In the Know–5.7.2012

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Guided by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to equip, support, and connect our congregations as they faithfully serve Jesus Christ in a changing world.

May 7, 2012                                                                                  Volume 8, Number 19


“There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child – and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own.”

~Robert Brault,



May 13:  Catholic Presbyterian Church, Chester County (35 members)

Prayer Request: No specific request made.



Blessings on you and your ministry, Keith Morrison, Union First Interim Pastor and John Hallman, Bethesda-Camden Interim Pastor.  We celebrate you and your new calls!


Place your Presbyterian Planning Calendar Order Now

Providence Presbytery will place a bulk order for the 2012-2013 Planning Calendars in order to receive the volume discount. The discounted price for each calendar is $9.00. If it is necessary to ship the calendar(s) to you from the presbytery office, the recipient will be invoiced for those charges. Please place your order now using the online order form so that we all may receive the discount rate. Order form, with pre-payment, must be received in the Presbytery Office by May 14, 2012.


Free Computers for Students

The Computer Ministry team at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church is upgrading old desk top computers, and giving them away. So far, 32 computers have been given to those in need of one. The computers will have Windows 2000 SP_4 and firefox, or Windows XP SP_3, Open Office, and antivirus/malware protection. If you are interested in receiving one, please call the Church office Manager at 803-366-1302.


Help SC Home Celebrate our 100th Anniversary this summer in Montreat.   

We plan to celebrate our 100th Anniversary with a party at the South Carolina Home at Montreat after the 4th of July Parade. To prepare for that event we are collecting old photos of groups that gathered at “Our Home in the Mountains” over the years. If you have a photo or several photos that you’d like to share, please scan and email to Don Day at If you can, please identify the folks in the photo and give at least an approximate date.



EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: EEMT Leadership Scholarships Available


Presbyterian Outlook Webinars Available at Providence Presbytery Office

Providence Presbytery offers a group showing of a variety of webinars for churches provided by the Presbyterian Outlook.  All webinars are FREE to participants and are held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday afternoons at the presbytery office.  The group will share in conversation following each hour and half long webinar. Upcoming webinars include:

TOMORROW! May 8: Turnaround Strategies for your Church: Ending power struggles

More information on particular webinars can be found at the Presbyterian Outlook’s homepage under “Special Offers”:  You may register to join the group showing for any or all of the upcoming webinars by contacting Kathryn McGregor at or 800-922-1609, ext. 6.


Music Minister Seeking Position

Certified  Music Educator K-12th with a B.A. in Music Education/Vocal-Choral Emphasis is seeking an opportunity.  If you have a need for someone with his skill set, please contact Nicholas Shumate.



First Presbyterian Church, York, SC is looking for a Sunday Morning Nursery worker nursery on Sunday mornings from 9:45am to 12:15pm.  If you are interested, please contact the church at (803) 684-2356.


First Presbyterian of Gastonia is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry to serve the church by directing, coordinating and evaluating a comprehensive and active Children’s Ministry of First Presbyterian Church. See the Position Description online.  Contact Tim Efird at


Unity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry . This is a part time  20 hour/week position and salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and the Providence Presbytery recommended salary guidelines. Please see the Director of Children’s Ministry position description online  for more information about the job duties of the position.  DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF RESUMES IS MAY 31, 2012


Check out the events below on the Presbytery Calendar–for event details, click on the event!


2012 Presbytery Meeting Schedule

                                             6/24            Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center

8/5               To Be Announced

10/14           Bethesda Presbyterian Church, McConnells


Coming This Week

5/8                  Presbyterian Outlook Webinar—2-4PM (Presbytery Office)

5/10                Educator Gathering—10-Noon (Presbytery Office)


Next Week

5/15                Administrative Ministry Team—5:30PM (Presbytery Office)

5/16                Committee on Ministry—5:30PM (Presbytery Office)

5/17                Presbytery Coordinating Team—5:30PM (Presbytery Office)

5/20               Racial Ethnic Concerns Committee—1:30PM (Presbytery Office)


Coming Soon!

6/24               Presbytery Meeting (Bethelwoods)

6/30-7/7        General Assembly (Pittsburgh, PA)

7/18-22          Montreat Middle School Conference at PC

8/5                  Called Presbytery Meeting—2:30PM (Location: TBD)

11/1                 Board of Pensions Retirees’ Luncheon—Noon (City Club, Rock Hill)

11/10              Presbyterian College Youth Day

1/13                E3 Event—FREE Training for Volunteers and Staff (Oakland Avenue Pres)


Please submit articles to with In the Know and the date you would like your article to run in the subject line by Friday at 5 PM for the following Monday’s issue.



Jill Wilson, Communications Coordinator (Part Time): Providence Presbytery: 803-429-0689



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