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PWV News
July 9, 2015    Issue #58
Applications for the 222nd General Assembly Commissioners

The Nominating Committee will be accepting applications for Teaching Elder and Ruling Elder Commissioners and YAADs starting immediately. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  Applications are available through the Presbytery website now or can be requested by calling the Presbytery office at (304) 744-7634.  All applicants should submit their application to the Stated Clerk and receive an email confirmation of receipt.



How I Spent My Summer Vacation?


Okay, it is a little late to be planning summer vacations. In fact, for many of us school will be starting in a little over a month. (YIKES!)  The start of school also means the start of Fall Church School programs. We have told you lots about the our denomination's new curriculum Growing in Grace & Gratitude for ages 3-10.  Remember, if you would like to look it over to come into the Resource Center at the Presbytery office.


2015-2017 Book of Order Orders

The Presbytery of WV office will be making a one-time order of the

2015-2017 Book of Order at a reduced cost. Individual and church orders can be made by contacting the office at  (304) 744-7634 or [email protected].  The deadline to place orders is July 16th! The cost per copy will be no greater than $9.50 but may be less depending on the number of order requests received. The charge for shipping is a flat rate so the more books ordered, the less the shipping cost per book. An electronic copy is also available for download for free from the PC(USA) website.


Orders will have to be picked up in the office or at the August 29 meeting of presbytery. We will not be mailing orders to churches since the additional postage costs to churches will negate the bulk order and shipping rate

Neighborhood Experience Workshop

A practical, hands-on, feet walking, lunch eating, people meeting practice that will help you and the leadership of your church make missional decisions.  What this is: Fostering natural conversations with people outside the church walls and listening to what they have to share.  An opportunity to discover why and how to pay attention to a ministry context and develop mission plans appropriate to the context.  Register for the Neighborhood Experience Workshop by August 21 by filling out the form attached to the brochure and mailing to to the presbytery office. (click here)


CLICK HERE for more information
Playology II - Experiencing God Through the Art of Play

Saturday, August 15, 9 am - 4:30 pm  -  Early Registration Deadline  ($25) is August 6.  Walk-ins welcome ($40)  -  Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston


Workshop options will be Low Cost, No Cost Art; Creative Worship; and Games Galore. Join with others from around the presbytery for this day of creative worship, a theme party, two workshops, networking and lunch for PLAYOLOGY on August 15 in Charleston.  David and Mandy Ealy will be our workshop leaders for this Annual Recreation Workshop event.  For those who attended last year, this will be a brand new, different event.  For more information or to register, click here. If you have questions, please contact Susan Sharp Campbell, [email protected] or 303-645-4568.



Presbyterian Women of WV Newsletter - Gathering Info

We're pleased to invite you to a Presbyterian Women of West Virginia Gathering at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins, WV on August 15, 2015. This gathering is for all women whether you have an organized PW or not. Invite all of the women in your church.

CLICK HERE for more information
Resource Center Features
  • The Bible in 90 Days: Cover to Cover in 12 Pages a Day by Ted Cooper, Jr. 
  • You'll Get Through This by Kevin Harney & Max Lucado
  • Experiential Worship  by Rob Rognlien



Centsability Offering

Many thanks to all those who regularly send in their congregation's Centsability Offerings to address the issue of hunger here in WV.  We have dispersed funds in the form of grants for community gardens, for food pantries and for summer backpack programs to feed hungry children.  We are ready to disperse more funds as soon as more come in.  There is always a need and when the need is known the church always responds.  Thanks you for your continuing support.  If you have not yet gotten involved in the Centsability Offering just give the Barbara Chalfant at the presbytery office a call.


Hunger Webinar

August 3  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

God's Concern: A Biblical reflection on Hunger

Hunger is both a physical and a spiritual reality in the Bible. It is a marker of our human dependence on God and on others for health and well-being - as others are dependent on us. In our Bible study we will consider God's concern about and provision for the multi-layered hunger that is a reality of our life together. Join the Hunger Program and Barry Ensign-George, Associate for Theology in the Office of Theology & Worship, as we reflect on hunger in the Bible and our call to respond to God's concern. 


Register here!

Rhythm of the Synod

It's a common response for non-Christians to look at a catastrophe and ask, "If God is all-powerful, why would God allow something like that to happen?" In a very small way, "something positive" in the wake of a tragedy is what occurred during the summer Synod of the Trinity Assembly Meeting.

With Sympthy

Francis Irhman - A Celebration of Life. On August 15th at 2:30pm there will be a celebration of the life of Francis Irhman at Arthurdale Presbyterian Church. There will be music and memories and a potluck dinner. Francis Irhman, an honorably retired member of the Presbytery of West Virginia, passed away on February 14, 2015.
CLICK HERE to view his obituary

Sandra Jeanne Spencer Jividen passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2015, after a five-year bout with illness. Sandra was a native of Huntington, WV, was known by many in the surrounding areas, and served the Presbyterian Church with dedication for many years.
CLICK HERE to view her obituary

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