News from the Presbytery Office
□ August 26th – 1:00 PM PMC Coaches meeting, Beaver Butler Presbytery Office
– 3:00 PM Mission, Communication, and Stewardship, New Wilmington Church
– 3:30 PM Nominating Committee, Presbytery Office*
□ August 30th – 4:00 PM Leadership Development Team, Presbytery Office*
□ August 31st – 9:00 AM Steering Team, Presbytery Office*
* Location may change at the last minute if the water company begins construction.
Pray for the World During Worship This Week
□ Please remember Nancy McGaughey who trains medical workers for ACROSS (a Sudanese Christian development organization) in the south Sudan.
□ david bailey had surgery last week, but no infection was discovered. He is home and doing well.
“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement”
More than 40 participated in the Perspectives course http://www.perspectives.org/site/pp.aspx?c=eqLLI0OFKrF&b=2806295 at Pittsburgh Seminary last week. Andrew Jillson, David Hunt and Jim Mohr are part of this intensive course.
Some Insurance Questions to Consider
Some of our churces (and the Presbytery) have their insurance with Church Mutual http://www.churchmutual.com. Whether or not your church is insured by Church Mutual, you may want to check their website for issues like Employee Practices Liability, a Sexual Misconduct Policy, etc.
For Those Who Work With Youth
Kenda Creasy Dean of Princeton Seminary has an excellent article “Faith, nice and easy: The almost-Christian formation of Teens” athttp://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id+8654.
From the Ancient Church
In September, the Ancient Christian Faith Initiative (www.ancientchristianfaith.org) will be offering its fall seminar: “The Early Church in Devotion to Scripture.” The seminar will last eight weeks, from September 20 through November 8. The seminar will focus on the power and beauty with which the Early Church read and taught the Scriptures. We expect it to equip people with a greater reverence for the patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. As before, seminars will be offered Monday nights in Pittsburgh and online. For more information on the seminary, you can go here: http://www.ancientchristianfaith.org/seminars.
Adult Children to Age 26 Will Be Covered Under the Board of Pensions Medical Plan
If you are a Medical Plan member you will receive an enrollment application. The enrollment period will run through October 30, 2010. If you have not received the letter by September 30, 2010, you may call the Board to request a copy. If you have questions about this healthcare reform provision or the Board’s Adult Child Enrollment process, please call Member Services at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM EST.
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.
Maggie Cuff – Young Adult Volunteer in India
Maggie Cuff is from the New Wilmington Presbyterian Church and she is a Young Adult Volunteer with the PC(USA) this year in India. You can follow her through this blog: http://maggiecuffyourhandsinindia.blogspot.com.
Ken Bailey Speaking at Princeton Seminary
Ken Bailey will deliver a series of lectures at Princeton, October 25-29 as part of the annual alumni/as reunion. His lectures will be based on his soon to be published commentary on 1 Corinthians. Register early! Additional information available at http://www.ptsem.edu.
News from the Churches
Ministry Ideas Needed
The Deacons at North Liberty Presbyterian Church are interested in starting a widows/widowers and caregivers ministry. If your church currently offers this type of ministry, or you have some ideas to share, please contact Beth Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.