eLink News – August 5, 2008

This Week:
No scheduled meetings this week.

Special Meeting of Presbytery – August 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM at Leesburg Presbyterian Church
The business to be discussed:
– Examine a candidate for ordination
– Approve call of same candidate to the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
– Approve installation commission for new pastor to First Presbyterian Church of Sharpsville.

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 – 1 week left!
Registrations are due this coming Monday, 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.

Thank You!
to all who sang in the choir for the Bicentennial Service. There were 10 churches represented. It was wonderful to have voices to sing an anthem for the celebration. – Jane Bartholomew

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.

If You Are Under 50…If You Are Over 50
The Board of Pensions offers a financial health seminar entitled “Render Unto Caesar” for those under 50 (September 10) and a Retirement Planning Seminar (September 11-12) if you are over 50. Both of these events are in Bedford, PA. For details, http://www.pensions.org and click on “Educational Resources”.

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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