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This Week

  • July 18-25 The New Wilmington Mission Conference, Westminster College Campus
    Note: Presbytery staff will be attending portions of NWMC. If you stop by the office and find the door locked (return time will be posted), please come join us at Conference.
  • July 27- 7:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office

Prayers

  • Will Kearns (Mt. Hermon) will be having thoracic surgery on Wednesday to remove a section of the lung.

News from the Presbytery Office

Reflections from the PW Churchwide Gathering

Six women from Shenango Presbytery attended the recent Churchwide Gathering in Louisville, KY. Their reflections from the Gathering will be posted on the “News & Events” page of the Presbytery website for you to read.

Pastor Retreat Registrations Due By July 31!
Darren and Elizabeth Kennedy will be leading the upcoming Pastor Retreat on August 31-September 1 at the Villa Maria Conference Center on “Calvin and Cairo: Reflections on Reformed Faith from the Middle East”. If you are planning to attend this retreat, the office must receive your registration information by Friday, July 31st. (Commuters $40; Lodgers $75).

News from Our Churches

Anniversary Celebrated

First, Greenville honored Harry Wood on July 12th for the 50th anniversary of his ordination.

david m bailey in Concert at 1st Sharon
david will be performing at 1st Sharon in a coffee house style concert in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM. Starbucks coffee will be served, along with desserts. Admission is free, but a feee will offering will be taken.

Workshops, Conferences and Local Events

An Opportunity to Study the Ancient Christian Tradition
Tim Becker and Mark Bell, recent Pittsburgh Seminary graduates and PhD candidates in study of the Church Fathers, are starting an Ancient Christian Faith Initiative. You can learn more about this at http://www.ancientchristianfaith.org or by contacting Tim at TBecker@pts.edu. This may be an excellent opportunity for study for both lay persons and ministers. Contact David Dawson david.dawson@presbynet.org if you have further questions.

Music Workshops
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Choristers Guild will present a day of workshops and reading sessions on Saturday, August 29 from 8:30 – 3:30 at the Northmont United Presbyterian Church (8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229). Registration and $40 is due by August 15th. Contact the Presbytery Office if you need a registration form.

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