We enter as strangers. We leave as friends.
A church is not a church without its people. In fact, the Church is the body of Jesus Christ, including everybody from all walks of life, young and old, rich and poor.
The Rev. Bonnie Orth, Pastor
The Rev. Bonnie M. Orth, Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) completed her seminary education at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
She serves as Pastor of the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church in Mayfield, New York and as Pastoral Care Coordinator of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home in Gloversville, New York. She is on the Board of Directors of PHEWA (Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association and serves on the leadership team of PADVN (Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network).
Bonnie is also on the Board of Directors of CEDEPCA , an international nonprofit organization located in Guatemala City, Guatemala, that offers educational programs that allow people to improve their lives and change their communities.
CEDEPCA offers programs throughout Central America. has training in clergy misconduct, ethics, elder abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and violence. The Rev. Orth has training in clergy misconduct, ethics, elder abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and violence.
She lives with her husband, Jay, and children Evan and Olivia and her dog Molly.
The Ruling Elders
Elders are called to exercise leadership, government and discipline (Book of Order, G-60302). In the New Testament, God calls to leadership wise, dedicated and mature persons of faith.
“Elder” can refer to one who shares in corporate leadership for a cluster of Christian assemblies or churches (see Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:1–2), or to one who has leadership over a particular congregation (see Titus 1:5–7). The term does not so much confer a title as describe a function or role in the community.
We have a nursery for infants and loving folks who provide an abundance of love and safe-keeping for our babies!
Our young children are greeted every Sunday by one of our loving and warm Sunday school teachers where they start by sitting in a circle together to be in a special place with God.
They talk about Bible stories, sing songs, have prayer and crafts, and, of course, snack time. They share concepts of God as the Heavenly Father and how Jesus is always with them and that they are all a part of God’s family.