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2014 Professionals Retreat

Sign up now for the annual fall retreat designed for pastors and other church professionals. This year's theme, under the delightful leadership of the Reverend Carol MacDonald, will focus on taking good care of ourselves. For more information and registration forms, visit the presbytery website: and click on the FORMS tab.

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 16-22 -- Frankfort

Frankfort Presbyterian Church was organized in 1851 as the Free Presbyterian Church with only nine members. From its origins, the Free Church was closely tied to the anti-slavery position of the Chillicothe Presbytery. The congregation has continued its commitment to God, Christ and liberty, which inspired its first members.

Presbytery Events

  • 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. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Commissioning Service -- October 26 -- 4:00 p.m. -- Ruling Elder Christine Burns will be commissioned for pastoral service for the Fredericktown First Church.
  • 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.

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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