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Presbytery and synod news

May 13, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — TheSynod of Lakes and Prairies’ Synod School runs July 27-Aug. 1 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. 

Synod School is the annual midsummer ministry of the synod and provides an opportunity for classes, worship, reflection and fellowship. Anna Case Winters, professor of theology at McCormick Theological Seminary, is this year's convocation speaker, addressing “Theology and Science: A Constructive Engagement.”

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Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation’s Summer Pastors School, in conjunction with Hastings (Neb.) College, runs July 9-16. Registrations are due May 15.

The session is open to all teaching elders and commissioned ruling elders who are actively engaged in Presbyterian ministry in the 13-state region served by the foundation. 

IOWA CITY, Iowa — St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will host the Rev. Timothy Little, a retired chaplain and pastoral/spiritual counselor and CPE supervisor, as part of its Disability Inclusion Service June 29. Little will be at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services.

On June 28 from 10 a.m.-noon, the Presbytery of East Iowa will co-sponsor a gathering with Little at St. Andrew. This gathering will bring leaders together to discuss how the inclusive gospel of justice and mercy affects those who experience disability. It is also an opportunity for our leaders to share their stories about ministry and church life with those who have disabilities in their congregations and communities. 

LANCASTER, Penn. — The Presbytery of Donegal’s Good Works Workday is June 13-14.

There will be three work sites with eight people at each site in Coatesville, Phoenixville and West Chester. The workday is open to all ages over 12. Jobs include painting, drywall, windows, roofing or insulating. Good Works will provide an on-site technical leader and power tools. Bring a sleeping bag and supplies for Friday night, hand tools, safety glasses, gloves and indoor/outdoor clothes. Registration is open until May 27.

Register here.

Download a release form here.

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