eLink News – May 6, 2008

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Meetings and Events This Week:
May 7- 9:30 AM Church and Community Committee Meeting, Presbytery Office
May 8- 7:00 PM Bicentennial Committee Meeting, Joe Hopkin’s Home

Prayers
– David Dawson’s mother-in-law passed away Thursday afternoon.
– Terry Greenlee is in Harmarville for rehabilitation, following his surgeries for parkinson’s, for another week or so.

CAMP LAMBEC SPRING WORK DAY – SATURDAY, MAY 17, 9 AM
The Camping Association invites individuals, families and groups to particapate in the annual Camp Lambec spring workday. Camp personnel will be on hand to greet you anytime after 8 AM. Arrive anytime in the morning and stay as long as you are able, even overnight. When you arrive, our camp staff will have a list of proposed projects and a storehouse of needed supplies. They will help you choose a job to fit your skills and time availability. If you complete a job and still have energy, you can return to the job list and choose another task. Or, feel free to spend the remainder of your day enjoying the campsite. Complimentary weekend accommodations for workers and their families are available in our camper cabins by prior reservation. Please contact Lisa in The Camping Office (724-738-0058) to arrange for your complimentary one or two night work weekend stay.

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.

Is Your Church Doing an Energy Audit?
New Wilmington Presbyterian’s Peacemaking Committee is seeking information about churches doing an “energy audit”. If your church has done this or if you know what is involved, please contact Bob VanDale at bobcarlavandale@netzero.net. They will appreciate any help you can offer.

Mission Travel Opportunities
World Mission Initiative trips in 2009 includes these opportunities and more:
– Spring Break (Feb. 27 – Mar. 7): New Orleans, Haiti, Mexico
– Summer possibilities: Russia, Ethiopia, Philippines, Singapore, etc.
For a complete list, contact Don Dawson at ddawson@pts.edu.

Summer Leadership Conference, June 8-11, 2008 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Now in it’s 68th year, this annual conference will focus on family systems – understanding relationships within our families and our congregations. Keynote speaker is Ronald W. Richardson, former Clinical Director of the North Shore Counseling Centre, a pastoral counselor, and an author. Marsha Foster Boyd will be the keynote preacher – she is currently the president of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary. Because this program is partially funded by a grant, the registration fee is only $120 ($135 after May 15), wich includes all plenary sessions, daily worship, two workshop tracks, and breakfast, lunch and dinner for three days. Housing is extra. Contact the Office of Continuing Education with questions or to request a registration brochure. 412-441-3304, ext. 2196 or Bgrogan@pts.edu.

Perspectives Course Coming This Fall
Perspectives, a 14 week course providing a panoramic view of what God is up to and tools to help you step into the action. Classes begin the week of September 7, 2008 at 4 different locations including Fellowship Community Church in Grove City and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Check out http://www.perspectives.org for more information or see the flyer and bulletin insert on the “News & Events” page of the Presbytery website.

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