This Week

  • June 24 & 26- Annual Audit (Conference Room is unavailable for meetings)
  • July 3- OFFICE CLOSED, Independence Day

News from the Presbytery Office

NWMC scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Cassidy Tonks of Christ Presbyterian Church and Michelle Curfman of New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. As our only applicants, each will receive a full scholarship to cover registration costs (a $310 value) to the New Wilmington Mission Conference.

What Are You Doing in Sunday School?
We now have exciting new materials for Sunday School and mid-week programs available at the Presbytery Office.
New- Wee Believe for PreSchool – Leader’s Guide including Resource Pages
Revised and Updated– We Believe for Elementary Students – Leader’s Guide and Resource CD
Brand New!– FAQ – Faithfully Asking Questions – for younger youth – Leader’s guide and Student’s Book (The We Believe Survey Courses for this age group are still available. These new materials are for churches that prefer a quarterly format.)
Also Brand New!– “Faith Questions” – a mini-course for older youth based on questions posed by youth around the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Margaret and Debbie will be happy to show these resources to anyone interested in improving their faith fomration programs.

PW Churchwide Gathering
There are six from Shenango Presbytery going to the Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women in Louisville, KY, July 11-15th. Ruth Marshall and Nancy McMillan will be serving as delegates. Also attending are Robbie Arnold, CLP of Bethlehem Church; Jane Braymer; Janice Good, Minister of Education at Tower Church; and Vickie White. The theme of the gathering is “God Will Do Wonders Among You”.

News from Our Churches

Anniversary Celebration
The Hadley and Kennard Churches will celebrate Chuck VanDyne’s 50th ordination anniversary on Sunday,
June 28th.

Lori Holstein (Sharpsville) recently became engaged to Rev. Ralph P. Cotten (Sharpsville United Methodist).

Workshops, Conferences and Local Events
Silk Road Collection
It’s that time of year again for the Silk Road Market sock and undie collection for the homeless youth in our area. Last year you brought in an amazing 496 pr of undies, 77 undershirts, and 442 pr of socks. I’d like to beat those numbers this year. The tight economy is hurting us all, but it’s especially frightening for those who are losing their homes or their jobs. This isn’t a big city problem. These are our neighbors and our friends in this situation. A pack of new socks or undies is such a small investment in our youth, but has a tremendous impact of love. So, here’s my wish list for this summer. In order to help the largest group of kids, I’m looking for boys sizes 4 to 20 and girls sizes 4 to 16. Also on the top of the list are beginner (training) bras. Won’t you help in this time of need. For more details or flyers contact Wendy at 724-946-8502 or e-mail Thanks, Wendy Farmerie.

Special Offer from PTS
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary invites new evening students to take their first class at half price. Pick from Historical Studies or the Study of Prophets and Psalms. Classes meet one evening in a week from 6:30-9:00. Discern the ministries of preaching and teaching and experience theological study with seminary professors. Incoming students must complete the standard admissions process. Download the application online, visit Applications will be accepted until August 1. Contact the Seminary at 1-800-451-4194 or Learn more about the evening program online at

Alpine Adventure and Passion Play
Rev. Bill Meyer and his wife, Beth, will be hosting a 1- day Alpine Adventure to the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play departing July 16, 2010. The tour will feature Geneva, Lucerne, Munich and great sights of the Alps, as well as the Passion Play, which is performed only every ten years. As we visit Geneva and other Reformation sights, there will be optional discussions on Calvin, Knox and our Presbyterian heritage offered. For more information, brochures and to answer questions, call Bill or Beth at 724-946-8557. In July and August, call 716-789-5724 or e-mail

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

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