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

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Latest Church News & Announcements


 A Sunday School breakfast has been scheduled for Sunday, May 31st, 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  This breakfast is for all young and old. Food will be prepared by Jeff Staggers, Jim Kyle,  Brandon Knaggs, Mark Trenter and others. 

Please let Ashly Knaggs or Becky Whitehill know if you plan to attend.
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, CALENDAR AND OPPORTUNITIES

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UPCOMING CHURCH MEMBER BIRTHDAYS

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Sign Up For July 1st Blood Drive



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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The Funds Administration Committee for the Presbytery will be distributing College Scholarship Grants for the 2015-2016 school year during the summer of 2015. Application deadline is July 11, 2015. For more information, visit www.shenpres.org/scholarship-grants/


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Weight Watchers



The Keyser Meeting of Weight Watchers meets in the Keyser Presbyterian Church Gym on Thursdays.

Morning Classes will meet at 9:30 AM
Evening Classes will meet at 5:30 PM

Please note: Weigh in will begin a half hour before the listed meeting time.

If you are interested in participating in the meetings, please visit www.weightwatchers.com or call (800) 651-6000.





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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




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

SMS/Text Messaging Number:
(304) 745-2509

Fax Number:
(410) 387-7578

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
Rev. Karen Long

Class of 2014
Margaret Earnest
Member Care Committee Chair

Clint Hillman
Worship Committee Chair

Bill Knott

Jennings Stickley
Finance & Stewardship

Class of 2015
Sue Kyle
Clerk of Session

Sharon Nicol
Personnel Committee Chair

Betty Kay Staggers
Mission Committee Chair

Becky Whitehill
Christian Education Chair

Class of 2016
Mark Boggs
Property Committee Co-Chair

Cindy Pyles 
Property Committee Co-Chair

Jeff Staggers


Board of Trustees

Class of 2016
Jack Landes
Ed Smith

Class of 2015
Craig Fazenbaker
Ken Haines


Staff

Rev. Karen J. Long
Interim Pastor

Chip Rice
Music Director/Organist

Sharon Nicol
Parish Nurse

Amanda Stine
Secretary

Odetta Robinette
Custodian


Keyser Presbyterian Church is called to tell the good news of salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Lord. Our faith is built upon the claims of Jesus Christ, leading people to repentance, acceptance of His as Savior and Lord, and His forgiveness of our sins. By proclaiming the message of Christ, we seek to make disciples of all people.

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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Looking for your 2014 Offering Envelopes? They're on the table in the Narthex! Please pick them up as soon as possible. We would like to avoid the expense of mailing them if at all possible. Thank you!
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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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Keyser Area Depression/Bipolar Support Group




Greetings,

I wanted to bring you up to date on the Keyser Area Depression/Bipolar Support Group.

We meet at the Keyser Episcopal Church in the downstairs fellowship room at 6:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. We even have coffee and snacks.

The name of the group is deceptive. We deal with all kinds of mood disorders including suicide. We have all different kinds of literature. The group offers a place where people with depression/bipolar/mood disorders and those who care about them can share experiences, discuss coping skills and offer hope to one another.

Members make the group a safe place by fostering a supportive, trustworthy, respectful, non-judgmental atmosphere. Each meeting is facilitated by someone with a mood disorder or a family member. The group is not a substitute for medical. Each individual should work with his/her own health care professional(s) to determine the best treatment plan.

Although some meetings feature guest speakers (and we have one coming in September) or special lectures, we are a "share/care" meetings that is peer led.

At the Keyser Area Support group you will find:

Free meetings, peer led, share ideas, family support, veteran support, free literature, depression support, bipolar support, mood disorder support and understanding.

I hope you will be able to share this information with anyone you feel is having trouble and would benefit by coming to our meetings.

Thanks,

Fred Riley
(304) 788-3048
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