eLink News – January 6, 2009

This Week:
January 9-10 – PMC Cluster Event, Westminster College

Attention LeaderFest Participants: “Early Bird” registration bargain ($10 instead of $15) expires Monday, Jan. 12th.

Seminar for Clerks changed.
Because of a schedule conflict, Jerry Mahaffey will not be presenting his annual workshop for Clerks of Session at LeaderFest this year. Instead, he has offered to host an event for clerks at his church, North Liberty Presbyterian either Saturday, Jan. 24, or Monday evening, Jan. 19th. (or some other time that suits everyone). Clerks can contact Jerry at 724-794-4384 to find out more. Jerry also encourages clerks to call him at any time with their questions.

Cokesbury at LeaderFest
Yes, Cokesbury has promised that they will be at LeaderFest this year. They have apologized for their mix-up last year and will be in the lobby of Orr auditorium with Books of Order, books suggested by the seminar leaders, books authored by people we know (such as Ken Bailey and Lisa Hickman) and books related to our seminar topics. They do accept charge cards, so come prepared to buy!

Please Pray for Those Suffering in Israel/Palestine
Dr. Ken Bailey has suggested that we read the statement by church leaders in the Middle East and pray for those suffering in the present war. http://www.perth.anglican.org/web/News/World_News/?pageid+151&article=255.

Has Your Session Heard about the “Partnership for the Missional Church?”
Your Session faces important challenges as your lead your church. Thirteen of our churches have learned that “Partnership for the Missional Church” (PMC) can be a very important support in these difficult times. If you would like to learn more, please go to http://www.shenango.org/PMC/index.htm and call Dave Dawson about an opportunity for your session to hear the PMC story and how it can help your church.

First Church in Sharon, 600 East State Street, will present it’s first Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival on Saturday, January 17th. Prelude music will begin at 6:15 PM. There is no admission fee for the Festival, which celebrates Christ’s birth, His Epiphany, and His victory over evil and darkness. It is a reenactment of an ancient medieval Festival that is full of pageantry and music. The congregation participates in the Festival as well. If you have questions, please call 724-981-2211.

Mission Speakers
Michael and Rachel Weller have been serving in the Sudan and Ethiopia. They have returned to Pittsburgh for Rachel to complete a degree in nursing that will help in her work in the Sudan. Michael will continue as the Sudan Liaison while they are in Pittsburgh. You can contact them at mswelleret@gmail.com or wellerachel@gmail.com.

Director of Support Services
Full time managerial position available immediately to oversee maintenance, housekeeping, laundry, security and transportation operations in our beautiful Continuing Care Retirement Community. Construction experience and bachelor’s degree preferred. Competetive wages and benefits. Apply in person, fax cover letter and resume to 724-946-3412 or e-mail jobs@shenangopsc.org. Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare 238 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16142. EOE.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance needs Presbyterian Volunteer Village (PVV) managers.
The position description is: to oversee the management and function of a PDA volunteer village in the Gulf Coast, including hospitality, administration, logistics, leadership, delegation and group facilitation. These are positions needed year-round. A small stipend and expenses are provided. A minimum 3 months is required. Complete information and an application can be found here:http://www.pcusa.org/pda/response/usa/villagemanagerneeded.htm.

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