Presbytery of Donegal E-News   

October 1, 2018
In This Issue
Angst Documentary
Free Resources
PDA Training
Parent Workshops
Piano Concert
Mission Weekend
Lecture Series
FAITH Initiatives
Equipping Faith Leaders Training
October 27
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster

Face Addiction with Interventions and Training for Healing (F.A.I.T.H.) Initiatives assists congregations build sustainable team Addiction Prevention and Recovery Support ministries.
Angst Documentary 
Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church   
West Chester, PA
Westminster Presbyterian Church is hosting a viewing of the documentary Angst on October 10. This film helps raise awareness about the rise of anxiety in our culture, especially in young people.  
This is a free showing and is open to any adults and youth who are interested. Following the film there will be a brief conversation lead by folks who work in the fields of mental health, education and church ministry. 
Free Study Books 
Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life
Available to anyone who can use them are Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life resources. There are 15 study guide books for individuals, 13 corresponding DVDs, 5 copies of the original book, a "40 Days of Training" campaign manual and some miscellaneous bookmarks and key chains.
Please contact Sara Pantazes, if interested. 
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PDA Training Reminder  
PDA Disaster Response Training 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - from9am-3:30pm
Valley Forge Presbyterian Church
Natural disasters and public violence are both a part of our current landscape. How can we respond to support and heal communities while also caring for ourselves? Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) disaster response training, sponsored by the Synod of the Trinity and its presbyteries, will be offered by five presbyteries across the region to better serve you!  
Registration is $10 per person. Click here for an event flyer and or to register. Register by Monday, October 8. 
Parent Workshops 
Student Guide to Communication & Self-Presentation 
Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church   
West Chester, PA
Parents and students are invited to this workshop that highlights tips to help high school and college students write resumes, ask for recommendations, and prepare for interviews. It is based on a book that is part of a series of 8 guides designed for students.  Click here for more information and or to register. 
Piano Concert 
Piano Dedication Concert featuring Debra Lew Harder  
Sunday, October 14 at 4pm 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Berwyn, PA 
On October 14, Pianist, teacher, writer, and WRTI classical host Dr. Debra Lew Harder performs on Trinity PC's new Mason & Hamlin BB seven-foot grand piano for its dedicatory concert.  
Titled "Overcoming the Odds - Illness and Creativity of the Great Composers", Harder explores, through live musical performance and conversation, how many of the composers we consider the titans of Western music had to overcome serious debilitating illness. What compelled them to keep creating? How did their personal challenges allow them to become more innovative? Hear these geniuses' incredible music, and learn how creativity helped Beethoven, Chopin, Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and Hildegard von Bingen transcend disease.
We invite the community to come join us for this very special program, in the celebration of this very wonderful instrument. A light reception in Fellowship Hall will follow the concert.  This concert is free for all who attend.  Please click here for more information. 
Mission Weekend  
Visit with Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell  
Sunday, October 28, Worship at 10am
Lunch Gathering at 11:15am 
Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA
Highland PC has always been passionate about local and global mission. Therefore, with the visit of Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell we will be enriched even more in our understanding and practice of God's mission. Pastor Noe met Hunter when he was a missionary in Peru. Since then, they have been very good friends. We are super excited to welcome Hunter to Highland. Click here for more information. 
RSVP for lunch at Narthex, email: or call Highland office 717-569-2651. 
Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes Lecture  
Brunch, Lecture & Conversation 
Saturday, October 13 at 9:30am
Worship, Lecture & Conversation
Sunday, October 14 at 10am 
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Bryn Mawr PC Welcomes the Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes, president of Princeton Theological Seminary as our 2018 David and Ruth Watermulder Theologian-in-Residence . Each year our Adult Education Committee invites a scholar of excellence to share their work and passion with our greater community. This year, we are especially delighted to be able to welcome the Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes to be with us on the weekend of October 13 & 14.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:30am Light brunch
10am Lecture and Conversation- On Earth as it Is in Heaven:  
A survey of the last hundred years of American church history reveals a connection between the popular theology about heaven and our understanding of home, identity, and mission in life.  But in the last two generations there has been very little interest in heaven, which has changed the way we discern who we are and how we should live.   
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10am Worship in the Sanctuary with Dr. Barnes preaching
11:15am Lecture and Conversation - The Temptation to Be Less Than Human
According to Matthew's Gospel, Jesus experienced his three temptations in the desert immediately after he identified with humanity in his baptism.  These temptations reveal three of the most prevalent ways we lose our humanity.  And the response of Jesus to each of them reveals the way we can resist the temptation to be less than human. 
For more information about our Theologian-in-Residence programs contact