PNS to take holiday break

Office closed except for emergencies from Dec. 23-Jan 3

December 22, 2011

Jerry Van Marter and Bethany Furkin

Jerry Van Marter and Bethany Furkin —Mary Ruth Phares


In order to take some-much needed time off and to allow readers to focus on family and congregation during the Christmas holiday, the Presbyterian News Service (PNS) will be closed, except for emergencies, from Dec. 23-Jan. 3.

Stories will be posted on Dec. 22 and will resume Jan. 3, 2012. With the close of the year, PNS will have posted more than 1,000 stories in 2011.

PNS Coordinator Jerry Van Marter will be reachable by email and by cell phone at (502) 472-5106. PNS Reporter Bethany Furkin will be reachable by email and by cell phone at (502) 287-7497.

The Presbyterian News Service thanks readers for their loyalty, support and constructive criticism this year and wishes everyone the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of new years in 2012.

And now, more than ever, pray for peace.

  1. You do know the Moderator will be in Indy for New Years? Does that constitute an emergency?

    by jack wineman

    December 22, 2011

  2. Have a great holiday - rest and relaxation! We are very grateful for your service and caring for all of us.

    by Betty Jean & Phil Young

    December 19, 2011

  3. Thanks to Jerry and staff for all the hard work. I haven't read every story posted but I have read most of them and appreciate the opportunity to keep up on the Presbyterian Church and the religious world since my retirement. May God's peace be with you and waft through all the church in this season and all through the New Year.

    by Marvin Miller

    December 19, 2011