June 14, 2018        Issue 124
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General Presbyter
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Stated Clerk, Associate for
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Financial Administration/Treasurer

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Associate Presbyter for Mission

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Associate for Educational Ministry

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Resource Center Director

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Bluestone Facilities Director

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Bluestone Program Director

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Office Administrator/Communications
Prayer List for Churches
Week 24 - June 17
Mingo Presbyterian Church
Old Stone Presbyterian, Lewisburg
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Pinch
In Kenya: Gatitu (Gah-TEE'TOE) Presbyterian Church

Week 25 - June 24
Ronceverte Presbyterian Church
Trinity Presbyterian, Shady Spring
In Kenya:  Rware (Roh-ARE'ray) Parish
Nurturing Faith Ideas
Nurturing Faith Ideas are weekly suggestions and activities from the Presbytery's Nurture Committee to link worship and home and to nurture faith development in the family. They are intended for all ages and family types. Add one to your bulletin each week or put them in your monthly newsletter. They could also be sent via email or added to a Facebook page. Ideas for the entire year can be found  here.

June 17
On this Father's Day or some day this week, remember and share the memories of the men who have been a positive influence for you in your life with your family and friends. Write one or more of them a note to thank them for what they have done and how they have helped you.

June 24
This week is Helen Keller Deaf-Blindness Awareness Week, with Sunday being Celebration of the Senses Day. Read Mark 4:35-41. What might the disciples have felt, heard, smelled, seen, and/or tasted in the boat with Jesus? Give thanks to God for the different ways your senses help you experience the world around you. 
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Ed Thompson
Two of the saints recently passed away - Arvie Maynard and Leonard Hood. Arvie was the pastor of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg prior to his retirement in 1997. That was the only congregation he had served. Leonard had a much longer ministerial career, finishing up as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Buckhannon and as the Special Presbyter for Quadrant 2 before he retired in 1999.
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Additionally, don't miss Ed Thompson's daily updates from GA223! They will be emailed to those subscribed to our newsletter. 
Calendar order delayed
Unfortunately, there was a printing error that resulted in the planning calendars having to be reprinted. Now, they will not arrive at the PC(USA) warehouse in Louisville until later this month, making it the end of June at the earliest that we will receive them here at the office. We will let you know when they are available.
Request a hard copy of the 2018 Presbytery Directory (now online)
The entire 2018 Presbytery Directory is now online! Find it on the website under  PWV Directory, using the password  Meeting1. As we have done with our Presbytery Meeting packets, we are only printing hard copies upon request.  If you wish to have a hard copy of the directory, please contact us by 5 p.m. Monday, 
so we can determine the number of copies we will need to prepare. 

6:30 p.m. June 28 
Spencer Presbyterian i nvites everyone to the dedication of the church's solar panels at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. The short ceremony led by Mary Quick and Robin Blakeman will be followed by an informational session on solar energy for your home, church or business by Leah Cunningham of  Solar Holler , which will be followed by refreshments. Contact brendaterminiwilson@gmail.com.
Learn more about the Fossil Free PCUSA Walk, going on now, and Stream Testing Training in Huntington on June 30. Additionally, explore the resources from Glenville Presbyterian's Earth Care Bible School - Dust to Dust: God's Good Soil. 
Job opening!
Director of Mission & Community Ministry
First Presbyterian Church, Charleston
First Presbyterian Church in Charleston seeks a full-time Director of Mission and Community Ministry to sustain and grow its active and ongoing program of community and global mission activities and projects. Candidates must be organized, possess excellent communication skills, be able to motivate a large number of volunteers, and have a heart for Christ-based mission. Click here for more information about the church . Submit resumes to nancy@firstpresby.com .
By Pat Cole, Presbyterian News Service
Church Trends , the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s new online statistical resource, has bolstered the denomination's ability to provide Presbyterians accessible, useful and timely information about their church, according to the research tool's developer. 
Montreat summer events
Aug. 10-12
Keynote speaker: Kate Bowler
Cost range: $292.50-$440, including room & board.  Rates increase by $25 after June 29. 

Aug. 17-19
Examining the current reality of racism in the US and how we can intervene strategically to disrupt/dismantle it
For individuals or groups.  Space is limited. 
Cost range: $290-$580, including room & board. Scholarships available.

Aug. 20-22
Experience wholeness - spiritual, health, financial, and vocational - with four sets of workshops, an optional pre-retreat and more.
Costs: $30 meal fee, $52.50-$100 per night lodging
Registration ends July 27.

Aug. 26-31
Three tracks offered: Intro to Transitional Ministry, The Practice of Transitional Ministry (if you have completed the intro track six weeks to six years prior) and a spousal track.  Register by July 13 for Practice and July 27 for Intro.
Costs: seminar - $424 for clergy, $504 for clergy and non-clergy spouse by July 13, additional $25 each after; lodging - $574.75-$769.50. 
The Presbyterian Foundation offers three e-newsletters full of news, tips and resources: Pastor's Life (twice monthly), Stewardship Ministry Newsletter (monthly) and Cornerstone (quarterly magazine). 

We invite you to print and include this newsletter in your bulletins, give it to 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 letter size, color booklet and black-and-white booklet.
Three weeks of camp remain!
Get information on camp dates and scholarships, plus how to volunteer and 
some craft supplies needed. 
June 24 in Point Pleasant
Crowder, Big Daddy Weave, Rend Collective and Social Club Misfits are the bands on the bill for this 6 p.m. concert at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Point Pleasant. Tickets are $15-$35, with additional VIP packages available.
August 25 at Summersville Presbyterian
Early Registration Deadline: August 9
Early Registration Cost: $25
Walk-ins welcome for $40. 
Three workshops available: 
     Intergenerational Activities
     Pew Play Shh...
Plus creative worship, a theme party, networking, and lunch
Sept. 24-26 in St. Louis
This stewardship conference  includes four plenary sessions and your choice of four workshops from a series of more than 30. This year's theme is Transforming the Face of Generosity, and keynote speakers are Diana Butler Bass and Chick Lane.  The cost is $275 by Aug. 1 and $300 after; scholarships and grants are available.  
Oct. 8-10 in Mt. Pleasant, PA
Our own Rev. Barbara Accord is the moderator of this conference for folks from small churches. Any questions about the conference can be sent to her at 304-678-7558 or baaccord@hotmail.com.
From the Presbytery's Treasurer
The most recent issue of Employer News, a newsletter from The Board of Pensions, announced several key dates regarding 2019 benefits. Click above for more information.

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