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News from the Presbytery Office

This Week:

January 25- 9:00 AM Steering Committee, Presbytery Office
February 1- 9:30 AM Council, Leesburg

Prayers

– Baby Anthony (son of Anthony and Christen Kladitis, youth director at Northminster, New Castle) passed away late last week.  Please continue to keep this family in your prayers.

– Rev. Ken Weber (Honorably Retired) has passed away.  Calling hours will be from 3-6 PM on Friday, and at 10 AM on Saturday at Smith’s Funeral Home in New Wilmington.  The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Smith’s.

The IRS Mileage Rate for 2011 is 51 cents per mile.

A Steeler Is Coming to New Wilmington

The Office of the Chaplain and Church Relations in cooperation with the Campus Chapter of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is bringing Pittsburgh Steelers’ Punter Daniel Sepulveda to the Westminster College Campus to speak to students on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM in Wallace Memorial Chapel.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Protecting Our Children Seminar

A unique and helpful seminar, sponsored by the Synod of the Trinity, will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in State College, PA.  It will contain information on child protection laws, reporting of incidents and a general sharing of knowledge in order to help keep our children as safe as possible.  A brochure with more information is available on the “News” page of the Presbytery website.

News from the Churches

Winter Weekend for Youth Groups

Looking for a way to end the winter blues, join us at Seneca Hills for this year’s Winter Weekend “Faithbook”.  The weekend features speaker Jeremy Coyer along with faith building workshops, games and fellowship.  If you have not been to Winter Weekend with your youth group, check out our Facebook page to see what you are missing.  It is a great opportunity to build relationships and enjoy fellowship between our teenagers.  If you have any questions, please contact Jason Schepp at 724-866-9213 or jason_schepp@hotmail.com.  The retreat is for students grades 7-12 and is held February 25-27.  The cost per students is $85.  For forms and more information, visit http://www.cemidatlantic.org/west-pa/2011_Winter_Weekend.html or on Facebook at “Winter Weekend”.

Help North Liberty Celebrate Jerry Mahaffey’s Ministry

As many of you know, Jerry has announced his retirement after 38 years and 8 months of ministry at North Liberty, effective February 28, 2011.  North Liberty is planning a celebration dinner for Saturday, February 26 at 5 PM at the Legacy, Rt. 58, Grove City.  ($15 adults, $7 children, under age 2 are FREE).  They are also compiling a scrapbook of memories for the Mahaffeys, and you are invited to contribute a page, card, or photo.  You can drop your contribution off at the Presbytery Office by February 14th.  For more information on the celebration, please see the full letter on the Presbytery’s News page.

Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries Wanted

New Bedford Church is seeking candidates for a full time Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries.  For more information or to receive a position description, contact New Bedford Church at 724-964-8055 or newbedfordchurch@verizon.net.

Director of Youth Ministry Wanted

Director of Youth Ministry – First Church – Sharon, 20 hours/week, flexible hours, current active program with generous resources and volunteers, and generous salary package.  Experience preferred, but not required.  Inquiries should be high energy self-starters, with mature faith and joy in relationships with teenagers.  Will be part of a supporting church staff.  Contact Rev. Dr. Glenn Hink for more information (724-981-2211, ext. 2, or pastor@1stpcs.org).

A Legal Defense Fund

is being set up for Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Castle.  One of their buildings was suddenly and without explanation assessed and taxed during 2010.  They appealed and were turned down, and now have to employ a lawyer and go to the Court of Common Pleas.  Apparently any church with a separate Fellowship building could be vulnerable.  Interested parties and persons are invited to donate to Neshannock’s “Defense Fund”.  The parameters are that all funds will be exclusively used for legal fees, and any funds over their expenses will be returned to the Presbytery’s General Missions.  Donations can be mailed to the church at 154 Fairground Road, New Castle, PA  16101.

FREE! Looking for a good home for some special books

(1) full set of the Biblical Illustrator, 23 volumes, the most complete commentary of the Bible from hundreds of the greatest scholars (about $150 on Amazon).  (2) 8 Volumes of Kittel’s Theo. Dict. of the NT ALSO FREE (cost over $500 on Amazon), other assorted theo. books available as well.  Call and make arrangements: 724-714-1854.

Free to a Good Home

Third Presbyterian Church has a heavy duty rolling grand piano dolly for any church needing one.  The dolly is adjustable for any size grand piano.   Remember…first come first served…and the best part is that its FREE.  Call Third Presbyterian Church at 724-658-6683 for information.

 

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