A summary of Synod and Presbytery news and events submitted to Presbyterian News Service.


Sacramento Presbytery

Fall 2015 Preaching Pastor’s Conference

A $150,000 grant given to the Pastoral Support Committee of the Sacramento Presbytery in 2014 has enabled Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) teaching elders in good standing with their presbyteries in the Western Five Synods to attend the next three preaching conferences for just $50.

The grant, originally written for the Synod of the Pacific for the “Preaching and Teaching of Ministers in the West” program, has been extended to ministers of the five Western Synods. “We’ve received such a wonderful gift, and it was so hard to get, that we wanted to share this gift with as many clergy as possible,” said the Rev. Dr. Pamela Anderson, chair of the Pastoral Support Committee.

The next conference is Oct. 5-7, 2015, at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center located on Lake Tahoe and features the Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence from Columbia Seminary. For teaching elders outside the Western Synods the cost is only $250. 

The deadline for registration is Sept. 28. More information and a downloadable brochure are available at www.sacpresby.org.  

Presbytery of the Western Reserve

• September Presbytery meeting

The September meeting of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve will be held Monday Sept. 28, 2015,at Rocky River Presbyterian Church 21750 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116. Hunter Farrelldirector of Presbyterian World Mission, will join the event.

• Leadership Development Ministries EmPower event

Sponsored by Leadership Development Ministry of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve, the EmPower event will be held Saturday Oct. 17, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 4785 Shankland Road, Willoughby, OH 44094.

This event is created to assist our congregations in developing informed, engaged and inspired leadership. Break-out session will be announced soon.

Dougbe River School Gala

Hear the latest news from the school, and get a jump on your holiday shopping with wonderful gift items from the silent auction, live auction, children’s art sale on Sunday Oct. 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm at The Banquet Center at St. Noel. 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, OH  44094.

Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith (PASTCF) Annual Meeting

 The annual meeting of PASTCF will be held Nov. 14, 2015, 9:30 am to 11:00 am at John Knox Church, 25200 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Speakers include Debra Haarsma, President of Biologos and the Rev. James Miller, President of PASTCF. This event is sponsored in part by the PWR Leadership Development Ministry.


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