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Presbytery Moderator Issues Pastoral Letter about Adoption of the Directory for Worship Marriage Amendment

Presbytery of Scioto Valley Moderator, teaching elder Charles Smith III, pastor of Newark Second Presbyterian Church, has issued a pastoral letter following the announcement that a majority of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s 171 presbyteries had voted to adopt a change to the "Directory for Worship" portion of the Book of Order stating that “… Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives.” 

Read the Moderator's letter.

Moderator Smith's letter is a follow up the the video message issued by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, the Rev. Gradye Parsons.

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Presbytery Events

  • Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley Spring Gathering -- April 25, 9:30 a.m., Granville First Presbyterian Church. See registration materials.
  • Presbytery Stated Meeting -- 3:30 p.m., May 19 -- Columbus St. Andrew Church
  • Montreat Youth Conference -- August 2-6.
  • Presbytery Stated Meeting -- 3:30 p.m. September 18, Worthington Church
  • Older Adult Fall Rally -- September 26, Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster
  • Youth Fall Rally -- September 27, Geneva Hills Center, Lancaster
  • Presbytery-Wide Mission Work Trip -- October 18-24 -- Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Church Professionals Fall Retreat -- November 1-3, Deer Creek State Park Lodge. The leader will be the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow

Events Beyond the Presbytery

  • National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen Triennial Conference, "God Move -- Be Still"  -- April 16-19, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, Little Rock AR. for more information CLICK HERE.
  • Presbyterian Women Church-Wide Gathering -- June 16-21, Minneapolis MN. More information to come.
  • Covenant Gathering 2015 -- June 28-July 3, Michindoh Conference Center, Hillsdale, Michigan.
  • New Wilmington Mission Conference -- July 18-25, New Wilmington PA. For more information,
  • Big Tent -- July 30-August 1, University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville TN. For more information, CLICK HERE.



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