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Upcoming Presbytery-Sponsored Events:

Evangelism, Discipleship and Mission Presentation and Workshop

Breaking the Chains

Clergy-Spouse Retreat

Presbyterian Women Church-wide Gathering

Big Tent

Upcoming Congregation-Sponsored Events:

Religious AND Spiritual Retreat

Tour of Old Stone Church

Presbyterian Women's Tea

Pruning Workshop

Walter Brugemann Preaches at Forest Hill Church

Upcoming Ecumenical Events:


Stated Meetings:






Upcoming Presbytery-Sponsored Events

Evangelism, Discipleship and Mission: Saturday, March 28 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
A presentation and workshop by David Loleng, Associate for Evangelism, Presbyterian Church (USA). 

A Special Opportunity for Presbyterian churches eager to become more effective at evangelism and disciple-making.

How can we effectively share the gospel in our ever-changing cultural landscape? How can we move from a membership model of church to a disciple-making model? How can we be a part of not only the transformation of individuals but also the transformation of our neighborhoods and communities? Come hear how you can authentically share your faith, grow as disciples and be sent out beyond the walls of our churches to join in God's mission in workplaces, neighborhoods and communities.

Medina Presbyterian Church
Presented by Medina Presbyterian Church with the support of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve Leadership Development Ministry

Rev. David Loleng has over 20 years of ministry experience in Presbyterian Churches, most recently as a pastor in a Presbyterian church in Southern California for nearly 9 years. He was called to be the Associate for Evangelism for the PCUSA Presbyterian Mission Agency in January of 2010. He is co-author of the Engage Resource, the Engage Curriculum and the Engage Online Training Course. Dave has presented at conferences, camps, synods, presbyteries, retreats and churches nationally about evangelism, discipleship, missional life and culture.

NO RSVP NECESSARY! JUST COME! For more information, call Henry Pearce at (330) 502-9654 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Medina Presbyterian Church is located at 5020 Burgundy Bay Boulevard, Medina, Ohio 44256 (Just north of Route 18, two miles west of I-71) The church meeting house is barrier-free.

Breaking the Chains--Mass Incarceration & Systems of Exploitation: Friday, April 17--Monday, April 20, 2015
Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City: Washington, D.C.

Come to Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2015, for the 13th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice titled, “Breaking the Chains:  Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation.” Click here for more information. (Opens new window)

Clergy-Spouse Retreat: Thursday, April 23 7:30 p.m.--Saturday, April 25 12:00 p.m.
Clergy, bring your spouse for a rejuvenating and well-deserved retreat!

Our theme is “Together on the Couch: A Lighthearted Look at Biblical Couples.” We are staying at the Red Maple Inn, Burton. Cost: $175 for first-timers or $280 for couples who have been before. Send $100 deposit ATTN: Susan Holderness. Please write checks to: PWR. Memo: Clergy-Spouse Retreat.

Limited rooms! Sign up early. If aid is needed, talk to your session or Susan Holderness (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presbyterian Women Church-Wide Gathering: Thursday, June 18--Saturday, June 21
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration is now open!

The Gathering will be held June 18-21, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme of the Gathering is "One Body, One Spirit," based on 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. As always, workshops, plenary sessions, worship, mission opportunities and all Gathering programming will explore the theme in the context of a diverse, faithful sisterhood. Full registration for the event is just $395 (less than in 2012!), plus lodging and transportation.

Links below open new windows on the Presbyterian Mission Agency website.

Learn about registration options! 
See the daily schedule! 
Promote the church-wide gathering in your church!

We will see you there!

Big Tent: Thursday, July 30--Saturday, August 1, 2015
University of Tennessee Campus, Knoxville, Tennessee

Experience that deep sense of community one would expect at a national gathering of Presbyterians—a great big family reunion!  Join us for a wide variety of workshops, all under one Big Tent, a conference that will inspire and equip Presbyterians to live missionally. Click here for more information! (opens in new window)

Upcoming Congregation-Sponsored Events:

Spiritual Retreat for Men and Women: Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
AND Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
Rocky River Presbyterian Church: 21750 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116

Retreat Theme: "Religious AND Spiritual"

Friday: Come to enjoy fellowship starting at 6:30 and retreat starting at 7:00.

Saturday: Come to enjoy light refreshments during registration at 8:30

Religious AND Spiritual Retreat (more information)
Click here for a copy of the registration form (download PDF)

Tour of Old Stone Church: Tuesday, March 24, 9:45 a.m. 
Sponsored by Independence Presbyterian Church

We will be taking to the city's bus from the Independence Civic Center. We will begin loading the bus at 9:45 a.m. and depart at 10:00 a.m. The tour will last one (1) hour, and then we will return. You are invited to attend lunch at Brielle's afterwards (at your expense). Seating is limited. Please contact Independence Presbyterian Church at 216-524-6307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presbyterian Women's Tea: Saturday, April 25, 1:00 p.m. 
Sponsored by Independence Presbyterian Church
6624 Public Square, Independence, OH 44131

Florence Roseman will present her inspiring story "My Night of Terror"--her account as a survivor of the SS Athenia, the first ship that was sunk in World War II. Refreshments will follow the presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend.  

Pruning Workshop: Tuesday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-noon 
Sponsored by Independence Presbyterian Church
6624 Public Square, Independence, OH 44131

Arborist Alan Klonowski will conduct a pruning workshop at Independence Presbyterian Church. After a tabletop demonstration, he will take us outside to practice techniques of successful pruning. 

Walter Bruggemann Preaches at Forest Hill Church: Sunday, June 14, 2015 
3031 Monticello Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Dr. Walter Bruggemann will be speaking and preaching at Forest Hill Church on June 13-14, 2015! A public lecture with the Cleveland Ecumenical Institute pending confirmation, but he will definitely preach and teach on the 14th! Contact Forest Hill Church for more information: 216-321-2660

Upcoming Ecumenical Events:

Bridges:  Saturday, April 18 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Avon Lake United Church of Christ
32801 Electric Boulevard, Avon Lake, OH

Avon Lake United Church of Christ invites all Presbyterians to a one-day conference. “Bridges” is a program that is helping congregations get more young people involved in worship on a regular basis  The conference fee is: $50 per person.
Contact: Rev. Jon Fancher email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for further information.

Stated Meetings:

Click the link on the date for a summary of the meeting or the link on the name of the church for information about the host church. Meetings start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Dinner by reservation-only available at 5:00 p.m. RSVP for dinner to the Presbytery Office at 216-241-3966. Meeting summary available within 1 week of the meeting.

Presbytery of the Western Reserve 2015 Stated Meetings:

Monday, January 26 at Parma-South Presbyterian Church
6155 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130
January Meeting Summary

Monday, March 23 at Heritage Presbyterian Church
515 Leavitt Road
Amherst, OH 44001

Wednesday, May 27 at Christ Presbyterian Church
12419 Chillicothe Road 
Chesterland, OH 44026

Monday, September 28 at Rocky River Presbyterian Church
21750 Detroit Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Monday, November 23 at Church of the Western Reserve
30500 Fairmount Boulevard
Pepper Pike, OH 44124