This Week

  • July 3- OFFICE CLOSED, Independence Day
  • July 6– 9:00 AM Missionary Support Team Meeting, Presbytery Office

News from the Presbytery Office

“We Have Lots of Little Kids! What Shall We Do With Them?”

Lots of churches have this exciting situation and we have an answer for them. Coming this fall, there is a new resource, Wee Believe, for those teaching toddlers and pre-school age children. Saturday morning, July 11th, there will be a special event to introduce Wee Believe to Sunday School teachers and Children’s Church leaders in our Presbytery. It will be from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church. Those attending will see and use the material, listen to the music, have refreshments, share ideas with other teachers, and take home lots of ideas and samples. Everyone attending will also have a chance to win a beautiful “Bible Storytellers” bag for teachers. Register by calling Margaret at the Presbytery office or e-mail her at ched@shenango.org. There is no charge for this event.

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”.

Rejoice with Fellow Christians in the Sudan
We have received word from the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church’s General Secretary Phillip Obang that the Eastern Presbytery will be established on Friday, July 3rd. When our partnership began 14 years ago SPEC had a few hundred members, mostly in the capital of Khartoum. Since then they have moved out from Khartoum Presbytery to establish Western Presbytery and now they will form the Eastern Presbytery. We expect to hear soon about a Southern Presbytery. Please join us in thanking God for the faithfulness of our Sudanese friends.


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 wendy@silkroadmkt.com. 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 http://www.pts.edu/application-request. Applications will be accepted until August 1. Contact the Seminary at 1-800-451-4194 or admissions@pts.edu. Learn more about the evening program online at http://www.pts.edu/evening.

Alpine Adventure and Passion Play
Rev. Bill Meyer and his wife, Beth, will be hosting a 10- day Alpine Adventure to the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play departing June 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 froggypond.meyer@gmail.com.

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