Upcoming Events and Registration

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September Stated Meeting of MVP
Church Planting Training

Saturday, September 8, 2018
10am to 3pm

Muskingum University


We will be hosting Dr. Hany Rizkalla from Egypt who has planted over 250 churches along the Nile River. He we begin to teach us how he has developed congregations in a non-Christian setting. He is also avalable to visit churches and leaders the following week. Invite Dr. Hany to your area today!

We will also be welcoming Rev. Ayana Teter from the Board of Pensions of the PC(USA). She will be speaking about new BOP initiatives including: “Pathways to Renewal”, Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations, Ministerial Education Debt Assistance, & Healthcare options for 2019.


Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network

Friday, October 12, 2018

Worthington Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH.

Worthington Presbyterian Church

Upcoming Events


Call the MVP Mission Center to get your email  added to the list of participants, so you will recieve a Video conference invitation!
855-603-0604 ext 0

Sept. 5, 2018 Zoom Video Webinar, 7pm
Healthy Congregations Leadership Gathering

Exploring the Impact of Leadership that Sustains Health in Ministry, Recognizes God’s Presence in Holy Listening, and Responds with Encouragement and Prayer for One Another

October 2nd, 2018 @ Mission Center Office
9am to 1pm (lunch @ noon)
2018 Northeast Wee Kirk Conference

Laurelville Mennonite Church Center
Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
(click on link below to be taken to their registration page)

October 8-10, 2018
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Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019

“Here’s my heart”
– our young people are saying to us, to the church, to the world! “Here’s my heart!” God says right back to us.

Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth from the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church that occurs every three years. The 2019 event is July 16-20, 2019 at Purdue University. The theme for the 2019 event is
“Here’s My Heart”.

July 16-20, 2019 
Purdue University
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Previous Events

Building Healthy Reenteries

Saturday June 9, 2018

Ohio has one of the largest prison systems in the nation and 96% of our incarcerated citizens will return to society. If we want healthy communities we need to care for this population in a way that builds healthy relationships and employment.

On June 9th, 2018 we gathered at the Zanesville Convention Center.

The day was be lead by:

Anne Edenfield Sweet – Wings for Life International
Warden Timothy Buchanan – Noble Correctional Institute
Scott Bell – The Compass Center
Dr. Dale Hartz – Better Future Facilitators

Ordination and Installation of J. Caleb McClure

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cambridge First Presbyterian Church
725 Steubenville Ave., Cambridge, OH

John (Caleb) McClure was ordained and installed as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Cambridge on Sunday, July 15, with the ceremony attended by church members, friends, and McClure family members visiting from Virginia and Georgia.
Muskingum Valley Presbytery leaders, including General Presbyter Rev. Matt Skolnik and Moderator Sheila Ellenberger, participated in the ceremony. Local clergy also participating included Rev. Anne Weirich, Pastor of College Drive Presbyterian, and Rev. Jeff Bergeson of Unity Presbyterian. Elders from other local Presbyterian churches also participated. Former Pastor of First Presbyterian, Bill Johnson, and assistant pastor Jim Gibson also attended the service.
The ordination message, “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service.” was offered by Unity Pastor Jeff Bergeson. The service concluded with Pastor Caleb serving his first communion as an ordained pastor. A congregational dinner served in Fellowship Hall concluded the celebration.
Rev. McClure is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney Virginia. He graduated from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, with a Masters in Divinity and Christian Education. He has served as pastoral assistant at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA, the past four years. He has experience with campus ministry and has served as a youth intern. Additionally, he served as a parish ministry intern with two small churches in Virginia.
He and his wife, Samantha, a registered nurse, and their three young children have moved to Cambridge and look forward to becoming members of the community.
First Presbyterian Church welcomes visitors to their 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service to meet Rev. McClure.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Exploring the Impact of Leadership that Sustains Health in Ministry, Recognizes God’s Presence in Holy Listening, and Responds with Encouragement and Prayer for One Another