presbyterian Church 
West Chester, PA 
www.westminsterpc.org

   
Lauded by the New York Times, multiple Dove Award nominee and iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year recipient Audrey Assad is the daughter of a Syrian refugee, an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls "soundtracks for prayer" on the label Fortunate Fall Records.
 
Come and enjoy an evening with Audrey where she will share songs and stories, weaving her beautiful music together with her own journey in this intimate live experience. Click here for more information and online tickets.