Category Archives: Good News

CROP Hunger Walks – stepping up to end hunger since 1969

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national CROP Hunger Walk movement, CROP Hunger Walks continue to raise millions of dollars each year to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger.  In each CROP Hunger Walk community, 25% of money raised comes back to local agencies. Across the country, over 1600 local agencies receive funds from CROP Hunger Walks

This year some 800 communities nationwide are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme “Stepping up to End Hunger Since 1969.”  The CROP Hunger Walk was started in 1969 by a group of energized young people in Bismarck, North Dakota who wanted to mobilize their community to fight global hunger. Today, the CROP Hunger Walk is a national movement raising funds for the global hunger-fighting work of Church World Service and local hunger-fighting agencies. Last year, over 800 events raised over $8 million dollars.

For more information or to find a local Walk at www.crophungerwalk.org.

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.