This Week:

  • May 27- 2:30 PM Higher Education Committee, Westminster College
  •  June 2– 9:30 AM Council, Mahoning Presbyterian Church
  • June 4– 12:00 PM MCS Meeting, East Main Church


  • Joyce Bardeen’s (Westfield) father died on Sunday, May 24th.  Visitation is Wednesday from 6-8 PM at Hall’s in Warren, OH.  The Funeral will be on Thursday at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.
  • Lola Christy (widow of Wayne Christy, Westminster College) died on Sunday.  Many of you would know Lola from the New Wilmington Mission Conference.

News from the Presbytery Office

Youth Event CANCELLED  –  Scholarship Offered
Last week we sent out notification that the Youth Event had been cancelled due to lack of interest.  We would still like to connect youth in our congregations to mission with the money that was set aside for the annual event, so we are proposing a small number of scholarships that would pay the full registration fee for a member of your church’s youth group to attend the New Wilmington Mission Conferernce at the end of July.  Full details were mailed last Friday to the attention of the Pastor/Youth Leader.  For more information, please contact Auutmn or Debbie at the Presbytery Office.  Applications are due to the Presbytery Office by June 19th and scholarships will be awarded on a first come-first served basis.

First Call Pastors Event

“Stewardship and Finances 101” will be the topic of the next event for First Call pastors at Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare on May 29, 2009.  The program starts at 8:30 AM with breakfast, followed by considering the “big picture” of stewardship and an introduction to specific stewardship programs.  Call the Presbytery office by May 27th to register for this event.

Workshops, Conferences, & Local Events

Synod Summer Conference Shortened
Due to lack of registrations, the Synod Summer Conference has been shortened from 3 days down to 1-1/2 days.  The event will begin with lunch on Wednesday, June 10th and end with a box lunch distribution on Thursday, June 11th.  Please contact the Synod Office with any questions or concerns about these changes at 1-800-242-0534.

What in the World is God Doing?
Registration is now open for the Perspectives class, sponsored by World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Seminary.  Classes will be held at the Grove City Alliance Chuch. Join the thousands of students, lay leaders, business professsionals, mission committee members, and pastors who will be takingPerspectives somewhere this year!  Mark your calendar now to come to the first week free!  Classes bein Monday, August 31st at 6:30 PM. Check the flyer for more details. Learn more at or contact Area Coordinator, Jen Haddox for more info:
Needed / Offered

SPSC Needs a New Van
In 1995, with the help of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care (SPSC) Auxiliary and donations from many friends, SPSC purchased a 12 passenger customized van with wheel chair lift.  After thousands of doctor’s appointments and special outings later it’s time for a new van.  As I’m sure you know, transportation is vitally important to our residents on a variety of levels. Our residents rely heavily on the van for getting to and from appointments.  Most families do not have vehicles that are handicapped accessible.  So for these families, the van is a godsend.  Not only does the van help residents with their physical needs, but also it helps to lift their spirits.  Afternoon rides and stopping for ice cream can do wonders for them, not to mention attending concerts, plays, and going to restaurants.  We need your help. We are in desperate need of a new van.   Please prayerfully consider what you may be able to give to “Help Us Get on the Bus” fundraiser at Shenango.  Contact SPSC at 724-946-3516 for more information.

Hymnals, Bibles, and Paraments Available
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church has 75 Red Presbyterian Hymnals (56 edition), 40 King James Pew Bibles, and a set of paraments to give away.  Either call the church at 724-924-2780 or email Marsha Parrish at 

Orchestral Chimes Needed
The Jubellation Ringers at Calvin Church, Ellwood City, are in need of a set of Orchestral Chimes…Please call 724-758-7711 (John Van Gorder) or 724-674-0299 (Andy Kindle).
Chaplains Needed
Camp Bucoco, an area Boy Scout Camp (Slippery Rock), and Camp Agawam, an area Cub Scout Camp (New Castle), are looking for a volunteer chaplain to bring a brief message and prayer to their times of meeting for chapel at camp.  Interested parties should contact Chris Stone at 724-674-1711.

CE/Youth Director Needed
Third Presbyterian Church in New Castle is looking to hire a part time CE/Youth Director.  For more information call the church at 724-658-6683.

Christian Summer Employment
A lifeguard is still needed at Camp Lambec and a food service aid is needed at Westminster Highlands.  Positions start June 16.  For more informaiton, contact Glenn Oswald at 724-738-0058 or e-mail him at  

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The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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