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New Beginninga Come and See Event

Wednesday, November 12, 5:30-8 pm -- Columbus St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1450 E. Dublin Granville Road

The evening will begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation about the New Beginnings program by a PC(USA) New Beginnings staff person. There is no charge for the evening, but reservations are requested. Interested persons and congregations should contact the presbytery office with definite numbers by Monday, November 10. 

For questions or further information, contact: Tracy Keenan, Commission Chairperson, email:,  or 
Jeannie Harsh, email:, or 614-562-1775 (cell).

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 -- October 30-November 5 -- Current New Beginnings Churches
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The eight congregations in the Presbytery who are currently engaged in the New Beginnings Program. Prayers for their discernment process and their decisions about what God is calling them to do and be into the future. 
Prayers for...
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Condit Presbyterian Church
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Jackson First Presbyterian Church
Plain City Presbyterian Church
Portsmouth First Presbyterian Church
Portsmouth Second Presbyterian Church
Waverly First Presbyterian Church

A word of congratulations to these eight congregations for  energetically and faithfully engaging in the New Beginnings process of assessment which can lead the congregations to new discoveries of their potential for even more vital ministries in and for their communities.

Presbytery Events

  • Older Adult Forum and Lunch -- October 31, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. -- Westminster Thurber Community, Columbus. Click for more information.
  • PSV Church Professionals Retreat -- Nov. 2-4, Deer Creek State Park Lodge. Click for more information.
  • New Beginnings Come and See Event --  November 12, 5:30 p.m. -- Columbus St Andrew Church.
  • Presbytery Meeting -- November 18, 3:30-7:30 p.m. -- Covenant Presbyterian Church, Columbus.
  • Commissioning Service -- November 30, 4:00 p.m. -- Ruling Elder Kae Merold will be commissioned for pastoral service for the Pataskala Outville Church.
  • Partners In Education Events -- January 10, 2015 at Hilliard and Waverly. Information will be available later.
  • Jr.-Sr. High Youth Retreat -- January 23-25 -- Camp Akita. Identical to February retreat. Information will be available later.
  • Jr.-Sr. High Youth Retreat -- February 20-22 -- Camp Akita. Identical to January retreat. Information will be available later.

Events Beyond the Presbytery

  • 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.
  • College Conference at Montreat -- January 2-5, 2015, Montreat Conference Center. 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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