Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019

For more information, Click Here:  Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019

University Students – Manse Program

University Presbyterian Church offers the opportunity to University students to experience living in an intentional Christian situation.

This is an opportunity to experience spiritual growth. Participants live in the former church manse and commit to regular participation in the life of the church and service to the church and greater community.

Currently there are vacancies in this program. Contact the church office 836-7660 for an application or contact Kathryn Hallborg at (716) 491-1115 or [email protected] for more information.

Can you help New Life Toys…?

They are in need of a large size Toy Bin or Shed for storage of toys when they come in

and/or if any wish to make a donation toward such to speak with Elder Patricia Fink ([email protected]

Or 585-797-5951)

For more information, click here:  NLT Brochure

Confirmation Camp!

Confirmation Intensive General Invitation

Rev. Colin Pritchard (Victor) & Matt Brooks (Youth Ministry Victor) will be hosting a Presbytery-wide (PGV) Confirmation Camp from July 23-28 at Camp Whitman.  This camp is a great opportunity for kids (going into) grades 7-11 to complete Confirmation while also getting a chance to enjoy some of the great activities that Camp Whitman has to offer.

For a more detailed account of what Confirmation Camp will look like please see the attached pdf below.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at [email protected].   Interested youth can register for camp on the Whitman website


Matt Brooks

Youth Ministry

First Presbyterian Victor

Broad Street Ministry

Broad Street Ministry (letter/flyer)

Volunteers build community as they work for change

Our own YAV Jeremy Glidden, along with others, making a change!

Asheville Young Adult Volunteers meet challenges of a growing city

Motor City Mission Corps

The Presbytery of Detroit has two Work Groups that would like to promote service opportunities to the newsletters of close by Presbyteries. A brief overview is below. Are you the right person to send that information to for your Presbytery or could you point me in the right direction?

The Hands on Mission Work Group Inbound Mission Subcommittee sponsors both Summer Work Groups and Alternative Spring Break groups to serve within the Presbytery of Detroit.

The Motor City Mission Corps Work Group seeks 18-30 year olds who would be willing to come to live and serve for a year in our Presbytery.

Peg Carpenter, member of both of the above Work Groups.

Motor City Mission Corps Flyer (1)

Continuing Education Scholarship for Christian Educators and Youth Workers

The Resource and Education Committee is proud to offer a scholarship to support the continuing education of our current Christian educators and youth workers.

This scholarship will pay the registration cost for any of these four conferences: Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE), Northeast Association of Church Educators (NEACE), Presbyterian Youth Workers Association (PYWA) and Progressive Youth Ministry (PYM). These scholarships are drawn from a special fund previously used for Christian Education Certification: once the funds have been spent, they will not be replenished.

Requirements: Applicants must be a clergy member, staff member, or layperson currently active in Christian Education or Youth Ministries in the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Each person may only receive one scholarship from this fund. There is no application deadline; applications will be considered by the Resource and Education Committee as they are submitted. Plan for approximately a one-month delay before receiving news about your application, since the committee meets monthly. Recipients of this scholarship must write a newsletter article about their conference experience (less than one page, pictures encouraged) to share with the presbytery.

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