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Director of Music Ministry - Union Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)

Job Title and Position Summary:
Director of Music Ministry, a part-time position, beginning in the fall of 2017. This person will coordinate the music ministry of Union Presbyterian Church and lead the Chancel Choir in providing choral music during services of worship.

Union Presbyterian Church (http://upcendicott.org/) is a congregation of 157 active members, an inclusive, welcoming community of Christian faith. We are an open-minded congregation in the Reformed tradition. Our goal is to love and serve God by loving and serving God’s people. You will see us at worship... the centerpiece of our week, our joyful gathering to give thanks and praise to God each Sunday. You will see us at play…enthusiastic, sometimes hilarious fellowship activities that remind us to be grateful for one another’s presence. You will see us at service... as God has so generously given to us, so we give back to our church, to the community, and to the whole world. You will see that we are many ages, many backgrounds, and a diverse patchwork quilt of a congregation!

For more information please click here: Director of Music Ministry

Boundary Awareness Training for 2017

Susquehanna Valley Presbytery clergy due for Boundary Awareness Training: Here are 2 opportunities for 2017 - this fall and this summer.

1)  UCC Susquehanna Association will offer Boundary Awareness Training Monday October 16th at the Homer Congregational Church. Exact time to be publicized later. Presbyterians welcome to join, and SVP COM will recognize this training.

2) Utica Presbytery has finalized all details for the Boundaries Awareness Workshop, scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Oneida, 304 Broad Street Oneida, NY.  All who wish to attend are welcome.

Here is a registration link to copy for all who are interested:


Cost for the workshop is $55, payable at the event; checks can be made payable to Presbytery of Utica.  A brochure describing the workshop is attached for distribution.

If you have questions or comments, Utica's Interim Presbytery Leader & Stated Clerk, Larry J. Beasley, welcomes your call or email: mobile  315-794-9124 (best reached at this number), office  315-735-6311 or fax 315-735-7796

Website  www.presbyteryofutica.org

Hartwick Seminary Summer Institute of Theology (HSIT) in Oneonta

The 27th Annual Hartwick Seminary Summer Institute of Theology (HSIT) is a series of courses and seminars that will be held on the campus of Hartwick College from Sunday, July 23rd  through Friday, July 28, 2017.  The Institute is open to all laity and clergy for personal enrichment and continuing education.  It is sponsored by the area Lutherans.

Two types of classes are offered:

  • Courses are for one hour each morning Monday - Friday (Monday -Thursday in some cases)
  • Seminars are for 2-1/2 hours each Monday-Thursday (afternoons and evenings)

Instructors come from several faith traditions including Lutheran, Orthodox Church of America, Roman Catholic, and in the past Presbyterians.

Attached are: 

1) HSIT Brochure with courses and seminars listed  2017 HSIT_Brochure 

2) HSIT Registration form 2017 HSIT_RegisForm 

Please look over the list of offerings to see if there is something that peaks your interest. 

Our Committee on Lay Preaching encourages everyone in church leadership to consider continuing education opportunities.  For more info. about possible scholarships, please contact CoLP member Deb Fleming at (607) 746-2072 or signlady530(at)gmail.com 

For details about HSIT, please contact Paul Messner, Pastor of the Otsego County Lutheran Parish, and Administrator of the Hartwick Seminary Institute of Theology at (607) 287-4534 (cell) or prpaul_theoinst(at)hotmail.com 

May God bless our ministries of education and faith formation.


Presbytery Camperships Available

The Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley provides campership funds for school-age children and youth, and young adult campers with special needs, to attend overnight Christian camps. Camperships are not a financial aid program; they are an incentive, provided to all families (regardless of family income) involved in churches in the presbytery, to support and enhance kids Christian faith journeys. For more information and applications, visit susvalpresby.org: go to Mission > Christian Nurture and click on Camperships. Click here for flyer.

Or else, http://www.susvalpresby.org/mission/christian-nurture/campership-rules/

Mailing and phone number change for the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley

The mailing address for the presbytery office has changed to PO Box 87, Nineveh, NY 13813.  The new phone number is 607-323-4477. The presbytery staff would like to thank you all for your patience as we head forward.


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