Across the Presbytery June 5, 2019


Pastor Richard Hinkle will be installed at the Madrid Scotch Presbyterian Church on June 9, 2019, at  4:00 pm. Dinner will be served after the installation. All are invited to attend this special service. All clergy are to wear their gowns.


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 :


The Watertown Multi-Ethnic Community is Hosting “A Dance Camp”. Come celebrate with us and learn new dance moves with Rev. Michael Gehrling an accomplished competitive dancer in West Coast Swing on June 22, at 10:30 am to 4: 00 pm. To RSVP call 315-788-8286 or text/ message 315-286-3576. June 23 1pm-3pm, 2nd Year Anniversary Worship, lunch and Dance Group. Where 236 Mullin Street, Watertown, NY.  Bring your family and friends. You may bring a dish to share each day , no charge to attend. A free will offering and donations are welcomed.


 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.


Linya Bell, the newly elected and installed Moderator for the Presbytery of NNY invites all Pastors, Clerks of Session, designated commissioners, guests and visitors to come to the June Presbytery Meeting on Saturday June 8th in Plattsburgh, NY! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the northeastern corner of our presbytery, and travel with no fears for snow! Come – the food will be lovely, the faces loving, and scenery on the ride glorious!! More information will be posted on our website at


Hammond Presbyterian Church had an Easter Memorial donations and were able to send $420.00 to their missionary co-worker in West Africa, Josh Heikkila. Thanks to all who helped with this project, as well as to all who gave funds to decorate our Easter sanctuary with beautiful spring plants.

While Christianity is strong in southern Ghana, migrants from the north are encouraged to go back home and spread their life-giving faith in the north.

From Joan Hadlock *****************************


Minutes for Mission for Pentecost are on the website:


Vacation Bible School at Peru Community Church “ Son Spark Labs” July 29- August 2, 2019  at 9:00 am to Noon ages 3 years to 6th Grade.


June 9th is the Pentecost Potluck Brunch  following 9:00am service at Peru Community Church. Please wear red and share in the Fellowship.


First Friday Free Family films at Peru Community Church on June 7 at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm. Free popcorn and Drinks, come in your PJ’s, bring pillow and blankets.


I wish in this year God gives you….

   12 months of Happiness.

             52 Weeks of Fun.

         365 Days Success.

      8,760 Hours Good Health.

          525,600 Minutes Good Luck.

     31,536,000 Seconds of Joy.



                        Pentecost Sunday

Unless the eye catch fire,

                 God will not be seen.

Unless the ear catch fire,

                 God will not be heard.

Unless the tongue catch fire,

                 God will not be named.

Unless the heart catch fire,

                 God will not be loved.

Unless the mind catch fire,

                  God will not be known.

                                      William Blake