eLink News – March 30, 2009

This Week:
April 1- 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
April 2– 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
April 7- 9:30 AM Council, Shenango Church

Last Chance to Register for the Pastor’s Retreat!
Registrations are due by FRIDAY for the upcoming pastor retreat with Darrell Guder on May 4-5 at Villa Maria Retreat Center. He will be speaking on “Teaching Eldership for the Formation of Missional Communities”. Call or e-mail Autumn with your registration information at 724-528-1610 or office@shenango.org.

Prayers
– Bud Green’s sister, Liza, died on Sunday from heart problems.

Invitation to Meet Darrell Guder
Dr. Darrell Guder, Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary, will be the speaker at the Pastors Retreat on May 4 – 5. Dr. Guder is probably the best known theologian on the subject of “missional church” which is central to the “Partnership for the Missional Church” project in which several of our congregations have been or will be participating. On Monday evening everyone is welcome to join the pastors at the Villa Maria Conference Center (left on Evergreen Road just before reaching the Ohio line on Rt. 422) at 6:30 pm. Please contact the Presbytery Office by April 13th indicating your plan to attend so that we may have space. We are inviting questions to be submitted ahead of time to organize the conversation.

Spring Gathering to Focus on Missions
Thursday, April 16, is the Spring Gathering for Presbyterian Women in Shenango Presbytery. All women are invited to attend this day of interesting speakers, great fellowship, and informative displays, with a focus on local and international mission opportunities. Northminster Presbyterian Church in New Castle will host this event, and reservations for lunch ($6.00) and child care are due by April 9th to Nancy McMillin at 724-336-5623. More information is available on the “News & Events” page of the Presbytery website.

Free Youth Ministry Workshop
East Brook Presbyterian Church will host Dr. David Coryell, executive director of Christian Endeavor – Mid Atlantic on Monday, April 6, 2009 from 7:00 PM until 8:59 PM. This event is open to all interested and involved in doing ministry to youth, as well as those who are student leaders in youth ministry. Church leaders are invited as well. Register on the CE website at http://www.pachristianendeavor.org, by calling the Mid Atlantic office at 610-369-0207 or by e-mailing pace@pachristianendeavor.org with your name, church, contact phone and number attending. Yes!!! It’s Free!

Work Camp/Tours to Slovakia
May 17-30, or June 8-22 traveling to Hermanovce, Slovakia with Dave and Anne Dayton. For more information, contact Anne at anne@daytons.org or call 724-458-9215.

Distinguished Speaker Series at Westminster College
Sociologist Dr. Robert Bullard will speak on “Race, Place, and Environmental Justice” on April 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Witherspoon Room. Dr. Bullard was named in 2007 by CNN as one of the “People You Should Know” and in 2008 by Newsweek Magazine as one of the Century’s Environmental Leaders.

Youth Minister
Neshannock Presbyterian Church in New Wilmington is seeking a youth minister to work with youth 7th – 12th grade. This is a paid, part-time position. Our youth pastor will experience a warm welcome and very supportive relationship with our congregation and our pastor. Please contact Rev. Bill Stone at 724-946-2081 or e-mail at wmailto:wjwcstone@nwboronet.com for further information and inquiries.

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.

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