eLink News – July 30, 2008

This Week:
No scheduled meetings this week.

Teacher Training Workshop
“We Will Tell the Next Generation”, the 25th Annual Teacher Training Workshop presented by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM. The Featured Keynote Speaker will be Cynthia L. Rigby (recent pastor’s retreat leader), the WC Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Christian Education Commitee of Shenango Presbytery is planning to take a van to this event – if you would like to ride along please contact Margaret Trautman at ched@shenango.org.

You are Invited
Come and celebrate the 50th Birthday of Westminster Highlands on Saturday, August 9th with “Adventure Fest”. There will be free and fun activities for all ages at the camp from 10 AM until 5 PM including hiking, campfire songs, camp photos and videos, and zip line rides. No reservations required – rain or shine.

Register for the Pastor’s Retreat
Registrations are due on August 11th for the upcoming Pastor’s Retreat – September 8-9 with Paul Detterman, Director of Presbyterians for Renewal, at the Villa Maria Retreat Center. Costs are $40 for commuters and $75 for those needing lodging. Forms can be found in the July Presbytery packet, online by clicking the link at the bottom of our homepage (hover over the photo of Villa Maria and the link will appear below) or you may e-mail the information to Autumn at office@shenango.org.

Special Event after General Assembly
Paul Detterman, Director of Presbyterians for Renewal, http://www.pfrenewal.org will be leading our Pastor’s Retreat on September 8-9. He will also speak on Sunday evening, September 7, at East Main Church in Grove City. There will be a soup supper at 6:00 PM (donations received). Reservations needed by August 29. Please contact the Presbytery Office at 724-528-1610 or office@shenango.org.

Mission Opportunity in Egypt
There are a lot of exciting developments in the Presbyterian Church in Egypt. A group under the leadership of Jim Mohr visited Cairo Seminary in January and returned quite excited to see what God is doing there. One particular ministry that may be of interest to your mission committee is the Salam Clinic in Cairo. You can learn about it at http://www.smcegypt.org. Dr. Freddy Elbaiady, Director, will be visiting in the Pittsburgh area in September. For more details on his schedule contact Rev. Karl McDonald (who was on the Cairo trip with Shenango pastors) from Ken Mawr Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh kenmawrchurch@msn.com.

FREE Tables
Center Presbyterian Church in Grove City is looking for a home for 12-15 8-foot folding tables. If your church is interested, please contact Doug Wick at 724-615-1437.

Seeking Organist
Tower Presbyterian Church in Grove City is still seeking an organist. Details are available on the Presbytery web site at http://www.shenango.org/News/jobs.htm.

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