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News from the Presbytery Office

Upcoming Meetings:

September 9- 1:30 PM Evangelism, First, New Castle

September 14- 9:00 AM Continuing Covenant PMC Pastors, Beaver Butler Presbytery

□         September 17- 12:30 PM Preparation for Ministry, Presbytery Office

Pray for the World During Worship This Week

□        Darren and Elizabeth Kennedy are beginning their 12th year teaching at Cairo Seminary.  Please remember them and their two sons, Calvin and Sammy who are in an Arabic-language elementary school.

Prayers

david bailey entered a hospice care facility in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

– Betty Lingle had chest pains over the weekend and was to have a heart catheterization in Butler this morning.

Calling All Teachers and Youth Leaders!

Saleem Ghubril will be the Keynote speaker at Pittsburgh Presbytery’s annual Teacher Training event on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Pittsburgh Seminary.  Saleem made a lot of fans at the New Wilmington Mission Conference and you will want to hear him again (or for the first time).  In addition, you can choose among 12 workshops that will inform and inspire you as the school year begins.  The fee is $20 which includes lunch.  Our Presbytery’s Christian Education committee has approved paying scholarships for those who need them.  To register, call Barb Grogan at 412-924-1345 or email her at bgrogan@pts.edu.  If you need more information, call Margaret Trautman in the Presbytery office M-W mornings.

Celebrate Sudan 2010

The Sudan Partnership team is excited to announce the first annual, “Celebrate Sudan” event. It will take place on the evening of World Communion Sunday, October 3rd, 7PM at East Main Presbyterian Church. The purpose of this event will be to celebrate our partnership with the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) and to raise funds for two special projects that will go beyond our regular giving to the partnership.  These projects have been chosen with input from SPEC’s leadership.  The first project involves helping the Salaama congregation in Khartoum build 2 kindergarten classrooms and to construct a wall that is needed to keep others from encroaching on their property rights.  The Salaama church building was constructed in January, 2006 with funds raised by our presbytery.  A team from Shenango helped with the actual construction of the building.  The second project is directed at raising much needed funds for Nile Theological College.  NTC does an excellent job in training SPEC pastors and church leaders and the partnership committee feels it important this year to supplement Shenango’s normal giving to NTC.

News from the Churches

Available

East Main Presbyterian Church in Grove City has many student desks available for $15 each.  They also have, free to any church in the Presbytery, two cassette duplicators, a laser printer, many copies of “Hymns for the Family of God,” Book of Confessions, Purpose Driven Life and Purpose Driven Church, and miscellaneous songbooks and Bibles.  Call the church office for more information 724-458-8270.

In Search Of…

Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church is in search of a choir director and/or organist.  Will be expected to play for Sunday services and special services.  Will discuss salary and hours at interview.  Send resume to Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church; 129 Mount Air Road, New Castle, PA  16102.

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