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Program Description

In 1968, Walter Lee and Agnes H. Gladstone generously willed funds to West Presbyterian Church to assist students wishing to enter into active Christian work. Now administered by The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton (UPC), the Gladstone Christian Scholarship Trust Committee solicits applications each year from students interested in being part of the program.

This program allows students to apply for grants of up to $1,000 per person per academic year. If special circumstances exist, the Gladstone Christian Scholarship Trust Committee may recommend increasing this amount. The grant may be repaid at a later time if financial circumstances permit.

Deadline: Application must be received by May 15

Gladstone Scholarship application

200 Years of Worship

First Presbyterian Union Church, Owego, NY celebrates 200 years of worship with an organ concert on Sunday April 30th, 2017 at  4:00pm.    Organ concert will feature nationally known organist Dave Jackson.   He will be joined by local organist Jordan Dove.   This tracker organ was built in  1889 by George S.  Hutchings for  the Oswego Congregational Church.  The Owego First Presbyterian Union Church  acquired  and installed this antique organ in 1989 where it has been an enhancement to our worship experience every  Sunday.   A  congregational sing a long will be included and a reception will follow the concert in the Westminster  House.   Everyone is invited to this special concert as we celebrate our Bicentennial.


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/

Stated Clerk Position

Dear Friends in Christ,
Our Stated Clerk Jim Martin has indicated his desire to retire in the fall of 2017. The
Nominating Committee is seeking potential candidates to fill this position.
Here are the qualifications for the position:
1. A Teaching Elder or Ruling Elder member of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
2. An understanding and commitment to the faith and work of the Presbyterian
Church (USA)
3. A working knowledge of the Book of Order and of parliamentary procedure
(Robert’s Rules of Order)
4. Able to maintain proper boundaries of confidentiality
5. An eye for detail and completion of required work in a timely manner
6. Computer literacy
See the Position Description for more details and the duties of the Stated Clerk.
We are open to the possibility of two people sharing the responsibilities of Stated Clerk. One would be Stated Clerk, the other being Assistant Stated Clerk.
Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you -- or someone you know -- to serve the
wider church in this ministry.
We are asking potential candidates to submit a brief statement as to why she or he is
interested in this position (or a shared position) and what gifts you have to offer as a Stated Clerk (or Assistant Stated Clerk).
Please send letters of interest by Wednesday, March 15, 2017 to:
Rev. Garrett Vittorio Schindler, P.O. Box 26, Bovina Center, NY 13740
Or to bovinaupchurch(at)gmail.com
Selected candidates will be invited to shadow Stated Clerk Jim Martin to learn more about the position from April through early fall of 2017.
In God’s service,
Rev. Garrett Vittorio Schindler
Chair, Nominating Committee

New Position Description
Mission Communicator/Coordinator
Synod of the Northeast

Purpose: The Synod Mission Coordinator will work to provide effective communication throughout the Synod Community through a variety of communications tools, as well as provide support and guidance to those seeking and receiving mission and ministry support from Synod programs and resources, and to promote Synod funds development.

For more information please click here.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Luci Duckson-Bramble, Chair of the Search Committee, at lucibramble(at)icloud.com. If you need to discuss the position, you may reach her at 516-476-8450. Deadline for applications is May 15,2017.

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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