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$8.95                              General Assembly  PCUSA

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Standard mileage Rate     2019

  • Business: 58 cents (.58), increase compared to 2018 - 54.5 cents

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  • In service of charitable organizations: 14 cents

Attention all Teaching Elders & CREs!!


Wednesday - Thursday

January 30-31, 2019

Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center

2067 Evergreen Road

Villa Maria, PA 16155

Resurrection of the Rust Belt

Led by: TE Lisa Nichols Hickman, First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, PA.

Vital Congregations Event Summary

Thank you so much for your presence at the Vital Congregations event on November 8th.

Kathryn Threadgill asked me to share with you her delight in being with you, and how much she appreciated your questions and your discussion. 

It is our hope to continue this conversation, and to use the 7 Marks of a Vital Congregation as we work together to share God's love in this corner of the kingdom. Discussion showed that all our congregations could benefit from the resources that Kathryn presented, therefore, links to Kathryn's power point presentation, the handout distributed at the event, and the Toolkit Kathryn referenced are listed below.

Looking forward to continuing this conversation.

- Blessings and peace, Cathy

Vital Congregations - power point

Vital Congregations - hand out

Vital Congregations - toolkit

You may learn more about this initiative at: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/theology-formation-and-evangelism/vital-congregations/

 Please contact Cathy (479.461.4042 or cathy@eastminsterpresbytery.org) if you have questions.

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Lebanon Trip Team Returns 

The Lebanon Trip Team has completed its mission trip to Lebanon and Syria. This was a trip of mutual encouragement based upon Romans 1:8-12.

In Lebanon, the team met with faculty at the Near East School of Theology for an overview of Christianity and Islam in the region. Visits to five of the six NESSL schools for refugees followed. The teaching staff in these schools are Christian while the students are Muslim. The teachers share the love of Jesus and their love with the children. The children receive a meal at school. Many of the students do not want to go home at the end of the day.

We saw first hand the terrible destruction of the Christian quarter in old Homs. We also saw how Christians were starting to come back to rebuild. We were privileged to view two homes that had been refurbished by aid from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We visited many churches and talked with clergy and laity in Syria. The people were heartened by our visit. A highlight of the Syrian visit was the celebration of Worldwide Communion Sunday at the Presbyterian Church in Latakia. General Presbyter Cathy Ullrich preached the sermon. -Submitted by Karen Babri, Lebanon Team

Stated Presbytery Meetings in 2018

 March 5, 2019 


Oak Hill Presbyterian Church

June 4, 2019    5:00 p.m. Barberton Presbyterian Church

September 3, 2019 5 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church

December 4, 2018  10 a.m. Columbiana Presbyterian Church