Category Archives: Congregational

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

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 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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Salt & Light Choir to Visit Hanover

Press release from Hanover Presbyterian Church:

Salt & Light High School Choir from First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, Colorado has been in existence for about 35 years under the direction of a handful of leaders. Currently under the direction of Jim Keller, it has about 35 members ranging from 9-12 grade and from a total of 6 different high schools. Many of these students are highly talented in the performing arts and participate in their high school choirs. They come together each week to rehearse and eat together and they sing during the contemporary worship two times per month. Every year the choir takes a Tour over spring break and the destinations have ranged from Washington, D.C. to Seattle, WA to Scotland! It is the highlight of the year! In order to make this trip happen the group sets up various fundraising and this year is no exception. In the fall, they chose to set up a Pumpkin Patch in the Courtyard with fall snacks and pumpkin sales. In February they put on a Talent Show called Don’t Stop Believing where various students and friends put together acts to showcase their talents. The audience delighted in the extraordinary and diverse abilities of the Salt & Light High School Choir kids, their friends and family.

This year 20 students will be going on Tour and they will be visiting Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton, Hanover, IN and Louisville. The stop in Dayton will include a visit to Devon Howard (and his wife Kimberly), former First Pres organist and accompanist to Salt & Light, supporters and chaperones. One of the benefits of going on Tour is the relationship building that takes place. The students come back with many stories of how they bonded with one another, developed a closer walk with Jesus, and shared their love of Jesus with others. This trip is truly an epic experience for many and the fact that they give up Spring Break vacation with their families is a testimony to that and their commitment to loving and serving others in the name of Jesus Christ!

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