Muskingum Valley Presbytery, PO Box 946, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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The Presbyterian Church of Coshocton Invites All to the Installation of Karen E. Crawford as Pastor

The Presbyterian Church 142 North Fourth Street Coshocton, OH  43812 Phone: 740/622-0486 Fax: 740/622-2132 The Muskingum Valley Presbytery will install the Reverend Karen E. Crawford as pastor of The Presbyterian Church, North Fourth and Chestnut Streets in Coshocton, at a 3:00 p.m. worship service on Sunday, February 17.  The Presbytery’s Administrative Commission for the installation…
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Bloomfield Celebrates 200 Years of Ministry

“I gave my first sermon to the congregation of Bloomfield on April 7, 2013. The congregation had a potluck the night before for me and my family. I was hopeful that Bloomfield would welcome us into their tightly knit faith family. But I did feel out of place. I was not born and raised in…
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New Pastors of 2018

This year MVP has welcomed three new pastors! Caleb, Joe and Eniko, we are so glad to be in ministry with you!

Thankful in Prison

In December there will be two family days in area prisons sponsored by Wings for Life International: Dec. 1              Southeastern Correctional Center—Lancaster, OH      12:30 – 3:30 pm Dec. 2              Noble Correctional Institution—Caldwell, OH                12:30 – 3:30 pm To educate himself, Rick Hastings, one of our pastors drove 6…
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Readings and Prayers for Inner Peace

Many thanks to Marc van Bulck who recorded and produced this collection. Please feel free to distribute it to members of your congregations, especially those whom can not come to worship.  

Inside-Out Faith

Our common understanding of church has its roots in the ancient Jewish temple. Using this model we think that church is about coming into holiness. But God’s story does not end here. Jesus goes to people and so did the early church. Instead of asking where all of the people have gone, our churches will…
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God in People

In my almost 25 years of ministry, I’ve spent a great deal of my time in the mission field.  By this I mean, I’ve spent a great deal of my time taking folks with me to places on the edge.  Taking comfortable folks from the east and west and north and south of the US…
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Congratulations to Robin Sharp and Ben Rumbaugh on their graduation from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary this weekend! Please keep Robin and Ben in your prayers as they continue to discern where and how Christ is calling them to serve next.

Celebrating Jon Carlisle

This coming Sunday, Coshocton Presbyterian Church will celebrate the ministry and retirement of Rev. Jonathan Carlisle. For many, this will be a day of joy and sadness, thanksgiving and sorrow. This is particularly true for me. To me, Jon has been a dear colleague and coworker, a leader and a guide, an encourager and a…
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Who You Are

The language of being called has long resonated with people of faith. Each of us feels a deep sense of identity and purpose in our call to live the way of Christ.  What we don’t always do very well is help people to explore and discern a call, or even to fully embrace our call…
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