eLink News – February 17, 2009

This Week:
February 17 – 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
February 18- 9:30 AM Personnel Reviews, Presbytery Office
1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
February 19- 12:00 PM Sudan Trip Meeting, Presbytery Office
1:00 PM Sudan Team Meeting, Presbytery Office
February 20- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry Committee, Presbytery Office
February 24- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, Westminster College

Prayers
– Connie Chalfant’s (Coolspring) mother passed away this past week. The funeral service was Monday morning.
– Martha Vandevort fell yesterday and underwent surgery to repair a severly broken leg. She is scheduled for a second surgery on Wednesday.

February 24th at Midnight – Deadline to Complete Your Online Annual Report to General Assembly.
There is only 1 week left…and remember if you information is in the system it will automatically be accepted at Midnight – you don’t have to log into the system just to click “Submit”.

Presbytery Annual Report Forms Were Due 3 weeks ago…
The Presbytery Office is still missing annual report forms from 21 churches.

Note from Rev. Douglas Etter who is serving in Iraq again
Dear Friends and Family…I hope this finds you well…Currently we are stationed at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad…Please don’t feel an obligation to send us anything…but if you insist our most immediate needs are ATT phone cards, shaving cream, razors, soap, shampoo, deodorant, snacks, and of course cigars. (Doug’s translator is an Iraqi Christian, a group which is suffering greatly, many having immigrated.)Chaplain (LTC) Douglas A. EtterHHC 1-112, 56 SBCTUnit # 6260APO, AE 09378

The 6th Annual Dr. J. Calvin Rose Memorial Seminar – Westminster College
Monday, March 2, 2009 “Theology of John Calvin” will be presented in a panel discussion format featuring Rev. Glenn Hink, Rev. Bill Crooks, & Rev. Bob McCreight. The seminar will be presented by Rev. Dr. Charles Partee, the P.C. Rossin Professor of Church History at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Advance registration fee of $7.00 (includes breakfast and lunch) is due by February 23, 2009 to Westminster College Chapel Office, 319 S. Market Street, Box 66, New Wilmington, PA 16172.

New and Improved Sunday School Curriculum
Now is the time to start thinking about the Sunday School materials you will be using next fall. If your church is willing to think about changing to a curriculum that accurately reflects the Reformed Theology of our church, that is based completely on Scripture, that is appropriate for each age groups, that includes Bible Background for teachers, and that has oodles of a variety of activities, then you need to talk to Debbie Forsberg and Margaret Trautman. In late January they attended a training event about the many changes in the denomination’s We Believe curriculum, exciting changes that every church should hear about. Call the office at 724-528-1610 to set up a time for them to meet with your Christian education committee (or anyone else interested in what is being taught.)

Free Christian Education Help
Rev. Dr. Beverly Cushman, Director of the Christian Education program at Westminster College is looking for congregations who would be interested in working with Christian Education students in their three year internship. Interns work with the same congregation over the three year period, with specific projects that reflect the classes they are taking. The internship is non-stipendiary. If your congregation would be interested in three years of free Christian Education help, please contact Rev. Dr. Beverly Cushman, Westminster College, 724-946-7127, cushmabw@westminster.edu.

Church Organist Needed
8:30 AM and 10:50 AM Sunday services. Accompany adult choir, Wednesday evening rehearsals. Tower Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 724-458-7260.

Choir Director Needed for Fredonia Presbyterian
We are a small, rural congregation just north of Mercer and south of Greenville. For information, please contact Eric Peters at 724-854-0310.

Church Secretary Wanted
CHURCH SECRETARY needed to provide secretarial and administrative services to the pastor and professional church staff. Must be a professing Christian and possess good interpersonal, writing and computer skills. Hourly position with no benefits for 15 hours per week. Send resume by February 25 to: Center Presbyterian Church, 333 Center Church Road, Grove City, PA, 16127 or e-mail resume to: bwoodman.2@gmail.com.

Part-Time Music Director Wanted
Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Grove City is looking for a part-time music director, stipend $25 a week. This person would pick out music and lead choir rehearsal. We have an accompanist and the choir numbers around ten. A person with conducting training would be a plus. Anyone intersted should contact Rev. Nicola Vitiello at 973-897-7813.

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