eLink – October 21, 2008

This Week
October 21- 9:00 AM – Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM CLPs, Chalfant Home
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
October 22- 1:00 PM Committee on Representation, Presbytery Office
October 23- 8:30 AM Equipping Pastors Event, Shenango SeniorCare
October 24- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
October 27- 7:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
October 28- 9:30 AM Council, Unity PC

Featured Headlines from Previous Weeks
Full text available on our blog at http://www.shenango.org/spnews.html
– Read the lastest letter from Ingrid Reneau
http://www.pcusa.org/missionconnections/letters/reneaui/reneaui_0810.htm.
– Ingrid Reneau has a blog – read her updateshttp://sudanseed.blogspot.com/
– Discerning Your Call to Mission event at PTS on November 1.

STATION Retreat – All Young Adults Welcome
STATION (young adults in their 20s & 30s) will be having a fall retreat, October 31 – November 2 at Westminster Highlands Camp in Emlenton, PA. All young adults in the Presbytery are invited to participate, even if they’ve never attended a STATION meeting before. More information is available on the News & Events page of the Presbytery website. Registrations are due to the Presbytery Office by October 24.

Equipping Pastors
October 23- 8:30 – 10:00 AM at Shenango on the Green (New Wilmington) – Pastoral Care of Self (call/e-mail the office now)
November 20-21 – Antiochian Village (Ligonier) – “Organizational Skills” – info & registration at 724-452-7515.

Sabbatical Opportunity for Pastors
The Board of Pensions is providing a $3,000 sabbatical grant to one pastor in each presbytery in our Synod. You must be serving a church of less than 200 members and have been there 6 years. Other details at http://www.pensions.org/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=245&mode=2. For more information contact David Dawson. The application should include the following information: Sabbath Sabbatical purpose; Sabbatical description; Estimated total sabbatical cost, budget and funding sources; Expected dates of Sabbath Sabbatical; Benefits you expect to gain from the experience. A completed application must be in the Presbytery Office by December 1.

Tax Tips for Ministers and Churches Teleconference
December 11, 2008 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST. Join the Board of Pensions for this web-enhanced teleconference, a free event that helps ministers and churches understand clergy taxes. You can register online or by phone at 800-355-4487. You can also submit your tax questions when you register for this conference. Space is limited, so sign up today. Registration ends November 21.

Continuing Education Opportunity at WC
“The Brain Technique for Preaching Without Notes” presented by Dr. William J. Carl, President of PTS will by at Westminster College on Monday, November 17th from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM (concludes with lunch). Registration includes breakfast and lunch – $7.00 advanced, $10.00 at the door. Please register by November 10th with the Chapel office 724-946-7117 or gabriedl@westminster.edu. Please bring 2 or 3 sermons with you. Dr. Carl will be teaching you the technique of preaching without notes…using your own work.

Young Presbyterian Scholars Program Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching
If you are nominating a future Westminster College Student for the Young Presbyterian Scholars Program, please note that Pastor/Congregation Nominations are due by October 31 and student applications are due November 15 (student does not need to commit to the college until May 1, but does need to apply by Nov. 15). For more information on this program, visit http://www.westminster.edu/spiritlife/ups/ups_nominate.cfm.

Come In Out of the Cold
Presbyterian Media Mission is again offering resources for your use during the Advent season. You can find this information at http://www.pmm4u.org/ciotc.

Braised Steak Dinner @ Bessemer Presbyterian Church
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Adults $8.00, Children 6-12 $4.00, Children 5 and under – Free. Carry outs will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any church member or by calling the church office at 724-667-7255.

Looking for Housing
Hi. My name is Ellen Keefer. I am a member of Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church in Williamsport, PA and a 2008 graduate of Grove City College. I recently accepted a position with Americorps and I am looking for an apartment or room to rent within a 30-minute commute of New Castle. I would consider house-sitting as well. If you think you might be able to help me or know someone who could, please call 570-916-9911. Thank you.

Volunteers Needed
Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare is looking for volunteers to work a weekend day a month at the front desk. For more information, please contact them at 724-946-3516.

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