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September 16, 2014 Presbytery Meeting Commissioner Handbook Now Available

The next stated meeting of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Grove City. The meeting begins with worship at 3:30 p.m. There will be a 2:30 p.m. pre-presbytery Scioto Valley Conversations with the commissioners to the 2014 General Assembly.

The Commissioner Handbook is now available HERE.

Mission and Vision Statement

God calls us through the Holy Spirit to connect with each other to plant, grow, and nurture vital, faithful communities of Christ for service and ministry. In response, we build partnerships, communicate with and support congregations, leaders, and individuals, and embody Christ's transforming love in the world.

Prayer Church -- September 12-18 -- Delaware Old Stone

Pataskala First Church

The Old Stone PC, founded in 1810, is the oldest church building in continuous use in Delaware County. The stone sanctuary was built in 1835 and an educational wing in 1977. In 1989, a fire destroyed the sanctuary and central portion of the church. This strong, small congregation quickly rebuilt the church using the stone walls left standing. Old Stone Presbyterian Church continues to grow since the fire, and the church family looks forward to what God has planned for the future of the Old Stone church family. Old Stone's Mission to Glorify God Through Active Discipleship of Jesus Christ is currently being led by the Reverend Emily Corzine, transitional pastor. For more information on Old Stone Presbyterian Church, visit thechurch 

Presbytery Events

  • Installation Service -- September 7, 3:30 p.m. -- Teaching elder Jennifer Eastman Hinkle will be installed as pastor of the Dublin Church.
  • Installation Service -- September 14, 4:00 p.m. -- Teaching elder Robert G. Armstrong will be installed as pastor of the Hilliard Church.
  • Presbytery Meeting -- September 16, 3:30 p.m. -- Grove City Church.
  • Fall Older Adult Rally -- September 27 -- Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster -- 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click for more information.
  • Fall Youth Rally -- September 28 -- Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster. Watch for updated information.
  • Installation Service -- October 12, 4:00 p.m. -- Teaching elder Julia Wharff Piermont will be installed as pastor of the Worthington Church.
  • Installation Service -- October 19, 4:00 p.m. -- Teaching elder Deborah Bowsher will be installed as pastor of the Mount Gilead First Church.
  • Mission Work Trip -- October 19-25 -- Point Pleasant, NJ. -- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Superstorm Sandy recovery. More details later.
  • Older Adult Forum and Lunch -- October 31, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- Westminster Thurber Community, Columbus. Click for more information.

Events Beyond the Presbytery

  • Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders -- October 6-10, Kansas City Mo. Sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • More than None: Engaging the Religiously Unaffiliated -- October 13-16, Montreat Conference Center. More information.
  • Rediscovering the Beloved Community: Overcoming Isolation (15th Annual Conference) -- October 27-30, 2014-- First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, Texas. Sponsored by Presbytery Pastoral Care Network and the Synod of the Sun. Information will be available at
  • The Abundant Life: Empowering Youth as Change Agents -- November 13-15, Princeton Theological Seminary. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • Big Tent -- July 30-August 1, University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville TN. More information will be available soon.


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Presbytery of Scioto Valley
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Office: 614-847-0565 or 800-244-7207,  Fax: 614-847-4359
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