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Across the Presbytery- June 27, 2018

6/28/2018

A warm welcome to Holly Bailey as she is spending June 3 to August 10, 2018 in the

Watertown Area as a Seminary intern. She is one of three internship program sponsored by First Presbyterian Church Watertown, the Presbytery of Northern New York, and Samaritan Hospital. All three interns-  Alexandra Miller-Knack, Henry Burt, Holly Bailey will be spending 20 hours a week at a local Presbyterian Church ( Stone, Sackets Harbor, Dexter, Chaumont, and Evans Mills). Also, each will preach once at First Presbyterian Church, Watertown. This internship is meant to be an opportunity to explore parish ministry and help Holly reflect on her sense of call and future pastoral identity.  In the words of Rev. Melodie Long, who is their Field education supervisor….Finally thank them, love them, pray with and for them, let them know you are invested in their growth as a pastor.

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                    MELT Summer 2018

A three- person team ( Heather White, Patricia Constable, Carol Stevens) will travel to Malawi

On July 30th. During the 16 day trip many projects will be completed:

*Deliver on ABC Fluency Kit to each of the 30 

 Teachers in the MELT program.

*Hold a one-week professional training with the 

 Teachers following the Teacher’s Manual to 

 this kit.

*Visit each school and interview teachers to

 Hear first hand how the MELT 1 book mobile

 project is going. Each teacher will complete a

 survey.

* Meet with Mzuzu Rotary concerning a

  partnership.

* Meet with local educational representatives.

We appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and considering financial support. Checks may be made payable to First Presbyterian Church

403 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 write

MELT TRIP on the memo line.

 MELT reaches over 2,000 children a year providing many children with their first opportunity to hold and read a book.  Following this model, we will reach over 10,000 children in the first five years!

With our thanks. Heather F. White, Chair

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Watertown Urban Mission School Supply Drive

For the Summer 2018 the Urban Mission is looking for: new and gently used backpacks, folders, composition notebooks, scissors, index cards, highlighters and pencils. Program office hours : Monday-Friday 8:30 am -4:30 pm.

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Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church Summer chamber Music Concert Series.

July 5 at 7:00 pm Potsdam Brass

July 19 at 7:00 pm The Rubios

                                ( classical guitar and flute)

August 9 at 7:00 pm Lonel Woods and Julie Miller ( voice and piano)

Aug 30 at 7:00 pm the Woodstock Strings

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE

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The members of M.E.L.T.- Malawi Early Literacy Team wish to thank the Presbytery of NNY for their recent donation of $2,000 towards our ongoing work in the Northern Region of Malawi. These funds will assist in meeting our annual budget of $14,700.00. We are excited about our upcoming trip to supply each of our 30 teachers with an ABC Fluency Kit and professional development.  With our Thanks, Heather F. White.

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Peru Community Church 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY---- Vacation bible School dates are July 30 to August 3, 2018 9:00 am to Noon.

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Red Bird Mission Trip September 30- Oct. 5, 2018

Join Pastor Peggi on a mission trip to Beverly, KY to serve some of the poorest in the United States. The Red Bird Mission is an inclusive work campo which provides lodging and meals while teams work at various task for residents of the area. The cost of the mission experience is $400 per person. David and Judy Mott will be at the Peru Community Church on June 10 to share their 20+ year ministry to Red Bird and how that has changed their lives.

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Hammond Presbyterian Church has Sunday Worship at 10:30 am during Month of June, but will change to 9:30 am during July and August.

They have bible study on Wednesdy morning at 11:00 am. Prepare to be challenged, encouraged, supported, and sustained.

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Also the Planning Calendars will not be delivered to our office until after May 18, 2018.  They are all ordered so we cannot take any new orders at this time. I will let you know if we have any left over.  Thank you for your understanding.    Joan Admin

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On July 6 to July 25, 2018 Margot McGorman and Karen Ivings will travel to Malawi to work on several Women of Grace projects. Plans include training widows in the Panti Plus project, providing critical project supplies not available locally, distributing 200 + Panti Packs to local school girls, adding a solar battery so sewing can continue uninterrupted even during the rainy season, assessing the beekeeping project at Mzenga village, meeting with widows for feedback on the WOG program and discuss new directions.  Please PRAY for Traveling safety and teaching success!!!!! To donate to this project, make your check payable to First Presbyterian Church, 403 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601 and Add ”Women of Grace” on the memo line.

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Dailey Ridge Presbyterian Church  is featured in the Presbyterians Today magazine. Title of article is A Church, a camper and a couple in need.  You can read the article on our BLOG site if you don’t get the magazine. It is a heart warming story and shows what our North Country is known for Hospitality and love.

This is the link of the Presbytery website blog:

http://www.presbyteryofnny.org/blog/?q=detail&nid=29

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Plattsburgh Presbyterian Church are planning an August Vacation Bible Camp for a combined summer experience with the youth of the Plattsburgh Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist Churches.  Contact Cindy Allen, she is the Coordinator of youth programs at the Plattsburgh PC for more details call-518-561-3140.

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Hammond Presbyterian Church will be volunteering at the Scottish Festival at the Hammond Museum on July 21, 2018. The Youth group will be helping and hopefully have some fun with Zip-Lining, kayaking/canoeing, and a pool party? Sounds like fun and some work to do for the summer. Also a Fire and Rescue Field Days Parade also the same day.

On July 22 morning worship will be a Scottish Heritage Service with a new banner unveiled and Scottish historical memorabilia in the chapel. Mark your calendar.

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Annual Ogdensburg Stone Church Festival, July 7, 2018 from 11 am- 7 pm; free admission,

Crafters, Vendors, food, kid’s games, bounce house, face painting, and horse rides until 4 pm.

Music by the Buckskins from 1-5 pm, also by Dave Damon and Don Woodcock, line dancing between band breaks.

CHICKEN BARBEQUE FROM 3 PM UNTIL GONE- $10- TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE.

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Join us on July 8th at 9 am for worship with Rev. Rob Schirmer, music and puppet show by David Damon and family. Ogdensburg Stone Presbyterian Church at 533 Stone Church Road.

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Season of Prayer and Reflection in the Korean Peninsula Begins this week till August 15, 2018.

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                    Christian Joke

Powerful Verse

An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled, “STOP!  Acts 2:38!” (Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven….) the burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done. As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, ”Why did you just stand there? All the woman did was yelled a scripture to you.” “Scripture?” replied the burglar. “She said she had an Ax and Two 38’s!”