Cardboard City is an overnight experience to build awareness of what It Is like to be homeless and to support Family Promise. Youth sleep overnight in a self decorated cardboard box Inside or outside. This is a chaperoned event by Family Promise volunteers and parents. For more information please see this event flyer.
Maumee Valley Presbytery
700 East Melrose Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
Monday thru Friday
Maumee Valley Presbytery
P.O. Box 638164
Cincinnati, OH 45263-8164
Board of Pensions:
Synod of the Covenant
Cardboard City for youth Church Groups
Director of Youth Ministry Position Opening
The Director of Youth Ministry oversees a ministry that seeks to help every 6th grade through 12th grade student in the church youth directory make steps toward deeper maturity in Christ by building a youth ministry that fulfills the mission and values of The First Presbyterian Church of Saline, Michigan.
To view job description go to: http://salinepres.org/portfolio/youthministrydirector/
Equipping Church Leaders to Preach
Join us for a 12 month journey to awakening new spiritual gifts and experiencing spiritual transformation.
- Learn the skills to communicate the gospel with confidence.
- Develop a deeper personal understanding of the scriptures.
- Grow in your knowledge of faith.
- Become proficient in studying the Bible.
- Glean from hands-on experience of others.
- Open the door to new serving opportunities in our presbytery.
- Discover new relationships through interactive cohorts and real life experience with partnering churches.
- Find new-found fulfillment in bringing the good news to others.
For more information see this event flyer.
Ruling Elder Education
Ends & Eternitym, Living into God’s Mission Now & Forevermore, Ruling Elder Education opportunity on Saturday, August 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teachings and discussions will focus on the Six Great Ends of the Church. For more information see this event flyer.
Mobile Health Fair Ministry
Teams who will be working on the Health Fairs in Maumee Valley Presbytery throughout the summer of 2015 are invited to come, meet the Synod of the Covenant Team, ask questions, clarify expectations and be commissioned. Event Dates Flyer
Jeremiah 29 Congregational Resilience Program
We face many challenges as we live our Christian life in discipleship. Congregational Leaders face conflicts and stresses, enormous joys and difficult disappointments and death. Maumee Valley Presbytery’s Jeremiah 29 initiative begins with a workshop on “Resilience as the people of God”
Jeremiah 29 is a yearlong program which will develop congregational capacity to lead through times of conflict, with accountability, community, and wisdom. Our ministry is designed to be the next step for those who have been through a New Beginnings Process and the first step for those who have not yet participated in New Beginnings.
Opportunities for Spiritual Formation
While reflecting upon the Biblical significance of bread, we will bake communion bread for use in congregations on June 7th in three different locations:Sunday, October 25 – 27th. Presbytery wide retreat “Spiritual Formation for the Long Haul: Keeping Christ at the center”. Gather at Lial Center in Whitehouse, Ohio from 6:00 Sunday through 3:00 Tuesday. Single, double and suite rooms are available.
For more information please see this event flyer.
Sponsored by the Spiritual Formation Team: Ann Marie Montgomery, Bob Butcher, Nan Clancy, David Good, Adrian Doll, Lynn Bova and Susan Meier with a grant from PCUSA/Presbytery Transformation Ministry.
Mission Funding for Maumee Valley Presbytery
Loads of Love
First Presbyterian Church in Sandusky, Ohio offering free laundry service to help relieve a financial burden to the low income, offer hope and to show that people care. Click here to see the YouTube video.
How Gender Justice Brought Me Back to the Church
“I have always found it difficult to walk away from the church, but I have also found it difficult to walk with it.”
Those evocative words, the first sentence of feminist theologian Letty Russell’s formative work Church in the Round, are the best summary I can give of my introduction to feminist theology. As a woman who grew up in a church tradition that did not allow for any sort of leadership by women, “walking with” the church has been a painful experience for a large part of my life. Even now, long after I left that particular church tradition, those years of forced diminishment of my humanity have left what feels to be a “limp” in my soul.
As a result of this negative experience growing up in the Church, I left for college and jumped at the opportunity to finally “walk away” from the institutional church – with no intention of ever coming back. During this time I happened upon Mary Daly’s writings and her ideas about post-biblical feminism. Based on my experience, I could understand why she wrote these things about the Bible and the Church that some Christians found so offensive. In my rage at the Church that marked my early twenties, I was convinced that this patriarchal institution and faith tradition had nothing to offer me except for more disappointment and abject denial of who I was.
MVP’s Employee Dues-Share with Health and Dependent Care Savings Plan
The Maumee Valley Presbytery Employee Dues-Share Plan with Health Flexible Spending Arrangement and Dependent Care Spending Account (the “Plan”) was established to provide for the payment of Medical Plan and/or Optional Health Insurance premiums and the reimbursement of certain eligible Healthcare Expenses and Dependent Care Expenses of the eligible employees of Maumee Valley Presbytery (“Employer”). This document constitutes the Plan, effective as of January 1, 2015.
MVP’s Employee Dues (Share with Health and Dependent Care Savings Plan)
Pastors, Treasurers and Clerks of Session...
Thank you for your ministries in congregations in Maumee Valley Presbytery.
As we approach the end of the year 2014 and look ahead to 2015, many congregations are finalizing their 2015 budgets. Several of you have asked for confirmation about the per capita mission contributions per member and the terms of call and the $2.00 per member baptismal offering.
1. Commissioners voted the following per capita contributions for our wider church:
General Assembly $ 7.07 (increase of .05 from 2014)
Synod of Covenant $ 3.25 (no change from 2014)
Presbytery $18.25 (increase of .42 from 2014)
2. The minimum terms of call for pastoral leaders were increased by only 1% plus at least one half of the Board of Pensions increase for pastors with spouses/dependents/family. (See the attached document for calculations).
3. An additional $2.00 per member special mission contribution (which we are calling the Baptismal offering) to support our New Church Development, Christian Community of Restoration and Revival in Norwalk was also approved. (See the attached information on CCRR which is the first of several interpretive materials we will be sending over the next year).
4. As a reminder, the Mission Treasury recommended distribution for your general mission dollars, unless otherwise indicated is
General Assembly 31%
Thank you for your faithfulness in the reign of Christ.
Presbyter for Common Life
The Plight of the Working Poor
To view the letter from Gradye Parsons regarding the economic crisis that has affected our lives in recent years which has only exacerbated the long-running battle among those who are entrapped in the cycle of poverty please click here.