Across the Presbytery August 1, 2018


Pastor Casey and helpers from Watertown First Presbyterian Church will be helping Ministry in the North Country (MINC) August 13-18, 2018 to replace a roof on a single story home. He is in need of more helpers and can find other things to do if construction work is not your forte.

Contact Pastor Casey by email :

Join Pastor Casey at the Labyrinth on August 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Watertown First Presbyterian Church for a Service of Healing and Wholeness. Are you in need or do you know someone who is in need of the gentle touch of God’s hand?

 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for the Lord.

         Lamentations 3: 22-24.

Úse this time as a moment to get away from the chaos of the world….Use this opportunity to walk with God and have a conversation about the joys and hardships that you carry with you. And don’t miss out on the chance to learn more about (and walk) the labyrinth with LInya Bell. May this service of healing and wholeness open the doors of our hearts and minds as we follow Christ.

You also will see new Garden updates of new trees which will be dedicated August 15, 2018.

The office of Presbytery of Northern New York will be closed from August 2 to August 14, 2018. Please contact the Stated Clerk if an emergency call phone number is 315-848-2575or 315-848-4108 or email to Administrative Coordinator Joan Merritt is taking some vacation time.

1st Presbyterian Church on the Park in Canton  Will have a Guest Preacher Rev. Vanessa Syvertsen, is a child of their congregation and received her Masters of Divinity Degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is teaching downstate. She will be leading worship on August 5, 2018.

Richard Moore, Elder Commissioner of Brasie Corners UPC of Macomb, is in the Samaritan Hospital in Watertown. Please keep him in your prayers as he is recovering from surgery and hopes to come home soon. His address for cards is his home address: 28 River Rd, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church Summer chamber Music Concert Series.

August 9 at 7:00 pm Lionel Woods and Julie Miller ( voice and piano)

Aug 30 at 7:00 pm the Woodstock Strings


Our Annual Ice Cream Social will be on Saturday August 11. There will be hot dogs, ice cream, a silent auction, a balloon animal maker for the kids, and a bake sale included- more details to come! You don’t want to miss this one!

Presbytery of Northern New York holding a   

Respite and Replenishment for Church leaders

Retreat from Thursday evening September 27 to

Saturday morning September 29, 2018 at the Lodges at Oak Point on the St. Lawrence River.

Presbytery meeting at Hammond Presbyterian Church on Saturday Sept. 29, 2018 .

Cost of lodging and meals $65 per person.

More details to come later, Mark your calendars if you are interested in attending. Registration soon too start.

On August 4 Rev. Dr. Fred Garry will be giving a sermon at Drew Mangione’s Ordination Ceremony at Abescon, New Jersey. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Season of Prayer and Reflection in the Korean Peninsula Begins this week till August 15, 2018.

That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like figs ripe before harvest- as soon as people see them and take them in hand, they swallow them. Isaiah 28:4.