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Leading in Divided Times

Leading in Divided Times

Leading in Divided TimesA free synod-sponsored virtual workshop October 25-26  Ministry has always been a heavy calling, but pastors and Commissioned Ruling Elders now face new challenges as we seek to navigate today’s fault lines. How can we build unity (which is...

Confronting Polarization Resources

Confronting Polarization Resources

Confronting Polarization ResourcesSeeking to Be Faithful Together During a Time of Disagreement  Presbytery of the Miami Valley is assembling a list of resources to help equip churches to confront the challenge of polarization with a wider vision of what God intends...

Spread the word!

Spread the word!

Let us help publicize your church’s special event Does your church have an upcoming special event you’d like to share with other churches in Presbytery of the Miami Valley? You’ve probably already noticed us sharing local church special events with others around the...

Playology: Experiencing God through the art of play

Playology: Experiencing God through the art of play

Playology: Experiencing God through the art of playSaturday, September 24, at Kirkmont Center  Playology is an experiential interactive training and practical resources event, to help you integrate recreation and play into ALL your ministries. Experienced leaders will...

Apply for a Matthew 25 Grant

Apply for a Matthew 25 Grant

Matthew 25 Grants from Synod of the Covenant Presbyterian Churches and Institutions may apply now for Matthew 25 grants designed to help you augment your ministries to strengthen congregational vitality, to eradicate structural racism, and to dismantle structural...

Welcome, new pastors!

Welcome, new pastors!

Join us in welcoming new pastors to our presbytery! We are fortunate to have several new pastors who have recently joined our presbytery. We have produced a series of articles to introduce and welcome them as they begin their ministries with congregations within...

Free Leadership Development Workshops

Free Leadership Development Workshops

Free Leadership Development Workshops from Synod of the Covenant  Adaptive Leadership Workshops and Practicum for Church Leaders  This LeaderWise workshop introduces church leaders to adaptive leadership and asks them to work on a challenge in their system. This...

Join Presbytery’s Pathways Project Team

Join Presbytery’s Pathways Project Team

Join Presbytery’s Pathways to Home Ownership Project TeamVolunteers from local congregations are needed for the week of July 18  One of the many gifts of the connectional church is strength and numbers to serve in ways that we cannot alone.  We are pulling together a...

Meet our new Moderator and Vice Moderator

Meet our new Moderator and Vice Moderator

At its May 10, 2022 meeting, Presbytery of the Miami Valley elected Minister of Word and Sacrament Sarah Sparks-Franklin as Moderator and Ruling Elder Michael Seewer as Vice Moderator for 2022-23. Sarah Sparks-Franklin is the Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in...

The Pentecost Offering

The Pentecost Offering

Nurturing the faith of those who are the church to come A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual...

Ruling Elder Training for Presiding at Communion

Ruling Elder Training for Presiding at Communion

Ruling Elder Training for Presiding at the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Saturday, May 21 at Honey Creek Presbyterian Church Presbytery of the Miami Valley will offer Ruling Elder Training for Presiding at the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper Saturday, May 21, 10:00...

Dr. Alan Wolfelt will lead two seminars on grief

Dr. Alan Wolfelt will lead two seminars on grief

Dr. Alan Wolfelt will lead two seminars on grief in AprilCo-Sponsored by Presbytery of the Miami Valley Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the noted and best-selling author, educator, and renowned grief counselor, will lead two seminars in April focusing on grief. The seminars are...

One Great Hour of Sharing 2022

One Great Hour of Sharing 2022

One Great Hour of Sharing resources for churches A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) enables the church to share God's love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry, and...

Support Humanitarian Relief for Ukrainian Refugees

Support Humanitarian Relief for Ukrainian Refugees

From Presbyterian Disaster AssistanceSupport humanitarian relief to those fleeing violence in Ukraine We are grateful for the outpouring of prayers and calls from congregations and individuals asking how they can help. As the violence continues, the number of people...

Our Offices Have Moved!

Our Offices Have Moved!

Executive Presbyter Terry Kukuk is pleased to announce, “The Presbytery of the Miami Valley offices will be nested in the Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church. Our office space is ‘right-sized’ to fit our presbytery’s current staffing model and mission and ministry focus.”...

Free dementia webinar for African American churches

Free dementia webinar for African American churches

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network Free WebinarMonday, February 28, 7:00-8:00 P.M. (EST) Alter: A Dementia-Friendly Congregation Program for African American Churches Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is attacking the African American community and through...

Register for the Presbytery Spring Youth Retreat

Register for the Presbytery Spring Youth Retreat

Register now for the Presbytery Spring Youth Retreat The Presbytery of the Miami Valley Spring Youth Retreat will be held April 1-3 at Kirkmont Center in Zanesfield and is open to youth in grades 7-12 and their adult leaders. The cost of the retreat is $75 per person....

Freeing Congregational Mission

Freeing Congregational Mission

Explore this new book on Zoom March 12 and 26 The Global Mission Network of Presbytery of Scioto Valley is sponsoring two sessions on the new book, Freeing Congregational Mission by Hunter Farrell and Bala Khyllep. The book outlines what the authors see as a deepening...

A hybrid 225th General Assembly this summer

A hybrid 225th General Assembly this summer

The 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will meet June 18 – July 9 and will be held both in-person and online. The in-person portion of the assembly will be held in Louisville, KY, site of the PC(USA) national offices. The assembly’s 13...