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This Week

  • August 31-September 1- Pastor Retreat, Villa Maria Conference Center
  • September 1- 1:00 PM Steering Committee, Villa Maria Conference Center

News from the Presbytery Office

Meet Darren, Elizabeth, Calvin and Sammy Kennedy (Please include this annoucement in your church bulletin.)

Darren and Elizabeth teach at Cairo Seminary and will be leading our pastors retreat. If you are interested in mission you will want to meet them. Here are two important opportunities for your misison committee and others:
  • Sunday, August 30, 7:00 PM at First Church, Sharon
  • Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 PM at Clen-Moore Church, New Castle

Meet Ingrid Reneau (Please include this announcement in your church bulletin.)

Presbyterian Missionary in the Sudan, Ingrid Reneau will be visiting Ellwood City on Saturday, September 19. Everyone who is interested in mission or learning more of what our denomination is doing in the Sudan are invited to come to the Ellport Family Restaurant (212 Portersville Rd., Ellwood City, 16117) from 9-11 AM on Saturday, September 19. You will buy your own breakfast, but come even if you don’t plan to eat. You don’t need to stay for the whole time. Drop by to eat or just to meet her and learn about her ministry. Please support our Presbyterian missionaries by joining Ingrid for breakfast on Saturday, September 19 at 9 AM.

Carpenter’s Project Noted by Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian News Service has posted this story on the Carpenter’s Project which has been functioning among Ellwood City Churches for many years. Click here: http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2009/09706.htm.

Workshops, Conferences and Local Events

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.

Needed / Offered

Part Time Christian Education Director and Part Time Youth Leader
Faith Presbyterian Church (Hermitage) is looking for a part time (15 hour/week) staff person as a Christian Educator Director and also a part time (15 hour/week) Youth Leader. If you are interested in either position, please contact the church office at 724-962-4155 or e-mail us at office@faithpc.net. Also please forward this message to anyone you may know who would be interested in either of these positions. Full job description available upon request.

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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