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This Week:

February 11– 12:00 PM Sudan Travel Team, Presbytery Office
2:00 PM Nile Valley Missionary Support Team, Pres. Office
February 15– 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Pres. Office
February 16- 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW

News From The Presbytery Office

Weather Alert
Due to predicted weather conditions, the Presbytery Office will most likely be closed tomorrow.  Please call before stopping by.

What are the Trends in Your Church?
Click here http://www.pcusa.org/research/pres_syno1.htm to see the 10-year statistical trends in your church.  Numbers do not tell the whole story, but the story is never complete without the numbers.

Bill Lowry’s (worked with us in establishing the Sudan partnership) wife passed away this past weekend.

Annual Report Deadlines
Annual Report information was due to the Presbytery Office by January 31st.  Please try to get those worksheets to us as soon as possible – especially the necrology report and any changes in Clerk of Session contact information.  We’re still missing reports from about 25 congregations.  The deadline for reporting your statistical information to GA is Midnight on February 23rd.  Annual report packets were available for pick-up at the November Presbytery meeting, any packets not picked-up at that meeting were mailed to the Clerk of Session the following day.

News from the Churches

Mini-Missions Fair at Ebenezer
Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (2426 Scrubgrass Road, Grove City) will hold a Mini-Missions Fair on Feb. 21st at 6 PM, snow date Feb. 28th.  Come enjoy desserts, hear at least five speakers, and browse displays.  For more information, call the church at 814-786-7004.

Valentine’s Dinner
Leesburg Presbyterian Church will be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner on February 13, 2010 (4:45 and 6:45 PM).  All proceeds benefit the Steele Mission Project (an elderly couple in the Leesburg area in need of some home repairs).  Tickets are $12.50 per person.  The menu features stuffed chicken breast or braised steak.  Babysitting is free and live entertainment is included.

Mission Dinners
Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church will be hosting two dinners to help with their mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

  1. This Saturday, February 13, there will be a Liver and Onions dinner from 5-6 :30 PM.  All proceeds will benefit the mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  Cost is $6.00 for adults.
  2. February 25 will be a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner from 4:30 – 6 PM.  All proceeds will benefit the mission trip to the Dominican Republic, with a special emphasis on getting a wheelchair for a young woman there, and helping with the cost of taking medicine to the people.  Cost is $6.00 per adult, ages 3-12 $3.00, Children under 3 are free.

Organist or Pianist for Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church for Sunday morning choir practice and worship service.  Reply to wpresbyterian@zoominternet.net or PO Box 709, Ellwood City, PA  16117.

Church secretary needed to provide secretarial and administrative services to the minister and church members.  Must possess good interpersonal, writing, and computer skills.  Hourly position at $9/hour with no benefits for 6-8 hours per week.  Send resume to: Rev. Nicola Vitiello, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 2426 Scrubgrass Road, Grove City, PA  16127

Workshops, Local Events

Westminster College Lectures
Fr. Phillip Linden, professor of theology, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA will be speaking at Westminster College:

  1. Sunday, February 21, 7 PM: Vespers sermon (chapel): “Totalization or Global Communion”
  2. Monday, February 22, 7 PM at Beeghly Theater:  “Theology and Identity: Cultural Limitations and Cosmopolitanism”

PAM Conference
The Presbyterian Association of Musicians Westminster Conference will happen July 11-16, 2010 at Westminster College.  The featured theme will be “A Psalm of Praise for All Seasons: Stewardship of the Earth, Lament, Thanksgiving and Praise”.  For more information and registration, go to the PAM website: http://www.presbymusic.org.

Published by shenangopresby

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

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