eLink News – March 11, 2009

This Week:
March 11– 10:00 AM Church & Community Committee, Presbyery Office
3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
March 13– 3:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee, Presbytery Office
March 16– 7:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
March 17– 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW

Prayers
– Lee McDermott, former pastor in this presbytery, has had some issues with an enzyme deficiency. He is in the hospital, but doing well.

Save the Date!
This year’s Presbytery-Wide Youth Event has been scheduled for May 30th (a little later than usual). Watch for an info packet to be sent within the next week, and more information to come at the April Presbytery meeting.

Register for the Pastor’s Retreat
Darrell Guder will be our special guest for the Spring Pastor’s Retreat, May 4-5 at Villa Maria Retreat Center. Registrations are due by April 3rd! Forms were available in the February Presbytery packet, and can also be found online at http://www.shenango.org/News/retreat.htm, or you can e-mail your registration information to office@shenango.org.

January 2010 Trip to Sudan
For information of the January 2010 presbytery trip to Sudan, contact Dave Lower at 724-752-9348, dhlower412@yahoo.com, Jere Donovan at 724-735-4444, jdonovan@zoominternet.net or Autumn Covert at the presbytery office. Now is the time to get your name on the list for the trip informational meeting to be held in late April or early May.

Dr. Charles S. MacKenzie to Speak at Grove City College
Rev. Dr. MacKenzie will speak on “Calvin’s Contributions to Education” at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 16th in Sticht Lecture Hall, and at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, March 17th in Harbison Chapel. MacKenzie is currently Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL; he also served as the fifth president of Grove City College from 1971-1991.

Rev. Dr. Donald McKim to Speak at Westminster College
Rev. Dr. McKim will speak at the 7:00 PM Vespers at Westminster College on Sunday, March 29 and Monday, March 30, 11:40 AM. Both services will be in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. he will be speaking on the topic of John Calvin as we recognize his 500th birthday. Don is Executive Editor for Theology and Reference for Westminster John Knox Press. He is a son of the Wampum Church, a graduate of Westminster College and Pittsburgh Seminary.

Presentation on John Calvin’s 500th Birthday
First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, OH will be having lectures by Dr. Leanne Van Dyk from Western Seminary in Michigan on Monday, March 30 at 4:00 and 7:00 PM. For information and reservations call 330-744-4307.

Synod Summer Conference
Many from our churches enjoyed the Synod Summer Conference last June at Westminster College. This June (10-12) this event will be held at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, another beautiful Presbyterian-related campus. Beau Weston is the main speaker. For all the details, click here: http://www.syntrinity.org/home/annoucments/Summer_Conference_2009/MainPage.htm.

Group Publishing VBS Training Event at North Liberty
North Liberty Presbyterian Church, Grove City will be hosting Group Publishing’s only Pennsylvania Networking/Training Party for Holy Land Adventure Bible School Rome! You can check the program out without making a commitment, gather ideas and make plans to share props and supplies. A representative from Group will lead the “party” on March 21st from 9 AM – NOON. $25 for the 1st attendee, $10 for each additional person from the same church. Please register by March 14th with Tonya Beatty, tmbeatty22@aol.com or 724-458-4015.

NOON Music at Christ Presbyterian
You are invited to several free concerts that will be held on the Tuesdays of March at 12:15 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City. March 17th will feature Donna Groom, organ. March 24th will feature Terri Miller on harp, and March 31st will feature John Thickey, organ.

Site & Facilities Manager – Immediate Opening
Camp Lambec/CAPNWP, N. Springfield, PA. Keep camp clean, safe, attractive condition. Maintain equipment. Welcome visitor groups. Implement preventative maintenance. Serve with a team. 9.5-10 month contract. Start in April. Contact Mr. Oswald with name, address, phone and e-mail. 724-738-0058 or capnwp@shenango.org.

Secretary/Custodian
Second Presbyterian Church in New Castle is completing its 125 years of service on April 26. Their secretary/custodian, Leah DiLullo, will be out of work. Her resume is available from the Presbytery office or by calling Leah directly at 724-652-0541.

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.

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