across the Presbytery May 15, 2019


Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019 will be held at Purdue University from July 16-20, 2019. Jennifer Gardner will be in charge of getting a group to attend this event.  Please contact her at cell phone # 315-528-7303

Or  e mail at send

her your information if you plan to attend as she will have forms for you to fill out so you can attend. We are thrilled with the theme and the plans. We invite our young people to share themselves, their faith, and their HEART with the church, in the world, and with God.  For more info go to website at

Deadline Date for Scholarships for this event is May 14, 2019 by presbyteries.

 So let us know if you are interested in this event. The Theme will be “Here’s My Heart”.


Thank you for your faithful support of the MINC Emergency Fund during the worst of our long winter.  The Fund is currently almost depleted.  There are still folks calling who are in need of assistance with fuel for heating.  They have exhausted all, HEAP benefits.  I think of them each time my furnace starts. If you are able to give at this time it would be most appreciated. Mail checks to Cynthia Coleman 5 Grant Street, Potsdam, NY  13676


Don’t forget to order your “Books of Order”

2019-2021 at $10.00 each.


Planning Calendars have been ordered but will not be shipped to our office until August 2019.  Our current calendar is good till December 2019. They will be handed out at the September Presbytery Meeting.


Location for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sixth Big Tent will run from August 1-3, 2019 in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

The theme- based on Romans 12:2, Called to a Movement beyond Institution, will emphasize our hope of the gospel and its power to challenge institutional conventions. The goal is to come together and live in this moment, immersed in our current cultural context of racial division, gender identity, and economic disparity to be renewed, refreshed and reformed, so that we may be sent out to affect change in our own communities. Based at 2 downtown hotels, the Radisson and Lord Baltimore, the event will be accessible and affordable- making it possible for more Presbyterians to come together for a time of learning, engaging and fellowship.

Further details will be posted on the Big Tent website at when finalized.


Registration for summer and Fall 2019 season for CLP/CRE at Dubuque University.

Summer dates are June 3 to August 23, 2019 Registration for Fall Sept. 3 to Dec. 14, 2019.  Call our office if you need contact information or website. Phone # is 563-589-3630 or  attention Rev. Emily Blue


Rhoda Hall has made a cookbook, she used to be the PNNY administrator coordinator for many years.  The cookbook is called “The Farmer’s Daughter” Recipes and Memories and the cost is $15.00 each plus postage. It is a collection of my own recipes, my Mother’s and several other family members. Please contact Rhoda at :


A Jamboree to benefit Mandy Boyd’s battle against Synovial Sarcoma on Sunday  May 19th at 9:00 am at the Dominic Zappia Arena, 9 Clinton Street, Norfolk. Food, drinks, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, DJ Scott Boyer, DJ Justin Fisher, live music by Ben Todd & family, Face painting, Raffle Baskets, 50/50 drawing and T-Shirt Sale.

Flyer will be attached with other events going on for this fund raiser.     

Mandy and Bonnie Boyd’s son, have 2 children 13 & 14. The prognosis for this synovial sarcoma is not a good one, and we need lots of prayers. From Dailey Ridge PC


Childwold Memorial Presbyterian Church, which has been in recent decades a summer only church, will begin services this year on Mother’s Day, May 12.  For so many years in the past, we relied on seminary students and teaching pastors who only had their summers free.  We now have the services of Marty Weitz, and having a pastor who lives in St. Lawrence County has allowed us to remain open later into the autumn, and now, this year, open earlier as well.  Join us at 11:00 am each Sunday, and stay for our unique “Front Porch Ministry” after services!  Mark Friden, Elder.


POAMM 2019 Regional conference will be held at St. Leo Abbey at 33601 State Rd 52, St. Leo, Fl on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration deadline is May 7, 2019 cost $35.00 per person, housing available at the Abbey in single or double rooms ($75 single room or 495 per couple.) or at the Hampton Inn Dade-City-Zepher Hills at $109 plus taxes.


Gouverneur First Presbyterian Church will be holding a concert on Wednesday May 15, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. “Witness” will be there and they will feature the “Seaway Valley Brass.” We are the church by the lifesaver, parking and handicap access is behind the church.


Theresa Presbyterian Church has 6 “Hymns for the family of God” hymnals to anyone that would like them.  We also have several binders with Lenten and Advent Worship Series from various years 2003-2014.  These are free for the asking and taking. Please call Theresa Church 315-628-5026.


While the American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official US holiday in 1914, celebrations of motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The early Christians also had what was known as “Mothering Sunday”, which fell during Lent.  It was a time for all of the faithful (not just mothers) to return to their “mother church” for a special service.

Wishing everyone had a special Sunday last Sunday and please share what your churches did to honor these women. Always looking for new ideas for the newsletters.


On behalf of the Church and Community Program in Canton NY wish to thank the Mission Committee of the Presbytery of Northern New York for two gifts of $500 each month in March and April 2019. Our local, not for profit organization is an important resource for needy families in our community throughout the year. In 2018 this organization assisted an average of over 422 individuals with food every month. That means 164 families in our 5 town service area received enough nutritious food for 6,770 meals each month. In 2018 we started a new program to serve seniors and other homebound people living in the two high rises on Riverside Drive. We will also partnership with the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility’s garden produce program, and look for opportunities to continue to impact poverty in our area.

Thank you for being a friend and supporter of the Church and Community Program, Patricia Alden, President of the Board.


A Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith and a Mother’s steadfast love Were fashioned by the Angels, and sent from God above.