Across the Presbytery - September 25


Presbytery of Northern New York meeting will be held at Lisbon United Presbyterian Church on Saturday September 28, 2019. 

Registration is at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. 

Meeting begins at 10:30 am, Lunch at 12:00 and 12:45 Message and more reports in afternoon session ending with Communion. 

All documents for the meeting are posted HERE


“Come to the Table” event at Stony Point on November 8-9, 2019. 

It is open to everyone and features Liz Theoharis as plenary speaker who has authored the book, “Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor.” Rev. Cindy Kohlmann, Co-Moderator of the General Assembly is preaching; and Ruling Elder Warren Cooper who focuses his music ministry on jazz will provide musical leadership. 

Workshops include: “Building a Movement to End Poverty” led by Liz Theroharis; “Conversations with the Moderator,” led by Cindy Kohlmann; “Presence in the Midst of Crisis” led by Danielle Hilerio and Michelle Muniz; “ Solidarity, Justice, Community and the Church” led by Dora Arce Valentin; “Proclaiming A New Thing- Ministry in an Age of Crisis” led by Jose G. Gonzalez- Colon; “Manos Indocumentadas- “ A Narrative of Hope” led by Edith Alomar; and “Migration As Human Right”- Root causes & Faithful Responses” led by Emily Brewer. Registration is open and may be completed by going to the Synod Website: 


Planning Calendars for 2019- 2020 have arrived at office. They will be labeled and handed out at Presbytery Meeting on Sept. 28, 2019. 


First Presbyterian Church in Gouverneur, NY is notifying all interested parties that our retiring Pastor Richard Mayforth has an extensive library that is open to anyone who may be interested in taking a look. These books will be given at no charge. Pastor would be happy to e-mail a list to any interested parties. To set up an appointment with Pastor Mayforth at 315- 405-0447. 


Watertown Stone Presbyterian Church at 140 Chestnut St., Watertown will be hosting The Jefferson County Office for the Aging on Wednesdays & Fridays October 2nd to December 13th 10:30 to 11:30 am. These classes are for adults age 60 or older for gently strengthening exercise at any activity level, seated or standing. Call Marybeth Knowlton at 315-786-3770 to register or leave a message. These classes are called Tai Chi for Arthritis Class. 


Board of Pensions has a new person Rev. Dr. Carrie Mitchell will be our new consultant for the Northeast. You can reach her by phone at 800-773-7752, ext 7239 or by email at 


“Book of Order 2019-2021” will be handed out at Presbytery Meeting. We have more for sale and they are $10.00 each. 


Please all churches make sure someone picks up your Books and Calendars as they will not be mailed to you. 

Peru Community Church will be hosting this Fall’s Granny Attic Sale on Saturday Sept. 28 from 9:00 am -4:00 pm. Half-price sale 4-6 pm Saturday and 12-2 pm Sunday, Sept. 29th. Bring your good quality, clean, working ‘extras’ to the church Fellowship Center by noon on Friday Sept 27. Everything should be workable and unbroken- ready for new owners! No electronics, or computers or TV’s or clothing. Bakers we will also include a Bake sale too!! Drop off on Friday, Sept 27. 


Ogdensburg Presbyterian Women are hosting a Rummage and Food Sale Friday, October 4th, 2019 , 10:00 am – 3:00 pm . Saturday Oct. 5, 2019 , 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Ogdensburg, NY. Bag sale $3.00 ( Clothing only).