Category Archives: Good News

Ordination of Jaeseok Park

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

Jaeseok Park
to the ministry of Teaching Elder
in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship
602 State Rd 135 N, Nashville, Indiana,
on Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
(812) 988-9764

All ministers are invited to vest and wear red stoles.

Installation of Rev. John Napoli

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

The Reverend John Napoli
as Pastor of

United Presbyterian Church
1701 E Second St., Bloomington, Indiana,
on Sunday, November 6th at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
(812) 332-1850

All ministers are invited to vest and wear red stoles.

Livonia United Presbyterian – Celebrating 200 Years

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, the members of Livonia United Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary.

The church is located at 194 W Church St in Campbellsburg, Indiana.

Worship: 10:30am (ET) – Dedication of Restored Windows

Dinner: 12:00 Noon

Afternoon Fellowship:

Special Music
Self Guided points of interest:

  • History of the Church
  • Historical Records and Photographs
  • Wedding Wall
  • Carousel photographs of present/past members and events

Come and Cause God Joy!

June 4th Assembly News

Joining God’s Good Work in Our Communities: The Presbytery of Ohio Valley assembles to celebrate what we’re doing already and explore what we might yet do. 

God is up to something! All around the world, and right around the corner, God is up to something. And the good news is that we are a part of it!  The congregations of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley make a difference as we bear witness, in word and in deed, to God’s sovereign activity in the world.

The Congregational Mission and Vitality Committee and the Evangelism and Congregational Witness Committee invite you to a different kind of Presbytery Assembly. Regular business will be kept to a bare minimum, as our primary business of the day will be to celebrate what we’re already doing in our communities and to explore what we might yet do.  Consider bringing an additional member or two from your congregation for this special day.

We Will:

  • Gather for worship and proclamation, hearing a few new stories of congregations who are joining God’s good work.
  • Engage with one another (using “World Café” conversations) to generate new ideas.
  • Be led in song by the gospel band “Living By Faith” (in which our moderator Zack Ellison plays). And those who play an instrument are welcome to bring it and join in a pick-up band for the closing worship.
  • Feast on fellowship with one another, as well as grilled cookout fare (hamburgers and hot dogs with vegetarian and gluten-free options available).
  • Receive a small gift to help us make a joyful noise.

The Assembly will take place at 10:00am (9:00am Central) on Saturday, 6/4/2016 at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, with registration starting an hour earlier.

The packet, driving directions, and the minutes from the April meeting will be available for download from the assembly web page after 4:00pm on May 26th.

Online Pre-registration for the Assembly is available now.

Greencastle Presbyterian Celebrates the Ministry of Rev. Dean Finley

To Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We, the congregation of Greencastle Presbyterian Church, invite you to join us this Sunday, Nov. 8th at 10:30 am as we take time to celebrate Dean’s ministry with and to our community. Through ten moves and the wonderful blessing of two children, Dean and Bev Finley have served Christ’s Church faithfully for over seven decades, both through Dean’s ordained and public ministries, but also through their presence as good neighbors in each place they’ve lived.

Beginning with ministries in Colorado, Ohio, and Indiana, Dean went on to have a fruitful impact as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1975 to 1990, providing pastoral care in his gentle, humble manner. (Download timeline)

Too often, we do not do enough to say thank you for those who have poured out their lives in service to Christ and to others. This Sunday is our occasion to do so for Dean, and even if you cannot be with us, we encourage you to pass on your well wishes to Dean by mail (1044 Shadowlawn Ave., Greencastle, IN, 46135).

NPC Celebration Weekend

Newburgh Presbyterian Church 1840-2015

Join the Newburgh Presbyterian Church on the weekend of October 24th and 25th as they celebrate their 175th Anniversary.

Saturday, October 24th
NPC (642 French Island Trail, Newburgh)

4:00pm – Family Games
5:00pm – BBQ Feast
6:30pm – Concert, Open Mic & Hymn Sing
8:00pm – Bonfire & Sing-along

Sunday, October 25th
Preservation Hall (200 State Street, Newburgh)

10:00am – Doors Open
10:30am – Celebration Service
12:00pm – Luncheon
1:00pm –  Opening of 1965 Time Capsule

Please RSVP to