Be a “Church Mouse”

Everyone Loves a Care Package! The Church Mouse program is an outreach to our college and military freshmen.  You are the student’s connection to SCPC that shows them how much we still care about them while they are away and starting the new adventures in their adult life.  Being a church mouse is an easy and

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SCPC Certified as PCUSA Earth Care Congregation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEState College Presbyterian Church is Certified as a national PCUSA Earth Care Congregation  [State College, PA] –State College Presbyterian Church was certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Environmental Ministries through February 2016.  This honor speaks to the great commitment that State College Presbyterian Church has to caring for God’s

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Safeguarding Our Children News

The Education Ministry Unit is aware of new state and federal laws that will affect organizations, such as ours, that have children and youth programs. We are going to be working on how best to handle and communicate these with our congregation over the next few months.  In the meantime, we wanted to get word

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Leading as Liturgist

The word “liturgy” comes from the Greek meaning “work of the people”. That is why we have liturgists each worship service, people from the congregation helping the pastors lead the congregation in worship.  At SCPC, the liturgist leads the congregation in a scripture reading and two prayers.   Our Liturgist Coordinators are Ken Manno (9:00 am service) and Diana Malcom (11:15 am service).  We need

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Service with a Smile ~ Seeking Greeters

“A smile is the shortest distance between two people”Victor Borge We’re seeking members of all ages to share their smiles and welcome as greeters before Sunday worship. Please join in this act of hospitality. Greeters serve for 30 minutes before a service at the Fraser Street and Parking Lot doors. Signups for Spring and Summer

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Handicapped Parking Space Reminder

Friendly Reminder ~ We have limited handicapped parking and we have many in our congregation who need the handicapped parking spaces to be available when they come for church activities.  Please DO NOT park in the handicapped spaces if you do not need to, AND, you need a handicapped tag for your car in order

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SCPC Awarded for Green Activity

SCPC Honored at Green Business Awards Ceremony The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority, along with the Centre Region Council of Governments and the Borough of State College, held an awards luncheon in conjunction with America Recycles Day on Thursday, November 13.  Sixty of the area’s best green businesses, schools, and organizations were honored with

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Weekly Centering Prayer Offered

Beginning November 12 at 12:15 pm in the Tower Entrance Prayer Space, all interested are invited to gather weekly for Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer which assists us in deepening our relationship with and groundedness in God. This form of prayer is based on early Christian tradition of silence, solitude,

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Coffee Hour Composting

Look for special bins on each coffee hour serving table to collect all compostable materials:  wood stir sticks, paper wrappers from sweeteners, napkins, tea bags, and unwanted bagels.  Plastic mini-moos containers still go into “trash bowls” on the serving tables.  To make space for the composting bins, ALL cold drinks (water and lemonade) are now served

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Be A Greeter!

Want an easy way to get involved with doing ministry at SCPC ?  Be a Greeter!  Having greeters at our church entrances is so important – it may be the only time in a given week that a guest or member will receive a warm greeting.  Ask anyone who has visited the church what made

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