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News from the Presbytery Office
“We Have Lots of Little Kids! What Shall We Do With Them?”
Find answers to this question this coming Saturday morning, July 11th, when we will have a special event to introduce the Wee Believe program 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. Babysitting will be provided. Register by calling Margaret at the Presbytery office or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you are coming or need babysitting. There is no charge for this event.
Good News!!! No Board of Pensions Increase, but Enhanced Coverage
The Board of Pensions (medical, pension, disability, life insurance) has announced that there will be no increase in the dues that churches pay. This is the third straight year with no increase. For more details, click here: http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2009/09563.
Mercer County Church Needed to Host Missionary Reception
We are looking for a centrally-located Mercer County Church for hosting a reception to introduce Darren and Elizabeth Kennedy (missionaries in Cairo) to mission committees of our churches. If your church would like to host this reception on Sunday evening, August 30, please contact Ian Noyes (724-458-8270).
College Scholarship Winners Announced
The Higher Education Committee of Shenango Presbytery has announced the list of college scholarship recipients for the upcoming school year. Abby Pherson (3rd, NC); Ryan King (East Main); Leah Hunter (New Wilmington); Samuel Leuenberger (Bethany); Samantha Clark (Covenant); Brett Glavey (1st Sharpsville); Katie Tomko (Lebanon); Nicole Grove (Amity); and Abigail Trotter (Westfield). Congratulations to all of the recipients!
News from Our Churches
John Calvin 500th Birthday Celebration at Calvin Presbyterian Church
On July 12, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, will be celebrating the 500th Birthday of the Protestant Reformer John Calvin with a special 10:00 AM worship service including the Lord’s Supper with a birthday lunch following the service. Special guest preacher for the day will be the Rev. Dr. Charles B. Partee, recently retired from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he was P.C. Rossin Professor of Church History from 1978 to 2009. Most recently, Dr. Partee published a scholarly expostion of Calvin’s theology and examination of the development of later Calvinism entitled, The Theology of John Calvin. For more information, please contact Calvin Church at 724-758-4258.