Shenango e-Link News- March 11, 2008

Meetings and Events This Week:
March 11- 7:00 PM Session Records Review – Mercer County, Bethany Church, Mercer
March 12- 3:00 PM Nominations Committee, Presbytery Office
March 13- 1:00 PM Sudan Leadership Team, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM Session Records Review – Lawrence County, Northminster Church, New Castle
7:00 PM Bicentennial Committee, McGary Farm
March 18- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock Church, New Wilmington

Prayers
– Don Hurray (Mountville) has his gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago and is continuing to face problems of weight loss.
– Paul Musser and Jerry Mahaffey both had successful surgeries yesterday.
– Bud Green is back in the hospital for a few days.

Youth Event Info Mailed Yesterday
Due to a mix-up with the postal service, information packets for the Presbytery-Wide Youth Event were mailed to Youth Leaders went out yesterday. Please make sure that when they arrive at your church that they are put into the correct hands. The Youth Event is April 26, 2008 at Westminster Highlands Camp in Emlenton, PA.

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Open for Holy Week

Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church will be open for silent prayer and meditation Monday, March 17 through Saturday, March 22, between 9 AM and 5 PM. Please feel free to drop in anytime during those hours. The church is located at 610 Line Avenue in Ellwood City.

Support for Pastors
Eight presbyteries in western Pennsylvania are working together through their Committees on Ministry to offer a series of overnight retreats and 2-hour evening events designed to support pastors in some very basic dimensions of ministry. These are designed for first-call pastors, but all pastors and CLPs are welcome. The first retreat is April 3-4 on the relational dimensions of ministry. The cost is $40 (study leave money would be appropriate) and it will be held at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center in Slippery Rock. For more information, contact the Presbytery Office or check the web site next week.

Ministry With Youth
Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington is seeking a thoughtful person of faith to work with youth 7th – 12th grade. This is a paid part-time position. Great opportunity with wonderful youth who seek to grow in their faith. This person will experience a warm welcome and very supportive relationships with youth and their families, the congregation, and the pastor and church staff. This person will also be welcome to experience other contexts of ministry within the church if that is of interest, but is not at all required. Please contact Rev. Bill Stone at 724-946-2081 or by e-mail at wjwcstone@nwboronet.com for further information and inquiries.

Pot Luck at Unity
Unity would like to invite EVERYONE to a pot luck supper on Friday evening, March 28 at 6 PM. Following the dinner, Chaplain Dwight Dunlap, a chaplain in the US Army on active duty will be sharing his experiences as a chaplain having served two tours of duty in Iraq. This will be an up to date message…come for both the supper (bring either a hot dish, salad or dessert) and or just the message (about 7 PM) at Unity, 1857 Mercer West Middlesex Road, (Route 318 Lackawannock Township).

Chairs Available
Unity Presbyterian Church has 80 plastic chairs that they are willing to give to any church for FREE (you must pick them up). Please contact Karl Schroyer at 724-347-2321 or at kschroyer@verizon.net.

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