Entries by Betsi Moise

Synod of the Trinity 2019 Grant Application Deadlines Announced

All of the Synod’s grant applications have specific deadlines for application. Below is a list of those dates for 2019: May 1 & Nov. 1 Deadlines Innovation Innovation for Congregationally Connected Campus Ministry Innovation for New Worshiping Communities Partnership March 1, June 1 & Nov. 1 Deadlines Mission Travel Peacemaking Student Study Grant

The Well is Currently Seeking Donated Items for Their Overnight Shelter

The Well is an overnight shelter for women and part of The Welcome Church. A maximum of 12 women who are experiencing homelessness stay at The Well at a time. Currently they are seeking the following donations: Twin Sheets Blankets Robes Underwear Dish Soap Misc. Toiletries (“full-size”) Please contact Rev.  Schaunel Steinnagel, Associate Pastor for The […]

Sing Her Song by Rev. Kevin Porter

Sing Her Song: Read Luke 1:39-55 And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy […]

Internal Revenue Service 2019 Optional Standard Mileage Rate Announced

Internal Revenue Service 2019 Optional Standard Mileage Rate Announced The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups […]

Brood of Vipers or Offspring of Joy by Rev. Greg Klimovitz

Nothing says Advent like being called a collection of young, deceptive, and venomous snakes. Yet this is precisely what we encounter in this week’s gospel story. The crowds had come to hear from and be baptized by the one out of the wilderness and, to their surprise they are greeted with imagery that draws their […]

2019 Per Capita and Basic Mission

December 12, 2018 Dear Colleagues in Ministry, In this season when we celebrate God’s Word becoming flesh in the birth of Jesus, we give thanks for the opportunity to minister alongside you. We appreciate the witness of our congregations as the primary way your neighbors experience what it means to be this distinct part of […]

Above the Fray by Stephen King

A voice crying out in the wilderness (Luke 3:4) is quite a contrast to the cacophony of this season, when the noise, tasks, and temptations around us can be overwhelming. Somehow, it breaks through the clutter and reminds us why the Advent season exists in the first place, and why it matters. It brings new […]

2018 Online Statistical Entry Opens December 7!

STATISTICS 2019     Deadline for churches to enter was Thursday, February 14, 2019 Last day the statistics entry option will be available for presbyteries is Monday, March 4, 2019 Please contact Betsi Moise at [email protected] for help! Every year, the Presbytery of Philadelphia assists churches in entering their statistical information into the PC(USA) online program. […]