Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Snow and activity

Snow and ice everywhere.

This week has been a crazy one around Tarentum, starting with very cold temperatures and proceeding into snow and rain that have been heavy enough to slow everything up. Highlands School District had a 2 hour delay Monday, closed school Tuesday, started today with a 2 hour delay and then closed school for the day at the last minute.

The Townwide Meeting that Tarentum was going to have tonight as part of its revitalization program was cancelled, and will be rescheduled, according to an email from Bill Rossey, Borough Manager.

The series of Lenten services and luncheons at the First Baptist Church continued today with a smaller crowd than the first week. Pastor Bob Walker pointed out that usually the attendance grows during this series, but today the weather probably had some effect. Rev. Jim Gascoine, pastor of the Center United Methodist Church in Fawn preached this noon and encouraged us to try something creative in all of our churches to spread the gospel to others. At the close of the service, before we sang the Doxology as our grace, Pastor Bob Walker suggested that one of the creative things we could do would be to bring a friend to next week's service.

Meanwhile, on the Presbyterian front, the PCUSA website today has the final decision of the GA PJC in the case of Bush et al v. Presbytery of Pittsburgh, Remedial Case 218-10. The effect of the decision, which is sure to get lots of commentary on the web, was to void the second and third paragraphs of a controversial resolution Pittsburgh Presbytery adopted in October 2006. (The whole packet for that 2006 presbytery meeting is here. The resolution in question is on page 15 of the packet.)

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