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This Week

  • September 27- 5:00 PM CLP Coolout at the McGary Farm
    Mission Bus Trip leaves for Stony Point
  • September 29- 11:30 AM Teacher Training Seminar, Presbytery Office
  • September 30- 10:00 AM Church & Community 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
Important Updates on Major Medical
Much can change over the course of a year, and the fall 2009 issue of theChurch Treasurer & Business Administrator News provides you with important updates from The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Pastors will also be interested.

Teacher Training to Meet Individual Needs!
The new internet program “Opening Doors to Discipleship” is available FREE to Presbyterians. It includes three courses: Teacher Training, Bible Background, and Reformed/Presbyterian Theology. Teachers can pick and choose training programs that they personally need. Churches can plan meetings to view and discuss certain training sessions. It’s amazing!
Two events are planned to introduce this resource:
  • Educator’s luncheon at the Presbytery – next Tuesday, September 29th at 11:30 AM
  • Teachers and Educators morning program at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer – Saturday, October 3, 2009

PLEASE contact the Presbytery Office VERY SOON if you plan to attend one of these events. Call 724-528-1610 or email ched@shenango.org. We need to know how many are coming!!

PW Fall Gathering – Saturday, October 17
Learn something new about Communication at PW Fall Gathering! Check out the list of workshops and choose two to attend at Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Join us from 9 AM – 3 PM for a day of worship, learning and fellowship. Luncheon cost is $6. Registration deadline is October 12. Contact Nancy McMillan at 724-336-5623 for more information.

DVD Available
The Peacemaking DVD which we were unable to show at the Presbytery meeting last evening is available at the Presbytery Office for you to borrow. Note: This DVD is presented in VMA format – so it will not work with everyone’s laptop or projection system.

News from Our Churches

You’re Invited

Mahoning Presbyterian Church will be hosting “Blessing of the Animals” on October 3rd at 11:00 AM. Enjoy a puppet show and have lunch with your pet. Call 724-964-8954 for more information.

You’re Invited to an Anniversary Celebration

Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on October 4th at 11:00 AM with a reception luncheon to follow. Please RSVP to the church no later than September 18th at 724-376-2630.

Thai Dance and Drama Troupe at Tower Presbyterian
A team of dancers from Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand will present a one hour and thirty-minute program at Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 PM. The program will feature a number of dances from various regions of Thailand, as well at a traditional Thai melodrama (Likay) with English translation. All are invited to enjoy the performance.

Hungarian Dinner at Bethlehem
In conjunction with their 105th Birthday, the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church will be holding a Hungarian Dinner on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from Noon – 2:00 PM. The menu includes: Pigs in the blanket, Sausage, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered bread, Cake, Coffee and Tea. Adults $8.00; Children (under 6) $4.00. Reservations are required and take-outs are available at 11:00 AM. Contact Lilly Kobialko (330-448-8369) or Pastor Robbie (724-983-0194) for more information.

Workshops, Conferences and Local Events

Teacher Training Workshop at Pittsburgh Seminary

Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 8:00 to 3:00. This excellent annual event features a keynote speaker, workshops, lunch, bookstore, and lots of sharing with other teachers. Margaret will be driving and can take people who are interested. Call her at the Presbytery Office – 724-528-1610.

Likay Thai Folk Drama Traditional Dance Come Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the Hicks Chapel Auditorium for an evening of folk drama and traditional dance. PCUSA missionaries Rob Collins and Esther Wakeman have formed this dance group. Suggested donation is $5. This cultural event is sponsored by World Mission Initiative and the Evangelical Student Fellowship. If you have questions, contact Beth Arnold – earnold@pts.edu.

Needed / Offered

Director of Children’s Ministries (Part Time) at Highland, New Castle
For local Presbyterian Church. Experience and education required. Please request a job description at hiprch@verizon.net.

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.

Published by shenangopresby

The Presbytery of Shenango serves 49 churches in Mercer and Lawrence Counties of western Pennsylvania.

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