Kenneth E. Bailey, Th.D.

Kenneth E. Bailey, renowned New Testament scholar, seminary professor, author, Presbyterian career missionary, and international lecturer, died on Monday, May 23, 2016, at age eighty-five after a short illness involving some weeks of hospitalization and a brief period of palliative…

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…

The Sudan and The Republic of South Sudan

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

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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Greetings from Portland, Oregon, and the 222nd meeting of our PCUSA General Assembly. Elected commissioners, presbytery leaders, and folks from all around the country (and the world) are meeting in the Oregon Convention Center for a week of worship, mission…

SESSIONS

The following Two-Minute Challenge was offered at our recent stated Presbytery meeting.   Nearly everyone in this room tonight is a member of a session, because nearly everyone here is a Ruling or Teaching Elder.  “Session” is our Presbyterian term for the…

#neighborhood

“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…

eLink News – EXTRA!

Friends: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II has issued a call for all Presbyterians to observe a day of prayer for peace in South Sudan on August 12.  Please see the link to…

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Register for the Fall 2018 Pastor Retreat

Beginnings: What Genesis Says (And Doesn’t Say) Shenango Presbytery Fall Pastor Retreat – October 15-16, 2018 Villa Maria Conference Center When critics and defenders of faith argue about beginnings, both sides generally assume that Genesis presents a straightforward account of…

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Register for the Spring 2018 Pastor Retreat

Leadership Through the Wilderness: Navigating Uncharted Territory in Uncertain Times with Michelle Snyder. No one needs to tell today’s leaders that these are uncertain times in the life of the church.  It can sometimes feel like we are wandering around…

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