April 13– 3:00 PM Special Funds Distribution Group, Presbytery Office
4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office
April 15- 1:00 PM Evangelism Committee, Presbytery Office
April 16- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office
April 19- 1:30 PM Mission Giving SubCommittee, Presbytery Office
April 20- 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office
7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock PC
News From The Presbytery Office
Meet Nancy McGaughey
Click here to see the latest news letter from Nancy McGaughey, health missionary in the Sudan. http://www.pcusa.org/missionconnections/letters/mcgaugheyn/mcgaugheyn_1003.htm. Watch for details on Nancy’s visit next month.
Recognition from I Care House
When Second Presbyterian Church closed a year ago, the session asked that $49,500 of their assets go to I Care House which is a community agency just a few blocks from the church. The Presbytery approved that proposal. On April 21 at its annual banquet, I Care House will recognize Second Church and the Presbytery for their support. Elder Arnie Morris (moderator) will represent the Presbytery and Elaine Confer and John Grieve (former elders at Second) have been asked to represent the congregation.
Last Minute Opportunity for Help on Planned Giving in Your Church
Pittsburgh Presbytery has an event this Saturday. Click here for the brochure http://www.pghpresbytery.org/calendar/cal_files/pdfs/legacy_workshop_040110.pdf. Even though the deadline has passed you can still get in by calling 412-323-1400.
Request from the Resource Center
If your congregation would be interested in a group rate CVLI license, please contact Debbie in the Resource Center at 724-528-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idea for Summer Sunday School
Churches that want to continue their Sunday School program through the summer often want to combine their classes. Awesome Adventures: God’s People on the Move makes it easy for a congregation to do this. It has 13 easy-to-use, kid-friendly lesson plans, reproducible resource sheets and “for the home” pages, as well as take-home comic book pages. Children will explore Old and New Testament stories of God’s people on the move. (Note that this resource could also be used for Vacation Bible School.) You can see a sample copy of Awesome Adventures in the Presbytery Resource Center. Information about the resource is online at http://www.pcusa.org/webelieve. It can be purchased for $44.95 fromhttp://www.pcusa.org/marketplace or by calling Presbyterian Distribution Service at 1-800-524-2612. The resource number is #674400.
News from the Churches
Dinner & Musical Show at West Middlesex Presbyterian Church
“Ordinary Miracles” will be presented at West Middlesex Presbyterian Church on April 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 (dinner at 6:30/show at 7:30). Dinner & Show: Adults $15, children 12 & under $7.50. Show only: Adults & Children $7.50. Reservations call 724-931-4169.
Indoor Yard Sale
The Presbyterian Women of Unity Presbyterian Church are holding an “Indoor Yard Sale” on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 8 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be available. Pies will be sold by the slice and whole. Proceeds benefit their mission projects.
Part-Time Youth Director (Jr. High and Sr. High School Youth Leader)
Westfield Presbyterian Church is actively searching for a self-motivated, dynamic individual who loves working with 12-18 yr. olds in a Christian setting. The responsibilities of this position include leading the weekly youth group meetings on Sunday evenings; planning, organizing, and developing creative programs that keep our youth interested and involved; and discipling youth to become fully committed followers of Christ. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest along with a current resume to email@example.com. Please visit the church’s website at http://www.westfieldchurch.org.
Worship Leader / Music Coordinator Sought
Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mercer is searching for a Worship Leader/Music Coordinator. This will be a part-time position (20-30 hours per week) paid at an hourly rate commensurate with the person’s experience. The congregation is committed to a blended style of worship and is seeking an individual who will help the church congregation grow in its use of contemporary worship music. This staff person will work closely with the Senior Pastor to plan worship and will work in a collegial relationship with the Church Organist/Choir Director. Those interested in this position should submit a letter of interest and resume by May 1st to Bethany Presbyterian Church, Personnel Committee, 100 West Venango Street, Mercer, PA 16137. A more complete description of this position may be viewed at Bethany’s website at http://www.bethany-presbyterian.org.
Local Workshops, Events
Spring Gathering for Presbyterian Women starting at 9 AM on Thursday, April 15th at Westfield Presbyterian Church. “Patterns for Living” will be presented by Martie Woolcock, Synod of the Trinity Representative on the Churchwide Coordinating Team and Amanda McDowell, Bridal Fashion Designer. Personal Care items will be collected for VA Butler Healthcare and manufacturer’s coupons will be sent to military bases. To register, please send your name, address, phone number and check for $6 for lunch (payable to PW in Shenango) by April 12 to Nancy McMillan, 1841 Moravia Road, Enon Valley, PA 16120.
Vote for Root International
Root International is competing for a $250,000 grant and they need your help to win. Go to http://www.refresheverything.com, click $250,000 and a the top in the blank bar enter “Root International Warehouse”. When their name appears, click “VOTE”. You will need to sign-in and then go back and vote. They are asking everyone to vote once a day until April 30th – your vote counts and only everyone working together can make this happen. Thank you for your support and keep Root International in your prayers.