Mexico and Puerto Rico

We pray today for the victims of the Mexico September 19 earthquake and for the people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands following the most recent hurricane. Mexico As rescue crews continue to dig for survivors in the latest earthquake in Mexico, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is connecting with its ecumenical partners to support recovery […]

Two NEW Teams

At the September Presbytery meeting, two new teams were approved to replace the Faith and Discipleship team. The focus of the teams reflect the mission and vision of the Presbytery. Resourcing Team will provide guidance and input, as well as be themselves resources, to enable the Resourcing Center to offer opportunities for learning within our […]

Partners in the Great Commission: Missional Giving

Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have […]

September 12, 2017 Presbytery Meeting Highlights

First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley Wharton, NJ Presbyters spent the afternoon and evening working, learning, worshiping and fellowshipping together. It was a very productive and meaningful meeting. Here are some highlights: Rev. Lisa Durkee chaplain at Blair Academy was introduced and welcomed to the presbytery The Trustees presented a report on environmental stewardship through […]

More 200th Anniversary Stories

The Celebration of the Newton Presbytery’s 200th Anniversary continues. At our September Presbytery meeting a new 200th Anniversary video was presented.  Thanks to Rebecca Segers and Joe Radak for the filming, production and editing of the video. Also thanks to all who participated in video. Many Thanks to Rev. Gail Pendleton, first woman ordained by […]

The Art of Ministry

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good. Registration for […]

Presbytery prayers

Presbytery Prayers Prayer offerings from the September 12, 2017 Presbytery meeting Please pray for: ·         Nathaniel’s safe return from Afghanistan ·         Our daughters ·         discernment and grace in caring for aging parents ·         all traveling for vacations or for business or to places where they are needed ·         all who are beginning a new school […]

Celebration of Ordination Anniversary

Congratulations to Rev. Stefanie Muntzel Ordained on September 11, 2012 – 5 Years~! 16 Highview Street Califon, NJ 07830    

Prayers for those who faced or are facing Hurricane Irma

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance HURRICANE IRMA On Wednesday September 6th, the Category 5 Irma, packing winds of 185 mph, tore through the northern Lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico. PDA has been in constant communication with communities in its path. PDA has been in touch with the leadership of the Synod […]

Season of Peace

September to October is the Season of Peace. For over 30 years the Presbyterian Church (USA) has been committed to pursuing a peaceful and just world.  Anger, hate, violence and injustice confronts us each day as we turn on our computers, tablets and televisions. Peacemaking doesn’t appear to be happening anywhere. Yet as people of […]