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This Week

  • August 17- 9:00 AMMissionary Support Team, Presbytery Office
  • August 18– 7:00 PM – Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW

Prayers

  • Will Kearns is home, but making a slow recovery from his recent lung surgery.
  • Jim Bibza is home and recovering from his recent lung surgery.

News from the Presbytery Office

Join the Mission Bus Trip to Stony Point

There is still space available if you would like to participate in the upcoming Mission Bus Trip, Sept. 27-Oct. 2, to Stony Point Center in New York. The total cost of the trip is $225.00. Please contact Tom Kaufman if you are interested at tek114@zoominternet.net or 724-651-4323.

“Youth Ministry GPS: Leadership Tools for the Journey” will be offered on five Thursday evenings in Pittsburgh Presbytery starting August 20. The five weeks will include:

  • Developing a faithful vision
  • communicating the vision
  • choosing resources for a faithful future
  • leading with a professional and playful presence
  • being missional
The cost for the five weeks training is $40.00 per church and our Presbytery C.Ed. Committee will cover the cost for any youth leaders who want to attend. Anyone interested should contact the Shenango Presbytery Office and we will send them the information. To learn more, e-mail Sharon Stewart at sstewart@pghpresbytery.org.

News from our Congregations

Wanted- Director of Childrens Ministry at 1st Presbyterian ChurchSharon
Provide leadership and love to children (preschool-5th grade) in our children’s ministry program, so that they are invited to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and celebrate the grace of God. Primary responsibilities include: Leading Sunday morning “Children in Worship,” leading VBS, resourcing our children’s Sunday School program, and planning 4-6 special events/trips per year. Candidates need solid Christian faith, high energy, good organization and communication skills, and love of kids. Previous experience a “big plus”. The position requires 25 hours/week (on average) and regular office hours. Compensation will range between $17,500-$20,000, depending on experience. Contact Rev. Dr. Glenn Hink with any questions, and for a complete job description (pastor@1stpcs.org), 724-981-2211 ext. 2). Send resume and references to Rev. Dr. Glenn Hink, 1st Presbyterian Church-Sharon, 600 E. State Street, Sharon, PA 16146. Position will remain open through August 30, 2009.

Workshops, Conferences and Local Events

Presbyterian Mission Conference – October 22-24

The “World Mission Celebration” will be held in Cincinnati this October 22-24. We anticipate a group attending from Shenango Presbytery. http://www.pcusa.org/missioncelebration. Please note that September 15 is the registration deadline for the best rate. Please inform the Presbytery Office when you register so that we might coordinate transportation.

It’s time to register for the Perspectives class sponsored by World Mission Initiative! Mark your calendar’s now to come to the FIRST NIGHT FREE!

  • Monday, August 31 at Grove City Alliance Church, 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 6:30 pm in Room 4 of Long Hall.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Westminster Presbyterian Church (Upper St. Clair), 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Come and hear how Perspectives might awaken you to God’s global purposes for the church and challenge you with a fresh look at God’s missional heart. Learn more at www.perspectives.org or contact Area Coordinator, Jen Haddox for more info. jhaddox@pts.edu

Wee Kirk Northeast Conference – October 12-14, 2009
Register now for the Wee Kirk Northeast Conference at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in Mt. Pleasant, PA. This conference exists to inspire, equip, motivate and encourage small PCUSA churches and provide rest and refreshment for the clergy and lay leaders of those congregations. This year’s plenary speakers include Phil Olson, Edith Humphrey and Graham Standish. Registration are due ASAP and fees are determined by church size. Brochures are available at the Presbytery Office.

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.

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.

Needed / Offered
Director of Children’s Ministry at 1st Sharon
Candidate will provide leadership and love to children (preschool to 5th grade) in the children’s ministry program, so that they are invited to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and celebrate the grace of God. This position requires 25 hours/week (on average) and regular office hours. Candidates need solid Christian faith, high energy, good organization and communication skills, and love of kids. Previous experience is a “big plus”. Contact Rev. Dr. Glenn Hink with any questions and for a complete job description (pastor@1stpcs.org, 724-981-2211, ext. 2).

Church Secretary Needed at Center, Grove City
Candidate will serve as a member of the church staff team by providing secretarial and administrative services to the pastor, professional staff and church ministries. Must be a professing Christian, high school graduate, flexible, able to work with and relate to people, possess good composition and writing skills, proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and general computer operations. Hourly position with no benefits averaging 15 hours per week. Contact Rev. Bill Woodman with questions or for a complete job description at bwoodman.2@gmail.com or 724-748-4118.

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