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This Week:

April 30- Annual Audit, Conference room will be unavailable for meetings

May 3-4- Pastor Retreat, Villa Maria Conference Center

News From The Presbytery Office

Meet Nancy McGaughey
Nancy, one of our Presbyterian Missionaries of the Nile Valley, will be visiting for a few days in mid-May. Nancy works with Sudanese leaders to develop basic medical services in the south Sudan. You can meet her at:
  • Brown’s Restaurant, Portersville for dinner on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 PM (call the Presbytery office for reservations)

  • Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City – Thursday, May 13 at 9:30 AM

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church, New Castle – Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 PM

Download the information as a bulletin insert here.

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.

Save the Date

The Christian Education Committee will be hosting a luncheon for Christian Educators on May 19th at 11:30 AM at Tuscany Square Restaurant, New Castle.  Further information will be mailed directly to the educators.

College Scholarship Applications Due

May 10 is the deadline for the Shenango Presbytery College Scholarship Applications.  The application can be downloaded from the Presbytery website.

News from the Churches

Join Rob Weingartner for Worship at First, Greenville

Rob Weingartner, this spring’s pastor retreat guest speaker, will be preaching at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville on Sunday, May 2 at 10:45 AM.  He will also be presenting a Q&A seminar during the Sunday School Hour at 9:30 AM.  First, Greenville is located at 323 Main Street, Greenville, PA  16125.

Rich Hill’s Mission Giving

Rich Hill Church focused its mission giving in 2009 on Hiefer Project’s Milk Menagerie. http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.2699393/.  This provides a water buffalo, a heifer and two goats.  The youth and children raise the $1,000 in record time and Rich Hill was the smallest church to take on this challenge.  The animals are now in Nepal.

Memorial Service

Louise Hopkins, a member of the West Middlesex Presbyterian Church who provided hospitality to our Sudanese visitors in the early years of the Partnership, died recently.  A memorial service will be held at the church at 11 AM on May 15.


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