eLink News- April 22, 2008

Meetings and Events This Week:
April 22- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, Clen-Moore
April 26- 1:00 PM Presbytery-Wide Youth Event, Westminster Highlands
April 27- 7:00 PM Missional Church Conversations, East Main

Arrangements for John Borter
Visiting hours at Turner Funeral Home [500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City] will be 7 – 9 on Tuesday; 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 on Wednesday; service at Slippery Rock Church on Thursday at 11 am.

Registrations Still Accepted for Youth Event
We still have room for more youth and helpers on Saturday! Call 724-528-1610 or e-mail Debbie (resource@shenango.org) or Autumn (office@shenango.org) if you would like to help out at Westminster Highlands – let us know by Friday so we can have enough food.

2009 Trip to the Sudan
The Sudan Leadership Team is doing preliminary work on a trip to the Sudan in early 2009. A final decision will be made by August 1 and then the time will be very short to join in. If you are at all interested, we need to know now. Contact Jim Leuenberger or Dave Dawson.

Reducing the Risk Training for Mercer County Churches
Sheakleyville Presbyterian is having a 2-hour training for Elders and teachers with AWARE (Crisis Shelter) on reducing the risk for child sexual abuse in the church. The training is Wednesday, April 23rd, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the church and is open to other churches. An RSVP to Nancy Varner at 724-253-4230 would be appreciated.

Study Leave Opportunity
Want an adventure? For 15 years, a group of pastors have been mountainclimbing or canoeing/portaging using a book for discussion on ministry in a setting that lends to trust and growth. This year the group will be returning to the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada for a week of group building, physical challenge and spiritual growth. See Don Hurray at the upcoming Presbytery meeting for a brochure and application. The date for the trip is September 14-22, 2008 and the book to be studied is “Spiritual Surrender” by Jim Krisher.

NWMC Speakers
Check out the speaker bios now posted on the New Wilmington Mission Conference web site at http://www.NWMCmission.org. NWMC will be held July 19-26 this year. Don’t miss out on this wonderful local opportunity.

“We’ve Come This Far By Faith”
This year, Word Centered Fellowship is celebrating their 5th year of service to the Lord. The celebration dates are May 16th through may 18, 2008. To commemorate this anniversary they will publish a booklet and seek your help. For more information, please see the full article on our News page, http://www.shenango.org/news/index.htm.

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