Category Archives: Congregational

The Peace and Justice Speaker Series and Hanover Presbyterian Present Alex McNeill

My Story: Transgender and Navigating Through a Faith Community

The Bill and June Rogers Peace and Justice Series Presents:
Alex McNeill, executive director of More Light Presbyterians.

Where: The Ogle Center at Hanover College – Hanover, Indiana

When: April 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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Sponsored by the Rogers family, PC(USA) Teaching of the Bible Grant, The President’s Office, The Chaplain’s Office, Hanover Presbyterian, and some of our fantastic Hanover Student Organizations.


Hanover Presbyterian Church Welcomes Alex McNeill, from More Light Presbyterians

Where: Hanover Presbyterian Church, 176 E. Main St. Hanover, IN

When: April 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

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Join us for a potluck meal and conversation with Alex McNeill, executive director at More Light
Presbyterians. Please RSVP at 812-866-2436. Hope to see you there!

Join Bread For The World Ninth Congressional District Network

From The First Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg, Indiana:

Tom Blake, a Bread for the World volunteer in Greenwood, is working to form an ecumenical network of churches located within the ninth Congressional District.  The plan is for these churches to join our efforts to coordinate when and how we conduct our 2018 Bread for the World Offering of Letters.

My Scottsburg First Presbyterian Church has been organizing an annual Offering of Letters for the past 13 or 14 years.  For this year’s campaign we have decided to join the group effort so that our collective work will result in stronger voices on behalf of hungry people.  We realize that, given the stated priorities of our current national leadership, we must do even more than ever to protect programs that are the lifeblood for hungry folks both here and abroad.

If your congregation already participates in the annual Offering of Letters, please consider joining us!  In Scottsburg, we will be writing our letters in mid-late May (culminating on May 20).  Tom Blake is working on scheduling appointments in June with Rep. Trey Hollinsworth and Senators Donnelly and Young.  He will be inviting all who are interested to bring letters from our individual churches to join him in delivering them during these appointments.  This visual will be a powerful reminder to our legislators that there are MANY folks throughout the ninth district who care deeply about our Christian mandate to care for the “least of these.”

If you decide to join our collective efforts, please contact Tom Blake at tnoblake@nullsbcglobal.net. Also—please don’t hesitate to email (cjdunn@nullc3bb.com) or call me (812-820-2245) for more information.

Information about the 2018 Offering of Letters can be found at the Bread for the World website:  www.bread.org.ol.

If your congregation has yet to join with Bread for the World to advocate for hungry people, please consider starting an Offering of Letters Campaign this year.  Bread for the World has been a collective Christian voice since 1974, when it first began to organize to urge our nation’s leaders to end hunger.  Partnering with churches, campuses and other organizations, and moved by God’s grace, BFW envisions and advocates for a world without hunger.

The annual Offering of Letters Campaign was initiated in 1975, when 100,000+ letters were written and sent to Congress on the topic “right to food.” This resulted in the landmark Right to Food Resolution, passed overwhelmingly by Congress that states, “. . .the United States reaffirms the right of every person in this country and throughout the world to food and a nutritionally adequate diet…” Four decades later, this simple idea—offering letters—remains one of BFW’s organizing strategies.

These truly are extraordinary times in our nation’s history. How we address the challenges for poor and hungry people that our time presents will reflect our faithfulness to God’s call to care for just such folks.  This year’s Offering of Letter is titled: FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS (Biblical reference:  Esther 4:14).  Perhaps we, like Esther, have come to “royal dignity” for just such a time as this.

Yours in Christ,
Carol Dunn, Leader, Christian Outreach Team
Scottsburg First Presbyterian Church

Reformation Lecture at FPC Bedford

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Reformation, the Presbyterian Parish of Lawrence County is hosting a lecture.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Bedford
When: Sunday, December 3rd, 5pm
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Sawyer, Church History Professor at McCormick Theological Seminary
After the lecture, there will be short Q&A time.  A light refreshment will follow.

Laws Lecture 2017: Senator Richard Lugar

Laws Peacemaking Lecture

Senator Richard Lugar
discusses

Food Security: A Global Peacemaking Work

November 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

First Presbyterian of Columbus, Indiana – 512 7th Street.

Former Senator Richard G. Lugar is the President of The Lugar Center, a non-profit organization focusing on several matters, including global food security. Senator Lugar serves as a Professor at the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University.

Senator Lugar, a fifth generation Hoosier, was a Rhodes Scholar and served in the U.S. Navy. While serving in the United States Senate, he helped forge the Nunn-Lugar program, which has deactivated thousands of nuclear warheads and led in the work on food security, energy independence and free trade.

This lecture is a free gift to the community & is open to everyone.

Contact brookb@nullfpccolumbus.org for more information.

Invitation to the Installation of Rev. Tamara Recob

Installation Announcement

The Presbytery of Ohio Valley invites you
to attend the installation of

The Reverend Tamara Recob
as Pastor of

Hemenway Memorial Presbyterian Church
124 E Sycamore Street, Boonville, Indiana,
on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 p.m. (Central)/ 4:00pm (Eastern)
(812) 397-3522

All ministers are invited to vest and wear red stoles.

Madison Presbyterian Church Finds Historic Documents

Historic find sheds light on Indiana church’s past

by Pam Newhouse | Special to Presbyterian News Service

Jill Wiest (left) and Pam Newhouse (right) with the safe at Madison Presbyterian Church. (Photo provided)

MADISON, Ind. – In 2014, a year before Madison Presbyterian Church’s 200th anniversary, Jill Wiest and I volunteered to see what information we could find to enhance the celebration. After looking through many old files we wondered if we had found everything—after all, there are many nooks and crannies in our 1846 church building.

What about that old safe in the small room off the kitchen that had been the pastor’s study in the 1800s? It took a while to find the right key, but eventually we did and opened it. To our satisfaction, it held a treasure trove of documents, letters, and ledgers that told of some of the highs and lows of Madison Presbyterian Church through the years.

Read the remainder of the article on the Presbyterian Mission Agency site.

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