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This Week

  • September 30- 10:00 AM Church & Community Committee, Presbytery Office
  • October 1- 1:00 PM Sudan Trip Team Meeting, Presbytery Office
  • October 3- 10:00 AM Teacher Training Seminar, Trinity Presbyterian Church (see note below)

News from the Presbytery Office


  • Ralph Hawkins’ (New Wilmington) father passed away yesterday morning.
  • Jim Wigley is still in Greenville Hospital following his surgery. He is expected to be home soon.
  • Walter White is in Sharon Regional for rehabilitation following surgery.

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!
An event to introduce this resource will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church from 10:00 to 12:00 this Saturday morning, October 3, 2009. PLEASE contact the Presbytery Office ASAP if you plan to attend this event. 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.

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.

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

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.

Presbyterian Men
There is a Presbyterian Men’s group in the Synod of the Trinity (PA & WV) and they are having their annual retreat in Bedford, PA on October 10. http://www.syntrinity.org/home/good_stories/Presbyterian_Men/PresbyMen_2009.htm.

Needed / Offered

Xerox 5328 Copier Available
The Presbytery Office is looking to get rid of a 9+ yr. old black/white copier. It is good for small quantities of copies per month (100 or fewer single-sided). Tabletop design – stand available too. As is. The Presbytery will not provide any follow-up assistance and makes no promises about how long it will last. No deliveries – you must come to pick it up. Call Shari at the office if you are interested, 724-528-1610.

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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