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IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE FOR CHURCHES

As part of their drive to develop more real estate tax revenue, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has been sending notices to churches in the city concerning proposed property market values and tax assessed values for 2018.  In some cases the OPA has redefined what is subject to real estate tax regardless of […]

Prayers for Memorial Presbyterian Church in Boothwyn

Prayers for Memorial Presbyterian in Boothwyn Please pray for saints at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Boothwyn – at around 8:30 a.m. today, emergency responders were called to the Memorial Presbyterian Church in light of a multi-alarm fire. The fire is contained and thankfully no injuries have been reported.  No cause has been identified at this time – […]

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING: SHARING RESOURCES AND CHANGING LIVES

WHEN IS ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (OGHS)? Most congregations receive “OGHS” on Easter Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday or both, while many receive it throughout Lent—however, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by One Great Hour of Sharing Offering by making an online gift at any time throughout the […]

Presbytery of Philadelphia Stands Against Hate and Violence

It was a powerful way to embark on our Lenten journey as the Presbytery of Philadelphia joined hundreds of men, women, youth and children on Independence Mall in an affirmation to stand against hate in our city and elsewhere. Yesterday’s rally was organized by Jewish leadership in direct response to the desecration of the Mt. […]

Ash Wednesday, 2017

Beloved Friends, As we begin our Lenten journey, we encourage you to attend one of the many Ash Wednesday services our congregations and communities of faith are hosting across the four counties that make up the Presbytery of Philadelphia. May this annual pilgrimage to the foot of the cross strengthen the faith that sustains us. […]

Minutes In Brief For January 31, 2017 Stated Meeting

MINUTES IN BRIEF STATED MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF PHILADELPHIA HOSTED BY THE CEDAR PARK AND GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES AT GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN JENKINTOWN JANUARY 31, 2017 PRE-PRESBYTERY EVENTS – 11:00 AM BUSINESS MEETING – 1:00 PM With the call to order and opening prayer by Moderator Bill Teague (Teaching Elder, Langhorne), the Presbytery […]

Way Forward Commission Establishes Process to Encourage Engagement

The General Assembly Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has released its process for receiving initial communications and suggestions from any interested PC(USA) groups or individuals. The online form is designed to assist the commission in identifying areas for continued discernment about the ministries and structure of the national denomination. The form is available in […]

A Prayer for Inauguration Day, 2017 from Presbytery Leadership

A Prayer for Inauguration Day, 2017 from Presbytery Leadership God of All Eternity, On this Inauguration Day, as we witness the transfer of one administration to the next, we pray for our nation.  We pray we might continue to be a nation led by the claims “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum (From […]

To Clerks of Session: Urgent Notice Regarding the Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire!

The Office of the Stated Clerk has just received information regarding the Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire for 2016.  Please note that the deadline for entry is January 31, 2017.  Please contact Betsi Moise for any questions. Greeting Clerks! It has come to our attention that many of our Clerks of Session did not receive information and/or […]

Kirkwood Camp: Winter Retreat Cabins Available

Make Kirkwood Camp Your Winter Retreat Destination! Come join us! Kirkwood Retreat Center offers youth and adult groups a chance to come and experience our ministry. We want everyone to be able to join our community, and we’ll work with you to make sure that your retreat is a success! Call 570.421.8625 to reserve your […]