Presbytery of WV NEWS
ISSUE #32                                                               May 8, 2014

Presbytery Office will be closed on Monday May 26th for the Memorial Day Holiday

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Small Church Conference smallchurch
Important Changes - Now at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church on Saturday May 17th!

That is the biggest change, but we are also making some smaller ones. We will be starting with registration at 9:00 on Saturday morning. The conference will open at 9:30. We anticipate ending about 3:00. There is no cost to you for the conference. We have put an hour and a half into the schedule for lunch, and we are inviting all the participants to pick from the large varieties of restaurants in Fayetteville. We plan to provide simple maps to restaurant locations. There is a full schedule included with this letter.


To register please contact:


Craig Butler  (740) 336-83460 

[email protected]  


Kathryn Mccrary (304) 925-9142

[email protected]


Click here for more information and the event schedule!

Special Worship Service Mental Health Month mentalhealth
An ecumenical worship service to provide understanding and hope to those with mental illness, their families and care-providers, and faith communities who wish to make a difference in improving mental health awareness.

May 18th 6:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
1341 Juliana Street
Parkersburg, WV

2014 Older Adult Award Winner OlderAdult
The Presbytery of West Virginia Older Adult Ministry Task Force asked our church sessions to submit nominations of an outstanding senior adult for the 2014 Outstanding Older Adult Award that recognizes mature, service-minded and Christian modeling of faith.


This year's nominees and their families were honored at the Presbytery's May 3rd Stated Meeting at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert. 


The winner was Jean White from Frankford Presbyterian Church in Frankford, West Virginia. 


Read more about Jean and see a list of other nominees! 

Come to the Party! cttp

Sunday June 1st    2:00-4:30


Children in grades 3-5 are invited and encouraged to participate in this opportunity for fellowship and learning around themes of Pentecost, when we celebrate the birthday of the church as told in Acts 2.


Leaders will be Christian educators and pastors in the clusters, who will be following a common plan.


Please click here for the registration form!



* Bridgeport Presbyterian Church, Bridgeport
* Edgewood Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg
* First Presbyterian Church, South Charleston
* First Presbyterian Church, Williamstown
* Highlawn Presbyterian Church, Huntington
* Riverlawn Presbyterian Church, St. Albans

2014-2015 Planning Calendars Have Arrived! Calendars
If you placed an advanced order for planning calendars you may pick them up at the presbytery office until May 28th. The office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:30pm. Following that date calendars will be placed in the mail to you with an invoice for postage. Please disregard if you have already made arrangements with the office.

If you did not place an advanced order, you may still purchase calendars at the presbytery office while supplies last. Calendars are $10 each.  
With Deepest Sympathy sympathjy
It is with deep sorrow that The Synod of the Trinity must inform you that our colleague and friend, Marcia R. Humer, joined the Church Triumphant Monday afternoon after her battle with ALS.  We are grateful for her life and her presence in our office and are confident that she is now without pain and in God's loving arms.  Marcia served at the Administrative Assistant, Resource Support.


Services will be held at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  An Eastern Star Service will be held at 3:15 PM and a Memorial Service will be held at 3:45 pm with the Rev. Mira Hewlett officiating. A visitation and dinner will follow the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn State Hershey ALS Clinic, Zachary Simmons, MD., Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dept. of Neurology, 30 Hope Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 or Lend-a-Hand, Presbytery of Carlisle, 3040 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011. 


Please click here to view Marcia Humer's obituary

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