eLink News – July 8, 2008

Meetings and Events This Week:
July 14– 7:00 PM GA Follow-up Discussion, East Main (See note below)
July 16- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office

Prayers
– Barry Almy’s mother passed away last Thursday.

Page Missing from Presbytery Packet – on Web
“An Invitation to Expanding Partnership in God’s Mission” was originally a 3-page document – only the 1st and 3rd pages appeared in the packet last Tuesday. The entire document is available on the “News & Events” page of the Presbytery web site as a PDF.

GA Discussions – You are invited to participate
Glenn Hink and Bill Hoffman will be hosting those interested in a follow-up time to pray about and discuss the recently concluded General Assembly and its implications for our churches and ministries at East Main Church in Grove City on Monday, July 14, 7-8:30 PM.

Energy Audit Links
There is an energy audit online at www.thedailygreen.com. If you click on “Green Homes”, then “DIY Home Energy Audit” and that page also has a link to a web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool at http://hes.lbl.gov. There is also a group called Interfaith Power and Light that has organizations in each state (PA hasn’t started one yet) that helps religious and non-profit organizations with energy and conservation issues. They have a store at www.shopipl.org that offers energy supplies (bulbs, etc.) at “deeply discounted” prices for churches.

Award Given to Bill and Lois Anderson at the 218th General Assembly
The Rev. Hunter Farrell, director of World Mission, presented the Bell-Mackay Prize to Bill Anderson. Anderson and his late wife Lois spent 49 years in African-based mission service. As a result of their ministry, the Nile Theological College in Khartoum, Sudan, is now the first high-level Protestant theological institution in that country. Accepting the award, Anderson encouraged those gathered to “do your work and expect the Holy Spirit.” Read the full story here.

Important Opportunity
At 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 13 Ralph Hawkins will be installed as pastor of the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. That is an important event in itself, but it is also wonderful to hear a sermon by Dr. Darrell Guder, Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary. Darrell is probably the most important voice in “missional church” thinking about which several of our churches have been learning. For more information on Darrell click here: http://www.ptsem.edu/Academics/departments/RS/Docs/CVs/Guder_cv.pdf.

Donate Used Materials
Churches can donate their used VBS and Sunday School curriculum to the Kayenta Presbyterian Church in Arizona. Materials can be brought to the Fall Gathering of Presbyterian Women on October 18th at Faith Presbyterian Church.

First Presbyterian Church, New Castle seeks Nursery Director
See the full job description and contact information on our “Help Wanted” page (available under “Quick Links” on our home page.)

Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City seeks Organist
See the full job description and contact information on our “Help Wanted” page (available under “Quick Links” on our home page.)

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