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ACSWP seeks people to serve on study teams authorized by 221st General Assembly

Following actions of this summer’s 221st General Assembly, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) is seeking nominations from across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of people to serve on study task forces. The studies below were authorized in response to overtures. Nominees are sought for the following authorized studies: Drug Policy Reform; End-of-Life Concerns; Sustainable Development and the Precautionary Principle; Two-State Solution in Israel and Occupied Palestine; Human Trafficking Comprehensive Policy (with the Advocacy Committee on Women’s Concerns)

To read more about the studies and have access to the full mandates, CLICK HERE. A short nomination form is available from

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Prayer Church -- July 31-August 6 -- New Beginnings Congregations

Scioto Valley Congregations who are working on the PC(USA) New Beginnings Program. These eight congregations are: Bethany Presbyterian Church, Condit Presbyterian Church, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Jackson First Presbyterian Church,  Plain City Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth First and Second Presbyterian Churches, and Waverly First Presbyterian Church. Through this extensive process, these congregations are discovering new learnings about their communities,  participating in church-wide conversations and discussions and exploring what God is calling them to do and be today. 

This program is sponsored by the Presbytery's Commission for Congregational Life

Presbytery Events

  • Mission Work Trip -- August 16-23 -- Point Pleasant, WV. West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Work Camps, Inc.(WVMAW).  Click for information.
  • Fall Older Adult Rally -- September 27 -- Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster -- 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click for more information.
  • 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

  • National Multicultural Conference -- July 31-August 3 - Fort Worth, Texas. Information at
  • Evangelism and Church Growth Conference 2014 -- August 11-14 -- Sponsored by the Evangelism and Church Growth Office of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Tradewinds Resort, St. Pete Beach FL. For a registration form, CLICK HERE.
  • 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


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