eLink News – April 21, 2009

This Week:
April 21- 7:00 PM Mercer County Session Records Review, Bethany
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW
April 23- 7:00 PM Lawrence County Session Records Review, Northminster
April 28- 6:30 PM Presbytery Meeting, North Liberty (we’ll post the docket link in a special eLink tomorrow)

An Update from Ingrid Reneau
Ingrid is leaving from Nairobi for the South Sudan on April 24 for at least 6 weeks, if they don’t need to evacuate. Her laptop was stolen from her locked hotel room over Easter with all her work and pictures on it.

College Scholarship Applications Due Soon
Shenango Presbytery scholarship applications need to be postmarked by May 10th. Applications and guidelines can be found on our “Publications & Information” page, or by clicking the link in the box at the bottom of our homepage.

Planning a Mission Trip?
Shenango Presbytery offers a grant to individuals and groups to help with the cost of trips. Applications and guidelines can be found on our “Publications & Information” page, or by clicking the link in the box at the bottom of our homepage.

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.

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 has already been wired to the Sudan. We will be sending another wire this summer, if you missed this opportunity to contribute. Also, some members of our Presbytery went to the rally in Washington D.C. and had the following to say, “It was very impressive, many good, inspiring speakers. Music was super. It really was a combination of spiritual and political gathering, if that is possible. So, we have to remember to pray not only for the people of Darfur and Sudan, but the politicians who also must be involved. ” Photos from the rally will be featured on the “News & Events” page of the Presbytery website.

Faith, Freedom, and the Church in India
Dr. Timothy Mech will speak at 7 PM on April 29th in Sticht Lecture Hall (HAL 108) at Grove City College. The presentation will describe how first generation Indian Christians practice their faith. It will also explain impediments to the freedom of Indian Christians and outline how volunteers from this region are empowering churches and fighting poverty in India. Dr. Mech is a professor in the Entrepreneurship Department at Grove City College and President of Evangelical Fellowship International, a network of over 500 indigenous churches in India and Malaysia.

You Should Consider “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement”
The Fall 2009 Perspectives class will be at the Grove City Alliance Chuch. Classes bein Monday, August 31st at 6:30 PM. Mark your calendars now to come to the first week free! Begin praying about whether you should join the thousands of students, lay leaders, business professionals, mission committee members, an pastors who will be taking Perspectives somewhere this year! Check the flyer for more details. Learn more at http://www.perspectives.org or contact Area Coordinator, Jen Haddox for more info: jhaddox@pts.edu.

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/.

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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