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This Week

  • October 28- 9:00 AM PMC Continuing Covenant Pastors, Beaver-Butler Office
    10:00 AM Church and Community Committee, Presbytery Office
    2:00 PM Mission Insite Leadership Team, Presbytery Office
  • October 29- 1:00 PM Mission, Communication and Stewardship Committee, location still being determined
  • November 3- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW

News from the Presbytery Office

Update on Pastor Transitions

  • Herb Goetz begins as Interim Pastor at Park Presbyterian Church in Zelienople on November 1st.
  • Ray Hylton has accepted a call to First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL.


Howard Foust passed away this morning. Howard was an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville and was currently serving on the Council and Budget and Finance Committee of our Presbytery. Please keep his wife Carol and their family in your prayers.
Reminder from the Clerk about GA Overtures

Any proposed overtures for GA should be sent to Stated Clerk Jerry Mahaffey before the November 17th Presbytery Meeting.

Nominate a Youth Advisory Delegate for GA
Applications and information were mailed to the churches a few weeks ago to nominate YADs for the upcoming GA meeting. Copies of the application are available on the Presbytery website at http://www.shenango.org/Publications/index.htm.

News from Our Churches

New Roof at Scotch Hill

The Scotch Hill Church (Grove City) has completed the replacement of their roof (with help from a Presbytery loan). They will have a dedication on November 22.

Choral Director Honored
After 28 years of faithful service as the Choir Director, Tom Fleet was honored by the Session of Hillside Church, Greenville. Tom is the Principal Percussionist and typanist for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. The Principal’s Chair was endowed in Tom’s name. Her recently retired as Hillside’s Musical Director as well as the Music Director at Reynold’s High School. Tim, wife Cheryl, and sons Brian and Adam are valued, long-time “Hillsiders”.

Jane Bartholomew Leads at Wee Kirk
Jane (Unity Church) was music and worship leader (which she has done several times) at the October 12-14 Wee Kirk Conference at Laurelville (near Mt. Pleasant, PA). Seven persons participated from Unity with 175 in attendance at this conference for small churches. Jane has been called upon for this kind of leadership in other events in the Synod.

Workshops, Conferences and Local Events

Register for the Calvin Symposium on Worship!
Registration is now open for the Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 28-30, 2010. Pam Maloney and Don and Doris Stanley reported on this continuing education event at the September meeting of Presbytery. You can check it out at http://www.calvin.edu/worship/sympos/2010/.

Film to See
“Angered by white residents’ racist comments that he wouldn’t “keep up his yard,” Pearl Fryar teaches himself topiary sculpture and becomes the first African American in his Bishopville, SC neighborhood to win the coveted “yard of the month” award.” Presbyterian Media Mission presents “A Man Named Pearl” at a special event on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:30 AM at the Cranberry Theaters in Cranberry Twp. Cost per participant is $4.00 and there will be a Q&A following the showing of the film with Director, Scott Galloway (son of the former Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church Pastor John Galloway). This award-winning film can be used in your ministry for education purposes and allow for constructive conversation about racism, bigotry, discrimination and other social dynamics that we confront in people being treated without equal regard in a variety of communities across our nation and the world.

Discerning Your Call to Mission
The World Mission Initiative of Pittsburgh will be holding this special workshop on Saturday, November 7th from 9 AM – 4 PM in the John Knox Room at PTS. Free registration and lunch. To register please contact Caitlin Rohrer (crohrer@pts.edu) or Don Dawson (ddawson@pts.edu) by Wednesday, November 4th.

Needed / Offered

Sales and Marketing Director
Manage sales and marketing function for Shenango on the Green, an independent living community for older adults. Drive sales and move-ins by leading marketing and selling process from prospecting and inquiries to closing. Strong selling, listening and presentation skills essential. Solid record of successful selling, preferable in healthcare senior living services, “can do” attitude will thrive in positive team environment. BA/BS preferred. Competitive benefit package. Send your resume to: healthcaresales15222@gmail.com or PO Box 2246, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. EOE.

Crawford County Church Looking for Items
Sue Nageotte, a friend of our Presbytery, is currently serving the Harmonsburg Presbyterian Church in Crawford County. Harmonsburg’s church building was completely destroyed in an arson fire in January 2008. The rebuilding project will most likely be completed in late January, but they are in need of a few items. If your church can help to provide a small communion table, paraments, lectern, pew-chairs, folding tables, a piano, etc., please contact Sue at nageottes@gmail.com.

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

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