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Kenneth E. Bailey, Th.D.

Presbyterian author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament Studies New Wilmington, PA USA Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh Research Professor of New Testament at the Ecumenical Institute (Tantur) Jerusalem (Emeritus) This website contains information on Dr….

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Rev. Ralph Hawkins

Members and friends of Shenango, Grace and peace to you in this hope-filled Easter season. I am both honored and energized by my election this week as our next Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk.  In the words of the old…

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The Sudan and The Republic of South Sudan

Shenango Presbytery has had a partnership with The Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church since 1994.  Sudan contains one of the oldest communities of Christians in Africa, who have suffered some of the worst persecutions in the world.  After a vote for…

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“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message)   The New Testament reports, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.”  That happened once in first century…


“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message) Matthew remembers how Jesus broke bread and multiplied some fish and 8,000 or more were fed (when you count the woman and children … and…


“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  (John 1:14, The Message) Sometimes we overthink church. Take the word “ministry,” for example.  If you’re getting your hair done downtown and the gal next to you says something…

Register for the Fall 2015 Pastor Retreat!

October 5-6, 2015 Villa Maria Conference Center Special Guest: The Rev. Dr. Donald Dawson         The Rev. Dr. Donald J. Dawson is the director of World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and also director of New…

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The Bible in 90 Days

The presbytery’s Christian Education and Evangelism Committees are encouraging churches in the presbytery to participate in the Bible in 90 Days this fall. This whole-church challenge is designed like the ultimate book club—everyone in the church reads the Bible, cover…

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Special Mission Co-Worker Offering

At the April Presbytery meeting, we learned PCUSA World Mission is facing a major financial shortfall.  The Georges’ positions in South Sudan were eliminated in May. If mission giving does not increase, more mission co-workers positions will be eliminated.  The…

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