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First Presbyterian Church of Athens Named Top House of Worship Finisher in EPA’s ENERGY STAR® National Building Competition

Athens, Ohio – First Presbyterian Church of Athens, Ohio announced April 17ththat it successfully crossed the finish line in EPA’s 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. In its fourth year, the competition featured buildings from across the country racing to improve energy efficiency, lower utility costs, and protect health and the environment. Together, competitors cut their energy costs by more than $20 million.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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 -- April 10-16 -- Columbus Brookwood


Brookwood Churchwas organized on Thanksgiving Day in 1948 with 41 charter members. This young, new congregation grew in numbers and developed its building complex beginning with the present chapel. 
Brookwood PC continues to live out its mission as "A Church for all Peoples Sharing God's Love".The Brookwood congregation is now creatively served by three co-pastors, John Birkner, Irv Moxley and Amy House. For further information on this vital and faithful congregation, visit the church

Presbytery Events

  • Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley Spring Gathering -- April 26 at First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis -- Registration at 9:30 a.m., program at 10:00 a.m.  
  • Presbytery Meeting -- May 20 -- at Newark Second Church, 42 E. Church St., Newark -- 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mission Work Trip -- August 16-23 -- Point Pleasant, WV. West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Work Camps, Inc.(WVMAW).  More details later.
  • Mission Work Trip -- October 19-25 -- Point Pleasant, NJ. -- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Superstorm Sandy recovery. More details later.

Events Beyond the Presbytery

  • "Pray It! Play It! Portray It!" -- 2014 Annual Recreation Workshop -- May 5-10 -- Montreat Conference Center. The Annual Recreation Workshop (ARW) is an experiential 5-day event focused on recreation, worship, community, creativity, and the arts. for more information CLICK HERE.

  • Covenant Gathering 2014 "Branching Out in Faith" --  June 29-July 4 - Michindoh Retreat Center, Hillsdale Michgain. 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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