Presbytery Office Closed the Week of August 10-14
We will look forward to answering your emails and phone calls after August 17. In the case of an emergency, please see the Presbytery of Donegal website for specific staff contact information. www.donegalpby.org/about/presbytery-staff/.
The Donegal Summer Festival of Worship is in Full Swing!
Festival of Worship

Festival of Worship
Line-Up for Aug 9 & 16
An email will be sent each week with the links for the following two Sundays. You can always find information and the full summer schedule at www.donegalpby.org/festival-of-worship/

Sunday, August 9 - Centre Presbyterian Church
You can login in at 10:40am for Greet and Meet. Our FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/centrechurchpa/ Best viewed in zoom online. Contact the presbytery office for the Zoom Code

Sunday, August 16 - Honeybrook Presbyterian Church
Worship is uploaded to YouTube at 10:30am. There is a link from our webpage www.honeybrookpres.org and an email with bulletin is sent out with a link as well.


We also have a group of “on-demand” or “encore worship” services. (Thanks to those who provided them. If you have not yet sent some, please send links to Chrissy Wells.)
HOW DO WE SIGN UP TO ATTEND WORSHIP
WITH THE HOST CONGREGATION?
To register your congregation to attend on your chosen Sundays, simply fill out the SurveyMonkey form below. This will let the presbytery and the host congregation know you are planning to join them and allow your congregation to be greeted by name. If you need to have your congregation join at the last minute and have not signed up, that is fine too.www.surveymonkey.com/r/AttendSummerWorshipFestival

News from the Board of Pensions

New benefits for 2021:

Check out the latest Board of Pensions newsletter that includes some key updates including a Statement on Racial Justice HERE
UPDATE:
September Presbytery Gathering
September 22, 2020
Last week, the Leader Team of the Presbytery made the difficult decision to hold the September Presbytery Gathering virtually. We are grateful to the session of Strasburg Presbyterian Church for their invitation to host and for their understanding as we have had to change plans.

This will be a day-time meeting, with more details to follow. For the safety of all those involved, this meeting will be held via Zoom. We hope to return to Strasburg soon!
Coming Up:
Kairos Spiritual Direction Training Program Enrolling Now

The Parish Resource Center is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a new cohort of the Kairos Spiritual Direction Training program. The next cohort for this two-year certificate program begins in January. This cohort will have a new emphasis on practicing spiritual kinship with those on the margins who have not had the opportunity or means to participate in spiritual direction. This focus grew out of PRC’s work in food insecurity, immigration, and restorative practices.

The training is designed not only for spiritual directors, but for all those who offer spiritual care and companionship. Through this course, students will learn and develop skills in deep listening and noticing the presence of God as they practice spiritual companionship.

The program is based on the Ignatian tradition and emphasizes in-person instruction and training nine weekends a year. PRC will continue to reassess as the situation changes and has the ability to move the program online on an as-needed basis.
There is an early bird discount of $500 if you register before November 1, 2020. You can find more information and apply online at parishresourcecenter.org/kairos.
Virtual Conference Registration is Open
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers they shall not overwhelm you. – Isaiah 43:1-2


Please join us in the Fall for three consecutive Tuesdays: September 22, September 29, and October 6 at 11:30 a.m. eastern/8:30 a.m. pacific. Each week we will hear theological, practical, and actionable perspectives. After the presentation a live Q&A session will follow – allowing additional time to share and learn further.

  • September 22: Hear from Eric Barreto of Princeton Theological Seminary on the Acts of the Apostles in the 21st century — imagination, vision, and creativity in responding to our call;
  • September 29: We will learn with consultant Bonnie Ives Marden about the ways in which faith shapes our financial health, and get practical tools for church financial management;
  • October 6: Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow will provide perspectives on engaging congregations across generations, cultures, and ethnicity to imagine building the church for forward thinking funding and functioning.

A link to participate in the weekly events will be emailed to registrants a few days prior to each program.

Register Here and see more at StewardshipKaleidoscope.org
PASTORAL POSITIONS:
  • Interim Pastor Position - The First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, PA
  • Transitional Pastor Position – Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Felton, PA & Pine Grove Presbyterian Church, Airville, PA 
  • Half Time Pastor Position - Westminster Presbyterian Church of York, PA
  • Half Time Pastor Position Available - Bethany Presbyterian Church, Mendenhall, PA
OTHER POSITIONS:
  • Full Time Director of Caring Ministry and Community Outreach - First Presbyterian Church, York, PA
  • Preschool Director - Part Time – Central Presbyterian Church, Downingtown, PA
  • Part-time Director of Worship Arts - Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA
  • Executive Director - Friends of Presbyterian Education Board, Thorndale, PA
For detailed information about these positions,
visit the Donegal Presbytery website HERE