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First Presbyterian in Columbus presents Laws Lecture on 5/7/2023

First Presbyterian Columbus is honored to host the Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, President of Sojourners, as a Laws Lecture speaker

Event Details:

  • When: Sunday May 7th, 3:00 pm lecture
    Moderated Q&A with speaker and reception to follow
  • Where: First Presbyterian Church, 512 Seventh Street, Columbus IN
  • Speaker: Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, an ecumenical Christian organization that works to advance justice and peace
  • Title: Where do we go from here? Toxic Polarization or the Beloved

“In A More Perfect Union (book upon which the lecture is based), Rev. Adam Russell Taylor,
president of Sojourners, reimagines a contemporary version of the Beloved Community that will inspire and unite Americans across generations, geographic and class divides, racial and gender differences, faith traditions, and ideological leanings. …The pursuit of the Beloved Community can help cure deep polarization and partisanship that is crippling our politics and culture, enabling our nation to live up to its best ideals and realize a more perfect union.” [Front matter, A More Perfect Union]

About the Laws Lecture Speaker

Rev. Adam Russell TaylorTaylor previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group and served as the vice president in charge of Advocacy at World Vision U.S. He has also served as the executive director of Global Justice, an organization that educates and mobilizes students around global human rights and economic justice. Taylor is a graduate of Emory University, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. Taylor is ordained in the American Baptist Church and the Progressive National Baptist Convention and serves in ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va. Follow him on Twitter @revadamtaylor

What Happened at the November 11th Called Meeting

Presbytery of Ohio Valley Called Meeting

Fairlawn Presbyterian Church Columbus, Indiana
November 11, 2015 

The Assembly was Called to Order and worship at (10:30 a.m.) by Moderator  Rev. Eric Erickson.

The scripture lesson read was Mark 6:1-13. Was the basis for the sermon offered was to “Keep On Keeping On”.  Deacon Kimber-lee Docke Adams preached.

Introductions, Quorum, Seating of Corresponding Members Rev. Lawrence Jackman ruled that a quorum was present.  Rev. Catherine Knott was introduced at her first meeting of this presbytery.  Elder David David Doup welcomed the Assembly to the newly remodeled worship space of Fairlawn Presbyterian.

Report of the Committee on Ministry was offered by Rev. Deborah Fortel. Rev. Fortel presented of Kimber-lee Docke Adams for examination for ordination as a Teaching Elder.  A period of examination followed.

Rev David Lee moved that the examination be sustained. The motion passed. Deborah Fortel moved that the presbytery request that Peace River Presbytery ordain Kimber-Lee on behalf of Ohio Valley.  The motions passed.

The business appropriate to the call for the meeting having been accomplished, a motion was made to adjourn with the benediction following the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the prayers of the Presbytery.  Susan McGhee led the assembly in prayer.  The celebrant was Rev. Mitch Coggin.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

Lawrence Jackman
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Ohio Valley

Called Assembly on November 11, 2015

The Presbytery Council has called a special Assembly of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley for Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 10:30 am (9:30 am Central Time), to examine Kimber-lee Docke Adams for ordination to the ministry of Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, has called Kim to be Associate Pastor. Kim is under care of the Peace River Presbytery, and wishes to be ordained in her home congregation before she moves onto the field. As the Presbytery of Call, it is our privilege to examine her for ordination and to request that Peace River ordain her on our behalf. Please find attached Kim’s statement of faith and autobiographical statement.

We wil gather at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus, Indiana. Registration begins a half hour before.
The meeting will conclude before Noon.

Documents for the meeting can be found on the Assembly webpage.

Peace and all good,
Lawrence Jackman        Susan McGhee
Stated Clerk                    Presbytery Council Moderator

North Central Region Meets 5/7/2014

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fairlawn Presbyterian Church
2611 Fairlawn Dr., Columbus, Indiana

The church is located on Fairlawn, just north of 25th St., about 7-8 blocks east of National Road (Hwy 31).

Join us for fellowship, food, worship, and program

To assist with a count for the meal, please RSVP to the church office at fairlawn@sbcglobal.net or by phone at (812) 372-3882 by Monday, May 5th.

The program will include information about overtures to be presented at the General Assembly, an update about Camp Pyoca, and a fond farewell to Pastor Brad Napier. 

Worship will be led by The Rev. Tim Jessen.

There will also be a “speak-out” session for announcements.

See you on May 7th!

Bright Stars of Bethlehem Presentation in Columbus, IN

Rev. Scott Hill and Beth Nelson Chase

Rev. Scott Hill and Beth Nelson Chase talk.

On Sunday, July 14th, Beth Nelson Chase, VP of Bright Stars of Bethlehem, brought greetings and thanks from the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, to First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Indiana. The Presbytery of Ohio Valley has a Partnership with the International Center of Bethlehem.  Beth reports that this Partnership, which is now seven years old, is a model for other denominations, and she expressed gratitude for all that the Partnership means in Bethlehem.

Beth reports that the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation recently announced investments in the work the POV has been partnered with for these seven years. The Foundation has researched work being done in Palestine, and have agreed to oversite of investments of the work under the direction of Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. This is an opportunity to work with the people of Bethlehem, who are touching the lives of 60,000 a year in the city and surrounding villages with the services for elders, young families, children, young adults, students and in health and wellness.

In addition, Beth reports that the Dar al-Kalima College is now accredited as a four-year institution of higher education. This accreditation opens possibilities for exchange and the sharing of resources with institutions around the globe. The Dean of the college, Dr. Nuha Khoury declares, “This is a work of life for young people in Palestine.”

The morning event included a Brunch such as is served at the Guesthouse in Bethlehem.  The tables were full of flowers and photos taken by the people from the Presbytery of Ohio Valley who have traveled to Bethlehem as part of the Partnership work.

Columbus Fairlawn – 50 Years


This Saturday, April 20th & Sunday, April 21st


Weekend Events:

Saturday, April 20th from 2:00p to 5:00p: Reception in fellowship hall.

Sunday, April 21st

  • 9:00 a.m.:  Special Gathering Music by the Fairlawn Worship Band
  • 9:30 a.m.:  Special worship service at Fairlawn
  •   12 noon:  Catered lunch at Donner Center

RSVPs NeededPlease call the church office, 812/372-3882 or email fairlawn@sbcglobal.net

Church Address:

2611 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus IN  47203