Presbytery Events

Events Beyond the Presbytery

  • Covenant Gathering -- July 3-8, Michindoh Conference Center, Hillsdale, MI. INFO
  • Presbyterian Youth Triennium -- July 19-23, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. INFO.
  • New Wilmington Mission Conference -- July 23-30, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA. INFO.
  • Association of Retired Ministers, Spouses and Survivors and Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network Annual Conference -- October 11-14, Richmond, VA.

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222nd PCUSA General Assembly - Highlights

Your Commissioner Team

L-R: REC Meg Wilson, YAAD Aidan Anderson, TEC Amy House, TEC Tim Luoma, REC Mary Dahs, TEC Randy Terry, REC Deb Bergmann

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was held June 18-25, in Portland, OR. Commissioners and advisory delegates from all 171 PC(USA) presbyteries, coupled with other delegates and observers from around the world, converged on the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland for celebrations, deliberations, and inspirations in support of the denomination's biennial gathering.

For all the new about the General Assembly, click the General Assembly News logo above. Each day's GA News from last day to first day is in PDF form and is available to be read or downloaded.

The Presbytery has purchased for use by its congregations a bulletin insert summarizing the work of GA 222 which was prepared by the Presbyterian Outlook. The insert includes information about our new co-moderators, new stated clerk, proposed changes to the Book of Order, and more. This insert is a standard half-sheet size. The regular print version is two sided. The LARGE PRINT version takes up four sides. Download the inserts:

Regular Print Bulletin Insert

LARGE PRINT Bulletin Insert

Recent Presbytery News

222nd PCUSA General Assembly - Highlights

Your Commissioner Team

L-R: REC Meg Wilson, YAAD Aidan Anderson, TEC Amy House, TEC Tim Luoma, REC Mary Dahs, TEC Randy Terry, REC Deb Bergmann

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was held June 18-25, in Portland, OR. Commissioners and advisory delegates from all 171 PC(USA) presbyteries, coupled with other delegates and observers from around the world, converged on the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland for celebrations, deliberations, and inspirations in support of the denomination's biennial gathering.

For all the new about the General Assembly, click the General Assembly News logo above. Each day's GA News from last day to first day is in PDF form and is available to be read or downloaded.

The Presbytery has purchased for use by its congregations a bulletin insert summarizing the work of GA 222 which was prepared by the Presbyterian Outlook. The insert includes information about our new co-moderators, new stated clerk, proposed changes to the Book of Order, and more. This insert is a standard half-sheet size. The regular print version is two sided. The LARGE PRINT version takes up four sides. Download the inserts:

Regular Print Bulletin Insert

LARGE PRINT Bulletin Insert

222nd PCUSA General Assembly -- Closing Day

Read about the events of the last day (Saturday) of the 222nd General Assembly now meeting in Portland, Oregon.

May 17 Presbytery Highlights

A special thanks to the pastors, members and friends of the First Presbyterian Church in Granville for their wonderful hospitality and expert service as the hosts for the Presbytery Meeting on Tuesday.

The Green Power Creation Care Lunch and Round Table conversation held just prior to the Presbytery Meeting was well attended and especially appreciated by the 35 participants from 20 congregation. Thanks to the planners from the Commission for Nurture and Outreach who made this first Green Power event informative, energizing and inspiring. If you want to learn more about becoming an earth care congregation, visit the website: http://pcusa.org/earthcarecongregations       

Highlights from the Presbytery Meeting included:
A focus on the ordination vow to "pray for and seek to serve the people with energy, intelligence, imagination and love." This meeting featured an emphasis on intelligence.  
  • Worship with special guest preacher, The Reverend Susan Krummel, Director of Mid-Council Ministries, Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Sue offered inspiring and challenging words in her sermon on "Wisdom, Intelligence and Grace."
  • Commissioning of Certified Ruling Elder Charlene Baughman to serve as a chaplain in Delaware and Marion hospitals. Charlene is a graduate of the Presbytery's lay pastor training program, and served the Lee Street Presbyterian Church as a commissioned lay pastor prior to her ministry work as a chaplain.
  • Words of thanks and congratulations to the 26 PSV congregations who have already completely paid their total per capita for 2016. The churches are:  Amesville, Alexander, Chillicothe First, Indianola, Overbrook, Ramseyer, Westminster, Old Stone, West Berlin, Dublin, Frankfort, Mifflin, Pisgah-Mt.Pleasant, Iberia, Jackson First, London First, Forest Lawn, Lee Street, Middleport First, Moriah, Sardis, Ostrander, Outville, Midway, Rushcreek and Wilkesville First.
  • Sharing of mission work by Mission Co-Workers Barry and Shelly Dawson serving in Southeast Asia.
  • Video update from Michael and Rachel Ludwig on their mission work in Niger.
  • Celebration of the retirements of Steve Merold and Cynthia McKay.
  • Recognition of Certified Ruling Elders Bob Gustafson, Ann Moody and Jim Boggs upon the completion of the "CRE" training program.
  • Satisfactory Examination for the ordination of Candidate Douglas Browne. Doug has been offered a call by the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The DRAFT MINUTES for the meeting are now available for review.

May 17, 2016 Presbytery Meeting Materials

The Presbytery of Scioto Valley will hold its 239th stated meeting Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 3:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Granville, 110 W Broadway.

The COMMISSIONER HANDBOOK for the meeting is now available.

Supplemental Materials are now available (6:30 p.m. 5/16)

DRAFT MINUTES are now available (5/24).

 Granville Church

Come and Meet Mission Co-workers Rev. Dr. Barry and Shelly Dawson

The Presbytery Commission for Nurture and Outreach invites all to gather at the Circleville Presbyterian Church, 134 E. Mound St., at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, May 16 for dinner and conversation with Barry and Shelly Dawson, PC(USA) regional liaisons for mission in Southeast Asia. To sign up for this special mission event, email: , or call the Presbytery Office, 614-847-0565.

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