eLink News – April 29, 2008

Meetings and Events This Week:
May 4- SHOWCASE submission deadline
May 5-6- Pastor’s Retreat, Villa Maria Retreat Center

Prayers
Terry Greenlee (Jackson Center and Millbrook) had successful surgery for Parkinson’s last Tuesday and will have the second surgery this Wednesday. He will then be transferred to Harmorville for two weeks of rehabilitiation.

Work Days at the Camps
Want to help get Westminster Highlands and Camp Lambec ready for the summer camping season? There are workdays scheduled that you can be a part of- this Saturday you can work at Westminster Highlands, and on the 17th you can work at Lambec. Overnight lodging is available by contacting Lisa at the camping office at 724-738-0058.

Youth Event – an Amazing Day of Service
This past Saturday 60 youth and leaders from 8 of our churches helped out at Westminster Highlands. The youth picked up litter on Rt. 208 as part of the Adopt-a-Highway program, picked up limbs and brush from the campus, hauled firewood, scrubbed cabins, and more as part of their day of service. Kip, the camp manager, explained that every hour that we worked would equal a month’s worth of work for himself and his wife – the youth accomplished 4 months worth of work on Saturday! A DVD of photos will be sent to each group that participated, and highlights will be shown at the July Presbytery meeting. Thanks to all who participated!

Volunteers Needed
ROOT International, a non-profit, charitable organization that partners with community organizations, ministries, and churches (currently working with Shenango Presbytery PW to transport goods to Kayenta, Arizona) is looking for volunteers from May 8-28 (mostly daytime and Saturdays) to sort, load and unload trucks for time slots of 1-3 hours. If you can help, please contact Rebecca Vogan at 724-699-1182.

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.

“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.

Membership / Evangelism Request from Bethel
Hi all, I am the Elder for the Membership and Evangelism at Bethel UP Church…I am seeking information form others concerning their programs for evangelism and membership specific to their churches mission. As an example; methods of distributing visitation cards, membership participation in attendence, giving etc. How often do you review your membership roles….what’s your process for moving members from active to inactive…Evangelism, do you have programs or groups that concentrate on evangelism in your church? Any information that you would like to share would be appreciated. You can email me rusty0616@hotmail.com or address to Rusty George, 5958 E. Calla Rd New Middletown, Ohio (yes I’m a buckeye) 44442. Thank you in advance and God Bless you.

SPSC Anniversary Celebration
This coming Sunday, May 4, Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare will be holding a special 40th Anniversary Celebration at 3:00 PM at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. Refreshments will follow immediately after the service in the Community Room of SPSC.

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