Issue 147 | June 13, 2019
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What season is it? We might say that technically it’s still spring since summer doesn’t officially start until the summer solstice, which, at least according to my calendar, falls on June 21. I’m not really talking about the weather or the amount of daylight we get each day, however. I’m thinking more about what’s going on both inside and outside the church.
In the Presbytery Sept. 28-Oct. 7
The Peacemaker coming to our Presbytery this fall is  Moon-Sook Lee from South Korea.   She will be available to speak September 29 – October 6. If you would like to host her, please contact Robin Ray at with your first and second choices of dates and times. We are asking each host church to contribute $50 towards the cost of hosting her and, in most cases, housing her for one night.
Half of the PWV Associate for Mission's work is to serve as pastoral care for 11 low-income older adult homes and one family housing community in West Virginia.

Every month, she visits each home, delivers copies of the Older Adult Newsletter and checks in with the managers, service coordinators and maintenance staff.  I n the last year, she has added a quarterly craft class in most of the older adult homes, which gives her more contact with the residents. If you are interested in joining her to do a craft or to lead or engage in any other ministry or mission with these amazing folks, please call the Presbytery office or email .
We invite you to print and include this newsletter in your bulletins, share it with your congregation and distribute widely. We hope it is helpful for your congregation and community. Click for the June newsletter in the format of your choice: two-sided color, two-sided black-and-white, color booklet or black-and-white booklet.
  • Church payroll taxes
  • 2019 PC(USA) Special Offering Calendar
Welcome Madison Katherine Misfeldt
Madison Katherine Misfeldt, the daughter of Minister of Word & Sacrament Emily Harden Misfeldt, was born in the early morning hours of June 12. Born at home, Madison weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces. Her big brother, Jesse, slept through the entire birth. Mom and baby are doing very well.
Farewell to Shelly Barrick Parsons
On June 12, an Open House was held at the WVU Campus Ministry Center to say goodbye to Shelly Barrick Parsons and celebrate her and her ministry these past 15+ years in Morgantown. Pictured at right are the sign that decorated the building's front porch and the goodbye cake. Best wishes, Shelly!
Can you help the WV Interfaith Refugee Ministry?
The West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, which works to assist asylum sellers with temporary housing and work while their situations become stabilized, has a new candidate, Tereza M., who needs assistance. US Customs and Immigration Services will expedite a work authorization if she has a pending work offer, but unfortunately, the offer WVIRF thought they had never confirmed it.

WVIRF said Tereza - a very hardworking, nice, married mother of four - is seeking part-time or occasional work cleaning, cooking, babysitting or offering general help; she speaks Portuguese, French, some Spanish and very little English. If you know of a church, organization, or family who would be willing to meet and possibly hire her, please contact WVIRF director Lynn Clark. Reach her by email at, phone at 304-347-2122 or mail at 600 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25301.
Register now for Big Tent!
Aug. 1-3 in Baltimore. Register by July 1.
PC(USA)'s Big Tent 2019, Called to a Movement Beyond Institution, will emphasize our hope of the Gospel and its power to challenge institutional conventions, particularly in relation to race, gender and economic disparity. Cost is $95 per person. Click here for more information, here for a full schedule and here to register.
FestivALL events at our downtown Charleston churches
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June 21-23 at Elk Hills
Join Elk Hills Presbyterian Church in Charleston as they honor their official charter, which marks 75 years on June 25. First is a brass/piano/organ concert at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by an ice cream social with magician Joey Stepp at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and concluding with a worship service and catered luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday. RSVP to the luncheon at
  • Camp dates
  • Scholarships available
  • Requested craft supplies
  • Spencer Presbyterian named an Earth Care Congregation

  • Podcast on Appalachian drinking water
June 30-July 1 at Best Western Plus Bridgeport Inn
The theme for the 2019 Presbyterian Women Regional Gathering for the Synod of the Trinity is Seaside Escape. Bask in God's presence, experience the life-changing power of God's love, and explore the stories of Sarah and Hagar. Cost: $120-$150. Contact Registrar Alcinda James at 330-532-5747 or
Aug. 6-9 at Stony Point Center in NY
Cost: $225 by July 9. Room & board: $300.
Although Glenville Presbyterian Church is a small church with an average worship attendance of 22 and about 26 members on the roll, God is doing great things through them. They are an Earth Care Congregation , and one of their latest projects is the Sacred Garden, which has a labyrinth and space for spiritual meditation. 
Job opening!
Director of Music (part-time)
Bream Memorial, Charleston
Bream Memorial is in search of a creative, part-time Director of Music to develop the church's music ministries. Duties include directing the choir, playing piano for rehearsal and Sunday worship, recruiting members, developing a choral scholars program, overseeing weekly special music, working alongside an experienced organist and participating in monthly worship committee meetings. Strong piano skills required. Average 10-15 hours weekly. Send resumes to Music Director Search, P.O. Box 6127, Charleston, WV 25362 or
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