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PWV News
August 27, 2015    Issue #61
Forrest & Barbara Palmer are Grandparents
Born on August 20th, twins - Graham Palmer (5lbs. 2oz. 19in.) and Colin Palmer (3lbs. 3oz. 17in.) made Forrest and Barbara Palmer first time grandparents! The babies remain in the NICU in Atlanta, GA and are doing fine. Parents - Tim and Jenny Palmer are also well. Tim is the youngest son of Barbara and Forrest. Forrest is the Interim Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of WV.
New Worshiping Community at D&E College
Over the course of the 2014 Fall Semester and the beginning of the 2015 Spring Semester, a group of Davis and Elkins College students discussed an interest in creating a new worshiping community on campus. The group discernment began with a desire was to have a weekly service for students, staff, and faculty to worship God together and share their faith. There had been a monthly chapel service with sparse attendance, but no weekly opportunity for some time.

Resources for Ruling Elders
Are you a Ruling Elder who feels confused about what you are doing?  Are you a Teaching Elder who would like your session members to better understand their role in leadership? Or are you a Presbyterian Lay person considering an opportunity to become an Elder?  RE: Ruling Elders is a monthly series of articles published by our denomination to help Ruling Elders "serve faithfully."

To read current and past articles from Re: Ruling Elders please go to the online link
Elementary School Retreat
And A Child Shall Lead
September 18th - 20th at Bluestone
Come find out about children in the Bible!

Disaster Preparedness Workshops
September 12-13 at First Presbyterian Church in South Charleston. Workshops include: Training for Congregations & Nonprofits, Training for Food Pantries, and Long Term Recovery Training. Attend 1 workshop or all 3! 

Church Book Sale for Children's Health Pantry
Members of Bridgeport Presbyterian Church are gearing up for their annual book sale to benefit the Children's Health Pantry.
"The Children's Health Pantry just really fills a need in the community," Pastor Robin Ray said.   Courtesy of The Bridgeport News

PWV Resource Center
Resource Center Features

Our Only Comfort: 52 Reflections on the Heidelberg Catechism by Neal D. Presa    A weekly devotion based on selections from the Heidelberg Catechism with the appropriate scriptures.
Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections  on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture by Frances Taylor Gench     The author tackles some of the most bothersome texts for women in the letters of Paul.
Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sisters Killer by Jeanne Bishop      The author's faith lead her to a face-to-face meeting with her sister's killer as she worked toward forgiveness of him.  Besides addressing questions of forgiveness, mercy and the strength of our faith she also invites us into a conversation about our criminal justice system.

Rhythms of Worship: A Planning and Purpose of Liturgy by John G. Stevens & Michael Waschevski     Learn the point of worship segments, why we do things in the order we do and how might you spiritually enliven the worship you plan. 
Public Forum: The Meaning of the Iran Deal
Free and Open to the Public; Everyone is Welcome.
Sunday, August 30, 2015  3:00-4:30 pm
Speakers: Rev. Jim Lewis and Rabbi Victor Urecki
Forum Moderator: Dr. Chuck Daugherty
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Charleston

Fall Getaway
October 9th - 11th A very special weekend of reflection and song with Douglas and Dan Heidt!  This retreat is for all ages; anyone and everyone!

Benefit Concert - Tumaini Children's Home, Nyeri Kenya
First Presbyterian Church in Dunbar is sponsoring a benefit concert! 
Sunday, October 11th at 3:00PM

Featuring:The Celtic Consort; The Presby Pickers; and Solos by: Lindsay Scrag (Violin), Sierra Wiese (Dancer), and the Hoskinson Brothers (Dancers).


All are welcome! A free-will offering will be taken. The 525 children in the orphanage will be helped greatly by your generosity.

Come Help Create a WV Healthy Faith Network
Churches are joining hands with community groups to help get our state off the top of the worst health lists by community ... church by church. Come help it happen. October 3, 2015 West Virginia Wesleyan

Register and get more info at   

Affordable and Accessible Online Continuing Ed.
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
There is still time to register for our Fall classes!

Not Your Parent's Offering Plate Workshop

workshop offered by the Muskingum Valley Presbytery
Saturday, November 14, 2015
"Not Your Parents' Offering Plate" workshop with author Clif Christopher
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Cost: $30
Click here 
for more information and to register.
Prayer Concerns 

Lynda Howe - prayers for her recovery following a successful surgery. Lynda is the wife of Lanny Howe who is the Temporary Supply Pastor at Alderson Presbyterian Church and a member of the Ministry Committee.

Highlawn Presbyterian Church, Huntington - part of the church building caught on fire early Tuesday morning.
Samuel Burford - has been hospitalized due to illness. Sam is a member of the Vocations Committee.

Jim Dempsey - Lay Supply for Smithers Presbyterian Church and Kesler Memorial Presbyterian Church, has been hospitalized with a serious infection.
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