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Across the Presbytery - January 31, 2018

1/31/2018

Record Session Review dates are as follows:

• February 24, 2018 – Ogdensburg FPC at 10:00 311 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg.

• March 10- Peru Community Church- 10:00 am at 12 Elm Street, Peru NY

• March 17- Evans Mills FPC of Leray- 10 am- at 8520 Leray St. Evans Mills.

• March 24- Final Make Up Date- Western Adirondack Church- 10 am- Youngs Rd.,Star Lake, NY.

Theses dates are for all the CLERKS of SESSIONS to attend at least one.

The Packets were all mailed to the Clerks Jan, 16, 2018.  If you do not get a packet please call the PNNY office at 315-713-4343

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2018 Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry about:

April 24-27, 2018- the Forum gathers Christian leaders who are passionate about young people and the church. Youth ministers, Christian educators, pastors, ministry innovators, and emerging scholars from the USA and beyond gather annually for this 4 day event on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary. Them is IMAGE,hear from Matthew Milliner, Brian Bantum, Katie Douglass. FORUM WEBSITE: http://iymforum.com

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First Presbyterian Church at Potsdam will be hosting at their church March 1, 2018 a Seminar for Social Justice with Politically Diverse Communities from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

This announcement comes from New York State Council of Churches. Faith leaders, unions, advocacy groups, government officials, and interested citizens are invited to attend.

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A lot of our churches will be holding their Annual Congregational Meetings this month.

Forms are being mailed and emailed to each Churches Clerk of Session for their Necrology Report for 2017, Directory information of new officers of the Church with complete addresses, phone and email, and Session Record Review for 2017 and Pastors Terms of Call for 2018.  This is very important for you to complete so the office can update all the information for the new 2018 Directories. We also need them as soon as you can send them to the office after you hold your Annual Meeting.  Thank you for all your help this past year and this new year of service not only to your church but to the Presbytery of Northern New York. Again I thank you for all your cooperation. Joan Merritt, Administrative Coordinator.

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Plattsburgh Presbyterian Church is hosting a “Fat Friday” on February 9, from 6 pm – 7:30 in Fellowship Hall. Fun, Fellowship, desserts open to all ages.    Nancy Olsen, Local Mission Council, chair.

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The Parish Paper for February Can be found by clicking HERE

*******************************************************WOG Fund Valentines 2018

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February 19 is President’s Day and is a holiday. So PNNY Office will be closed for the day.

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March 4, 2018 is Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday. By action of the Presbyterian Church ( U.S.A.) General Assembly ( Orlando 1993). Celebrate the Gifts of Women appears in the planning calendar each year on the Sunday closest to March 5, International Women’s Day. Congregations and individuals are encouraged to celebrate this day each year, recognizing the gifts women bring to God, the Church, and the Community.

The 2018 theme is “ Women Called to Lead with Love.”   The Celebrate the Gifts of Women resource, written by Judy Record Fletcher, includes a worship service with a call to worship, call to confession, prayer of confession, and assurance of pardon, suggested scripture readings, a sermon starter and program suggestions, and a litany of thanksgiving for loving leaders. The Resource is also available in the November/December 2017 issue of Horizons magazine.

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Once again we have walked through Advent and experienced the JOY that is Christmas. As we start a new year, we carry a renewed HOPE in our hearts. We are reminded that God sent his only begotten son to help us to understand that HOPE will carry us through our journey. Our HOPE for 2018 is that families will come together, churches will come together and nations will come together as one, to bring LOVE, PEACE,and JOY to all God’s children. Let’s carry that HOPE with us through 2018.

Sue Beaman- Watertown First PC Secretary.

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         The Meaning of the Snowflake

Every new snowflake comes to the earth

      As a picture of our Saviour’s birth,

Because they are sent from up above

And remind us of God’s care and love.

        Each one is so intricate and small

Because Christ sees the details of us all,

     And just as two are never the same

The Lord knows and calls us each by name.

    Snowflakes gently cover the world in white

    And hide what’s unlovely from our sight,

           Showing us how He covers our sin

And gives us His grace when we come to Him.

    So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind

    And in every bit of white may you find

               A reason to celebrate anew

          And a reminder of His Love for you.

                                   By Holly Gerth

 
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This year for Valentine’s Day, you can send a card to our friend or sweetheart with some extra love to be sent to Africa.

For a donation of any amount to the Women of grace Widow’s Fund, a Valentine’s card will be sent to the loved one of your choice notifying him or her that a gift has been made in his or her honor.  Better than chocolate and longer lsting than flowers, a Valentine’s Day gift to the women of grace Widow’s Fund will touch and change lives of widows and children in Malawi,Africa.  The women of Grace Widows’ Fund is a joint mission project of the canton and Watertown Presbyterian Churches dedicated to alleviating the extreme poverty faced by widows in Malawi. Enclosed is a donation of $__________to the Women of grace Widow’s fund which is made in honor of_________________________. (donation amount is not disclosed on the gift card.)

Please send a Valentine’s Day card to:

Name:

Address:

City/state/Zip:

This gift is from : ( names to appear on card)

Your name (s):

Address:

City/state Zip

Phone Number:

Make check payable to Canton First Presbyterian Church and note Widows’ Fund/Valentine’s Day on Memo line. Please mail to the Canton First Presbyterian Church, WOG- Valentine’s Day., 17 Park Street, Canton, NY 13617.  Thank you.!

Any questions please call 315-386-4364, Linda Potter

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Sacred Sites  OPEN HOUSE May 5th & 6th, 2018

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is proud to host is 8th annual Sacred Sites Open House. #nysacredsites2018. Or call 212-995-5260.

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