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3B Program Coming to Camp PYOCA in April

Would you like a new, innovative, fun way to “do” evangelism/nurture  in your congregation – while presenting an all inclusive program for senior citizens that focuses on body, brain and belief?  If so, have we got an idea for you!

The 3 B Program was created two years ago, initially for Presbyterians living in Indiana – with a grant from the Smock Senior Ministries Foundation.  Meeting for an hour, two or three days a week (in churches or community venues) this program gives attention to the body (with exercises – nearly all of which are done sitting down); to the brain (with riddles, jokes, fun education facts); and to our beliefs (with devotions, unique ways to combine scripture memorization with music and movement, and even sometimes recalling beloved old hymns of bygone days.)

The creators of this program – Rev. Sue Babovec and Angie Briner, M.Ed. – will be offering the third training for instructors on April 19, 20 and 21, 2013 at Camp Pyoca (near Brownstown).  The cost to you – NOTHING for the first two people your church sends for training.  (The cost is $98.50 for others above that number).  All meals, lodging AND complete material for 36 lessons (12 weeks of material) will be given to each participate – on DVD and jump drive.

Comments from churches and participants already using the 3 B Program include:

 “this is so much fun”

“a great way to give purpose to the day for older adults”

“we’re on our third session already – the weeks fly by and the interest isn’t slacking off”

“my doctor says my balance is better”

“the physical therapist couldn’t believe how quickly I bounced back after surgery – 3 B gets the credit”

“It is good to hear noise and laughter in the church during the week!”

“my family notices a difference in my flexibility and strength – plus they say I smile more often and am not as discouraged!”


For more details contact — Smock – 260 -426-7421, ext. #4

Registration closes April 5th

Upcoming POV Academy Classes

Information and Registration forms are now posted on the POV main site for the following classes:

  • Journey Through the New Testament – November 16-17, 2012
  • History of the Christian Church: Many Lamps, One Light? – January 18-19, 2013
  • Reformed Theolgy – March 15-16, 2013

Each retreat runs 6pm Friday – 5pm Saturday. The cost for each is $100.00

Who is the POV Academy for?

(1) Those who want to explore the possibility of becoming CREs and
(2) Any adult in any of our churches who would like to take one or more classes for their own personal growth and education.

Participants are welcome to attend only one class or as many as they would like.

For more information about each retreat, please download the flyers and registration forms.

Fellowship Before the Assembly!

Friday POV Overnight at Camp PYOCA

September 14-15, 2012

Come one, come all!

Have you ever left a Presbytery meeting sorry that you didn’t have time for conversation or prayer with someone? Wendy Olson and Linda Peters have also felt that way. They also wondered if you’ve never been to a Presbytery meeting because you thought they were always MEETINGS? So they have planned this gathering just for you.

Here are some of what will be available alongside the September meeting. Relax. Share a long conversation. Laugh and sing silly songs. Pray for a good long while. Eat a leisurely meal. Walk in the woods. Play with children. Roast MARSHMALLOWS!  These things may not typically be associated with a Presbytery meeting, but these are things designed into the OPTIONAL Pre-Presbytery-Party event for Friday evening.

We hope you will be there so we can share these with YOU! Oh, and bring the family – the whole family. They are all invited and there will be special activities for non-delegates during the Saturday Assembly.

Join us Friday night for fun and reflection with your fellow Presbyterians.

  • You can come early on Friday (no lunch provided)
  • Dinner will begin at 6:00PM and be available till 7:00PM.
  • Breakfast will be with the Presbytery at 9:00 AM (early risers will have a basket in their cabins)
  • If you play a musical instrument, please bring it to join in the fun.

There will be an inter-active prayer center at the chapel available through lunch on the 15th.

If you have any particular joys or concerns for you or your congregation please send them to Linda Peters to list in the prayer center.

Through a generous grant by the Council the cost is only $20/ person.  Children 12 and under are free.

To attend the event, print the Registration Form, fill it out and mail it (with payment) by August 31st to the Presbytery Office:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley
1701 E. 2nd Street, Suite 100
Bloomington, IN 47401

Assembly: September 2012

The next Assembly will take place at 10:00am Eastern time on Saturday, 9/15/2012, at PYOCA Camp and Conference Center in Brownstown, IN.

Registration will begin at 9:00am (EST).

Reports for the Packet must be submitted via email by noon on Monday, September 3rd to Stephanie Worden.

The packet, driving directions, and the minutes from the June meeting will be available for download from the assembly webpage after 4:00pm (EST) on Thursday, September 6th.

Online registration for the Assembly will be available on Thursday August 2nd. Please let us know if you will be in attendance!

The Event Returns on August 18th

The Event 2012 will be held on:

Saturday August 18th beginning at 3pm at Camp Pyoca in Brownstown, Indiana.

This is a unique youth event for southern Indiana.  Sponsored by the Presbytery and Camp Pyoca this is a great opportunity to kick start your ministry year with great fellowship, phenomenal music and more.

Major Highlights

The Great Romance will be preforming at 7pm

Cost = $5 (that’s all… seriously, $5)

Camp Pyoca!  Hang out with friends from around Southern Indiana—play gaga, take out a boat, and in general relish the last few minutes of summer.

Information for Adults

1)      Individual youth or youth groups are welcome to attend!  If you can RSVP that will help us plan activities.

2)      Camp Pyoca is located outside Brownstown, Indiana great instructions are available here

3)      We’ll finish things up between 9:00 and 9:30pm

Information for the Detail Oriented

3:00-5:30 games, meet up with friends, take out boats on the lake

5:30 DINNER!

6:30 Get ready for the Concert!


9:00 closing campfire

9:30 head home!

More Questions?

Feel free to contact:

Tami Gibson (502-931-8918)  or Rachel Pedersen (812-332-1514)

POV Academy Class: Worship in the Reformed Tradition

The POV Academy Invites YOU to Explore

Worship in the Reformed Tradition

Led by the Rev. Dr. J. Frederick Holper
Emeritus Professor of Preaching and Worship
McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago

This course is for you if you’d like to…

  • Appreciate the creative tensions that underlie worship in the Reformed Tradition;
  • Be able to identify the “12 Tribes of Presbyterian Worship” and the gifts that each have shared with the tradition as a whole;
  • Learn how to develop your gifts for planning worship, making use of a wide range of resources including the order of worship, the liturgical year and lectionary, music and the arts;
  • Develop your capacity as a leader of worship with particular emphasis on the ministry of presence.

Those responsible for planning and/or conducting worship are especially encouraged to participate,
but all are welcome.

September 28-29, 2012 – Camp Pyoca
6 p.m. Friday – 5 p.m. Saturday

Registration closes July 25 or sooner if full.
Cost $100

Registration forms available on the POV website
or from Barbara Snyder
1820 Wheeler Road, Vincennes, IN 47591

POV Academy April Weekend

The POV Academy Invites YOU to:

Journey Through the Old Testament
Led by the Rev. Dr. Alan Finnan

This course is for YOU if you’d like to…

  • increase your appreciation of the spiritual value of the Old Testament
  • become more aware of the story and faith of Israel in its development as a nation
  • master a large daunting task by breaking it into smaller manageable segment
  • grow in your individual walk of faith.

April 27-29, 2012 at CampPyoca in Brownstown, Indiana.

Registration forms are available on the POV website,
or from Barbara Snyder
1820 Wheeler Road
Vincennes, IN 47591