Keyser Presbyterian Church
300 S. Mineral St.
Keyser, WV 26726

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Vacation Bible School scheduled for July 24-29

Jump into a VBS that's all about Jesus!  It's a Barnyard Roundup!

Join us July 24-29th from 6-8:30 p.m. for our Vacation Bible School!  


Due to the specialty ordered crafts for VBS,  we are limited to 25 children for registration.  If you know of a child that would like to come or you would like to invite, please contact the church office at 304-788-2142 or via the blogger contact form on our website. 
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Time for the Corn Roast!


Monday, July 25th, 6:00 PM

West End Park

It’s that time of the year again!  Come out for an evening of good food and fellowship.  The Member Care Committee invites you to bring a lawn chair and a dish to share.

Sign-up sheets are posted on the first bulletin board in the Narthex.  You are asked to indicate how many will be in your party and whether you will be bringing a vegetable, salad, dessert or drink.

Please sign up by July 17th and see you at the West End Park for CORN!!
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How to Help the West Virginia Flood Victims

"How can I help answer the call in WV?"


Here is how...
1. Pray. Pray for the survivors, for the families of those who lost loved ones, for those who lost every possession they had, for those who are serving in emergency services, who are doing the hard work of recovering bodies, and clearing homes. Pray for those who are giving comfort, preparing meals, packing and unpacking supplies, organizing volunteers, Working to make a massive system of distribution appear where there was none just 4 days ago. Pray for those who are tired, overwhelmed and in deep need of hope.
2. Give. Give to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance... You can designate gifts to
DR000191-U.S. Flooding, and write "West Virginia" in the comments if donating online, or write "DR000191-West Virginia" on the memo line of a check.https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000191/ 
PLEASE WRITE "WEST VIRGINIA" IN COMMENTS OR ON YOUR CHECK!
OTHERWISE YOUR DONATION MAY NOT GO TO WEST VIRGINIA.
3. OR you can send checks directly to the Presbytery of West Virginia, 520 Second Ave, South Charleston, WV 25303. Those moneys will go directly to one of three efforts:
  • a. WVMAW (WVMAW.org) They are the Long-term recovery agency of the Presbytery of WV. They are already on the ground and working across the state. They will be there for the years it will take to recover from this event.
  • b. The Bread of Life Food Pantry. It is a part of Summersville Presbyterian Church and is currently the best way to get food, water and cleaning supplies out into some of the worst hit areas.
  • c. Other church related recovery. We are running pastoral care teams for theforeseeable future in six areas. We have at least five churches that have significant damage. We are aware that we will need support for years in these areas.
 4. Prepare to send teams of volunteers to help. WVMAW will be coordinating most of our teams. We are not ready for them yet but we will soon be. There is much to do but we need to work smart. Please give us the time to get a structure in place that makes working here smart and safe.
5. Keep praying. Our hearts are broken. But... there is God! And God is good.

 
Thanks!
Barbara Chalfant, Associate for Mission, Presbytery of West Virginia
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After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the outpouring of support was amazing.  However, time has passed, and it is easy to forget that they are still rebuilding.  St. Luc School is in great need of repair.  The fear is that safety issues will force the school to close if repairs are not made soon.

St. Luc is operated by the Haiti Education Foundation and the Episcopal Church of Haiti.  St. Luc is the school built with money from our own Katherine Church many years ago.

If you wish to make a donation for St. Luc, send a check to:

Haiti Education Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 10775
El Dorado  AR  71730

You can also make a check to Keyser Presbyterian Church.  Either way, please mark the check or put in a note to clearly show that it is for St. Luc repairs.

Also, don't forget that we continue to take contributions for Haiti scholarships.  A full scholarship for one year is $75, but any amount is appreciated.  Again, mark checks for "Haiti Scholarships."
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The US post office and 911 have both required recent address changes for neighborhoods in our area.  If your address has changed, please contact the church office so that we can update our church directory.  You may email us at keyserpc@gmail.com     or call the office at 304-788-2412.
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The Christian Education Committee has started a Facebook Group!  You can find it on Facebook under KPC CE.  Simply ask to join and you will be updated with photos, events, and other activities or posts concerning Sunday School, Bible School and other events like special holiday events!  Anyone is invited to join, so please look for us on Facebook today!
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"Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God."
- Psalm 31:5

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Copies of the congregational directory have been distributed. If you have not received yours, or if you would like one, please contact the church office. Remember, the directory is also available anytime on the church website, www.keyserchurch.com. Also, if you have additions or corrections to information in the directory, please contact the church office. Thank you!

Join us Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel for coffee and conversation. Catch up with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, snack on a cookie! Be sure to invite a friend to come with you.

The Faith in Action Food Pantry item for April is dry cereal.  Each month we publish a new item to be collected for the food pantry. At the end of the month, your donations go to help support those in need in the community. Thank you for your continued support!

Visit the church website today! For the most up-to-date information and happenings, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com. Announcements are posted on the same day they are received or on the following business day, if submitted after office hours. The church website includes news and upcoming events from the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Presbytery and the community. If you have an announcement you would like to submit, please email to keyserpc@gmail.com

Online Member Portal You can use the Online Member Portal to view your contributions, track your pledge, view the member directory, edit your contact information and view upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. The online portal is available to all church members at http://www.keyserchurch.com/p/member-portal.html

Donate Online For those who would like to donate using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, visit the church website at www.keyserchurch.com and look for the "Donate" button.



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Thanks to the Circle Ladies

Many thanks for the donations to the Blanket Fund.  If you wish to contribute, you may still make a check payable to the church and note "Blanket Fund" on the check.  Many refugees or displaced people are in desperate need of blankets at this time.  Your help is greatly appreciated!


An update of 2014 shoe boxes

A total of 18,697 shoeboxes were collected at the Fountain Church of the Brethren from our church and others in the surrounding areas.  This is the largest number ever sent from this area and nearly 2,000 more than last year!


PRAYER REQUESTS

Local and World Focus
Keyser Presbyterian Church and Our Ministry
Helping Hands and Their Ministry to the Needy in Our Community
The Children of Haiti
The People of the Middle East


For God's Presence and Peace
John "Jack" Parker, deployed to Korea
Allene Parrish
The family of Phyllis Coffman
Don and Charlotte Hott
The family of Rebekah Herber
The family of Doug Haines
The family of Sarah Harris
The family of Ken Liller


For Healing
Allene Sowers
Glovinia Bratzel
Tom and Vicki Harman
Ed and Elrose Smith
Matthew Landes
Sue Stull
Marian Cook
Nicole Mallory
Dallas Shaffer
Rex Cosner
Gary Redman
Neil Lambka



Joys & Celebrations

Because We Love You




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Pictures have been taken and submitted, addresses and phone numbers have been gathered and corrected—now it’s time to print. If you would like a printed copy of the church directory, please contact the church office. The directories will be printed and available by the end of April. All information in the directory is also available from the church website via the member portal.

Also, if you like to take pictures and would be willing to serve as the church photographer at various activities and functions, please let Amanda in the church office know. Pictures are needed to post on the website and to update the directory as we move through the year. Pictures will also be submitted to the local newspaper so the community can learn the good stuff that goes on here in our church!


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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance received an urgent appeal to send health kits, baby kits, clean up buckets, etc. The supply at Church World Service is depleted again! We have so many areas of our country that are hurting. Bring what you can. You can also contribute $2 per kit and $12 for a clean up bucket. Please have kits to Charlotte by Friday so they can be taken to the presbytery meeting on Saturday.


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If you wish to contribute to the collection for Blanket Sunday which was last week, you may still do so. Checks made payable to KPC and marked "blankets" as well as cash may be placed in the basket with the blanket display. A total of $100 has been collected through the circles so far. Thank you ladies!


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From the generous support and contributions, the congregation of the Keyser Presbyterian Church comes together to serve and minister to those in our community. For more more information about how you can help, please contact the church office.



Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Four Cents A Meal Offerings

Fourth Sunday of every month, monies collected go to our local Faith-in-Action Food Bank.

Haiti Education Foundation

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Held every 56 days, blood drives are held in the Multipurpose Building/Gym. This effort, co-sponsored by Burlington United Methodist Family Services, helps to save lives in our local area as each pint of blood comes back to our local hospitals. We are always in need of donations of food, gifts and volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact this church office at (304) 788-2142.

Used Ink Cartridge Collections

Used ink cartridges can be dropped off at the church on Fridays from 8 AM to 3 PM or on Sundays. The cartridges are then donated the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, WV where they are then recycled by the house to help with their funding.

Links of Love - Sunnyside Community

Helping Hands of Mineral County

Shoes for Kenya

Souper Bowl Sunday

As a proud participant in Souper Bowl of Sharing's Souper Bowl Sunday since 2000, the Keyser Presbyterian Church has collected over $1,447 and 939 food items in the past 12 years. All donations from this fund go to support the Faith-in-Action Food Pantry in Keyser, WV.

For more information about our participation in this ministry, please visit our Souper Bowl of Caring profile at http://www.souperbowl.org/profile/1003060

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Member Portal




What is the Member Portal?

As a member of the Keyser Presbyterian Church, you’ll be able to use your member portal to:

• View & Edit Your Contact, Birthday & Anniversary Information
• View Your Contributions & Print Reports for Tax Purposes (Contributions are entered into the system on Monday mornings. You will have access to view your contributions as soon as they are entered into the system. If at anytime you see a correction that needs to be made or have questions, please contact the church office.) 
• Access & Print the Member Directory (Both text and picture directories are available.)
• View Upcoming Church Events & Activities Calendar
• Track Your Yearly Pledges
• View Upcoming Birthdays & Anniversaries

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**In order to begin using your portal, please make sure that you have updated your email address with the office. If would like to update that information now, please call (304) 788-2142, email us at keyserpc@gmail.com or use the contact button to the right of the screen.


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About Us


Our sanctuary 


Contact Information

Located At:
300 South Mineral Street
Keyser, WV 26726

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 729
Keyser, WV 26726

Phone:
(304) 788-2142

Email Address:
keyserpc@gmail.com


Website Address:
www.keyserchurch.com


Service Times

Church School
Sundays at 9:30 AM

Worship Service
Sundays at 11 AM


Session Elders and Committee Chairs

Moderator


Class of 2015
Sue Kyle
Clerk of Session 

Sharon Nicol
Personnel Chair

Betty Kay Staggers
Missions Chair 

Becky Whitehill
Christian Education Chair 

Class of 2016

Mark Boggs
Property Committee Co-Chair

Cindy Pyles 
Property Committee Co-Chair

Jeff Staggers
Worship Committee Chair 

Jean Fazenbaker 
Finance & Stewardship Chair


Class of 2017

Martha Hood
Member Care Committee Chair

Ashly Knaggs
Christian Education

John Staggers

Jack Landes 


Board of Trustees

Class of 2016
Carol Landes
Elrose Smith

Class of 2015
Craig Fazenbaker
Ken Haines


Staff


Chip Rice
Music Director/Organist

Sharon Nicol
Parish Nurse

Heather Raschella 
Secretary

Odetta Robinette
Custodian


In the name of Christ and through the glory of God, we will use our gifts and talents to promote the word of the Gospel through worship and education of the scriptures and to be faithful servants growing in the body of Christ

By nurturing and caring for each other as God has cared for us,
By growing in our knowledge of the scriptures,
By providing support and love for each other as a church family,
By openly inviting those outside our church family to grow with us spiritually,
By serving our Lord as we serve those in our church, our community, and our world, and
By living our lives with the faith of God's blessing and promise of eternal life.

Enabled by the power of the Holy Spirit, we must serve the spiritual and physical needs of our members, but also to minister to the needs of the poor, the sick, the lonely and the powerless wherever the need exists.

In thankfulness and gratitude, we celebrate the holy sacraments of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. In so doing, we remember the sacrificial giving of our Lord and believe we must make every effort to do God’s will following the example of Christ.

Keyser Presbyterian Church extends to you a hand of friendship and welcomes all who come through our doors. We hope you will come and enjoy the warmth and friendliness of our members. May you find THIS LOVE in our midst. Come join us to bring a friend.
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Our History



Presbyterianism officially came to New Creek, as Keyser was called, in the middle 1800s. Our first congregation of Presbyterians was organized by a committee of Winchester Presbytery on December 4, 1853. Then Named the Church of Mount Hope, the congregation had seven members representing four families.

Our ancestors prevailed through the Civil War and the following years with pastors preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faithful members witnessing to His love in this community. Keyser Presbyterian Church is the mother church of Piedmont, Lonaconing, Barton and McCoole Presbyterian Churches. We claim the high calling to share the Gospel as our predecessors did in the past.

1854

The first church was on Overton Place. The Civil War disrupted the church and members scattered. The church was burned on November 28th, 1864 by military forces.

1871

Church reorganized, erected a new church building on East Street. 

1890

A new, larger church was built on the corner of Main and Piedmont Streets.

1892

This year marked the unity of the Church of Mount Hope with Calvary Presbyterian Church, thus healing a breach which had existed since 1887. There after we have been known as the Keyser Presbyterian Church. 

1962

Our church today. First service, Maundy Thursday, April 19th. 

Early 60's

The church purchased the adjacent Wolfe Mansion (Now referred to as the Heritage House) for church Sunday school facilities. 

1971

Present building completed with the addition of the front tower, parking lot lobby, balcony and conference room. 

2008

Broke ground for the construction of the Multipurpose Building which houses a full-sized basketball court, restrooms and offices. 

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Aluminum Cans




As a reminder, we are still collecting aluminum cans. If you have cans you would like to donate, you can bring them on Sunday or call the church office during the week. Thank you!!
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