Presbytery Gathering

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Online Zoom Meeting / 9am - 12:30pm 
The Presbytery is excited to be able to host Pastor Eugene Cho to preach for worship and lead us in conversation around his recent book Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging in Politics. In our extremely polarized political climate, Pastor Eugene equips us to engage with politics while staying rooted in Christlike discipleship.

Drawing on Biblical and historical examples, he explores how to find points of agreement with others and work for the common good, the difference between being passionate and mean-spirited, ways to listen to each other – especially the vulnerable, and why politics should be an expression of our relationship with Christ. During our time of worship, we’ll have the privilege of hearing Pastor Eugene preach a pre-recorded sermon and then be offered a time for live questions and answers/conversation with him as we seek to lead our congregations through these divided times. 


A Little Bit About Eugene Cho
Rev. Eugene Cho is the President/CEO of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, a prominent non-partisan Christian advocacy organization urging both national and global decision makers to help end hunger – both in the United States and around the world. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW) – a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.

The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. He is also the founder and former Senior Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. After 18 years, Eugene stepped aside at Quest in 2018.

For his entrepreneurial work, Eugene was honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass 200 – included in a list of 200 people around the world who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential figures in history. Eugene was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

The Donegal Presbytery Task Group on
Racial Injustice, Reconciliation and Healing
The Leader Team of the Presbytery of Donegal has acted to establish a Task Force to lead the presbytery in responding to systemic racism. We seek to follow Christ to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.

The Leader Team will assemble the Task Group from applicants, with the goal of a diverse membership. The Task Group will begin work in September 2020 with a broad range of responsibilities, from education and training to action. Applications to be considered for the Task Group can be made on this SurveyMonkey form.

The June 5, 2020 Statement on Racial Injustice from the Leader Team of the Presbytery of Donegal may be accessed here:
The Donegal Summer Festival of Worship
Festival of Worship
Line-Up for Aug 30 through Sept 13
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 30 - Westminster Presbyterian Church of West Chester 
9:45am traditional; website; FB Live; YouTube Live; Roku 11:10am Contemporary
same sites/platform www.westminsterpc.org/worship/

Sunday, September 6 - Nottingham Presbyterian Church
Livestream or pre-recorded; link on website www.nottinghampc.org at 9:30am

Sunday, September 13 - Penningtonville Presbyterian Church
Available by late Saturday night. Viewed on Facebook with link on church website www.penningtonvillechurch.org/

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.)
Nottingham Presbyterian Church hosts 11th annual Back-to-School Fair

Unparalleled times transform a beloved tradition into drive-through community mission

Copyright Laws
Check out the Article from Brotherhood Mutual
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
Coming Up:
7th Annual Covenanter Scottish Festival
September 12
Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Foundation is pleased to announce our annual Covenanter Scottish Festival and Highland Games will still be held on the grounds of the Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church and Octorara Covenanter Presbyterian Church on
September 12, 2020, from 9:00am.

For more information about the schedule of events and tickets
Consider having your congregations form "watch parties" for this online event. Time will be allotted at each presentation for online audiences to enjoy guided discussion.
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.
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