May 26, 2016        Issue #77

When's the last time 
you checked out the 
Presbytery website? 

Catch the General Presbyter at the following churches and events:
  • Tuesday, May 31, Ministry Committee Meeting, Bream Presbyterian, Charleston
  • Sunday, June 5, Williamstown Church 100 Year Anniversary Event
Presbytery Staff

Ed Thompson
General Presbyter
Maureen Wright
Stated Clerk

Rocky Poole
Financial Administration/Treasurer

Barbara Chalfant
Associate Presbyter for Mission

Susan Sharp Campbell
Associate for Educational Ministry

Nellie Howard
Resource Center Director

Mark Miller
Bluestone Camp Director

Mark Parsons-Justice
Office Administrator/Communications

Prayer List For Churches

Week 22 - May 29 
Church of Our Savior, Clarksburg 
Clothier Presbyterian Church 
Enslow Park Presbyterian, Huntington
Church: Muruguru (Moh-roh-GOR'OH) Parish: Kagumo (Kah-GOOM'OH)

Week 23 - June 5 
Keller Presbyterian, Pence Springs 
Falls View Presbyterian, Charlton Heights
Parish: Riamukurwe 

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Summer officially starts on June 20. For most people though Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season. I want to challenge you to do three things this summer...  

If you are at a Presbytery event and snap a few pics, we'd love to see them.  If you are on Facebook or Twitter, use the hashtag #MyPWV.  If you don't use social media, send them via email to Mark Parsons-Justice in the Presbytery office ([email protected]).  
Got Good News?GoodNews
Does your church have good news to share? Let us all celebrate with you! Share it with us so the whole Presbytery can rejoice! In God's economy, no news is too small to celebrate!  Send your Good News tidbit (a sentence or two) to [email protected] so we can include it in the newsletter.
  • We celebrate the ministry of 
    Brush Creek Presbyterian Church, which was decommissioned at the Presbytery Meeting on May 19.  We offer prayers for their last remaining member, 
    Delores Cook, as she finds a new church family.
  • We celebrate a wonderful Presbytery Meeting and especially the gracious hospitality of Mark and Cheryl Miller and Bluestone Camp & Retreat.
  • We celebrate with the Marlinton, Clifton, Frankford, Ronceverte, Oak Grove, and Spring Creek Churches who participated in the Greenbrier Valley Prayer Visioning meeting on Tuesday, May 24.
  • We celebrate with the Bluefield, Bradley, Fayetteville, Mount Hope, Oak Hill, Summersville, and Trinity Churches who participated in the Beckley Cluster Prayer Visioning meeting on Tuesday, May 3.
PWV PrayersPWVPrayers
  • We lift in prayer Skip Seibel, First Presbyterian, Huntington, at the death of his mother, Bernadette Loretta Seibel.
  • We lift in prayer the churches and pastors of the Presbytery who are in transition.
  • We lift in prayer the family and friends of Patricia "Pat" Kapp, Highlawn Presbyterian Church, St Albans, who passed away suddenly Saturday, May 14. Pat was church secretary at Highlawn for over 20 years.  She also served as a ruling elder, Clerk of Session, and co-coordinated the start up of the Gabriel Project ministry at Highlawn.
Join General Assembly Worship!GenAssebly
Make plans now to join in opening worship of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  With the help of technology, you can take part!  

Marshall U. Ministry News Marshall
by Ellen Dawson, Interim Campus Minister
Greetings from Huntington! We have just finished up another school year at Marshall University. As we finish this year, we have already started to look toward the fall of 2016. We want to welcome your High School graduates into our fold! We also want to reach out to your college students at Marshall University!

If you could, please provide me with the names, email addresses, and/or phone numbers of any college or graduate students who are currently enrolled at Marshall, or who are planning on starting at Marshall this fall.  Please continue to pray for this ministry, especially as we are in an interim period. Thank you!
Bluestone Summer Campbluestone
Complete camp information can be found online at   To register, download the Bluestone eBrochure 2016.
New Resources!NewResources

PWV Mission Trip to Hampden
Join Presbyterians from across our presbytery for a mission trip to Hampden, WV, August 14-18, 2016.  Click here for the mission trip flyer!
Yoga for Women of PresbyteryYoga
Join fellow student Stacey Angel for a FREE 90-minute exploration demystifying the art and science of meditation. The event will be Saturday, June 18, at 9 AM, at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church. Click here for the event flyer!
The Relations Committee is seeking techies to assist local churches with website and technology needs on a volunteer, as-needed basis. Persons would be called on by churches if they need help setting up a webpage or if they have communications technology questions.  The committee particularly need persons who would be available to churches in the Parkersburg, Charleston, Lewisburg, and Morgantown areas.  For more information, please contact Patrick Ryan, Relations Committee ComTech Teach chair, at [email protected]  
Centsabilty Offering Updatecents
We have great news!  We have already distributed all the funds our congregations have given as a part of the Centsability Offering that addresses Hunger needs in our area.  However, we have grants waiting to be filled.  Gardens to fill with vegetables, backpacks to fill with food, food banks to support in their important work....  So if your congregations have not yet had the opportunity to send in those funds, now would be a great time.  If your congregation is not yet joining us in the Centsability offering and would like to learn more, please give Barbara Chalfant a call at the Presbytery office, 304-744-7634. 
Updated Mission Webpagemissionweb
The Mission Committee in conjunction with the hard work of the Mark Parsons-Justice our Communications staff person we are working to expand the Mission portion of our Presbytery Website.  It is going to take us a few more weeks to get it up and running, but we hope it will be an effective enhanced resource for all of our congregations!
Grace & Gratitude Curriculumgrace

The PC(USA) has endorsed the Wendy's boycott launched this year by the farmworker-led Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) because of their refusal to join the Fair Food Program. The CIW is asking for our assistance in anticipation of Wendy's annual shareholder's meeting on May 26 in Dublin, Ohio.  For more information, click here!
Editor's Note:
In order to keep the PWV Newsletter fresh, articles sent for publication will generally run for two consecutive issues.  If you wish for a piece to continue to run, please resubmit. We encourage you to reword, add a photo (or different photo), or change the piece in some way so that the news stays fresh and interesting. 
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