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Presbytery and synod news

April 10, 2014

EAGAN, Minn. — The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area will conduct a Healthy Boundaries Training Event April 24 at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Minn. The training runs from 8:30 to 3 p.m. and costs $30, which will cover a continental breakfast, materials and lunch. The training is required for teaching elders who have not completed Level I training. 

The training is presented two times a year, in April and October, by the Advocates for Integrity in Ministry Committee of the presbytery. New incoming teaching elders have a year from their reception into the presbytery to fulfill the requirement. Congregations are encouraged to send teaching and ruling elders, deacons, congregational staff, Christian educators and any other persons engaged in any form of ministry in or on behalf of the congregation. 

All participants are required to attend the entire day of training, from opening welcome and worship through closing, or no credit will be given. 

Attendees must register before noon on April 22. Those planning to attend must send an email to Risa Anderson at office@ptcaweb.org indicating desire to attend, name, contact information and any dietary restrictions. Payment for the training will be collected at the event. Only checks and cash will be accepted. 

Questions regarding the training can be sent by email to Anna Kendig or Peter Soulen, co-chairs of the AIM Committee. 

LANCASTER, Penn. — Members of the Presbytery of Donegal are invited to attend a presentation about domestic violence April 27 at 2 p.m. at Donegal Presbyterian Church in Mount Joy, Penn.   

Donations for Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County will be received at this event. Light refreshments will be served.

Call or email Melody Nissley for more information: 717-715-4483 or mnissley@hotmail.com.

EAGAN, Minn. — Registration for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies’ Synod School, which runs July 27-Aug. 1 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, is open. This year’s theme is “Becoming God’s Next Church.”

Anna Case Winters, professor of theology at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, is this year’s convocation speaker, addressing “Theology and Science: A Constructive Engagement.”

Facebook users can find a group at Connecting. Registration materials are at Synod School. On Twitter, Synod School comments can be shared at #SynodSchool.

LOS ANGELES — The Presbyterian Men of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii and the Presbytery of Los Ranchos will host their spring gathering May 17 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos, Calif.

Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Reservations ($10 donation) are due by May 14. Contact Don Travis at pmdtrav@aol.com or 714-521-6891.

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