eLink News – May 21, 2008

Meetings and Events This Week:
May 26- OFFICE CLOSED
May 27- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
1:00 PM Sudan Hosting Team, Presbytery Office

Note: Office staff will be attending portions of the Synod Summer Conference June 4-6 at Westmisnter College. We will post return times on the front door, but you can always leave us a voice mail if you stop by and the office is closed.

Prayers
– Terry Greenlee is home from his rehabilitation at Harmarville and no longer has the symptoms from Parkinson’s. He will recieve his D.Min. at Pittsburgh Seminary this week. (Note: Terry has sent a thank you note for your prayers – you can read it on the “News & Events” page of the Presbytery web site.)
– Please continue to pray for the Sudan following a rebel attack on the capital. Darfur’s displaced persons in Khartoum are under great persecution because of the attack. Pray for wisdom and courage for our friends in the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.

Joys
– Kang Na is the commencement speaker at the Pittsburgh Seminary graduation this week.
– Word Centered Fellowship celebrated their 5th anniversary this past weekend with Dr. Bryant Parker from Witherspoon Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis as the guest preacher. Several Shenango Presbytery congregations were represented at the Friday evening Gospel Singalong.

Summer Camping Jobs Available
With less than a month to go until the start of summer camp programs, The Camping Association still has a few summer employment opportunities available. Camp Lambec, with a season beginning June 8, needs a lifeguard, an office assistant and a general support staff member. At Westminster Highlands, with a season beginning June 22, there are two openings for male cabin counselors. Training, a weekly salary, room and board are provided. Applicants must be 18 years of age and/or a high school graduate. If you know of young people who may be interested, please encourage them to contact the central camp office ASAP at 724-738-0058 or at capnwp@aol.com.

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.

Attend Worship at the Synod Summer Conference
Worship at the Synod Summer Conference is open to the public. If you didn’t register for the conference, but would still like to participate in worship check out the schedule at http://www.syntrinity.org/home/announcements/Summer_Conference_2008/Schedule.htm.

Presbytery Bicentennial — “Celebration Choir” — Calling all singers!
to sing in a Celebration Choir for our Presbytery Bicentennial Celebration worship service to be held on Sunday, July 27, 2008. A choir rehearsal will be held on Friday evening, July 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM at the Unity Presbyterian Church at Greenfield (1857 Mercer West Middlesex Road, Route 318) –halfway between West Middesex and Mercer. Music will be provided. Come and join your voice in celebration!

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