2019 Youth Triennium – Here’s My Heart – Registration is OPEN!

Get Ready for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium What is Triennium? Triennium is a gathering held every three years for high school age students in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Youth from all churches (across the sponsoring denominations) come together for this life changing, life giving, faith growing gathering! Five days […]

Prayers for the Longest Night

During this season of Advent we see in the darkness of the season the lights of joy and celebration. Some people however do not see the lights only the darkness. Many congregations gather around the time of the longest night of the year to remember those who are gone, to grieve together and to support […]

Prayers for Advent

“Advent” means coming or arrival. This word has a double significance, as in Advent we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and look with longing for his coming again.  ( from Book of Common Worship, PCUSA, 2018) The first Sunday of Advent this season focused on the “Final things”. We move now to the coming […]

Presbytery Meeting November Worship Service – What Breaks God’s Heart: Gun Violence

Throughout the year our Presbytery meetings have focused on “What Breaks Gods Heart?”  Each meeting focused on a different issue that weighs upon our hearts as people of faith. The goal was to bring these issues into the light and encourage our congregations to focus on the mission opportunities that each of these themes represent. […]

Prayer for World Aids Day

Saturday, December 1 marks the 30th World Aids Day Presbyterian AIDS Network (PAN) encourages congregations to continue to show compassion to people in their communities infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.  A mission toolkit is available for PC(USA) congregations interested in responding to the call. Pastors, mission and outreach committees, sessions, youth group leaders and Christian educators can […]

Prayers for the People of California

The fires continue in California, though the weather forecast provide some hope for relief.  Let us remember those affected by the devastating fires, those who have lost their homes, those who are still searching for loved ones, those who continue to work around the clock to bring the fires under control and for those who […]

November 13, 2018 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

Presbyters gathered at First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon on Tuesday afternoon November 13th for fellowship, learning, worship, and business. Highlights of the meeting included: A presentation which invited presbyters to consider how God’s heart is broken by gun violence which included a presentation on available resources led by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance which can be […]

2018 Presbytery Meetings

2018 January 13, 2018 – 10:00 am – Saturday – Community Presbyterian Church, Chester – (Postponed to January 27, 2018) March 13, 2018 – 1:00 pm – Tuesday – Panther Valley Ecumenical Church, Allamuchy May 8, 2018 – 4:00 pm – Tuesday – Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center September 11, 2018 – 1:00 pm – Tuesday […]

Worship and Resources from the Presbytery Meeting- What Breaks God’s Heart: Gun Violence

The November meeting theme was What Breaks God’s Heart: Gun Violence. Two members of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), Ron Bottrell and Lisa Baker, shared how the PDA responds to human caused disasters. The Worship service focused on Unnatural Disasters. Here are resources from PDA and the Worship Service.  PDA Resources Worship Resources After Public […]

Prayers for Unnatural Disasters from the Presbytery Meeting

The November Presbytery’s theme was What Breaks God’s Heart: Gun Violence. During worship the participants were asked to share prayers for victims of unnatural disasters and prayers that weigh heavy on our hearts. Each person wrote their prayers on strips of paper and added them to the prayer ladder. It is a great honor to […]