eLink News- April 14, 2009

This Week:
April 15- 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, Presbytery Office
April 16– PW Spring Gathering, Northminster
1:00 PM Sudan Team, Presbytery Office
1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office (back room of Resource Ctr.)
April 17-18– PMC Cluster Event, Westminster College
April 18- 11:00 AM Higher Education Luncheon, TBA
April 21- 7:00 PM Mercer County Session Records Review, Bethany
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Presbytery Office
April 23- 7:00 PM Lawrence County Session Records Review, Northminster

Note: The Meeting of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry scheduled for April 17th has been cancelled.

Prayers
– Janice Good (Associate at Tower) had surgery today and will be in Grove City Medical Center for a couple of days.

ESL Teachers Needed
Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and the Ethiopian Network are looking for English as a Second Language teachers to go to Ethiopia. PFF will be offering English classes for elementary school teachers in the city of Shashemane, Ethiopia and we need 4 or 5 teachers and 1 or 2 aides. The ESL teachers would travel to Ethiopia on June 26th, 2009 and return the end of July. The estimated costs for lodging and food are $1,600 and the estimated cost for airfare is $2,500. If anyone is interested, please contact Denise Sciuto of PFF at 724-901-7004 or email at denises@pff.net. Please inquire by April 15th.

New Post on Ingrid’s Blog
Ingrid Reneau has posted an update on her blog, http://sudanseed.blogspot.com/ about a very tense situation she was involved in last month and the ever present help of God.

Training for Mission in Your Community
World Mission Initiative is offering “Crossing Cultures”- http://www.worldmissioninitiative.org/events.htm. This is an eye-opening workshop that teaches how to reach out to and explore the cultures of local immigrants who live near you. This will open ministry opportunities to the people of different ethnicities who are beginning to settle in our communities.

Money Saver
We have learned that churches should not be paying sales tax on fuel oil and gas heat. You might check on this with your utility.

The Emergency Darfur Relief – over $20,000
In response to the expulsion of 13 relief organizations over $20,000.00 has been received from the Presbytery and beyond. It will be wired this Wednesday to the Sudan. Also, some members of our Presbytery will be going to the rally in Washington D.C.. If you are interested in joining them, please contact Tom Kaufman at 724-651-4323 or tek114@zoominternet.net.

Missionary Speaker from Nigeria at Tower Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 PM in the Library/Lounge (second floor)
A co-worker of Call of Hope in Nigeria, Bro. Abdul will share about his mission work in this country called the Elephant of Africa. He works under very difficult conditions. Various times people wanted to kill him only because of his ministry. God has repeatedly saved him from death. Persecution is a fact in his workplace. Bro. Abdul is married; his wife’s name is Mary. They have four grown-up children.

Position at the City Rescue Mission
The City Rescue Mission in New Castle is looking for an Accounts Receivable Development Assistant. Applications accepted until April 24. For information, call 724-652-4321 or http://www.cityrescuemission.org/.

Indoor Yard Sale at Unity
The Presbyterian Women of Unity Presbyterian Church will hold an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 8 AM to 3 PM. Hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee and pie will be available for lunch. Proceeds will support local and foreign missions.

Riso Supplies Available
Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church has some old Risograph supplies that they would like to sell reasonably to any chuch that could use them. The supplies are for a Risograph CR1610 UI and include 3 digital master stencils, 1 black ink, 3 red ink, 1 blue ink. All supplies can be picked up for $5 each. Contact the church at 724-758-4709 for more information.

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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