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News from the Presbytery Office

Upcoming Meetings:

August 12, 2010, 1:30 PM Evangelism Committee, 1st New Castle

August 17, 2010 7:00 PM Committee on Ministry, Neshannock, NW

August 18, 2010 1:00 PM Christian Education Committee, New Wilmington

August 19, 2010 1:00 PM Sudan Team, New Wilmington

□         August 21, 2010 6:00 PM Retired Ministers & Missionaries Picnic, the Dawson’s

Pray for the World During Worship This Week

Ingrid Reneau – give thanks for her recent visit, praying for safe travel as she returns to her work teaching teachers in the south Sudan.

Christian Aid Tragedy in Afghanistan

Dan Terry, who had worked with International Assistance Mission in Afghanistan for 40 years, was among the 10 aid workers killed there last week.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/world/asia/10afghan.html?_r=1&ref=world His daughter, Anneli TerryNelson is the wife of Chris TerryNelson who has been the Pastoral Intern at the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church for the past year.  Please pray for Anneli and Chris, and Anneli’s mother while they are in Kabul for the funeral and as they prepare for Chris’ first call as pastor of a church in Tennessee.

Keys Missing

The extra keys for the Presbytery office are missing.  If you borrowed a key for a meeting, please return it to the office as soon as possible.  One key has a blue and yellow “Sudan bead” lizard keychain, and the other has a black and white “Sudan bead” lizard keychain.

Amy Grant is Coming to Westminster College!

Amy Grant will be performing on Saturday, October 16th as part of Westminster College’s Celebrity Series.  Special Group Rates are available.  Seehttp://www.westminster.edu/celebrity for more information.

Pittsburgh Teacher Training Annual Event to Feature Saleem Ghubril

Teachers, educators, and anyone who heard about how great Saleem Ghubril was at the New Wilmington Mission Conference have a chance to hear him as the Keynote Speaker at the September 25th event at Pittsburgh Seminary. His topic will be “Teaching for Living: Experiencing Faith Beyond Sunday Mornings. In addition, he will lead a workshop, “Teaching for Living: Drilling Deeper.” If you want to know more, call Margaret Trautman at the Presbytery office.

Two Board of Pensions Seminars Offered at Westminster College

□         Growing Into Tomorrow…Today – an holistic retirement planning education seminar will be offered September 20-21.  Registrations must be received by August 20th.

□         Render Unto Caesar – a clergy tax and terms of call seminar will be offered on September 22.  Registrations must be received by August 20th.

□         Free, secure online registrations for both seminars may be completed athttp://www.pensions.org.

It’s Time for the Semi-Annual Volunteer Work Days at Your Presbyterian Camps!

Westminster Highlands is hosting its Work Day on Saturday, August 28 beginning at 9 AM and lasting until the final volunteer leaves for the day.

Camp Lambec’s Work Day is set for Saturday, September 18 from 9 AM until everyone leaves the campsite.

All skill levels are welcome as are all ages to help the camps get ready for the fall and winter seasons.  As always, a list of jobs needing done at each site will be posted and volunteers can choose the specific project or projects they want to tackle that day.  Jobs needing done may include trail clearing, wood cutting, weeding/weed eating around flowerbeds or buildings and/or general clean-up at the sites.  Workers are welcome for one hour or all day!  CAPNWP is grateful for any time and toil you can give to helping maintain YOUR Presbyterian camps!

News from the Churches

Wanted: Sunday School Teacher

Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City is looking for a teacher for a small group of children (ages 4-10).  Worship begins at 10 AM.  Sunday School is 10:30-11:15.  Compensation is $35-$50 per week.  Qualifications include prior experience working with children and a desire to learn and grow in faith.  Lesson plans are provided.  Clearances are a must.  For more information and to apply for the position, please contact Pastor Julia Williamson at 724-752-8892.

Items for Sale

For Sale: Two tan Modern Fold divider curtains.  Like new condition.  Used at Westfield Church to divide Sunday School rooms.  Dimensions: 8’6” tall, spans 20 feet.  Best offer accepted.  Shipping/pick-up/delivery to be discussed.  Pictures available upon request.  For inquiries, please ask for Dave at 724-971-8384.

Secretary Wanted
Calvin Presbyterian is currently searching for a part-time SECRETARY.  The position is 15 hours per week.  Computer skills are necessary. Please send resume to Personnel Committee, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Ave, Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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