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This Week

  • September 8- 9:30 AM Council, Leesburg Presbyterian Church
    7:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
  • September 9- 12:00 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
  • September 10- 12:00 PM Mission, Communication & Stewardship, East Main
    1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office

News from the Presbytery Office

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

Ingrid Reneau, our missionary to South Sudan, and Debbie Blane (a new missionary to Sudan, who’ll be heading over to Nile Theological Seminary to replace Barry Almy in a few weeks) will be here in Shenango Presbytery starting next week. Below are some places you could come to encourage them and hear them speak:
  • September 17th at 7 PM – New Wilmington Presbyterian Church
  • September 18th at 7:30 PM – Dessert at Miriam Gwin’s house. Call for directions 724-667-8321
  • September 19th 9 AM – 11 AM – Breakfast at Ellport Family Restaurant in Ellwood City
  • September 19th at 6:30 PM – Jamestown Presbyterian Church
  • September 20th at 10:45 AM worship at Word Centered Fellowship in Masury, OH (Ingrid)
    at 10:45 AM worship at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mercer (Debbie)
    at 7:30 PM reception at East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City

Do you have trouble getting your Sunday School teachers to attend training sessions? Have you given up even thinking about the idea of helping SS teachers do a better job? Are you just happy that people have agreed to teach, without asking anything more of them?
Well, you are not alone. This same situation exists across our Presbytery (and the country). In response to this reality a new resource is now available that allows teachers to go online and in their own home and at their own pace learn ways they can improve their important ministries to children, youth and adults. This resource, called “Opening Doors to Discipleship” is a free, innovative, online educational program that is now accessible to five denominations including our own. It has three courses: Teaching Skills, Bible Background, and Presbyterian/Reformed faith. To learn more about this program, call Margaret Trautman at the Presbytery Office (M-W 10AM -12PM) or plan to attend an introductory session for educators, teachers, and others on September 29th (more info to follow). Phone 724-528-1610 or e-mail ched@shenango.org.

Needed / Offered

The Jamestown Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time youth director to work with Jr. and Sr. Highs. Job description and application form are avaialble under the “Youth Ministry” tab on the church’s website: http://www.jamestownpresbyterian.org.

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.

Want to Read-Up on John Calvin and Other Reformed Theologians? Here’s the Way:
Lectures on the Theology of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Soren Kierkegaard, Karl Barth by the Yale Professor Robert C. Johnson. Includes brief biographies, glossary, select bibliographies, appendices; 551 pp.; hardcover; $29.95. Order from Dave Davis (Calvin editor), 106 Second St., Ellwood City, PA 16117; 724-758-5208.

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