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News from the Presbytery of Western New York
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Learning To Fly


On Sunday, April 10, after the late service, children of all ages at North Presbyterian Church in Williamsville learned how to make and fly paper airplanes from expert and church elder Colin Drury.

Resource Center Open Houses
  • Have you been to the Resource Center lately? 
  • Have you browsed through our new books and Sunday School curriculum? 
  • Have you chatted with our Christian educators and volunteers? 
Come to our Open House:
Thursday, April 28th 4:30-6:30PM
Saturday, April 30th 10AM-Noon
2016-2017 Presbyterian Planning Calendar Order
Due This Week!

The Presbytery of Western New York office will once again place a bulk order of the Presbyterian Planning Calendars for churches and individuals in the presbytery. The planning calendar features:
  • Monthly calendar pages from June 2016 through December 2017
  • Lectionary for the Lord's Day and special days
  • Colors for the liturgical seasons
  • Liturgical days, programmatic emphases and secular holidays
  • Monthly planning suggestions and resource listing
  • Synod, presbytery and General Assembly staff directories
  • Foldout synod, presbytery and world maps in color
  • User-friendly size—easily fits into a binder
Orders must be received at the Presbytery Office no later than April 29, 2016. The total cost for the 2016-2017 calendar is only $9.00 per copy if we can order 50 or more – Presbytery is paying for the shipping to the Presbytery office. (If ordered individually, the calendars are $14.95 + shipping each!)

Click here for the order form.
Presbyterian Women
Spring Gathering
Saturday, April 30, 2016


"Stormy Waters-- Practicing Faith"

Program - practicing faith through workshops:
  • Labyrinth
  • Weaving plastic mats for Homeless
  • Breathing techniques
Wayside Presbyterian Church, Hamburg, NY

Cost is $5.00 for registration and lunch

Worship Leader: Rev. Nancy Bassett

Mission action: for Cornerstone Manor
bring beauty and hygiene products

RSVP by April 15 to cluster leader
or to Peggy Fanning, 826-7542

Wayside Presbyterian Church is at 5017 Lake Shore Road (NY Route 5), Hamburg, NY:
church is on corner with Amsdell Road, west of Woodlawn and east of Lakeview.
Summer Campership Application

Spring is almost here which means summer is just around the corner and so is the camping season!  Please post applications for Christian Camping in your church newsletters and areas where families gather so they are able to avail themselves of an application for a camp scholarship!  Summertime is a great opportunity for children and youth to learn about the story of God's love; the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Spirit's work in the world in outdoor based settings.  Please note that applications received after JUNE 1 will not be considered.  If you have any questions or wish to have applications mailed to you; please contact Linda Babcock at lindab@oppchurch.org

Campership Application:
Camp Duffield
Youth Group Work Day

Saturday, June 4 from 9:00-4:00. Youth Groups MUST provide their own Adult Supervision. Open to Youth grades 6th-12th. RSVP to richardlash@roadrunner.com or call/text me at 622-1922 by May 30 (or earlier)
Join Youth Groups and their Advisors and help get the Camp ready for Summer. There will be plenty of trails and tree limbs to clean-up, buildings to paint & other Meaningful Volunteer Work! Cost is $5.00 per person plus guys bring a bag of snacks, gals a double liter of drink/pop. We’ll start about 9:00 and enjoy lunch about noon.

WaHoo! Supervised Youth Groups can COME DOWN ON FRIDAY and STAY FREE in Keeler or in a Cabin. We’ll start with Games and Icebreakers at 7:30; retire to sleeping spaces about 11:15 with lights out/quiet time at midnight & all enjoy Breakfast at 8:15. Sleeping space is limited to about 75, so first come, first served.

Check out Duffield’s Christian camping programs for 1st graders & up. There’s camps for special-needs adults, a single-parent & child camp, as well as traditional camping experiences for children & youth. Learn more here.
Jericho Road Global Gala

Jericho Road Community Health Center, Buffalo's growing global health care ministry, will be holding its annual GLOBAL GALA on Friday June 10th at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Downtown Buffalo to raise moneys for its African clinics.
 
This year's GLOBAL GALA celebrates Jericho's Sierra Leone clinic that began saving lives and caring for the people of that west African nation in February 2015.  The Sierra Leone clinic averages almost 100 patients each day.  
 
Jericho Road will be opening its second global clinic in 2016.  The new clinic will be caring for children and youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose lives have been devastated by poverty, war, and terrorism.
 
Your church can help support these global ministries by purchasing a table at the Gala (8 seats for $500), individual seats ($75), or becoming a sponsor at http://www.jrchc.org/Support/Events.aspx.  For additional information call 716-348-3000 extension 407.
April 26
Clergy Celebrations

Happy Birthday!
Nancy Bassett - 4/27
Joyce Sirianni - 4/27

Happy Anniversary!
Bronwen & Howard Boswell - 4/27/1985
Thomas & Maria Burian - 5/1/2004
Stuart & Laura Norris Buisch 5/2/1998

Ordination Anniversary
Angus Watkins - 5/1/1970
Today in the
Mission Yearbook:
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Around the Presbytery

April 30
"Murder at Mike's" Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater at East Aurora Presbyterian Church

May 4
Month of May Sale at First Presbyterian Church of Tonawanda, 10 AM - 1:30 PM

Chiavetta's BBQ Chicken Fundraiser at North Presbyterian Church of Williamsville, 4-7 PM

May 6
Orders Due for Lockport Presbyterian Home Flower Sale

May 15
Free Showing of "Racing Extinction" Documentary Film at North Presbyterian Church of Williamsville

May 29
Broadway Showstoppers Concert at North Presbyterian Church of Williamsville

Submit your church events to be listed at newsletter@pbywny.org

Job Openings:


Custodian - Deerhurst Presbyterian, Kenmore

Deerhurst Presbyterian Church in Kenmore, NY is looking for a part time custodian approximately 15 hours per week.  Flexible hours.  Plese contact Faye Sokol or Steven Jelensperger at 875-1962 for a copy of the job description and application.

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