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The Utica Presbytery is sending 42 kids to Delaware this summer to work on low income housing.

Stated Clerk's Blog

Getting Connected

by George Whitton 

While sitting in the beautiful Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church sanctuary this past Sunday at the 7:30 a.m. service, an insert grabbed my attention. It highlighted the need for monetary help for the victims of the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma the previous week. In the lower right hand corner of the insert was one of those square barcodes (I know they have a name, but it’s not as yet in my vocabulary.)

As Lawrence Bartel moved through the morning announcements I reached for the phone in my pocket that is much smarter than I. I had turned it off for church, but now turned it on. I opened the app to read the barcode, scanned it, and in seconds was on the home page for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. As Lawrence concluded the morning announcements, I had sent a donation to PDA. Don’t you love modern technology (when it works?)

I relate the above as we launch our new Presbytery of Utica website. Like the insert on Sunday morning linked me to Presbyerians nationwide, I hope this new website links us within the Presbytery of Utica. One of the best parts of being Presbyterian are the connections we have with others. My hope is that the new website will add to this sense of connectivity.

Oh, and have you “liked” the Presbytery Facebook page?


Church Seasons resources

Advent Invitations- ..meditations to help..prepar Wyermann, Andrew
And Him crucified- a service for Passion Sunday Scott, Bettie Readers’theater
Christmas in all seasons Butz, Geneva
Christmas praise-worship resources Beach, Waldo, ed
Church Seasons  large notebook
Church Seasons – resource material white notebook
Come worship w/ me- a journey throu the Church ye Boling, Ruth
Creative ideas for LEnt Davidson, Robert
Easter- Dawn of Victory- The Nail video
Faces at the manger Shepherd, J Barrie
Family Worship through the years-ideas for every Ingram, Kristen
Good tidings of Great joy-birth of Jesus the Mess Barclay, Wm.
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas video
Kneeling in Jerusalem- Lent Weems, Ann poetry
Liberation & unity-Lenten booklet for l999
Lighted Windows Advent Reflections Silf, Margaret Advent Devotional,
Our Christmas handbook  vol.2
Passover Seder for Christian families Mackintosh, Sam booklet
Passover Seder-ritual & menu for an observance by Thompson, Barbara booklet
Prepare you for a new advent of God’s love in our Carr, John booklet
Readings for Lent- a daily devotional for l995 Kirk, James
Silent Night-true story of Silent Night video
The 25 Days of Christmas              2004 Nelson
The ascent of the Mountain of God-daily reflectio Hays, Edward
The best gift of all-2 Christmas dramas for youth Frobel, Mike booklet
The Drama of Christmas-letting Christ into our li Kelsey, Morton
The Jesse Tree-stories & symbols of Advent Anderson, Raymond booklet
The mystery of the Holy Night Bonhoeffer., Dietric
The roads from Bethlehem-Christmas literature .. Johnson, Pegram,ed
The sheep will be scattered- service for Maundy T Wiltfong, Don
The shepherds of Bethlehem-a Christmas Eve Candle Schackel, James booklet
The window- one person dialogue Russell, Michaele booklet
Tracks in the straw-tales spun from the manger Loder, Ted
Waiting for God – Advent devotional DeVries, Nan booklet
Were You There Kolbell, Erik Lent

Church and Society resourses

Amazing Grace-the lives of children & the conscie Kozol, Jonathan
Christianity & the Social Crisis Rauschenbusch, Walte
Church & society Journal July/August 2004 GA
Evangelism & Social Justice Church & Society 11/
Globalization & Culture Series Social Witness
Human rights & fulness of life Church & Society
Living Micah’s call -…Lord require of you but t
Moral Implications of a global consensus-Ethics & UN Enironment Progra
Presbyterian Social Witness Policy Compilation
Social justice actions of the 213th G.A.  2001 Church & Society 7/2
Social Ministry  rev. ed. Hessel, Dieter
The Social teaching of the Christian Churches Troeltsch, Ernt
Transformation of churches & society through enco
What does God require of us…. video
You can always call RESPONSE -for a wide range of video

Marriage and Family resources

Becoming married Olson, Richard
Confronting the idolatry of family Edelman, Marion
Creating healthy families-journeys of joy/justice Held, Ann booklet
Even in the best of families-the family of Jesus Galagher, Fr. Chuch
Families in peril-an agenda for social change booklet
FAmily Ministries-planning guide for congregation McGinnis, James booklet
Family passages -Journeys to new life Rifner, Lois booklet
Keepin faith in families Whybrew, Llyndon booklet
Love is a couple Moore. Thomas
Ministry with families in flux Davis, Walter, Jr
Parents are lovers Gallagher, Fr. Chuck
SoulMates-honoring mysteries of love & relationsh Anderson, Herbert
Tending the flock, congregations & family ministr Fishburn, Janet
Watching what we watch-prime-time TV through lens Lyon, K Brynoll

Marriage – Breakup and Divorce resources

Devotions for the divorcing Thompson, Willima
Divorce & remarriage-recovering the Biblical view Luck, William
Divorcing w/ dignity-mediation the sensible alter Emerick-Cayton
Help for remarried couples & families Olson, Richard
Is there life after divorce in the church? Morgan, Richard
Life after divorce Payne, Dorothy booklet
Promising again Anderson, Herbert
Psalms of lament Weems,  Ann poetry
Shaken Foundations Battin, Barbara
Starting out single-life & Hope after death of a marriage Thompson, Mervin
Taking the trip-journey through widowhood Presnell, Romaine booklet
When your children divorce Seppa. Elaine